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One-On-One With Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly

Mayor Tim Kelly - at Chattanooga City Hall in September 2023.
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Mayor Tim Kelly - at Chattanooga City Hall in September 2023.

On Thursday afternoon, live here on WUTC, Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly joined us for our monthly conversation.

Among the topics:

  • homelessness, including Frontline Response’s plans for a campus for veterans;
  • public safety in downtown Chattanooga;
  • AAA bond ratings for the City;
  • the Chattanooga Airport;
  • and the challenges for cities to catch the wave for electric vehicles.