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Join Mayor Andy Berke as he delivers his State of the City address on April 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

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Smarter Students, Stronger Families

Growing Economy

High Performing Government


Safer Streets

CAMPUS SAFETY

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Safety shouldn't end at the gates of our university. That's why the City of Chattanooga, CPD, and our Family Justice Center is partnering with UTC to better support and investigate crime on campus, specifically sexual assault and domestic violence. 

A REVAMPED DEPARTMENT

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Under new leadership, the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) has been revamped to include a focus on community policing and deterrence strategies that address gang violence, juvenile offenders, and chronic offenders. Last year Chattanooga experienced 1,386 fewer crimes reported, which is an 11% decrease in crime citywide, and a robbery rate at a five year low. 

DIVERSITY ON THE FORCE

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The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) has increased it's focus on diversity and inclusion. Through the Community Immersion Initiative, CPD provides cadets with valuable cultural and diversity experience to better address the needs of our citizens. And right now, CPD is working to recruit diverse officers to join the force. 

Stronger Neighborhoods

DECODE DAYS

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To beautify neighborhoods and build community pride, the City began a new initiative to rehabilitate neighborhoods as well as educate community members and home owners on code violations. This past Decode Day, 23 properties were cleaned up in just one work day!

#Give5Feed20

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Earlier this year, the City purchased 250 food vouchers to increase access to emergency food boxes for families struggling to put food on their table and helped raise over $7,000 (the equivalent of 28,000 meals) through the Food Bank’s “Give $5 Feed 20” campaign.

VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Since launching the Mayor's Task Force to End Chronic Veterans Homelessness, the City and its partners have secured housing options for 156 veterans -- and their work continues. 

Smarter Students, Stronger Families

NETBRIDGE

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Partnering with EPB, we launched Netbridge to provide high speed internet at a low cost to families with children on free or reduced lunch. So far, over 1,100 public school students and their families now have access to 100Mbps internet in their home, at a price they can afford.

MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL

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Through the Mayor's Youth Council, area high school students share their ideas and their concerns about issues young people face today. 

TECH GOES HOME

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Through Tech Goes Home, we are working to address digital equity by providing residents with digital literacy training and access to hardware like Chromebooks at a reduced cost. Last year we expanded the initiative to reach 1,240 individuals (or 786 households). 

Growing Our Local Economy

COUNCIL FOR WOMEN

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Mayor Berke's Council for Women is working hard to create positive policy changes that advance the status of women and their families in Chattanooga and throughout the region.

INNOVATION DISTRICT

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As home to the first Innovation District in a mid-sized American city, Chattanooga is in full swing -- with companies flocking to the downtown core to be a part of our burgeoning tech sector.

EMPLOYMENT RATE

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In 2015, over 2,051 new jobs were created in Chattanooga and city-wide unemployment has dropped from 7.9% in 2013 to 5.4% today.

Higher Performing Government

WEATHER UPDATES

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In 2015, the City of Chattanooga launched a Public Works online tracker so residents can see in real-time where crews are clearing snow and which roads are closed. 

RECYCLING

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Over the last year, the City has improved curbside recycling, increasing participation by 14.5% and collected recycling tonnage by 54.6%.

MAXIMIZING ASSETS

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The Tivoli Foundation was formed to ensure the sustainability of the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, promoting them as vibrant attractions. 

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