2022 Budget Season is Here!

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Metro Budget Season is Upon Us

As you know, each year the council is presented with a proposed budget from the mayor and we decide to vote for, down, or amend the proposed budget. At the first meeting in June each year, we host a public hearing, allowing us to listen to budget concerns from constituents. 

In April of every year, we host budget hearings, this allows council members and community members to hear the budgeting priorities from each department. Following the budget hearings, the mayor has until the end of April to present their budget to the city council. Once the council receives the proposed budget, we will host open meetings to discuss amendments which will add or remove items from the mayor's proposed budget - this all happens throughout the month of May. In June, at the first meeting, we will host a public hearing that allows for residents to share their input.

A few weeks ago, we passed a resolution to host a special session at tonight's council meeting for public input of the annual budget. This will allow residents to share their input on the budget prior to the Metro Department Budget Hearings in April and the creation of the mayors proposed budget. 

POTHOLES

To report potholes dial 3-1-1 or visit hub.nashville.gov. This is the quickest and most efficient way to escalate the maintenance of our roadways. If it is a State route, it may take more time to respond, TDOT will manage any State routes. NDOT will respond and send your request to TDOT directly.

TriStar Community Day

Centennial Park Civil Rights Marker 

What's Happening Tonight

23. BL2022-1163 An ordinance amending Chapter 2.213 of the Metropolitan Code to create a funding mechanism to support the implementation of the Inclusionary Housing Incentive program.

66. BL2022-1117 An ordinance authorizing the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Water and Sewerage Services, hereinafter known as "METRO", to enter into an agreement with Bancroft O'Quinn, Jr., hereinafter known as "DEVELOPER", to provide improved public sanitary sewer service through the construction of an improved storm water system (Project No. SWGR 202136580 and Proposal Number 2022M-004AG-001).

Dates to Remember

  • Buchanan St. Businesses and two Rezoning Requests - Community Meeting (We have invited Buchanan Street Business to discuss noise, parking, and litter concerns with residents in the area. We have also invited two organizations that would like to apply Neighborhood Landmark designations on two churches - one on 10th Ave N and Clay and the other at 14th Ave N and Buchanan)
    • Thursday, March 17
    • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • North Nashville Police Precinct | 2231 26th Ave N
  • Cumberland Gardens Community Meeting
    • RE: Traffic Calming & Conservation Overlay Conversation
    • Thursday, April 7
    • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • St. Luke CME Church | 2008 Ed Temple Blvd. 

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 

 


Are you ready for some football... I'm Not!

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

A New Day for the Titans

Last week, I received several emails and phone calls from a community within the district concerned with a sewage leak. It turns out that a building in this community had an 18" sewage line that feeds into an 8" city sewer line. You add 10 additional inches of sewage and a week of rain, we will see these issues continue to arise. A few weeks ago, I touched on the county's woes with waste collection and how we are in a great need of equipment maintenance, personnel, and new equipment. 

Fast forward to this week, The Titans are in conversation with the mayor to renovate or build a new stadium. The Tennessean reports that this could cost upwards of $600 Million to $2 Billion (or more) to achieve this goal. This may be the way to get the Titans to win a Super Bowl or at least host one, but is it the best use of city dollars? 

Here is how the spending breaks down... The city and the Titans will partner to pay for this option. The city's plan, thus far (this will be a moving target for a while), will be to create revenue bonds that pay for the stadium and the build out of the east east bank. This means that the revenue generated from 50% of the taxes from the businesses, stadium, etc. in that area will pay for the stadium.

Unfortunately, the brand new revenue from the stadium and the resources surrounding it stays there, it doesn't flow into other communities such as District 21 communities. Therefore, as the District 21 Council Member, I am very hesitant to support this plan. As you know, I have been fighting for affordability in housing options, infrastructure investments (paved alleys, sidewalks, park updates, sewage lines, storm water relief, lighting, etc.), metro services personnel, and public safety measures. This new deal will not support any of these much needed items for our district. I can, however, support this new plan for a football stadium if, and only if, these needed investments in our district makes it to a passed city budget and/or capital spending plan, prior to passing spending for a new stadium. This means we have the dollars set aside to address your major concerns that I am peppered with from neighbors on a daily basis.

Stay tuned as this all unfolds, I plan to keep you up-to-date along the way.

POTHOLES

To report potholes dial 3-1-1 or visit hub.nashville.gov. This is the quickest and most efficient way to escalate the maintenance of our roadways. If it is a State route, it may take more time to respond, TDOT will manage any State routes. NDOT will respond and send your request to TDOT directly.

What I've Been Up To

  • I'm still working on a program with Westminster Homes and Rebuilding Together to help District 21 residents in need of renovations and upgrades to their homes. This project is in it's initial conversations, however, if you know a neighbor that is in need of renovations and upgrades, please reach out to me directly. We will be meeting to discuss how this will work and I will have information for you very soon.
  • I hosted a meeting with the Centennial Park, Acklen Park, and OneCity communities last week. One of the major takeaways is that metro police will add additional presence from dusk to dawn (throughout the entire neighborhood, not just the park) when the park is closed. Also, metro parks will be renovating and re-programming the Pavilion at the corner of 28th and Poston. The Pavilion's new use will require permitted events only. If individuals are gathering at the Pavilion without a permitted reservation, they will be asked to leave the area. You will also see more speed enforcement along 31st Ave N between West End and Park Plaza. Speeding is one of the largest concerns of neighbors in this area, and we have asked Cmdr. Widener to evaluate a plan to reduce the speed.
  • I am hosting a meeting on March 3 at the North Nashville Police Precinct at 6pm to discuss updates on the WEGO construction at 26th and Clarksville Hwy and the new tenants of Crestview Nursing home at 2030 25th Ave N. - Community Care Fellowship and Dream Street.
  • Illegal Dumping Pilot: Today I had a ride along with the first director of NDOT and the bulk item pickup team. We are following up on March 14 to discuss more from our findings. We will then have a community meeting to share our plan to mitigate the illegal dumping problem within the District.
  • We have recruited a new committee for the North Nashville/Bordeaux Participatory Budgeting process. This team will assemble within the next few months. Please be thinking of capital improvements you wish to see in your neighborhood. Once the committee begins, I will share the best way to communicate with them here.

