Nashville officials want to quiet some of the noise in neighborhoods. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Metro Council advanced a proposal to limit the loudest construction noise in residential zoning areas. Think hammers smashing away at walls, or bulldozers revving while pushing dirt mounds.
CoreCivic is pulling out of its contract to run the Metro Detention Facility this fall. The announcement comes days after two Metro councilmembers introduced a resolution to end Nashville’s relationship with the private corrections company.
Nashville’s Metro Council is renewing a push to end the city’s contract with private prison operator CoreCivic, and this time they have the support of the county sheriff, who says he’s found a way to take over operations of the detention facility in South Nashville.
The lack of sidewalks is a perpetual complaint across Nashville, and a new analysis suggests frustrations will continue unless the city makes a major funding change.
There’s no mystery about the top priority for the new Nashville Metro Council: Finding the money to pay for essential services in a growing city.
Backed by marching bands and mariachi music, new Nashville Mayor John Cooper was sworn into office Saturday with a vow to follow through on the wishes he heard from voters.