City Council To Vote Tuesday On Restarting Business Improvement District Process

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The City Council will vote Tuesday night to restart the process of setting up a Business Improvement District (BID) in downtown Chattanooga.

If the vote passes, it would set up a public hearing and final vote on July 23.

Council members Erskine Oglesby, Anthony Byrd and Jerry Mitchell are sponsoring the resolution.

In a raucous meeting last Tuesday night, there were numerous amendments offered to the BID proposal championed by the River City Company. Finally, Councilman Byrd made a motion to approve, but there was no second.

In a BID, district property owners pay annual assessment to cover the costs of special services, such as litter pickup, graffiti removal and safety.

It would be operated by a nine-member BID board, with the City Council approving the first board.

Assessments would be made along with tax bills on property owners within a district. The BID would have a $1 million annual budget.

 

 


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Work On City Parking Lot On King Street Wound Up Costing $504,000

Senator Watson Says Legislators Aimed $71 Million In Pay Increases Toward Classroom Teachers


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABERNATHY, KYA D 4601 CLOVERDALE LOOP HIXSON, 37343 Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ---- ... (click for more)

City officials said Thursday that repairing a city parking lot on King Street wound up costing over half a million dollars. The final bill was $504,904. That was an overrun from the initial ... (click for more)

State Senator Bo Watson on Thursday said legislators included $71 million for education salaries across the state and meant for it to go to classroom teachers. He said it includes language ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABERNATHY, KYA D 4601 CLOVERDALE LOOP HIXSON, 37343 Age at Arrest: 19 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ---- ARROWOOD, MICHAEL RICHARD 907 MASTERSON AVENUE HIXSON, 37343 Age at Arrest: 41 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County VIOLATION OF PROBATION (POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED S ---- ... (click for more)

Work On City Parking Lot On King Street Wound Up Costing $504,000

City officials said Thursday that repairing a city parking lot on King Street wound up costing over half a million dollars. The final bill was $504,904. That was an overrun from the initial bid of $440,000, plus a $40,000 contingency. Members of a city board were told that was because of additional landscaping and design work related to ADA compliance. The Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Opinion

Senator Alexander's Solution To Surprise Medical Billing Is Worrisome

Senator Lamar Alexander has been promoting the Lower Healthcare Cost Act legislation passed by the Senate HELP committee he chairs earlier this month. There are many provisions in the bill that will work to lower healthcare costs, something that we all want. His solution for surprise medical bills, however causes more problems than it solves. The bill forces physicians to accept ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cocker Spaniel Story

Back during the spring, I got word about a book entitled “The White House Boys” and was urged to read it. A friend told me she felt like author Roger Dean Kiser and I shared a similar style in the way we both painted with words. Since then I have happened across several articles penned by Mr. Kiser and I can’t imagine being more humbled or grateful that our names have appeared in ... (click for more)

Sports

CFC's Season Ends With 2-0 Loss To Miami; However Founder's Cup Starts In August

The Chattanooga Football Club’s rose-colored season was ended Tuesday night in the oppressive Florida heat against Miami FC, with their championship aspirations wilted by the end of the 2-0 shutout. While Miami dominated possession in the first half, Chattanooga briefly took the lead in the 40th minute. After Caleb Cole regained possession, the talented midfielder made a quick ... (click for more)

Red Wolves' Amponsah Named To USL One Team Of The Week

Chattanooga Red Wolves SC defender Nicholas Amponsah has been named to the USL League One Team of the Week for Week 16 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season. Amponsah scored the game-tying goal for the Red Wolves against Madison in addition to completing 45 of 54 passes, recording five tackles and winning 10 of 13 duels Saturday night. Amponsah leveled the match in the ... (click for more)