What's Happening Tonight

The agenda does not have many big items on it tonight, which I've provided for you at the top of this note. Here are a few items I believe will be of interest to you.

H2. RS2022-xxxx A lite filed resolution to create a pre-budget public comment period for Nashville residents to share their thoughts on the budget during the budget hearings. This would happen weeks prior to the public hearing for the budget when considered by the Metro Council.

91. BL2022-1114 - This ordinance will amend section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws by adding a definition for the term Personally Identifiable Information (also referred to as “PII”). The term is referenced twice in the recently enacted License Plate Scanner ordinance (BL2021-961). The definition will apply to the broader code section on the deployment of surveillance or electronic data gathering devices.

The proposed ordinance defines the term to mean: “any representation of information that permits the identity of an individual to whom the information applies to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means. Further, PII is defined as information: (i) that directly identifies an individual (e.g., name, address, social security number or other identifying number or code, telephone number, email address, etc.) or (ii) by which any governmental department or agency intends to identify specific individuals in conjunction with other data elements, i.e., indirect identification. (These data elements may include a combination of gender, race, birth date, and other descriptors). Additionally, information permitting the physical or online contacting of a specific individual is the same as personally identifiable information. This definition includes information that is maintained in either paper, electronic or other media.”

BL2021-961, adopted on February 1, 2022, prohibits any LPR data retained by the Metropolitan Government from containing PII. Further, BL2021-961 requires MNPD to submit an annual report of the collected data to the Council which will contain voluntarily provided race data but prohibits all other PII from being included in the annual report.

92. BL2022-1115 -  **This ordinance, if enacted, will violate state law: Title 7, Chapter 68, Part 101, et seq., of the Tennessee Code Annotated (the “Act”).**

A court will likely find that this ordinance violates the Act-which prohibits a local governmental entity from adopting a “sanctuary policy”-because the ordinance would prohibit a department from using the LPR system/information to assist federal officials with immigration compliance. Section 1 of the ordinance explicitly contravenes the Act. The Act provides that “No local governmental entity or official shall adopt or enact a sanctuary policy.” A “sanctuary policy” is defined as one that, among other things, “limits or prohibits any local governmental entity or official from communicating or cooperating with federal agencies or officials to verify or report the immigration status of any alien.” Section 1, as proposed, would be an express adoption of a sanctuary policy as defined by the Act because it proposes to prohibit any department within the Metropolitan Government from utilizing the LPR system or collected information to cooperate with federal officials in connection with immigration laws of the United States.

Section 2 of the proposed ordinance prohibits the Metropolitan Government from utilizing, in conjunction with LPR, a “hot list” that is related to federal immigration enforcement, including lists created by, provided by, or containing information from ICE. While Section 2 of the proposed ordinance is not as explicit in its contravention of the Act, it is outside the spirit of the Act’s goals of encouraging expansive cooperation with federal officials regarding immigration laws. It is less likely that a court would find that Section 2 of the proposed ordinance violates the Act.

If enacted, the Metropolitan Government will be ineligible to enter into any grant contract with the state department of economic and community development until the policy is repealed. Further, state law authorizes residents to bring a complaint in Chancery Court alleging that the ordinance violates the Act. If a court determines that the Metropolitan Council has adopted a sanctuary policy, it can order that the Metropolitan Government comply with the Act, enjoin the Metropolitan Government from further interference with the Act, and take other necessary action to ensure compliance.

93. BL2022-1116 This proposed ordinance amends the newly enacted Metropolitan Code of Laws sections 13.08.080G(3)(f) and 13.08.080G(5)(e) to include the Executive Director of the Community Oversight Board. The recently enacted BL2021-961 created section 13.08.080G(3)(f) of the Metropolitan Code providing that the District Attorney and the Public Defender may investigate complaints of misuse of LPR, examine and audit LPRs and LPR data files or record, and if either believes that LPRs have been used in violation of the code section, they may request that Council suspend the use of LPR. The proposed ordinance will add the Executive Director of the Community Oversight Board as an entity entitled to take specific investigative and examination actions related to in addition to the District Attorney and the Public Defender.

BL2021-961 also created section 13.08.080G(5)(e) of the Metropolitan Code providing that the District Attorney, the Public Defender, and the Chair of the Community Oversight Board shall have access to the MNPD audit trail. The proposed ordinance will provide such access to the Executive Director, rather than the Chair, of the Community Oversight Board and expand the review to designees of the named entities. And, it will enlarge the scope of review to include audit working papers

Dates to Remember

  • Neighborhood Community Meeting – RE: Updates on G-Spot, Crestview Rehabilitation Center (2030 25th Ave N), and WEGO Transit Development

    • Thursday, March 3 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    • North Nashville Police Precinct | 2231 26th Ave N

