Chattanooga: Mayor Littlefield continues push for sales tax agreement

Chattanooga: Mayor Littlefield continues push for sales tax agreement

March 7th, 2011 by Cliff Hightower in Local - Breaking News

Mayor Ron Littlefield . Staff Photo by Laura-Chase McGehee

Mayor Ron Littlefield continued today to say the sales-tax agreement between the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County would expire and that a brand-new agreement needs to be worked out.

Littlefield said today during a Pachyderm Club meeting he thinks the new agreement should consider not only sales tax, but all of the tax base.

He said some people have questioned why the mayor and the city of Chattanooga do not extend the current agreement.

"Why not extend the agreement?" he said. "Because it's out of date."

The original sales-tax agreement was made in 1966. It runs out in May.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.