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].
Let's Continue the Work
We are kicking-off our campaign and want you to join us! On Thursday, May 25, I will be hosting my campaign kickoff at Bag Lady's Fry Joint located at 1402 Buchanan St. starting at 6pm.
I'm excited to formally announce my candidacy for reelection and, more importantly, I'm excited to continue the work that we started a little over 4-years ago. We set out to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community for all neighbors in District 21 - From West End to Bordeaux and from Midtown to North Nashville! Over the years, we have faced a pandemic, a devastating tornado, a bombing and much more. However, we have seen many accomplishments with traffic calming, transit, and infrastructure investments. A decrease in violent crimes, we've had a very intentional path to smart growth and development, and saw an increased budget to maintain the high level of illegal dumping.
Let's continue the work, together!
- Campaign Kickoff
- Thursday, May 25
- Bag Lady's Fry Joint
- 1402 Buchanan St.
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Your Budget, Your Choice! - Countywide Participatory Budgeting
Nashville has embarked on a citywide Participatory Budgeting program. What does that mean for you? It means the city’s checkbook is in your hands! $10 million of Nashville’s money has been set aside for projects that are nominated and voted on by Davison County residents. Anybody age 14 and older can suggest ideas – as many as you want! – and then vote on the finalists this fall.
What kinds of ideas qualify? Just about anything you can dream up, as long as it serves a public use or purpose – meaning it delivers a direct, primary, concrete or quantifiable benefit to the people of Davidson County. Ideas that only benefit private individuals are not eligible.
To learn more about the process and to submit ideas visit pb.Nashville.gov
The Budget is Here!
In my last newsletter, I shared with you that budget season is upon us. We received our 503 page budget books yesterday and I'm working through the line items and will share with you the findings in the upcoming weeks. A preliminary view shows that the budget is fair and meets a few needs throughout the county, however, there are a few dollars that could possibly be reallocated. I'm interested in the budget hearings to learn in more detail how the departments are planning to spend their budgets and how that spending will impact District 21.
Below you will find the budget hearing dates. These hearings will start tomorrow and end in a week on Wednesday, May 24. You can join us in the council chambers or watch on any of the MNN streaming services and Channel 3.
To follow along with the Council's work with the budget, you can follow this link, The Citizen's Guide to the Metro Budget.
What's Happening tonight:
We do not have a busy calendar this week. There are a few commission elections, a public comment period that requires a previous sign up and several resolutions that will keep the business of Metro moving forward. CM Murphy has a zoning ordinance that has been discussed in length with residents and CMs in this area and I believe we'll see more discussion in the meeting this evening - this may be the largest item on the agenda... BL2023-1829
BL2023-1829 - 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 MUL to SP zoning for property located at 4500 Harding Pike, southwest of the corner of White Bridge Pike and Harding Pike
RS2023-2184 - A resolution accepting a donation from 19th Church Street, LLC in the amount of $214,000 as a contribution towards infrastructure improvements at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Church Street.
RS2023-2159 - A resolution increasing the maximum income limit for eligibility in the Property Tax Freeze Program that provides financial assistance to low-income elderly residents of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County beginning in Tax Year 2024.
Dates To Remember:
Reelection Campaign Kickoff
- Thursday, May 25
- Bag Lady's Fry Joint | 1402 Buchanan St.
- 6pm - 8pm
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