Nashville councilmembers will vote Tuesday night on whether $29.8 million should be used to reimburse the city for public safety salaries.
Dr. Michael Caldwell apologized and accepted that he has work to do with what he described as “unconscious bias” toward women. But the Metro Board of Health decided the director of the city’s Public Health Department could not regain the confidence of his 700 employees.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper is proposing a sprawling transit plan that creates a strong bus network while using old transit plans around sidewalks and other infrastructure.
A sexual assault survivors group and some police reform advocates doubt Metro Nashville Police’s new leader can rebuild trust, but city officials say they’re willing to give him a chance.
Nashville officials want to quiet some of the noise in neighborhoods. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Metro Council advanced a proposal to limit the loudest construction noise in residential zoning areas. Think hammers smashing away at walls, or bulldozers revving while pushing dirt mounds.
The Black Nashville Assembly seeks to get more people involved in local government through grassroots organizing.
Nashville election officials say their systems ran smoothly this month and that they’re hopeful that they’ve increased public trust in voting. In certifying the city’s election results Thursday, they noted lessons learned about accommodating COVID-positive voters and what it takes to process more than 34,000 mail-in ballots.
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.
The Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act proposed canceling the recent 34% property tax increase, restricting future increases and limiting other city council powers.