Church Street Park in downtown Nashville officially reopened last week and it has already begun to hum with new activity.
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.
Nashville officials are saying that emergency rules put in place for electric scooters have largely been successful, and they’re moving with less urgency to take more of the dockless devices off the streets.
Listen / A proposal to toughen downtown Nashville’s rules against panhandling has taken a major turn. The area’s councilman has now moved instead to eliminate Metro’s fine on panhandlers.
Listen / Three former school buildings with rich and varied histories have been deemed “endangered” by a Nashville preservation group, which is raising the alarm about disrepair and proposed demolitions.
Listen / Hundreds — and potentially thousands — of dockless electric scooters could be back on Nashville streets before the end of the year.
Listen / Nashville’s historic Edgehill neighborhood is debating whether to apply a conservation overlay to a small portion of the community. And the plan has divided longtime residents over its effects on the neighborhood.
Listen / Nashville’s government departments have been warned to take a conservative approach to spending this year, a message that will inform the budget hearings that begin Monday with Mayor David Briley.