  • Rezoning Community Meeting - RE: 2500 W Heiman St.
    • Monday, March 14 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    • Jefferson St. Missionary Baptist Church | 2708 Jefferson St. 
  • Buchanan St. Businesses and two Rezoning Requests - Community Meeting (We have invited Buchanan Street Business to discuss noise, parking, and litter concerns with residents in the area. We have also invited two organizations that would like to apply Neighborhood Landmark designations on two churches - one on 10th Ave N and Clay and the other at 14th Ave N and Buchanan)
    • Thursday, March 17
    • North Nashville Police Precinct | 2231 26th Ave N

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 

 


Wasteful Thinking

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Happy Valentine's Day

Metro Waste Collection:

We've had a time with trash collection for over five (5) years in this city. First reported in July of 2019, Red River Waste Solutions were skipping routes, missing trash pickup deadlines, and simply not upholding their portion of the contract. Fast forward to now, we are in a much worse position. Red River has now filed for bankruptcy. Yes, they filed for bankruptcy in October 2021! The company we've hired to collect our waste is bankrupt... But yet, we still keep them around. I know many of you, just like me and my family, are frustrated with the lack of service we are receiving from our waste collection partners. Honestly, there is no acceptable excuse. At this moment, Red River, in a council committee meeting, assured council members that we will not have service interruptions... That was a lie! 

Currently, Metro's equipment is in poor condition and we do not have enough trucks to make the rounds. That's why we have a contract with Red River Waste Solutions. As we work through this, please keep me updated as to how your waste management services are. You can email me at [email protected] You can also visit HubNashville to file any complaints.

What I've Been Up To

  • I'm working on a program with Westminster Homes and Rebuilding Together to help District 21 residents in need of renovations and upgrades to their homes. This project is in it's initial conversations, however, if you know a neighbor that is in need of renovations and upgrades, please reach out to me directly. We will be meeting to discuss how this will work and I will have information for you very soon.
  • I am hosting a meeting for residents in Centennial Park, Acklen Park, and One City on February 24 at 6pm at the Centennial Performing Arts Studio to discuss public safety concerns.
  • I am hosting a meeting on March 3 at the North Nashville Police Precinct at 6pm to discuss updates on the WEGO construction at 26th and Clarksville Hwy and the new tenants of Crestview Nursing home at 2030 25th Ave N. - Community Care Fellowship and Dream Street.
  • Illegal Dumping Pilot: I have been in conversation with the mayor's administration regarding the overwhelming amount of illegal dumping in North Nashville. We are planning to create a pilot that focuses on daily removal of large bulk, illegally dumped, items. 

What's Happening Tonight

There are a few elections and confirmations tonight. The Community Oversight Board has three (3) vacancies with four candidates. Both the Historical Commission and the Convention Center Authority have confirmations as well.

We have a short agenda tonight... But here is an item I think will be able to help neighbors in the District with mortgage, rent, and utility payments.

RS2022-1381 A resolution modifying RS2021-1116, which appropriated $3,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to provide rent and mortgage payments and utilities payments, to extend the coverage date through June 30, 2023, and to expand mortgage relief to all participants who have household income up to and including 100% of AMI.

Dates to Remember

  • Neighborhood Community Meeting - RE: Public Safety – Centennial Park, Acklen Park, and One City neighborhoods: RE

    Thursday, February 24 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Centennial Performing Arts Studio |  211 27th Ave N

  • Neighborhood Community Meeting – RE: Updates on G-Spot, Crestview Rehabilitation Center (2030 25th Ave N), and WEGO Development

    Thursday, March 3 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    North Nashville Police Precinct | 2231 26th Ave N

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 

 


Live Together in Peace - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

 

Live together in peace... This is an brief snippet of Dr. King's speech while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In this speech he explains how we, as humans, have to work together for the greater good. That working together in peace is the only way we will find peace in our communities, states, and country.

"...After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time – the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts. Negroes of the United States, following the people of India, have demonstrated that nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation. Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love..."

COVID-19 Update:

Click the picture below to see the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 in Nashville. Our confirmed positive cases are seemingly dropping.

The CDC recommends all people 18 and older receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, boosters can be administered as early as six months after the second dose was administered. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a booster dose can be administered as early as two months after the initial dose was administered. Boosters of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available at the drive-thru sites and pop-up community vaccination events. Moderna will not be available. There is an ample supply of all three types of vaccine across our community. Visit vaccines.gov to find locations where each is being offered.

Click the image below for up-to-date hours of operation for booster and testing sites.

Metro Waste Collection:

Curbside recycling is still suspended. 

What's Happening Tonight

RS2020-1348 - I've sponsored a Resolution honoring the life of Mr. Yusef Harris.

BL2021-961 This ordinance, as amended, amends Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code to provide for and regulate the usage of license plate reader (LPR) technology. The Code currently prohibits the operation of LPRs installed onto or within the public right-of-way except for use in conjunction with a vehicle emissions sensor as part of an emissions inspection program authorized under local, state or federal law. This ordinance would replace the provisions of subsection G. of Section 13.08.080 entirely. The ordinance preserves the existing emissions inspection program exception, and adds a new comprehensive regulatory structure for other uses of LPR technology.

BL2021-1055 An ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of "Charles Dungey Way" for a portion of 40th Avenue North.

Dates to Remember

  • College Hill Rezone Request Meeting
    • Sunday, January 23
    • 6:30 pm
    • Location: Zoom Call - Link to be sent in follow up email.
  • Cumberland Gardens Community Meeting
    • Organizing a Community Group
    • Contextual Overlay
      • Tuesday, January 25
      • 6:00 pm
      • Location: St. Luke CME Church
  • 23rd Ave N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Saturday, January 29
    • 9:00 am TIME CHANGE
    • Location: New Covenant Christian Church - 2201 Osage
    • Zoom Call Link Here
  • Clay St./15th and 16th Aves N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Saturday, January 29
    • 10:30 am TIME CHANGE
    • Location: New Covenant Christian Church - 2201 Osage
    • Zoom Call Link Here

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 

 


No Recycling this Holiday Season

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Happy Holidays!

