December 2015 – Andy Berke
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Archive for December 2015

NYT: U.S. Muslims Reach Out to Address Questions on Islam and Violence

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Bassam Issa stepped in front of a crowded classroom of students this month at Southern Adventist University, a Christian college near here, for a presentation on being Muslim in Chattanooga — recently named America’s most “Bible-minded city.” Mr. Issa, a real estate developer and the president of his local mosque, was struggling…

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Berke, mayors nationwide support Lifeline modernization

Last week, 44 mayors and city officials nationwide, including Mayor Andy Berke, partnered to send a letter to the Federal Communications Commission calling for reform that would bring broadband and Internet capabilities to underserved segments of society. Next Century Cities filed this letter supporting modernizing the federal Lifeline program to include broadband on behalf of…

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OZY: The Techie Mayor Who May Be Tennessee’s Next Governor

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is a Waffle House kind of guy — single waffle, scattered hash browns, that’s his jam. But today he’s showing me his hometown’s Innovation District, an up-and-coming neighborhood of startups and incubators he’s helped engineer, so instead we’ve hit a trendy breakfast spot with brick walls, savory biscuits and, by 8…

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HuffPost: Bloomberg’s Program To Build Better Cities Just Got Bigger

“An empty building is a dangerous building,” Andy Berke, the mayor of Chattanooga, told HuffPost. “Illegal activity happens there, people get hurt there, fires happen there, residents know that those buildings devalue the properties in their neighborhoods.” — When he was mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg used to quote statistician W.E. Deming’s famous saying:…

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