Littlefield recites legacy, to mixed reviews

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield delivers final State of the City address

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  1. Missy Crutchfield, chair of the Department of Education, Arts & Culture, introduced the mayor.
  2. Community Theater, #StateOfCHA
    Community Theater, #StateOfCHA
  3. Mayor Littlefield said that he and his administration started with a plan, and "worked the plan" in seven strategic areas. He highlighted the city's financial strength even as the nation and world underwent a major recession.
  4. Click to view a partial video by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  5. The paper also put this question to the people of Facebook:
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  7. Not all are sad to see this mayor leave office. Here's a song by Roger Alan Wade that laments spending taxpayer money on public art, with one particular piece of art in mind: "Blue Rhino," which Littlefield said he loves to hear people "railing" about.
  8. Several organizers of the 2010 recall petition drive were in attendance, and they did not respond favorably to Littlefield's remarks about Chattanooga's police force—or, more specifically, the unions that represent the officers.
  9. As if in direct answer, Littlefield added:
  10. Pam Ladd, chair of the Chattanooga City Council, said that some people "just want to be angry."
  11. And finally, even though this Twitter user's bio says "✌ L O V E E V E R Y O N E," she has no affection for the final State of the City address, nor even for a weather update.
  12. View of the #StateOfCHA, first in a few years. Final of outgoing Mayor Littlefield's administration.
    View of the #StateOfCHA, first in a few years. Final of outgoing Mayor Littlefield's administration.
  13. One more thing: we couldn't leave without mentioning Bill's "State of the Ziti" address, delivered the same evening. The state of the ziti is, apparently, "#sosososogood."
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