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Littlefield, other mayors battle legislative changes on zoning laws

NASHVILLE -

(Times Free Press) - Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield and the mayors of Tennessee's three other largest cities are battling legislative efforts they say threaten to wreck important parts of local zoning powers.

Proponents argue the three bills will "restore" property rights to owners.

But in visits last week with Gov. Bill Haslam and top legislative leaders, Littlefield, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton objected to the legislation as another unwarranted state intrusion on local governments.

Read more about this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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