Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says he would suspend annexation of residential areas if the county "comes to the table" to talk about consolidation of city and Hamilton County government.
"We need to simplify, and I hope the county would join us," Mr. Littlefield said.
Mr. Littlefield made his remarks at the end of the regularly scheduled business meeting for the City Council. After the meeting, when asked if that just meant certain parts of government need to be consolidated, he said he meant a complete unification of city and county government and services.
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