by Mike Pare
Chattanooga Times- News Free Press
Planners and the public engaged in a spirited, sometimes testy debate Thursday over the 16-county, long-range growth planning effort.
At a meeting of more than 200 people in downtown Chattanooga, three planning groups each seeking to lead the initiative explained what they could bring to the table if selected.
But they also were met by a small but vocal group that expressed worries over issues such as property rights, transparency of the process and an imposition of urban growth boundaries.
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