City Councilman John P. “Duke” Franklin

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Chattanooga City Councilman John P. “Duke” Franklin submitted an official letter of resignation to Council Chair Linda Bennett today.  The letter indicates that Councilman Franklin’s resignation will become effective on June 3, 2008.  Councilman Franklin’s letter states that, “present economic times and the needs of our community deserve full-time attention of all elected and appointed officials.  I recognize this and am not able to give such attention at this time.”  Councilman Franklin also said, “I have enjoyed my years of service to the community and only hope the best for all of the citizens of Chattanooga.”

 A special called Legal and Legislative committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 27, 2:00 p.m., to address this matter.  Any additional details or information relating to the resignation of Councilman Franklin will be released as it becomes available through Council Chair Linda Bennett and the Chattanooga City Council.

 For additional information, please call 227-7773