Let's Continue the Work!

 

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 - I'm Running for Reelection to be your District 21 Councilman!

My, how fast does 4-years fly? In the Fall of 2018, I decided to take my love for the city of Nashville to greater heights. I saw an opportunity to secure much needed infrastructure investments, decrease crime & increase transparency with our police department, fight illegal dumping with beautification projects and financial capital, and balance the diverse needs associated with smart & responsible growth and development. We’ve accomplished so much but there is more work to be done.

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Since I have been in office, District 21 has accomplished so much. Just to name a few…

  • I worked with the mayor’s office to add nearly $8 Million for weekly illegal dumping pickup. Illegal Dumping has been the #1 HUBNashville issue for the past 6 years. 

  • There’s been a substantial decrease in every type of crime in North Nashville since I took office. I chaired the 37208 Committee born out of The Brookings Institution report "Work and Opportunity Before and After Incarceration". Our committee made several recommendations to respond to this report and we have accomplished a few of these recommendations. WKRN's article "North Nashville had highest incarceration rate in the nation in 2018; What’s changed since?" gives an in depth look at the changes that have happened over time.

  • I lobbied for serval traffic calming projects in the district: 23rd Ave N, 15th Ave. North, 16th Ave. N, Clay St., 28th Ave N, 25th Ave. N, 26th Ave. N, Jenkins St., Clifton Ave., and Arthur Ave. Traffic Calming has consistently been an issue throughout the entire city, especially in District 21. There are several other areas that need traffic calming measures, and I, along with NDOT are working to address all of these areas in our communities.

  • Passed legislation to maintain the community character of Cumberland Gardens with a Contextual Overlay. Smart growth and responsible development has been on of the most prioritized goals in my tenure as the District 21 Councilman. I have worked along side of the constituents to listen and understand how we are to shape and develop our communities. 

  • Introduced and passed legislation to allow families to extend their homes and create supplemental income with a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit Overlay.

  • I’ve consistently communicated and informed neighbors about upcoming meetings, important legislative matters, and pertinent information about their neighborhoods. I do this through my newsletters, such as this one, phone calls, text messages, door-to-door canvassing, and sometimes we even find the budget to send mailers to communicate with neighbors. Communication is important. With your engagement, I am able to advocate directly for the constituents in District 21.

  • Secured $17 Million investment to construct a North Nashville Bus Transit Center. The largest government financial investment in the past decade. All three levels of government invested in this project, Local, State, and Federal officers came together to invest dollars right in the heart of District 21.

What's Happening tonight: 

RS203-1968 - A resolution accepting an in-kind grant from Nashville Youth Hockey League, Inc. to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, to fund the purchase and installation of two Electro-Mech scoreboards on Rink B of the Centennial Sportsplex.

RS2023-1971 A resolution honoring the life of Dr. Bobby L. Lovett and recognizing his outstanding leadership and many accomplishments as Professor Emeritus at Tennessee State University.

RS2023-1973 - A resolution recognizing the Pearl-Cohn High School Firebirds football team as the TSSAA Class 4A BlueCross Bowl runner ups.

BL2023-1684 - An ordinance authorizing the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by and through the Department of Parks and Recreation, to swap 3140 Parthenon Avenue (Parcel No. 10402004300) and a portion of 3138 Parthenon Avenue (Parcel No. 10402004200) for 3136 Parthenon Avenue (Parcel No. 10402004100) to allow for a future expansion of the Centennial dog park (Proposal No. 2022M-051AG-001)

BL2022-1571 - An Ordinance to amend Title 8 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws relative to animals.

BL2022-1570 - 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 RM20 to SP zoning for a portion of property located at 3138 and property at 3140 Parthenon Avenue, approximately 119 feet east of Oman Street (0.26 acres), to permit 10 multi-family residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2022SP-068-001).

BL2022-1610 - 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 RS5 to RM20-A-NS zoning for properties located at 709 40th Avenue North and 40th Avenue North

Dates to Remember

  • 2500 Heiman St. Proposed Development Community Meeting (Tentative)
    • Thursday, January 26 
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Jefferson St. MB Church | 2708 Jefferson St.
  • Cumberland Gardens Traffic Calming
    • Monday, February 6
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 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


You, Me, and 2023!

 

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].

Cheers to the New Year!

