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A podcast discussing local government in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit ChattanoogaCivics.com for civic resources.

Chattanooga Civics Nathan Bird

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A podcast discussing local government in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit ChattanoogaCivics.com for civic resources.

    #33 - The Regional Planning Agency

    #33 - The Regional Planning Agency

    The Regional Planning Agency plays a key role in the City of Chattanooga zoning process. This is the second episode in a series on zoning. 

    Explore the RPA area plans here: https://chcrpa.org/planning-projects/land-use-plans/area-plans/

    For more civic resources visit ChattanoogaCivics.com



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 49 min
    #32 - Intro to Zoning

    #32 - Intro to Zoning

    Councilman Darrin Ledford joins the show to explain the basics of the zoning process. This will be the first of several episodes dedicated to zoning. 

    For more civic resources visit ChattanoogaCivics.com



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 56 min
    #31 - Community Led Redistricting

    #31 - Community Led Redistricting

    What is redistricting? Why is it important? How can you get involved?



    Contact your commissioner to provide feedback: https://www.hamiltontn.gov/CountyCommission_Committees.aspx#commissioners

    The current 11 district proposal: https://davesredistricting.org/join/0edd7717-9f24-4f16-a0c4-159d9348dbc4

    The Comptroller's 2021 guide to local redistricting: https://comptroller.tn.gov/content/dam/cot/pa/documents/lg/GuideToRedistrict.pdf

    Sign up to attend the county commissioner's meeting with the Community-Led Redistricting group: https://www.mobilize.us/dashboard/civictn/event/413407/

    Sign up for the 10/19 redistricting 102 (map analysis + map drawing session): https://www.mobilize.us/civictn/event/419981/

    Helpful mapping software: 

    Dave's redistricting: https://davesredistricting.org/maps#home

    Districtr: https://districtr.org/

    Representable: https://www.representable.org/



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 24 min
    #30 - The Chattanooga Design Studio

    #30 - The Chattanooga Design Studio

    The Chattanooga Design Studio is non-profit group seeking to enhance  Chattanooga’s quality of life by educating the community about,  advocating for, and facilitating excellent urban design.

    Find out more about he Chattanooga Design Studio at https://www.chattanoogastudio.com/

    Find more Civic Resources at ChattanoogaCivics.com



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 53 min
    #29 - The Trust for Public Land

    #29 - The Trust for Public Land

    The Trust for Public Land, or TPL, is a conservation group that regularly works with the City of Chattanooga to bring the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people, and communities that need them most.

    Find out more for The Trust for Public Land at https://www.tpl.org/our-work/tennessee

    Find more civic resources at ChattanoogaCivics.com



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 38 min
    #28 - Data and Innovation

    #28 - Data and Innovation

    How is the city using data to improve performance, transparency, and accountability?

    View the City's open data platform here: https://www.chattadata.org/

    Learn how to use the open data platform here: https://www.chattadata.org/videos

    Submit a project proposal to Chattalytics: https://connect.chattanooga.gov/opmod/chattalytics/

    Apply for a job with the Office of Performance Management and Open Data: http://officeofperformancemanagement.github.io/

    For more civic resources visit ChattanoogaCivics.com



    Music credits:

    Loopster by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 45 min

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