CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB-TV) - At the Chattanooga City Council committee meetings on Tuesday afternoon, a new partnership between the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce was announced. The two groups will form a minority business development program aimed at filling the gap left by the now defunct Multicultural Chamber of Commerce. To that end, council members agreed in principle to fund the group with the $75,000 allocated to the MCC in the current year's budget.

Councilman Peter Murphy tells Channel 3 the body will have to amend the budget to make that happen. This is the unallocated $75,000 Mayor Littlefield suggested be used to fund his new Anti-gang Initiative. That proposal was rejected by the council.