Along with candidates for mayor and City Council, Chattanooga city residents will have the opportunity to amend the City Charter when they cast ballots in the March 5 municipal election.
A provision approved by City Council members last December would make changes to Chattanooga's guiding document, removing "archaic provisions" to conform to state laws and modernize elements of the document that are more than 100 years old.
Since 1972, all changes to the City Charter have been made through ballot referendum.
Changes to the charter include items such as removing the word "ward" when referring to a council district, wording regarding the city's first form of a sewer system and a provision that would allow the mayor to hire a "city band" at his or her will.
To read a review of the changes proposed to the charter, click here.
To read the ordinance, click here.
Municipal elections are March 5.