CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The state Court of Appeals has ruled against a group of Chattanooga residents who have been trying to recall Mayor Ron Littlefield since 2010.
The appeals court ruled on Wednesday that recall petitions did not contain enough valid signatures for the measure to be placed on the ballot. A number of signatures were considered invalid because they were not dated, which is a requirement of state law.
The mayor's proposed 33 percent property tax increase was one of the factors that prompted a local tea party group and others to pursue the recall vote. The City Council approved a 19 percent increase in June 2010.
Littlefield's second and final term ends next year.