Hamilton County Commission takes no action on Occupy protesters

Hamilton County Commission takes no action on Occupy protesters

November 16th, 2011 by Ansley Haman in Local - Breaking News

Sam Mills sleeps in a chair at Occupy Chattanooga in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse just as the sun starts to rise. Mills and an estimated dozen occupiers maintained their campsite in front of the courthouse.

Photo by Alex Washburn/Times Free Press.

Hamilton County commissioners declined to take action today on Occupy Chattanooga protesters camped out on the county courthouse lawn.

Commission chairman Larry Henry said Tuesday that commissioners likely would vote on a resolution designating a liaison to coordinate with the sheriff's office on any potential enforcement action against the protesters.

No such proposal came up in today's meeting.

Representatives from Occupy Chattanooga attended the meeting and spoke during public-comment period.

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