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Tonight, we hop into our first meeting of 2023! I'm looking forward to spending another great year serving the constituents of District 21! This email will not be very lengthy.

So, here it goes...

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better {human} man.” —Benjamin Franklin

What's Happening tonight: 

BL2022-1570 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 RM20 to SP zoning for a portion of property located at 3138 and property at 3140 Parthenon Avenue

BL2022-1610 - 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 RS5 to RM20-A-NS zoning for properties located at 709 40th Avenue North and 40th Avenue North

BL2022-1613 - 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 property located at 1926 Hayes Street, at the northeast corner of 20th Avenue North and Hayes Street (0.2 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2022Z-116PR-001).

BL2022-1616 - 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 RS5 to RM9-A zoning for property located at 2803 Torbett Street

BL2022-1629 - An ordinance to authorize building material restrictions and requirements for BL2022-1570, a proposed Specific Plan Zoning District for a portion of property located at 3138 and property at 3140 Parthenon Avenue, approximately 119 feet east of Oman Street (0.26 acres), to permit 10 multi-family residential units (Proposal No. 2022HL-005-001). THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE REQUIRES CERTAIN MATERIALS TO BE RESTRICTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS.

Dates to Remember

Happy Holidays! I will not be available via text, phone, email, or in-person meeting until January 12. If you need anything or have an emergency please dial 9-1-1. I'm looking forward to spending this Holiday Season solely with my family.

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


The Deal of the Decade

 

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].

Housekeeping Items:

Before we get started, I wanted share a few housekeeping notes.

  1. Many of you have asked for me to send these emails earlier. This is exciting because I know you are looking forward to these notes and are actually reading them. Sometimes I fear I'm talking to myself. However, thank you for that feedback. I generally write these emails in phases with the time that I have scheduled between my professional job, city council, and family, This is the time that I found best for my schedule and will continue sending them at this time. If you would like to receive the agenda earlier you can follow this link to sign up for a Legistar account and an email of the agenda will be sent to you promptly each Thursday before council meetings.
  2. I have heard from some of you regarding response of emails. When asked what email you are using, I've heard on numerous occasions that you are simply replying directly to this email. Please remember, as I write in the opening paragraph, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected]. This email goes into somewhat of a dark hole and I do not see any responses from it.
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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a bright Holiday Season and that Santa brings you all that you've asked for.

Tonight is the last meeting of the year, I am indeed grateful, I have some much needed gift shopping to start and complete with only a few days left. It seems like we took this year to the wire, and in many ways we have. For instance, we will be voting on a non-binding term sheet regarding the Tennessee Titans stadium tonight (just days before Christmas Eve).

RS2022-1827 A resolution approving a term sheet describing the terms and conditions of the agreements and transactions required to finance, construct, and operate a new, enclosed multi-purpose stadium on the East Bank, subject to the subsequent approval of final agreements, and authorizing the Metropolitan Government to pursue other matters related thereto.

There are several amendments to this item, you can click here to view them.

This resolution will be the guiding document for the city, state, and Titans to come to terms on a new stadium or keep and renovate the current stadium. There a few knowns and unknowns about the stadium deal. The known is that the city will use revenue bonds to pay $760 million for our proposed portion of the stadium. Also, the Titans have proposed to pay $840 million and any additional cost to construct the stadium. The state legislature has committed $500 Million of state revenue tax dollars for a total of $2.1 Billion to build the stadium. These dollars are to build the stadium, not the surrounding East Bank neighborhood, which is the proposed revenue base of where the city's $760 million in tax revenue would come from. 50% of the tax revenue will go to the state and the other 50% of the tax revenue will pay for the construction of the stadium. As for any overages or surplus dollars that may happen with the overwhelming growth of this area, those dollars will be used to capture any new updates, upgrades for the stadium to quote from the mayor's office "Keep up with the Jones'" and will not be able to flow back into all of the communities throughout Davidson County. 

Another known is that we are currently on the hook for $60 million that the city owes the Titans for previous stadium upgrades. See, the current contract drawn up in 1996 required that Nashville pay for any updates to keep the stadium in a "First Class" condition. This is where it gets hairy. In comparison to other stadiums, Nissan Stadium is out of date and not following the current binding contract to have a "First Class" stadium. Therefore, the Titans are reviewing terms that will get us to that "First Class." These cost has seemingly reached $945 million with the current $60 million added into this total. The city is essentially on the hook for this cost and we are now seeing if a new stadium would lessen the cost and be more beneficial to tax payers.

