Officials hold secret meeting on Occupy Chattanooga

Officials hold secret meeting on Occupy Chattanooga

The Tennessean reports Officials hold secret meeting on Occupy Chattanooga."Hamilton County commissioners held a secret meeting with their attorney on Friday to discuss Occupy Chattanooga protesters, possibly signaling a determination to make some move against them. The state’s Open Meetings Act requires most meetings of local officials to be open to the public, but the Tennessee Supreme Court has said public bodies can meet privately with an attorney about pending or contemplated litigation. County Attorney Rheubin Taylor told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the topic discussed Friday did not involve a suit now in litigation."



Below is a clip from the city council meeting on the Occupy Chattanooga protesters. (The audio clears up after a little bit.)


Chattanooga Times Free Press reports today, "Some of the protesters say they expect to be occupying for a year, maybe more. But as of this morning, they have slept out there for just 12 days, and winter’s worst is yet to come. Occupy Chattanooga has so far avoided the arrests and animosity with police that some Occupy groups in other cities across the nation have experienced. The local group started with meetings and discussions about issues from universal health care to banking regulations. It held two protest events, one outside a fundraising event for U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and the other in support of living wages, better education and immigration reform.

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