 

Metro Recycling Suspended - Effective Immediately

Here is a message from Metro Water and Waste Services Director, Scott Potter...

Effective Tuesday, December 21, 2021 curbside recycling will be temporarily suspended. Our goal is to resume curbside recycling late January or early February 2022.

Delays in trash collection due to staffing and fleet issues continue to be of concern. Red River, a Waste Services contractor, has not been able to complete trash collection for all Metro customers on the collection day for the last three weeks and service delays are getting longer.

Metro recycling trucks and staff will be temporarily reassigned to trash collection while we work to find an acceptable solution to this problem. This decision is a very difficult one considering Metro’s commitment to recycling but we must address the public health and sanitation issues related to delayed trash collection in a timely manner.

“Recycling is important, but the health and safety of the community will always be our top priority,” said Director, Scott Potter. “In light of the current situation, this is our best option while we establish a permanent solution. We appreciate your understanding and continued
patience.”

Residents are encouraged to use the recycling drop-off sites and convenience centers.

Recycling Drop Off Sites

  • Bellevue Metro Transit Authority's Park and Ride (Open 24 hours)
  • Cane Ridge High School (Open 24 hours)
  • Granbery Elementary School (Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon)
  • Hillsboro High School (Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.)
  • Joelton Middle School (Open 24 hours)
  • Lakewood City Hall (Open 24 hours)
  • McGavock High School (Open 24 hours)
  • Old Ben West Library Building (Open 24 hours No glass accepted at this location)
  • Tennessee State University (Open 24 hours)
  • Whites Creek High School (Open 24 hours)

Convenience Centers Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • East Convenience Center
  • Ezell Pike Convenience Center
  • Omohundro Convenience Center
  • Anderson Lane Convenience Center

Metro will increase staffing and trash collection at these sites. Additionally, residents will be allowed to bring up to five (5) bags of household trash per day to Metro convenience centers (an increase from two (2) bags per day) at no cost.

What's Happening Tonight

RS2021-1260 - A resolution appropriating $20,200,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to supplement The Barnes Fund, to establish a Catalyst Fund for affordable housing purchases, and to create a centralized database of subsidized housing. There's a substitute that adds an additional $20,000,000 to both the Barnes Fund ($10M) and Catalyst Fund ($10M).

RS2021-1263 A resolution appropriating $9,069,614.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to General Services to expand the vehicle fleet of the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Nashville Department of Transportation, and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

RS2021-1303 - A Resolution requesting the COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee to recommend to the Metropolitan Council the appropriation of not less than $70,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to be appropriated to the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development for economic development in disadvantaged communities, with particular emphasis on Bordeaux and North Nashville and for funding of the Nashville Small Business Recovery Fund.

BL2021-1055 - An ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of "Charles Dungey Way" for a portion of 40th Avenue North.

BL2021-975 - This ordinance amends Title 17 of the Metro Code to allow nonconforming single and two family uses that are damaged or destroyed by any involuntary means (such as a natural disaster) to be fully reconstructed as long as there is not a substantial increase in the degree of nonconformity of the structure.

Dates to Remember

(All are Tentative Dates)

  • 23rd Ave N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 11
    • 6PM
    • Location: TBD
  • Clay St./15th and 16th Aves N Traffic Calming Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 11
    • 7:30 pm
    • Location: TBD
  • College Hill Rezone Request Meeting
    • Thursday, January 13
    • 6:00 pm
    • Location: TBD
  • Cumberland Gardens Community Meeting
    • Organizing a Community Group
    • Contextual Overlay
      • Thursday, January 20
      • 6:00 pm
      • Location: St. Luke CME Church (Tentative) 

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon


A Capital Spending Christmas!

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. As we head toward the end of 2021 and nearing the Christmas Holiday, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your engagement throughout this year. 

Tonight, we will follow up on the Capital Spending Plan (CSP). There are several amendments that have been offered to this plan, you can review them here. The CSP has a proposed $568 Million spending for capital improvements throughout the city. District 21 will indirectly receive capital upgrades from departments, such as NDOT, Metro Parks, and the Library Department, in this plan. However, the only direct proposed funding from the CSP for District 21 is the Jefferson Street Cap. I have heard from many of you that are in opposition to the proposed Cap, therefore, I have an amendment in the above packet to reallocate those dollars to needs within the District.

What I've Been Up To

  • I told you I have been working with the mayor's office to mitigate the illegal dumping. We are close to finding an organization that will survey and clean up the problem areas. I will keep you updated here
  • I held a community meeting for rezoning the property at 9th Ave N and Buchanan St. - Updating you that the developer has applied for the rezone and community plan overlay.
  • Mayor's Capital Spending Plan (CSP) - I have an amendment to the CSP to move $16M from the Jefferson St. Cap to the Hadley Park Library plan. If passed, this will allow us to build a new Hadley Park Library.
  • Lighting - I met with NDOT and NES regarding the lack of lighting throughout the right-of-way. We are discussing adding lighting in dark spots and LED lights.
  • Over the past two years, I have been lobbying NDOT/Public Works to review traffic calming applications within the District. I am proud to announce that four (4) streets in District 21 have been selected for traffic calming measures. Read this article to see where they are. If you are in these areas, be on the lookout for a community meeting to discuss what traffic problems you have and how we can work with NDOT to overcome these issues.

