Metro Public Works is taking back trash pickup duties from a contractor that has struggled to complete its routes in recent months. The agency says Red River Waste Solutions will continue to run trash routes but in a more limited zone.
Council members, residents and community groups all have their ideas for how the city should spend its COVID-19 relief funds. Metro Nashville received $121 million in federal funding, but distributing that amount of money is complicated and is being hampered by a lack of communication.
Nashville is staying in Phase 2 of reopening after seeing cases of the coronavirus trend upward, officials said Monday. Alex Jahangir, chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, said the decision to pause re-opening was not taken lightly. “This doesn’t mean that we’re regressing. It doesn’t mean we’re going back to Phase 1. It […]
Nashville police leaders say — in hindsight — that they should have had more officers on the street Saturday before violence and vandalism in downtown. “We did not, obviously, anticipate the violence — the magnitude of the violence,” said Chief Steve Anderson.
Several thousand people gathered in downtown Nashville on Saturday afternoon for what started as a peaceful demonstration, but that later shifted into violence and vandalism.
Unmasked employees and visitors are officially barred from Nashville’s government buildings. That’s according to a new executive order from the mayor’s office, which requires anyone “inside any building or indoor space that is owned, managed, or leased” by Metro to wear a face covering.
Nashville’s Juvenile Court is making major management changes after four teens escaped from its detention center late last year. The CEO of the company that runs the facility told Metro Council members Thursday night that he was “ashamed” and that they’ve “tightened the ship.” But some council members say they’re still not convinced it’s enough.
Of the Metro Council’s 35 district seats, more than a dozen will have fresh faces after Thursday’s election.
Listen / In a surprise decision Tuesday, the Metro Council decided the city of Nashville should not purchase a downtown property to become the new home of The Nashville School of the Arts.
Listen / A proposal moving forward in the Metro Council would push Nashville’s government toward getting all of its power from renewable energy sources by 2041. And at least 10% of that would come from solar.