Chattanooga City Council to vote on spending money to defend councilman in lawsuit

Chattanooga City Council to vote on spending money to defend councilman in lawsuit

March 6th, 2012 by Cliff Hightower in Local - Breaking News

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The Chattanooga City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to spend taxpayer money to defend Councilman Jack Benson in a lawsuit.

Benson and Chattanooga are being sued by Bassam Issa, owner of the ANT Group. Issa tried unsuccessfully to have a tract of land rezoned from residential to commercial use on Gunbarrel Road so he could build an International House of Pancakes restaurant.

Issa has brought two different lawsuits - one against the city and the other against Benson.

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