Residents of the 37208 zip code in North Nashville will get a say in how to spend $2 million to benefit the community, which has historically seen less public and private investment than other parts of town. It’s the city’s first attempt at so-called “participatory budgeting.”
Ever since becoming a teacher at Metro Nashville Public Schools, Teneice Kirby had to choose between paying off her student loans or buying groceries. But, with the newly approved teacher raise, Kirby says she can now afford both.
A day after the Davidson County Election Commission voted to send an anti-tax referendum to the voters, Metro Nashville and a business group are suing to stop it.
Some Nashville community leaders and councilmembers want to rename a street in honor of John Lewis.
Metro Nashville spends close to $1 million a year on current and former councilmembers health insurance — a perk they can get for life if they serve eight years. But a proposal before the Metro Council would greatly curb the benefit.
Listen / A new survey of Nashvillians will provide fodder for a series of town-hall meetings that begin Thursday at Maplewood High School. Mayor David Briley is bringing together residents with elected officials and department heads for six events in the next month (full list and RSVP here).