Chattanooga Mayor Recall Effort Advances

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s detractors have won the latest round in their long-running bid for a recall election.
The Hamilton County Election Commission voted Thursday to certify recall petition signatures that have been the subject of a court fight.
Littlefield’s second and final term is scheduled to end in 2013. His office said in a statement that he is exploring all legal options.
The mayor contends the recall effort stems from him doing what had to be done when property taxes and storm water fees were increased.
Hamilton Election Commission administrator Charlotte Mullis-Morgan said there will be a mayoral election on the Aug. 2 ballot.
The action follows a state appeals court throwing out a judge’s ruling that said leaders of the recall effort failed to get enough voter signatures.

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