What's Happening Tonight

BL2021-922 - This ordinance amends Title 17 of the Metro Code to define the “bar or nightclub” use. It also implements a condition requiring a distance of 100 feet between a bar or nightclub use and parcels containing single family residential, two family residential, day care center (up to 75), day care center (over 75), day care home, school day care, orphanage, monastery or convent, religious institution, or community education uses in all zoning districts where the bar or nightclub use is currently permitted, excluding the DTC. This bill does not affect bar or nightclub uses located within the DTC. I will defer this bill tonight due to conversations with the state regarding a few definitions pertaining to non-conforming properties.

BL2021-946 - I'm sponsoring this ordinance, it will change the zoning from R-6 and CS zoning to SP. This will allow for mixed use housing and retail at the corner of 9th Ave. N and Clay St. It will be on Public Hearing this evening.

BL2021-1010 - This ordinance would require entertainment vehicles to follow a certain route that only remains throughout a downtown loop.

Dates to Remember

  • No meetings to date for the end of the year. I am scheduling several meetings for January. 

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon


Thanks and Giving

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving District 21! I'm excited to be back with friends and family this Thanksgiving. As you complete your work week and get into the Thanksgiving Spirit, take time to reflect on all that you are thankful for. I'm thankful for neighbors like you, people that are engaged and working hard to shape our communities together as a neighborhood. Thank you for all that you do to move our neighbors forward.

Jefferson St. Cap - Meetings Postponed

The Jefferson St. Cap meeting scheduled for this upcoming Thursday has been postponed by the Mayor's office.

An article titled "Metro Hits Pause on Jefferson St. Cap after Community Pushback" WPLN Nashville Public Radio explains the a large amount of opposition for the proposed development. Residents shared their thoughts on the need for affordable housing, restoration of black businesses along Jefferson St, and the revitalization of what was once a booming business and entertainment district in Nashville. The Mayor's office and NDOT are taking time to recalibrate and answer the many questions and options proposed by community members during the past three meetings. I see this as a time for our District to work together to receive the long overdue investments needed in North Nashville. This conversation was rushed to the forefront of North Nashville just a couple of months before President Biden signed a bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. The state and the city of Nashville will receive dollars from this federal legislation. I believe we will need to come back to the table and voice our thoughts on how these dollars can be spent in North Nashville and District 21.

What I've Been Up To

  • I'm working with the mayor's office to provide daily/weekly illegal dumping removal throughout all of North Nashville and possibly other parts of the city. My next meeting with the mayor's office is scheduled for November 30. I'll keep you updated.
  • You may see paving in your area... There are several paving projects in the District. If you do not see any paving activity in your area and there is a street that should be added, please email me and I will add it to our Capital Improvements Budget and lobby the mayor's office to add to our upcoming budget in June.
  • I'm hosting a Thanksgiving meal for the faculty and staff at Robert Churchwell Elementary. If you are interested in volunteering to serve, please reach out to me directly at [email protected]
  • I have been communicating the responses you have shared regarding the proposed Jefferson St. Cap. The meeting for November 18 has been postponed. I will continue to update you on any communication I receive from the NDOT and the mayor.

What's Happening Tonight

As usual, we have several Elections and Confirmations tonight. There are several opportunities for you to get involved. Visit Metro's Boards and Commissions sites and let me know if you are interested in joining one.

RS2021-1204 - A resolution appropriating $1,933,000.00 in American Recovery Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to Metro Parks to be used for managing homeless encampments, and the renovation and repair of Brookmeade Park. There is an amendment to remove the cameras and machinery requested in this resolution. There will be a hearty debate on this topic tonight.

RS2021-1221 A resolution approving an application for a Multimodal Access Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT), to complete improvements along Charlotte Avenue from 28th Avenue North to 39th Avenue North to address existing pedestrian and bicycle facility gaps and other safety concerns.

RS2021-1245 - A resolution approving amendments one and two to the Healthy Start Initiative - Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide a variety of services in reducing infant mortality for pregnant and parenting women.

RS2021-1251 - This is a resolution to repeal the metro code requiring vehicle emissions testing.

RS2021-1235 - This resolution will recognize the 100 Year Celebration of The Fairfield Four, an American Gospel group from Nashville, and the continued legacy of The McCrary Sisters.

Bills on First Reading...

BL2021-1010 - This bill would only allow Transportainment vehicles to use predetermined route within the DTC in the Downtown District and will not allow these vehicles to operate between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday - Friday.

BL2021-1016 An Ordinance naming the landing and steps in front of the Historic Metropolitan Courthouse in honor of Diane Nash.

Bills on Second Reading...

BL2021-971 An ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create an Office of Housing and Homelessness.

BL2021-972 - An ordinance to provide funding for the restoration and maintenance of the city's tree canopy.

Bills on Third Reading...

BL2021-842 This ordinance, as substituted, amends Section 16.28.190 and creates a new Section 16.28.195 to separate out historic demolition permits from other building permits and to require any contractor or subcontractor involved in the demolition or partial demolition of a historic structure as defined within the ordinance to submit an affidavit stating that they understand the building or demolition permit to be approved, as well as the limits of the demolition work to be done.

Third Reading Items I've sponsored... 

BL2021-931 An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from IR and OR20 to SP zoning on properties located at 704 41st Ave N, 4105 Clifton Avenue and Clifton Avenue (unnumbered), 4018 Indiana Avenue, and 4020 Indiana Avenue, approximately 475 feet west of 40th Ave N, (5.11 acres), to permit 112 multifamily residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021SP-004-001).

