Chattanooga launches website to track city smells

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Yesterday, the office of Mayor Andy Berke unveiled a new website to track various city performance metrics including crime rate, economic development, literacy and unpleasant smells.

The chronic displeasing odors throughout the city have been challenging problems to tackle, sometimes overshadowing the city’s successes, and Chattanooga’s putrid stenches have received national attention, including the article “The Not-So-Sweet Smell of Success” in Automobile magazine.

At first, the website will have three odor focus areas–the North Shore sewer stench, the Pilgrim’s Pride chicken processing plant and the Moccasin Bend wastewater treatment plant–but may expand to include more areas in the future, and other non-smell-related metrics may also be added, such as the number of knocked-down signs.

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