Wednesday, August 22, 2018 09:57 AM

CITY LOOKING INTO HIRING CONSULTANT TO STUDY GAPS IN HELPING THE HOMELESS - THE CHATTANOOGAN

City Chief Operating Officer Maura Sullivan said the city is considering hiring a consultant to help with gaps with help for the local homeless.

However, Councilwoman Carol Berz had issues. She saidthey are already aware of the problem and that they have hired people specifically to deal with it. She also said the council is aware of the agencies they have available and what they do. She said the council could sit around the table and figure out where the gaps are. She said she thought that the money could be better spent.

Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod said the same people are on a lot of the different boards and there needs to be different people appointed in order to come up with other solutions.

Ms. Sullivan said she will bring a more detained presentation about this next week.

Also at the City Council on Tuesday:

Leases the city has with non-profit organizations

There have been complaints about the appearance and condition of some buildings that the city rents out to non-profits for a small amount, about $1 per year.

Donna Williams said that the current leases have nothing in them requiring that the organization does the maintenance and that the city does it. She said some ...

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See also: Carol Berz