BL2021-932 - This is an updated bill due to a new state law that passed. It is an action that will be taken with BL2021-931. An ordinance to authorize building material restrictions and requirements for BL2021-931, a proposed Specific Plan Zoning District located at located at 704 41st Ave N, 4105 Clifton Avenue and Clifton Avenue (unnumbered), 4018 Indiana Avenue, and 4020 Indiana Avenue, approximately 475 feet west of 40th Ave N

BL2021-937 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS and RS5 to SP zoning for properties located at 2100, 2105 and 2107 Buchanan Street, on either side of Buchanan Street and approximately 85 feet west of Clarksville Pike (1.12 acres), to permit a mixed use development. 

BL2021-938 - This is an updated bill due to a new state law that passed. It is an action that will be taken with BL2021-937.

BL2021-943 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS and MUG-A to SP zoning for properties located at 2410, 2412 and 2416 West End Avenue and 2413 Elliston Place, at the northeast corner of West End Avenue and 25th Avenue South (0.87 acres), to permit a mixed used development.

BL2021-950 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CF to MUI-A zoning for properties located at 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1912B and 1916 Hayes Street.

BL2021-953 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Overlay District to various properties located south of Clay St. and Lacy St., north of Scoval St., east of 26th Ave. N., and west of Interstate 65, zoned CN, CS, R6, R6-A, RS5, and SP.

  • Community Meeting Regarding Zoning at 2500 Heiman St. - Proposed Signal Family Housing Development
    • Tuesday, November 30
    • 6:00 pm 
    • Jefferson St. Missionary Baptist Church - 2708 Jefferson St
  • Cumberland Gardens Neighborhood Community Meeting
    • Thursday, December 2
    • 6:00 pm
    • St. Luke CME Church - 2008 Ed Temple Blvd.

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 


Are Your Tax Dollars Working For You (FY23 CSP)?

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. You must wear a mask to attend. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

FY23 Capital Spending Plan

The mayor's office has released their Capital Spending Plan (CSP) for the FY 23 Calendar year. You can take a look at the filed Resolution here (RS2021-1201). In a media release, the mayor touts the CSP, saying that they are focused on neighborhoods. It's a $1 Billion CSP. 

Click here to review the list of Capital Improvements that are suggested by the mayor. 

I've combed through the proposed CSP and here are some of the highlights I found and wanted you to review...

  • $250,000 is allocated to a Master Plan for a new Hadley Park Library Branch
  • $1.28M for new garbage trucks and repairs
  • $45M for "Restoration & Resiliency, Partnership Funding (Jefferson Street Cap) I'm not sure why this wasn't spelled out completely in the CSP. I will follow up and send you any thoughts from the mayor's office and NDOT.
  • $5M for Safety/Vision Zero/Traffic Calming - Entire County
  • $5M For sidewalk construction - Entire County
  • $2M for the North Nashville/Bordeaux Participatory Budgeting

I'm concerned that this CSP doesn't have enough items listed for District 21. Traffic calming and infrastructure are items the District has shared with me. I do not believe NDOT has received enough funding to be able to manage the needs of the entire county nerveless the district. 

What's Happening Tonight

Several months ago, Mr. Jon Cooper, Metro Council's Director and Legal Counsel, retired from Metro. There is a Resolution (RS2021-1198) authorizing a new Director, Ms. Margaret Darby. We will also confirm several appointments to Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in serving our great city as an appointed board or commission member, please reach out to me directly.

We have a host of Public Hearings tonight as well. I have several zoning items that will be heard this evening.

BL2021-922 - I will defer this bill tonight for it to track with Metro Planning Commission. This bill defines, in metro's code, what a "bar and nightclub" is and how it differs from a restaurant. It also will implement a condition requiring a 100 feet distance of any bar and nightclub from parcels containing single family residential, two family residential, day care center (up to 75), day care center (over 75), day care home, school day care, orphanage, monastery or convent, religious institution, or community education.  

BL2021-931 An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from IR and OR20 to SP zoning on properties located at 704 41st Ave N, 4105 Clifton Avenue and Clifton Avenue (unnumbered), 4018 Indiana Avenue, and 4020 Indiana Avenue, approximately 475 feet west of 40th Ave N, (5.11 acres), to permit 112 multifamily residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2021SP-004-001).

BL2021-932 - This is an updated bill due to a new state law that passed. It is an action that will be taken with BL2021-931. An ordinance to authorize building material restrictions and requirements for BL2021-931, a proposed Specific Plan Zoning District located at located at 704 41st Ave N, 4105 Clifton Avenue and Clifton Avenue (unnumbered), 4018 Indiana Avenue, and 4020 Indiana Avenue, approximately 475 feet west of 40th Ave N

BL2021-937 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS and RS5 to SP zoning for properties located at 2100, 2105 and 2107 Buchanan Street, on either side of Buchanan Street and approximately 85 feet west of Clarksville Pike (1.12 acres), to permit a mixed use development. I will add an amendment to remove the bar and nightclub usage and any outside amplified music.

BL2021-938 - This is an updated bill due to a new state law that passed. It is an action that will be taken with BL2021-937.

BL2021-943 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS and MUG-A to SP zoning for properties located at 2410, 2412 and 2416 West End Avenue and 2413 Elliston Place, at the northeast corner of West End Avenue and 25th Avenue South (0.87 acres), to permit a mixed used development. I'll add an amendment to this bill as well. 

BL2021-946 - This will be deferred by rule - The applicant did not send out proper notice for the zoning. An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, A request to rezone from R6 and CS to SP zoning for properties located at 1919, 1924 and 1928 9th Avenue North, at the southeast and southwest corners of Clay Street and 9th Avenue North (1.12 acres), to permit a mixed use development.

