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Government

Chattanooga City Council & Office of The Mayor

City Council meetings are open to the public, and are held on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, located in the City Council Building.

Government

Hamilton County Commission & Mayor's Office

County Commission meetings are held in room 401 of the Courthouse.

Police & Fire Deparments

Chattanooga Police Department

Regular business hours for the Chattanooga Police Department's Administrative Offices are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Police & Fire Deparments

Fire Station No.1

The 23,000-foot fire station consolidates three older downtown stations into one new state-of-the-art facility. Located on the Southside, it was designed to compliment the new neighborhood character outlined in the Southside Plan and services the entire downtown area.

Hospitals

Erlanger Health System

Erlanger is a non-profit, academic teaching center affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Erlanger is also a Level-One Trauma Center for adults and the only provider of tertiary care services for the citizens of an entire four-state region, encompassing southeast Tennessee, north Georgia, north Alabama and western North Carolina. With a history that dates back more than a century, Erlanger is recognized as one of the nation's finest public hospitals and a leader in healthcare. Each year, more than a quarter of a million people are treated by the team of healthcare professionals who are part of Erlanger.

Hospitals

Memorial Health System

Memorial Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 4,000 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Memorial Health Care System is recognized as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, the health care industry's leading source of information on hospital quality.

Hospitals

Parkridge Medical Center

Parkridge Medical Center has served the community for nearly 40 years. Over the years, we have built a reputation for advanced technology and compassionate care, making us a hospital of choice for patients seeking quality treatment in the community. From our comprehensive cardiac services program to orthopedics and oncology care at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge, we are proud to be one of Chattanooga's best hospitals for healing. Parkridge Medical Center was the first hospital in the area to offer robotic surgery, and features the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced robotic surgery team, who have performed over 750 procedures to date. The Parkridge Medical Center Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, making it a natural choice for those suffering from cardiovascular events when every minute matters.

Public Transportation

CARTA Buses & Free Electric Shuttles

The city is served by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). CARTA operates 17 bus routes, including Free Electric Shuttles in the downtown area which run continually until 11pm along Broad Street from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo on the south side to Coolidge and Renaissance Parks and the trendy Frazier Avenue shopping area on the north shore. Free wireless Internet is also available on certain "smart buses." You can park and ride CARTA’s Free Electric Shuttles in parking garages on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore and at the Chattanooga Choo Choo on the Southside. Parking fees apply.

Special Utilities

EPB Fiber

Chattanooga’s electricity distributor, Electric Power Board (EPB), offers the area's only 100% fiber optic network that connects area homes and businesses with phone, television and high-speed Internet access. EPB Fiber Optics services are available in many areas now, including all of Downtown Chattanooga, and they’re quickly building the rest of their service area. To find out if EPB Fiber Optics services are available in a particular area, visit www.epb.net.