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Entry ramp on the ground for level in front of the building, to the right side.

Chattanooga operates within a Strong Mayor system of governance, with an elected mayor and a 9-member City Council. Both the mayor and city council members are elected concurrently for 4-year terms. In 2013, Mayor Andy Berke was elected, along with the current council. The Chair of the Council is elected yearly from the existing members. The current City Council Chair is District 9 Councilman Yusuf Hakeem.

City Departments

DEPARTMENT SERVICES (non-exhaustive)
City Court

Hears cases and processes citations involving violations of city ordinances; such as parking

violations, traffic violations, garbage and refuse, animal cases and other city ordinance offenses.

Economic & Community Development

Neighborhood association coordination, code violations, planning and land development activities,

public art, outdoor recreation activities/promotion.

Finance & Administration Manages City's fiscal affairs
Fire Department Emergency response; fire prevention and education
General Services

City department support for purchases, mobile communications, building maintenance, 

real property management, and fleet services.

Human Resources

Job postings and classifications; internal support to departments on selection, training, and 

employee development

Information Technology

Manages technological infrastructure of city buildings, provides technical support to employees,

installs and performs maintenance on all city technology.

Internal Audit

Conducts independent reviews of City departments and programs, and provides recommendations

and assessments.

Mayor's Office The Mayor is the chief administrative officer for the City and oversees all departments, sets long term vision and policy, and ensures the fiscal health of the City.
Multicultural Affairs

Training and resources for doing business/finding employment with the City; assists in discrimination

complaints against the City.

Office of the City Attorney Manages City's legal affairs; open records requests; claims; Title VI complaints
Police Department  
Public Library Books! 3-D printers! Technology!
Public Works

Performs maintenance of parks; garbage and recycling; city engineering and water quality;

waste resources

Department of Transportation (CDOT) Transportation design; traffic engineering and operations; driver's education program
Youth & Family Development

17 YFD community centers; head start programs; senior and cultural facilities; Lexia literacy program;

social services; recreation (including therapeutic recreation services); foster grandparent program;

commodity distribution

Boards & Commissions

The City of Chattanooga has 29 citizen committees, boards and commissions, with representation appointed by City Council and Mayor Berke

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