September 2016 – Andy Berke
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Chattanooga Open Data Report Shows Growth in Use, Available Data

Today, the City of Chattanooga released the 2016 Open Data Report, which reflects on the City’s progress and looks to the future on ensuring transparency and accessibility of public data online. Under an Executive Order issued in 2014, Mayor Andy Berke increased transparency in city government through development of an open data policy and creation…

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Chattanooga Launches One of First Electric Vehicle Ride Share Programs in U.S.

Twenty-six years after the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority debuted one of the country’s first all-electric downtown shuttle services, Chattanooga will soon become one of the first cities in the nation with an electric vehicle ride share program. Within the next couple of weeks, 20 Nissan Leafs will be stationed in various parking facilities in…

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PODCAST: The Future of Our Miller Park District

The future of Chattanooga’s city center will look very different. By 2018 the number of people residing in our downtown will have doubled and the public spaces that we take for granted will be completely transformed. In today’s episode we sit down with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Landscape Architect Wes Michaels, & City of Chattanooga’s…

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Mayor Berke Convenes Family Friendly Workplace Challenge Summit

Today, Mayor Andy Berke and participants of the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge convened a Summit to recognize businesses — both large and small — committed to working families. Businesses that accepted the Challenge spent the summer months engaging their employees and reviewing policies before implementing a strategy to support working families and then sharing their…

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Chattanooga Eyes Using Hearing Officer to Fight Neighborhood Blight

Chattanooga may bring an administrative hearing officer on board this fall to combat neighborhood blight. The administrative hearing officer, as envisioned in a proposed ordinance coming before the City Council on Tuesday, can levy fines of up to $500 per code violation instead of the normal $50 environmental court fine. For properties where the owner does…

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Family Friendly Workplace Challenge Summit

On September 8th we are convening employers and employees from large and small organizations across our community to recognize the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge participants, hear from leading experts and explore ways to continue building a stronger city through strong employers.Mayor Berke launched the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge to recognize our city’s strongest employers as…

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Fire Department to Hire More Firefighters with Federal Grant

The Chattanooga Fire Department is in the unique position of being able to hire additional firefighters soon, thanks to a federal grant. The Department of Homeland Security notified the fire department recently that the grant application of $1,840,356 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant has been approved, which will allow…

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