Jul 23rd, 2013
Public officials and business leaders of Chattanooga came together in 1986 to formulate a renewal plan for the city. River City Company (RCC) was thusly created and tasked with implementing this plan over a twenty-year period.
May 19th, 2013
We are reviewing the IRS 990 tax filings for Friends of the Festival for the previous three years. As the CEO, Chip Baker, complains about loss of corporate welfare or taxpayer resources for the Riverbend event, the financial condition of Friends of the Festival should be examined to determine how fiscally responsible Friends of the Festival are with their own resources.
Apr 17th, 2013
Little Chicago Watch members are collectively researching the city of Chattanooga's business practices in the award of legal contracts. What happens when a City Attorney does not advertise contract opportunities under the city's purchasing policies? We believe that legal contracts have been awarded without the benefit of advertising for Requests for Proposals.
Apr 9th, 2013
Little Chicago Watch will compile and store information we obtain about this private development. Volunteers let's get to work, examining the details of who, what, where. Odor Factor 10 of 10
Mar 20th, 2013
Mayor Littlefield and his Administration campaigned and monitored the activity of citizens on taxpayer funded equipment and with taxpayer funded staff. WE OBJECT!
Mar 15th, 2013
The Times Free Press Newspaper recently obtained the emails of Mayor Littlefield. The content of the Mayor’s emails removes all doubt that taxpayer resources, staff time, equipment, and taxpayer funds were used to monitor the actions of citizen activist in Chattanooga Organized for Action, Citizens to Recall the Mayor, and others. Drew Johnson Times FreeRead More...
Mar 13th, 2013
Little Chicago Watch is committed to good government, and was created solely for the purpose of deterring public corruption that has been historically pervasive in our community. We are certain that public corruption operates in government procurement rules with layers of transactions, and rarely occurs as a single event or transaction. Little Chicago Watch simply seeks the truth contained within the procurement layers.
Nov 25th, 2012
This document will serve as a beginning point for a citizen initiative to collect and examine local data on Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements issued by the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments that abate or partially abate property tax payments for a certain select group of corporations and nonprofits.
Nov 24th, 2012
The City of Chattanooga converts millions of our tax dollars annually to charity pursuits for some of the most top heavy nonprofits. River City and the Chamber of Commerce CEO's have salaries in excess of $200,000. Do they really need the property taxes paid by families trying to get by?
Nov 21st, 2012
Little Chicago Watch has monitored local government bond debt for over two years. We began after the City of Chattanooga lost $13 million in bond issue penalties in a Swaption Bond Issue. City Council called this bond a "gamble."
Chattanooga Area Citizens Monitoring Local Government(s)