WPLN News took a deep dive into each finalist’s history, to get a better idea of how they might run MNPD.
Nashville lawyer Jim Roberts has made feisty lawsuits against the Metro government a central part of his practice. So when a substantial property tax increase passed, he says some downtown business owners began seeking an attorney, and his name quickly surfaced.
School-age children have become a big driver in Nashville’s increasing coronavirus infection rate, with the number of cases among kids and teenagers nearly doubling in recent weeks.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Tornadoes, the COVID-19 pandemic, protests over racial injustice and a controversial budget crisis are just a few of the challenges Nashville Mayor John Cooper has faced in his first year. The through-line of all of these events is the question of who the city serves. WPLN News has a policy promise tracker for residents to […]
Fifty-seven people have applied to be Nashville’s next police chief. Following an initial review process that took place in recent weeks, the applicants will be evaluated by a newly selected search committee established by Metro Human Resources.
Starting Oct. 1, Nashville will raise the limits on events to a cap of 500 people, so long as that’s less than 30% capacity of the venue. This will allow the Grand Ole Opry, for instance, to host a socially-distanced crowd of 500 for upcoming shows.
Gov. Bill Lee has rejected Metro Nashville’s request for an additional $83 million in COVID-19 relief funding. During a press conference on Thursday, Lee cited Metro’s decision to continue imposing restrictions on businesses as one reason not to accept the request.
The further loosening is in response to continue improvement of coronavirus metrics. But it also comes as the city is being accused of overblowing the risk of restaurants and bars.
Nashville public officials and business leaders are condemning a plan to roll back the 34% property tax increase that councilmembers passed in June. The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act wants to limit the city’s ability to give public land to private entities and slow property tax increases.