Nine members comprise the Chattanooga City Council. All Council members are elected concurrently and by majority vote, with the most recent election taking place March 5, 2012. Only two members carried over from the previous Council, and only one is a woman.
Agenda sessions (where most of the decision making happens) take place every Tuesday at 3:00 pm, and Council meetings are Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. Both are open to the public and held in the Council Assembly Room at 1000 Lindsay St.
The current representation is as follows:
Economic & Community Development, Chaired by Councilman Chris Anderson
Transportation & Public Works, Chaired by Councilman Ken Smith
Audit, Chaired by Councilman Larry Grohn
Youth & Family Development, Chaired by Councilman Russell Gilbert
Budget & Finance, Chaired by Councilwoman Carol Berz
Human Resources, Chaired by Councilman Jerry Mitchell
In 2013, Open Chattanooga worked with Council to get meetings live streamed, now accessible at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chattanooga-council-meeting beginning with the 3:00 agenda sessions and continuing through the Council meeting.
The next City Council elections will be held March 7, 2017.