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Welcome to the Chattanooga City Council

Council Chambers




Please be advised that the Chattanooga City Council has CANCELLED all of its regular meetings on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. This cancellation includes all meetings and committees previously scheduled at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Council Meetings, Agenda Session & Committees

Council meetings are streamed live each Tuesday, beginning with the Agenda Session and committee meetings at 3:00 p.m.  The Council Meetings, which start at 6:00 p.m, are also streamed live each Tuesday.  

Click this link to view video from the weekly COUNCIL meetings: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chattanooga-council-meeting

Click this link to view video from the AGENDA SESSION and COMMITTEE meetings:

Council's Mission Statement

To promote an ethical, inclusive environment which enhances and sustains the well-being of the people.

Council's Strategic Plan of Work for 2016

Chattanoogans elect a Mayor and all nine Council members on the first Tuesday in March of every fourth year. The next election will be held on March 7, 2017. To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast; if no candidate garners a majority, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes. Runoff elections are held on the second Tuesday of April. Mayor and Council receive oath of office and their new terms begin on the first Monday after the second Tuesday of April. The inauguration ceremonies have historically been held at 10:00 am at the Tivoli Theatre. In April of each year the Council elects a Chair and Vice-Chair.

2016-2017 Chair: Moses Freeman, Councilman, District 8

2016-2017 Vice Chair: Jerry Mitchell, Councilman, District 2


The duties of the Council, order of business and proceedings during Council meetings is described in Resolution 28503.

In order for an item to appear on the Council Agenda, it must first be presented in a committee meeting; exceptions may be made with approval of either the Council Chair or Vice-Chair, or any two members. The Council works through a committee structure and committee assignments are made by the Council Chairperson.



City Council
1000 Lindsay Street(map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone:(423) 643-7170
Fax: (423) 643-7199

Photo by Phillip Stevens & Matt Lea