Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield calls for amendment to growth plan

photo Former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield

Mayor Ron Littlefield said Tuesday he would like to revisit the county's urban growth plan to allow expansion of areas municipalities now can annex.

"We're already looking at bumping up against the limits in some areas," Littlefield said Tuesday afternoon.

He said he personally delivered a letter to County Mayor Jim Coppinger Tuesday, and a city representative also delivered letters to eight of the other nine municipalities in Hamilton County. Ridgedale was not included.

The mayor's letter acts as a "trigger" for either the original 2001 committee that established the urban growth boundaries to reconvene or for a new committee to be established.

Coppinger, reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, said he did not have much reaction since he had only seen the letter that day.

"We're