Mayor Littlefield continues talk on sales tax agreement

photo Mayor Ron Littlefield . Staff Photo by Laura-Chase McGehee

Mayor Ron Littlefield continued talks on the sales tax agreement Monday, reiterating that he believes it will end in May.

"Why not extend the agreement?" Littlefield asked. "Well, the agreement is out of date."

Littlefield spoke to a crowded Pachyderm Club Monday about the sales tax agreement and hinted a bit at consolidation of city and county services.

The sales tax agreement is set to run out on May 23, and Littlefield said he has no intention of renewing it. The agreement divvies up the amount that Chattanooga and Hamilton County each pay to jointly funded agencies. Those agencies include the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, the Children's Home and the Speech and Hearing Center.