Politics
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 11:40 PM
    ‘It is a sign of respect’: Chattanooga mayor strongly encourages mask wearing
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – “This is a very difficult and complex problem and we have to do more as a community to combat the problem,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said.In a Facebook live Monday, Mayor Berke strongly encouraged folks to wear face masks in public places as coronavirus cases have continued to increase.“My mask protects you, your mask protects me. It is a sign of respect. It is a sign that we care about ourselves and our community,” Mayor Berke said.After a recent surge of cases in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee extended the State of eEmergency urging people to wear ...
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:39 PM
    Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke looking to see if they have the power to mandate masks - WTVC
    Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke looking to see if they have the power to mandate masks  WTVC
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 06:44 PM
    Greeson: Holy buckets, that's well said, Mayor Andy Berke - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Greeson: Holy buckets, that's well said, Mayor Andy Berke  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 02:00 AM
    Mayor's Minute: Berke outlines Chattanooga, TN 2021 budget - CHStoday
    This is one in a series of Voices pieces by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. We’re calling it the Mayor’s Minute. Want to share your voice? Anyone can contribute to NOOGAtoday here. [1]Each year when we start to build a budget we look to the community for how we should allocate our resources. This process begins in November and we use that input as our guiding principles to build a budget that is responsible, resilient, and results-driven for Chattanoogans.[2]In one sense this year’s budget is no different. But in another, this budget is far different than what we imagined. At the start of ...
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:29 AM
    Mayor Andy Berke Speaks On City Budgeting Process - Chattanooga Pulse
    Mayor Andy Berke speaks on city budgeting processEach year when we set out to build a budget we look to the community for how we should allocate our resources. This process begins in November and we use that input as our guiding principles to build a budget that is responsible, resilient and results-driven for Chattanoogans. Tuesday evening, after weeks of careful consideration and review, the Chattanooga City Council approved our Fiscal Year 2021 budget. In one sense this year’s budget is no different. But in another, this budget is far different than what we set out to build. At the start of this ...
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 09:02 AM
    Chattanooga should be proud of its Mayor
  • Friday, June 12, 2020 06:26 PM
    Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke addresses various city issues  WDEF News 12
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:01 AM
    Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Police Chief has updated his department’s Code of Conduct, saying his officers have a duty to intervene—and to report it—when others in the department commit acts of brutality or abuses of power.Chief David Roddy announced the changes[1] Monday, and also highlighted existing policy regarding how to deal with force—all in an effort address the issue of improper conduct in police ranks.The ‘Duty to Intervene’ has now been added and codified in the CPD policy:Each department member has the individual responsibility to intervene and stop any other member from committing an unlawful or improper act, including but not limited ...
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 08:45 PM
    This morning, live on WUTC, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke joined us for a half-hour conversation. We talked about last night's City Council meeting, the protests here in Chattanooga against police brutality and the calls for systemic change, the City's budget shortfall due to the economic impact of COVID-19 as hospitalizations of new cases here in Hamilton County hit a new high - and more. Going forward, we plan to speak with Mayor Berke on the second Wednesday of each month, and then share that live conversation here on "Scenic Roots" - as we do now with our conversation from this ...