Auld Lang Syne

There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 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 New Year District 21! 

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you'll buy your pint cup!
and surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should old acquaintance be forgot? That phrase of the famous song, Auld Lang Syne, caught my attention as I rang in the New Year with my family. 2020 was tough... 2020 was unprecedented, uncertain, weird, strange, unforgettable... 2020 was a lot of things. So, should we forget 2020? That was the question I continued to ask myself, and quite frankly, I'm still asking that same question. We went through a lot with a tornado, straight-line wind storm, and the COVID-19 pandemic... Oh, and a Christmas morning bombing. 2020 gave us a run for our money, but we are still fighting. Thank you District 21 Family for your willingness to continue fighting for our neighborhoods and our neighbors. Without you, we wouldn't be able to move the needle forward to building stronger and healthier communities. 

Here's to serving with you in 2021!

 

What I've Been Up To:

  • As the Health, Hospitals, and Social Service Chairman, I am working with Metro Public Health to provide communication and information regarding the vaccine Rollout... I've invited the interim Health Director to the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee Meeting this evening.
  • I'm working with Metro Social Services to provide better communication for Metro Cold Shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness this winter during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Continue working with the Mayor and MNPD on the Shotspotter technology to have a pilot program in the North precinct.
  • I'm working with CM Toombs and State Rep. Love to find funding for infrastructure updates along the Clarksville Hwy corridor. 
  • Working to schedule a virtual meet and greet with the new Precinct Commander of the Midtown Hills precinct, which serves the Midtown and Centennial Park neighborhoods in the District. Cmdr. Greene, who was newly appointed, has been promoted, again, to Deputy Cheif.
  • Also, working to have a virtual meeting with the Centennial Park neighborhoods to receive an update regarding the park renovations and sidewalk updates.

What to expect tonight:

We are meeting virtually tonight!

BL2020-578 - Sponsored by me, this ordinance would amend the number of units in a development at One C1TY from 600-850.

BL2021-594 - Ordinance that will change the speed limit from 30 mph - 25 mph on local streets throughout the County.

BL2020-593- An ordinance amending Chapter 9.30 of the Metropolitan Code to restrict construction noise between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on weekends.

RS2021-652 - A resolution declaring a June 30, 2021 sunset of the current property tax rate in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

RS2021-711 - A resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly to enact a statute to mitigate the negative impacts of blasting operations.

RS2021-713 A Resolution honoring the life of Kwame Lillard.

RS2021-714 - A resolution honoring the six Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers who responded to the Christmas Day bombing on Second Avenue and expressing gratitude to all first responders who assisted at the scene.

There are also several items of legislation regarding License Plate Readers... We are having a Special Committee meeting to discuss in detail, and I will keep you updated as these conversations unfold.

We are also discussing how we will be spending the final amount of CARES ACT funding.

Lastly, there have been conversations about filing legislation for License Plate Readers (LRPs) to help combat crime - Please share your thoughts with me regarding LRPs. 

Dates to remember:

  • All in-person meetings (large/small groups or one-on-one) that I have scheduled are postponed in light of the increasing COVID-19 concerns and will not be rescheduled until further notice. 

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

 

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