"I was dancing with my baby at the TN Waltz" alot of corruption out of that party.
Littlefield and cronies are running Chattanooga into the ground with very dull and half baked ideas. The only question is how much additional damage can the Worst Mayor Ever cause in 24 months. Hamilton County should pull the entire amount of the Hotel Motel sales tax, and any other sources of shared revenue. Ron Littlefield, Daisy, and Beeland for providing financial data that is always a moving target. Like most Chattanoogan's we must look ahead and find our next Mayor, that will be the polar opposite of these yahoos.
As my husband and son sleep. I read this story and cannot stop crying this is a nightmare, for her to see her son killing. Probation, are you kidding. This person has killed a child, a man, and left a shell of a woman. How would you ever recover from this. Not paying attention while driving should have more consequences.
God Bless you, Nicole.
mean $212,000 million
Someone please drug test the City Council members who credit art as a major contributor to VW presence. VW selected Chattanooga for the $212,000 in local bond issues and legal factors that govern employment law and taxes. What a dream world these folks live in, they obviously do not understand what drives the corporate, and it is always the bottom line. Art caused VW to be here, Ba haha
I have no obligation to pay taxes to prop up artists or art in general. It is a ridiculous notion that any government can levy taxes to fund an art collection. Understand, that our current city council, as a majority, does believe that taxing for art is appropriate. Only in Disney Land.
jpo3136, Never should taxes to forced from citizens for art.
Mr. Hightower please help clarify a couple of items in your article, because as always the amounts reported by the City of Chattanooga are a moving target by design.
I request clarification on two items in this article. If the City Council is claiming they only spent $20,000 in public art activities, I have to say liar, liar pants on fire.
The City reports "Chattanooga spent $100,000 annually on public art until this year, said Peggy Townsend, director of the public art program. This year, the city decided to spend $20,000 on the program."
Yet, this article reports that the city budget for public art is "350,000" this year. I realize $20,000 is from grants, but how much of the remaining $330,000 is public and how much is private.
How much does the City spend in total for ALL public art expenditures? The Public Art Director's salary, benefits, moving big pieces of rock, and ALL expenditures. Piecing expenses to distort the total spending is not truthful with the public. If they are claiming that the City only spends $20,000 total in public art expenses, they are not being truthful.
Frankly, it is not a function of government to decide what is art and mandate property taxes for such pursuits. If individuals want art, let them pay for the rock and glass. It is wrong to force citizens to pay for art.
HannaBeckman, must be part of that silly group that finally decided to show up at a council meeting, and thinks they are the drivers for community involvement when Ron Fender has been working on the homeless issue legitimately. My only question to this group, Chattanooga Organized for Action that rallies every weekend on a different cause, is where were you on the big issues? You were noticeably absent. Funny notion, to believe that rallies determine outcomes,got not City Hall?
No apologies TFP, we have developed an attached applicable to the story.
TFP FIX THE LINK TO THE PDF ATTACHMENT PLEASE.