“MNPD is the only department that we have refused to say ‘no’ to, and we treat them as if they have unfettered access to the coffers,” said Councilmember Delishia Porterfield.
Nashville’s Metro Council passed a resolution Tuesday recommending that the state continue to accept federal education funding.
For the first time, a Nashville program known as “participatory budgeting” has gone citywide, giving residents a say in how to spend $10 million. But, as residents cast their ballots, the program has encountered several hurdles.
The city of Nashville is dedicating $111 million for minority and women-owned businesses. City officials are touting their approach, while acknowledging that the number is down significantly from previous years.
Voting is open for Davidson County residents who want a say in how to spend $10 million in the city’s expanded “participatory budgeting” process.
Nashville’s newly elected Metro Council wasted no time, as it kicked off its term Tuesday night.
Nashville’s new mayor, Freddie O’Connell, celebrated his inauguration over the weekend. Metro departments, community groups, former mayors and residents gathered downtown to honor the city’s new leader.
It’s possible that WPLN News has talked to Freddie O’Connell too often over the years. But now that he’s mayor, what can we learn from the last 8 years of his policy stances, quips and quotes?
In the days since the election, several maps have emerged that detail the roughly 101,000 votes in Nashville’s mayoral race.
WPLN News solicited questions from our audience on the issues they are most concerned about. We’ve selected five that we presented to all candidates — on the topics of gun violence, affordable housing, public transportation, the environment and relations with the Tennessee General Assembly.