An effort to recall a Chattanooga City Councilman seems to be losing momentum.

A group of citizens formed a petition in hopes of removing Councilman Chris Anderson from office.       According to election administrators, 174 signatures have been collected so far.

Officials say the recall group has turned in about 300 signatures, but several were in the same handwriting.   The group needs 16-hundred signatures by April 9th, to force a recall vote.