District 7 Group Seeking Recall Of Councilman Chris Anderson

Friday, January 24, 2014
About a dozen people from Chris Anderson's Seventh District showed up at the Hamilton County Election Commission on Friday afternoon to deliver a petition asking that he be recalled. They said they hope their petition will be taken up and approved at the Election Commission's next meeting on Monday at 9 a.m.

Presenting the petition were: Alfred Johnson, pastor of Church of the First Born; Gil Shropshire, president of the Alton Park Neighborhood Association; M.
Abdullah, store owner in Alton Park; Teresa Wood, St Elmo resident; George Goss, East Lake resident along with 7-8 others from the Alton Park area.

One of those in the group said, "We have not been properly represented. Our interests have been set aside for matters Mr. Anderson considered more important."

They said "the district is concerned about gang violence, affordable housing, jobs not 'urban chickens' and the like."

Councilman Anderson was the main sponsor of an ordinance that passed 5-4 to grant city health benefits to domestic partners. A citizen group has successfully petitioned for a vote in August to overturn the ordinance.

Pastor Johnson said that certain campaign statements made by Mr. Anderson were "deceptive and calculated just to get himself elected."

Teresa Wood, longtime resident of St. Elmo, said that Mr. Anderson "has neglected to see to the community's infrastructure that would make the Seventh District competitive in attracting business and residents to the area."

Charles Wysong, who does not live in District 7 but said he is helping the group, said he understands the group will need about 1,800 signatures of valid District 7 residents on the petition. He said he was told it will have 75 days to get the names.

Here is the text of the petition:


CITIZENS' PETITION TO RECALL COUNCILMAN CHRIS ANDERSON

                             

Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated ?2-5-151 and Chattanooga City Charter ?3.18 we the undersigned registered voters of the Seventh District of the City of Chattanooga state that we have not been properly represented by  Councilman Chris Anderson and do wish to recall him.

 

If this Petition is determined to have the sufficient number of valid signatures, then the Board of Election Commissioners shall place the following question on the ballot at the next general election.

 

Shall Councilman Chris Anderson who represents the Seventh District of the City of Chattanooga be recalled?

For the removal of Chris Anderson as the councilman of the Seventh District of the City of Chattanooga

Against the removal of Chris Anderson as the councilman of the Seventh District of the City of Chattanooga

SIGNATURES OF REGISTERED VOTERS

(Must be a registered voter within the Seventh Council District of the City of Chattanooga)

 



Sister Of Shooting Victim Asks Beer Board To Close Coyote Jacks Saloon

Coyote Jacks Saloon, 1401 Cowart St., was scheduled to have a hearing at the Chattanooga Beer Board Thursday morning for the second beer code violation in 2017. The bar was given a two-week pass because their attorney was out of town. This hearing for serving beer after 3 a.m. on Saturday night, Dec. 30, will take place at the next beer board meeting on Feb. 1.  “There ... (click for more)

Former City Officer Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

A former Chattanooga Police officer has been charged with possession of child pornography. The charge was brought in Federal Court against Bryan Moody III. Moody was earlier placed on administrative leave. The charge was filed by an information, rather than an indictment. The information says in April 2017 "knowingly accessed and attempted to access with intent to view ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Kids Are Still Funny

I have never seen nor heard of a child actually getting one’s “head pinched off” but by modern-day standards the threat just switched in overdrive. There are children in our communities who haven’t been to school for six long days and the brutal temperatures drove the little darlings to inside where they most predictably stirred up all manner of mayhem. Back when I was in Elementary ... (click for more)

UTC Women At Wofford Thursday

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will look to put another mark in the win column with a Thursday evening tilt at Wofford. Chattanooga and Wofford began competition in 1996 when the Terriers joined the Southern Conference. After winning the first four, including one in overtime, the Mocs lost in the SoCon Tournament to Wofford. After sweeping the Terriers in the 1998-99 ... (click for more)

UTC's Boykin Named Wrestler Of The Week

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Scottie Boykin is the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for all competition from Jan. 10-16, the league office announced Wednesday. This is the league-high third Moc to win the honor this season.  It is the second career award for Boykin.  Boykin, a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, went 4-0 in the Virginia ... (click for more)