East Ridge Council Names Interim Attorney

The East Ridge City Council named Chattanooga lawyer Hal North as interim city attorney during a special called meeting on Saturday, according to Chattanoogan.com. He will be paid a flat $7,500 monthly fee for three months with no guarantee of a long-term contract. The move comes after the council voted 3-2 last Thursday to remove John Anderson from the post. Anderson had worked as part time city attorney since 2008, but recently came under fire for the size of his salary. The Times Free Press criticized the arrangement with Anderson in an editorial.