Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem wants to defund Transportation Director Blythe Bailey's position because he questioned Hakeem's proposal to funnel money to a private company.
Hakeem has called a special meeting next Tuesday to discuss what he calls Bailey disrespecting him and calling him a "crook" in an email.
Last week, Hakeem sent an email inviting Bailey to meet with Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, (CARTA), the City Council and Millennium Taxi cab owner Tim Duckett to talk about a proposal to partner with Millennium.
Bailey declined to attend the meeting explaining the proposal appears to violate the city's purchasing policy by already having a vendor in mind for the project.
See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.