BL2021-950 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CF to MUI-A zoning for properties located at 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1912B and 1916 Hayes Street.

BL2021-953 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by applying a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Overlay District to various properties located south of Clay St. and Lacy St., north of Scoval St., east of 26th Ave. N., and west of Interstate 65, zoned CN, CS, R6, R6-A, RS5, and SP. There is a housekeeping amendment that will be added.

BL2021-958 - An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS to MUL-A zoning for property located at 626 40th Ave N, at the southeast corner of Clifton Avenue and 40th Ave N.

Here are a few other items on tonight's agenda I think you should follow.

RS2021-1191 - A resolution recognizing the North Nashville/Bordeaux Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee and Process.

RS2021-1201 - This is the Capital Spending Plan communicated above.

BL2021-971 - This ordinance will create an Office of Housing and Homelessness.

The following are Bills discussing License Plate Readers legislation

BL2021-841 - This ordinance, as amended, amends Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the use of LPR in the public rights-of-way. This ordinance generally prohibits LPR usage by Metro for scanning plates in the right-of-way, except as specifically allowed in the ordinance. This limitation would only apply to Metro and LPR could still be used by the public.

 

Metro would be authorized to use LPR in law enforcement vehicles, for emissions testing, and for parking enforcement. LPR could be used by law enforcement to scan, detect, and identify license plate numbers for the purposes of identifying: 

                     Stolen vehicles

                     Vehicles associated with missing or endangered persons

                     Vehicles registered to a person with an outstanding felony arrest warrant

                     Vehicles for which a probable cause search warrant for a felony offense has been obtained

BL2021-961 - 

The ordinance would require departments, either directly or through contractors, who want to use LPRs to implement a usage and privacy policy that would be posted on the department’s website. The policy must be designed “to ensure that the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, and dissemination of LPR information is consistent with respect for individuals' privacy and civil liberties.” The data collected could only be used for the following purposes:

                     investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses

                     detecting and parking civil traffic or parking offenses

                     operating a smart parking or curb management program

                     assisting in missing persons cases including Amber and Silver Alerts

 

Dates to Remember

  • Community Meeting regarding a community plan amendment and rezoning request for properties at 9th Ave N and Buchanan St. We met about this property early in the term. The Developer wanted to build a dog park.
    • Thursday, November 4 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (tentative)
    • North Nashville Police Precinct
    • 2231 26th Ave N

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon

 


Yes, Re-Districting, Again!

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. I wanted toe get this to you sooner this week due to important re-districting meetings that are starting on Monday! You must wear a mask to attend. An agenda has been provided, and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Re-Districting - redistrict.nashville.gov

The last time I wrote you, I mentioned that the re-districting maps will be out soon. We received the preliminary maps on Friday. Click here to view the proposed Council District Map

Here is a snap shot of the proposed District 21 changes...

Below are community meeting dates that will be hosted by the Planning Department. Please join these meetings to ask any questions you have and to comment and share your thoughts on the city's proposed re-districting efforts.

    • Monday, Oct. 18: Sonny West Conference Center, 3pm – 7:30pm
    • Thursday, Oct. 21: Madison Library,
      • 4:30pm – 7pm open house
    • Monday, Oct. 25: Southeast Library,
      • 4:30pm – 7pm open house
    • Wednesday, Oct. 27, Bordeaux Library,
      • 4:30pm – 7pm open house
  • Drop by the Planning Department’s offices at the Metro Office Building, 800 Second Avenue South.
      • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10am – 4pm
      • Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10am – 4pm
      • Thursday, Oct. 28, 3pm – 6pm

Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) 

I also discussed the Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) with you in my last newsletter. Each year council members submit items to the Planning Department for the annual CIB. This list is due on October 31st and I'd like to hear from you of what Capital Improvements you would like me to add to our District's list. Click here to complete the District 21 CIB survey.

What's Happening Tonight

BL2021-961 - This is the re-introduction of CM Johnston's License Plate Reader (LPR) bill. It's on 1st reading tonight.

BL2021-911 - This is an ordinance that will add regulations to the Transportainment/Party Buses/tractors/boats/Golf Carts/Pedal Taverns/Etc. that we see in the downtown region. It will amend Chapter 2.100 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the composition of the Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission, amending Title 6 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the operation and regulation of Entertainment Transportation Vehicles, amending Section 9.20.020 pertaining to vehicle noise, and amending Sections 6.75.240, 7.24.040, and 12.54.210 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the consumption of alcoholic beverages in vehicles.

BL2021-866 - This ordinance would prohibit passengers in a motor vehicle from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage or beer during the operation of the vehicle.

Dates to Remember:

  • District 21 Town Hall Meeting - Discussing Tax Freeze & Relief, Illegal Dumping, and Traffic Calming
    • Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • West End United Methodist Church (Mask Required)
      • 2200 West End Ave 
      • Virtual link option to be provided later
  • Buchanan Business Owners Introduction Meeting
    • Thursday, November 4 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • North Nashville Police Precinct
    • 2231 26th Ave N
  • Community Meeting regarding a community plan amendment and rezoning request for properties at 9th Ave N and Buchanan St. We met about this property early in the term. The Developer wanted to build a dog park.
    • Thursday, November 4 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (tentative)
    • North Nashville Police Precinct
    • 2231 26th Ave N

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon


Re-Districting and Capital Improvements

 

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm and we have a lot to cover. You must wear a mask to attend. An agenda has been provided, and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].

