The city of Chattanooga will seek legislation that would allow publication of required legal notices by a method other than being printed in the newspaper, Richard Beeland of the mayor's office said.
Mr. Beeland said the city plans to join with other municipalities in asking legislators "to consider allowing the notices to be placed in a central place on the Internet."
He said one possibility for the publication would be on the city's own website.
Mr. Beeland said, "That would allow us to save a lot of money."
City Council members were told that the charge for legal notices in the local daily newspaper - the Chattanooga Times Free Press - for the upcoming year is up to $75,000.
Mr. Beeland said, "Right now, we are required under state law to place them in the newspaper."