Chattanooga is the county seat. The vast majority of county residents rely on city services. However, I imagine a few county residents never make it into the city.
The county seat needs voters. We do not want Hamilton County and Chattanooga to end up like Shelby County and Memphis. Good governance requires active participation and any look at the statistics from the Election Commission shows that county residents turn out to vote more often than City voters.
This conversation (about metro government) needs to look to Memphis and Nashville and the results of adopting or refusing countywide government. We are at a fork in the road. As for me, the leaders coming from Nashville have proven to be far more competent than the Herentons and Fords from Memphis.
So the community has rallied around cheerleaders and football players trampling on the Word of God. Is anything sacred? What's next - the Book of Titus on toilet paper?