Re-Districting

Nashville's re-districting conversation is heating up. I wrote about this topic a few newsletters back. I encourage you to sign up for the re-districting newsletter here. Preliminary District maps will be available for review on Friday, October 15. Community meetings will be set for the following Monday and more throughout the month of October. If you have any questions regarding your proposed re-districting status, you can email Metro Planning staff at [email protected]. As I mentioned before, several Nashvillians will not remain in their current district and you may be re-districted to a new Council District.

Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) 

When I started this journey, District 21 was missing out on Millions of dollars in infrastructure investments. We changed that by including your needs into a Capital Improvements Budget annually. Each year, we have the opportunity to add to our "wish list" of capital needs throughout the District. We've been able to see a few of these items added to our CIB come to fruition throughout the past couple of years. The CIB is simply a wish list. The items on the CIB are lobbied by you and your council member (me) to work with the mayor to add to the Capital Spending Plan (CSP). The items must be included in the CIB to be added to the mayor's CSP. The District's CIB requests for the upcoming year will need to be added by October 31 - Will you please share your thoughts, via email at [email protected], on what you see that needs to be added as a Capital/Infrastructure investment in your community? This will help me decide on what is needed to be added within our current CIB. You can review the current CIB here.

Hadley Park Updates

Historic Hadley Park will be receiving a new pavilion and updated signage.

Stop The Bullying Walk - October 16

COVID-19 - A Safer Nashville COVID Website

Metro Public Health Department has Covid Vaccine Booster Shots available. There are also Drive-Thru Covid Testing sites open as well.

To receive more insight regarding the city's response to COVID-19, please visit "A Safer Nashville" website by clicking here.

What I've Been Up To:

  •  I-40 Cap: There will be a meeting on this Saturday, October 9 at noon. regarding the Cap. It will be at Lee Chapel AME Church. The mayor and representatives from NDOT will be in attendance to discuss what the Cap is all about. This is a proposed infrastructure project. Please join and let us know your thoughts, either way - Want it or Don't Want it.
  • 37208 Committee - The 37208 committee is a few steps away from creating a 37208 Fund that will support, through a participatory grant making process, small non-profits that are activating in the 37208 zip code and helping families and youth in the 37208 zip code. 
  • Participatory Budgeting: The city has appropriated $2 Million to North Nashville and Bordeaux for a Participatory Budgeting program for capital improvements. There is a committee of your peers and neighbors working to find what best to spend the money on, and we want to hear from you. We are meeting on Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 pm at St. James Missionary Baptist Church. This meeting will have a virtual option as well, please review details in the "Dates to Remember" section below.
  • License Plate Readers (LPRs) Survey: I've had this survey up for a while Thank you for responding, if you haven't had the chance to complete the survey please do so now. This will be re-introduced to the council soon!

What's Happening Tonight

Elections and Confirmations: Multiple Elections and Confirmations tonight. We will be selecting a new Planning Committee Chair that will also sit on the Metro Planning Commission. The Transportation Chair is also up for election.

RS2021-1177 A resolution accepting a Promotion of the Arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, to support a permanent public art lighting installation and an artist residency program in North Nashville.

RS2021-1183 A resolution recognizing October as Italian-American Heritage Month and celebrating the contributions and achievements of Italian Americans.

BL2021-911 - This is an ordinance that will add regulations to the Transportainment/Party Buses/tractors/boats/Golf Carts/Pedal Taverns/Etc. that we see in the downtown region. It will amend Chapter 2.100 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the composition of the Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission, amending Title 6 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the operation and regulation of Entertainment Transportation Vehicles, amending Section 9.20.020 pertaining to vehicle noise, and amending Sections 6.75.240, 7.24.040, and 12.54.210 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the consumption of alcoholic beverages in vehicles.

This ordinance is being updated. The sponsor will more-than-likely defer this item.

BL2021-922 - An ordinance amending Sections 17.04.060, 17.08.030, and 17.16.070 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations to implement a distance requirement for the "bar or nightclub" use. Establishments shall be a minimum of 100 linear feet from the property line of another property upon which a single family residential, two family residential, day care center (up to 75), day care center (over 75), day care home, school day care, orphanage, monastery or convent, religious institution, or community education use is located.

BL2021-872 - This is an ordinance that will mandate masks be worn inside all public spaces. 

Dates to Remember:

  • Participatory Budgeting Community Meeting - Share with us how we should spend $2M in North Nashville and Bordeaux
  • Jefferson Street Cap - Come learn what this is all about - I have not heard a lot from the Mayor's office, but interested to hear and learn about this proposed project.
    • Saturday, October 9 - 12:00pm - 1:00 pm 
    • Lee Chapel AME Church (Outdoor Event)
      • 1716 Scovel St.
  • Community Meeting regarding a proposed Rezone at the NW Corner of 12th Ave N & Wheless St.
    • Tuesday, October 12 - 6:00 pm
    • NW Corner of 12th Ave N and Wheless St. (Outdoor Event)
  • Community Meeting to discuss DADU Overlay
  • Community Meeting regarding a community plan amendment and rezoning request for properties at 9th Ave N and Buchanan St. We met about this property early in the term. The Developer wanted to build a dog park.
    • Tuesday, October 26 - 6:00 pm
    • Location TBA (Working on a hybrid meeting)
  • Metro Planning Commission Meeting - DADU Overlay
    • Tuesday, October 28 - 4:00 pm
    • 700 2nd Ave S
  • District 21 Town Hall Meeting - Discussing Tax Freeze & Relief, Illegal Dumping, and Traffic Calming
    • Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • West End United Methodist Church (Mask Required)
      • 2200 West End Ave 
      • Virtual link option to be provided later

Lets Connect:

I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.

Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700

Best regards,

Brandon