Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger wants more details from Chattanooga's urban growth plan

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger wants more details from Chattanooga's urban growth plan

October 17th, 2011 by Ansley Haman in Local - Breaking News

In this file photo Jim Coppinger speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office to become Hamilton County Mayor on Jan. 11, 2011.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger responded this morning to Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's request to revisit urban growth plan boundaries by asking for a more specific amendment proposal.

Littlefield hand-delivered his letter to Coppinger last week seeking review of boundaries set in 2001. Coppinger responded this morning with his letter.

"I fail to see any specific amendment(s) that you are proposing," Coppinger wrote.

He said the county would be willing to act as soon as it sees a more detailed proposal.

The Urban Growth Plan was meticulously negotiated among the city, county and municipalities and adopted in 2001. The plan sets up where and how far municipalities across the county can annex.

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