Chattanooga City Councilmember Proposes Raising Mayor’s Term Limit

Dec 8, 2022 | Political News

City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod is proposing an ordinance that would establish term limits for City Council members for the first time. The mayor would also be allowed to serve four four-year terms instead of the current, which is two four-year terms. 

City Council members would have a limit of four four-year terms they were able to serve. 

In order to coincide with other elections, Councilwoman Coonrod also proposed moving stand-alone city elections to August instead of March. She said the March 3, 2021 city election cost $224,487 and the April 13, 2021 runoff was $188,741. She said, if moved, the money could be used for a number of city needs instead.

If no one candidate receives more than 50 percent, there would still be a runoff election.