Chattanooga City Council District 4 Forum Is Monday

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Councilman Larry Grohn has scheduled a District 4 forum for Monday at Christ United Methodist Church, Morris Hill Road and E. Brainerd Road.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. and end at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Please spread the information about this meeting with your friends and neighbors. Light refreshments will be served.

The agenda will be as follows:  1) Introduction and greeting; 2) Police Chief Fred Fletcher will comment on his first 60+ days as Chief followed by Q and A; 3) Sgt. Wayne Jefferson will speak on the importance of a home inventory and distribute a handout (packet) to help prepare your own home inventory; 4) TDOT representative Jennifer Flynn will give an update on  the E. Brainerd Road expansion project; 5) Blythe Bailey, Transportation Dept., will give an update on projected street improvement projects for 2014-2015, E. Brainerd projects listed in the Five Year Capital Budget, and citizen input with Q and A; 6) Councilman Grohn will give an update on council activities and citizen feedback with Q and A.

Possible attendees include: Tim Boyd (County Comm. district 8); Sabrena Turner (County Comm. district 7 - elect); and Larry Henry (County Comm. district 7, Circuit Court Clerk - elect)

Important Note:  Recent developments surrounding the Waterside development project have taken place since the agenda for this meeting was already set. Therefore, a separate meeting is being schedule solely for the purpose of discussing the upcoming request and presentation coming before the City Council on Sept. 9.  Information as to the time and location of this meeting might be available on Monday.



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