Demetrus Coonrod: Seeking A Strong And Sustainable Economy For Every Chattanoogan

Monday, January 11, 2021
Demetrus Coonrod
Demetrus Coonrod

I am running for re-election because I want to continue to represent City Council District 9 and continue to advance a strong and sustainable economy for every Chattanoogan. If re-elected, I will continue the work to make District 9 and Chattanooga one of the strongest, most equitable cities in the region.

Under my leadership, I have championed the Office of Workforce Development, Public Arts Chattanooga, and enhanced the Office of Family Empowerment to truly address the needs of the whole family.

I am especially proud of the more than 4,500 new jobs created for Chattanoogans at local employers like Gestamp , McKee Foods, HomeServe, Mueller, Volkswagen, Miller Industries, Southern Champion Tray, and M&M Industries, where many of my District 9 constituents are employed.

In addition to securing good jobs for residents, I’m also proud of the work I’ve done to maintain low-to-moderate income housing through the support of PILOTs. I am also incredibly proud to have led the new charter amendment process, ensuring the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) becomes a permanent accountability partner for the Chattanooga Police Department.

Demetrus Coonrod

City Council, District 9


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The Honorable And Patriotic Path


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Opinion

January 2021 Brings Change With New President And Congress, Judiciary Is Constant

The nation will experience significant changes this January. The top echelon of the federal government will change. A new Congress was sworn in on Jan. 3, while the new President and Vice President will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. Both of these dates are enshrined in the Constitution as the end of one set of terms and the start of another. Normally, we celebrate these changes with ... (click for more)

Ruthless Vol System Has Now Chewed Up Mr. Big Orange Football

‘VOL’s’ once stood for ‘Vandals On the Loose’. Now it stands for ‘Vanquish Our Leaders.‘ Phil Fulmer lives and breathes Big Orange football. He had two losing seasons out of 17. Tennessee fans and administration unceremoniously trashed our leader. (though, he got what he succeeded in doing to Johnny Majors), with no respect or class. Boosters started a trend with Johnny ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Schools Will Stay On Virtual Learning Next Week Unless School Board Decides Differently On Thursday Night

Due to the current Phase Tracker level of 1.02 percent based on local COVID-19 trend data for the five-day average, all Hamilton County Schools will continue a remote learning schedule next week. Officials noted that Wednesday ’s active case count was at 3,096 cases versus the peak on Jan. 11 of 4,717 active cases. However, officials said, "The Hamilton County School Board ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Schools To Resume In-Person School For All Students Starting Monday

Cleveland City Schools will go back to in-person school for all students next Monday. Officials said, "We continue to monitor active case counts and other data points in our community. In consultation with the health department and a downward trend of local cases, the district will be in the Yellow Phase the week of January 25-29. All students will be in a traditional, in-person ... (click for more)

Sports

Lee Men Win 70-60 Over Shorter

After five road games and three home postponements the Lee men's basketball team finally got back on its home court inside Walker Arena, taking down the Shorter Hawks, 70-60 on Tuesday evening. The Flames (5-1) cracked the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 18 in the NCAA D2 Media Poll and are receiving votes in the NABC Coaches Poll. Shorter falls to 1-4 on the year. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC Looking For More Success With Familiar Faces For 2021 Season

By any standard, the Chattanooga Football Club had about as successful a season as one could have hoped for in the topsy-turvy year that was 2020. As the top side in their conference, CFC won the Independent Cup in the shortened preseason, and then made it midway through the NISA playoffs after the regular season. While COVID-19 forced the team and league to shut down for several ... (click for more)