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Streamlining for success: Kelly Administration shifts sign appeals to Zoning Appeals Board

City Council approves ordinance change to consolidate  all sign ordinance violation appeals  for a more responsive and efficient process. Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 21, 2024) – Chattanooga City Council voted Tuesday to adopt an ordinance change that is the first component of a broader Kelly Administration plan to modernize and streamline the City’s framework for regulating …

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City to continue Hefty ReNew™ Program, recycles 40 tons of hard-to-recycle items in pilot year 

The program takes hard-to-recycle items to make park benches, lumber, drainage materials, and more. Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 14, 2024) – The City of Chattanooga has chosen to continue the Hefty ReNew™ program for a second year after a successful initial year with the program. The Hefty ReNew™ Program is intended to take hard-to-recycle items like food …

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Responsive government in action: Safety concerns near Clifton Hills Elementary addressed with new stop signs

Swift action taken after concerns raised by teacher and community members. Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 13, 2024) – The Chattanooga Department of Public Works has put in place a new 4-way stop at East 32nd Street and Clio Avenue in response to citizen concerns about public safety at the intersection. Last month, community members brought long-standing …

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Mayor Kelly proclaims February 12th ‘Larry Taylor Day’

Mayor Kelly has proclaimed today, February 12th, as ‘Larry Taylor Day.’ Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 12, 2024) – Capt. Taylor was laid to rest last week in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Today, February 12th, 2024, would have been his 82nd birthday.  Read the proclamation here. ###

Accra, Capital of Ghana, to be Chattanooga’s First African Sister City

Announcement comes after Accra was featured in NFL Super Bowl Commercial seen by 100+ Million Americans. Chattanooga, Tenn. (February 12, 2024) – Today Mayor Tim Kelly announced that Accra, the capital city of Ghana, has agreed to become Chattanooga’s first sister city located on the continent of Africa.  The relationship has been in the works …

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