A new Nashville housing court had an ambitious goal to resolve more than 1,800 evictions cases before the national moratorium ends in June. It’s far short of its goal and has resolved a little over 100 eviction cases — but this still makes a difference.
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Last summer, Nashville’s Office of Emergency Management upgraded the county’s tornado warning system. But they failed to warn residents on Thursday that a storm was near.
A Nashville lawyer is making a second attempt to weaken the local government’s power. Jim Roberts submitted over 14,000 petition signatures to the Metro Clerk’s Office on Thursday. The courts may have to step in to determine how many signatures are needed to qualify the petition.
Davidson County’s Solid Waste Board won’t let a construction and demolition landfill expand in Bordeaux. Residents of the historically Black Bordeaux area raised concerns about their health, home resale value and quality of life.
The mayor, vice mayor and Metro councilmembers all agree that the city’s boards and commissions need to be more diverse. But city leaders can’t agree on what that means for the city’s vacant fair board seat.
Nashville’s mayor has mapped out how he wants to spend a $10 million state grant provided as part of pandemic relief. Most of it will go into community initiatives not directly tied to COVID-19.
The Metro Human Relations Commission studied various reports to assess how well Metro employees represent the city based on race, ethnicity and gender. The report finds small improvements since 2015, but progress wasn’t substantial.
The Metro Council wants to make sure elderly residents at Knowles Assisted Living aren’t abruptly displaced. The council has passed new legislation, after members failed to prevent the closure of the nearby Bordeaux Long Term Care Facility last December.
Many in Middle Tennessee are struggling today while marking the one-year anniversary of the region’s deadly tornadoes.
After the tornado, fears rose that North Nashville survivors would be pressured to sell — and some were swarmed with offers. But a year later, some homeowners are well on their way to rebuilding.