Chattanooga Mayor Ready to Sue City Council

Mayor Ron Littlefield is prepared to sue the Chattanooga City Council if it takes even the tiniest steps toward trying to oust him, reports the Chattanooga TFP.
Hal North, Littlefield’s attorney, said Monday he has prepared paperwork to be filed and ask a Circuit Court judge to issue an injunction if the council makes any moves toward removing the mayor from office. “We would attempt to [stop] them before the meeting,” North said. “We like to deal with this at the front end.”
The City Council is expected to discuss today whether to hire an outside attorney to study the City Charter and tell council members if there is any language that would force them to pass a resolution removing Littlefield from office.
Councilman Peter Murphy, chairman of the council’s Legal and Legislative Committee, sent an email to other council members Friday, saying the issue should be discussed during his committee meeting.
He said Monday he had no intention of ousting the mayor tonight and would oppose such a move. “I would not vote for it,” he said. “I wouldn’t be ready to do that.”

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