Anybody out there familiar with goings-on in Chattanooga, TN? I've read news articles, etc. about how Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is facing a recall challenge from at least three groups: Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield, Chattanooga Organized for Action and the Chattanooga Tea Party. The latter two seem an odd marriage - Tea Party pairing with social justice group?

Anyway, as far as I can tell, there's a debate over annexation/consolidation of City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, taxes and provision of services (especially police coverage/protection in light of shootings/gang activity). Is the overall story here one of so many other places - people want services but don't want to pay taxes/stormwater fees for them? I'm curious to hear from anyone more in-the-know, as I applied for a few planning positions there, so I'm doing due diligence ahead of time.