Some Nashville Farmer’s Market vendors will get rent relief from the local government. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Metro Council voted to spend $500,000 of the city’s federal CARES Act money to help the business owners.
Nashville has $24.8 million of unallocated federal CARES Act money.
More Metro Nashville employees will have the authority to issue citations for emergency health orders.
Nashville voters could end up seeing two Metro Charter amendments on a special ballot in December, with major implications for the power of the city council.
Nashville could soon expand which city employees have the power to issue citations during public health emergencies.
Back in May, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced a curfew after large protests and civil unrest, including a night that damaged the Metro Courthouse.
Nashville entrepreneurs are now legally allowed to have clients come to their home businesses. That decision came after councilmembers held nine months of debates on the impact that allowing a permit could have on neighborhoods.
Calls to “defund the police” have become ubiquitous in recent weeks. But the phrase means different things for different people — from reducing spending on law enforcement to completely abolishing the police department.
Nashville residents will pay dramatically higher property taxes in the coming year after the Metro Council approved a rate increase of about 34% early Wednesday morning.
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.