EPB announces fifth audit on Chattanooga streetlights

photo EPB President and CEO Harold DePriest speaks during a news conference Tuesday at the company's downtown headquarters to address city streetlight billing.

photo Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke

Chattanooga is a great place to be an auditor. The Scenic City has fast Internet, cheap office space and more than enough work to go around.

City-owned utility EPB on Tuesday announced another in a series of audits aimed at unraveling Chattanooga's streetlight replacement program, which has come under fire for fuzzy figures.

Though it's the fifth study related to the streetlight program in recent months, it's the third analysis by EPB since last year and will take place simultaneously alongside a city audit already under way.