The unknowns are how much will it cost metro to build, construct and maintain the new East Bank neighborhood infrastructure. We also are not sure where those dollars would come from. As I mentioned, 100% of the state tax revenue is claimed, 50% to the state and 50% to the stadium. This leaves no additional room for the out of town visitors to pay for other items that will go into this area. However, someone has to pay. The private developers will pay for their buildings and any additional items that are required by metro code, but there may be other costs that haven't been communicated or are unforeseen that we as a city will take on within the current deal.

I find this being one of the toughest decisions we've made this term. There are definitely a lot of questions unanswered which has me a bit weary to be making this decision now. However, the mayor's office and the Titans would like to keep this moving and are not willing to entertain a deferral of any kind. I personally wish we had more time to discuss this with you. You have been asking questions and we have been trying to get as many answers as fast as possible, but again, there remain several unanswered questions. 

Some outstanding questions have been answered over that last week or so. There is an East Bank/Stadium website that shares all the information discussed during this process. Feel free to review any information. Please click here to view the website.

What's Happening tonight: 

Investments in North Nashville

RS2022-1899 A resolution approving a settlement agreement between the Metropolitan Government and Meharry Medical College with respect to claims arising under a lease agreement for the land and improvements used in the operation of Nashville General Hospital and related matters.

RS2022-1903 A resolution appropriating $5,110,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to Metro General Services for renovations to the McGruder Family Resource Center.

RS2022-1905 - A resolution appropriating $10,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to Fisk University for the renovation and upgrading of Burrus Hall in a public/private partnership with Metro Government to establish a small business entrepreneurship and innovation facility in North Nashville.

Titans Stadium Hotel Tax

BL2022-1529 - An ordinance amending Chapter 5.12 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. ? 67-4-1415 by increasing the hotel occupancy privilege tax in the amount of one percent and directing the proceeds be used for the construction of and future capital improvements to a new enclosed stadium

Dates to Remember

Happy Holidays! I will not be available via text, phone, email, or in-person meeting until January 12. If you need anything or have an emergency please dial 9-1-1. I'm looking forward to spending this Holiday Season solely with my family.

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

 

 


Stadiums, LPRs, Zonings, Oh My...

 

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].

Thank you for joining the community meeting to discuss the East Bank/Titans Stadium proposal last week.

There is an East Bank/Stadium website that shares all the information covered during the meeting along with additional items to review. Please click here to view the website.

If you did not have an opportunity to join us, you can view the meeting by click here or below on the picture.

 

Public Meetings Regarding the East Bank/Titans Stadium are happening now! See Below...

What's Happening tonight: 

BL2022-1570 - 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 RM20 to SP zoning for a portion of property located at 3138 and property at 3140 Parthenon Avenue, approximately 119 feet east of Oman Street (0.26 acres), to permit 10 multi-family residential units, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2022SP-068-001). - This item will be deferred to track with the materials restrictions ordinance that was filed after the zoning legislation.

BL2022-XXXX (Late Filed) (Taylor) - An ordinance to authorize building material restrictions and requirements for BL2022-1570, a proposed Specific Plan Zoning District for a portion of property located at 3138 and property at 3140 Parthenon Avenue, approximately 119 feet east of Oman Street (0.26 acres), to permit 10 multi-family residential units (Proposal No. 2022HL-005-001). THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE REQUIRES CERTAIN MATERIALS TO BE RESTRICTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS.

RS2022-1827 A resolution approving a term sheet describing the terms and conditions of the agreements and transactions required to finance, construct, and operate a new, enclosed multi-purpose stadium on the East Bank, subject to the subsequent approval of final agreements, and authorizing the Metropolitan Government to pursue other matters related thereto.

BL2022-1529 - An ordinance amending Chapter 5.12 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. ? 67-4-1415 by increasing the hotel occupancy privilege tax in the amount of one percent and directing the proceeds be used for the construction of and future capital improvements to a new enclosed stadium, and debt service related thereto.

BL2022-1610 - 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 RS5 to RM20-A-NS zoning for properties located at 709 40th Avenue North and 40th Avenue North (unnumbered), approximately 89 feet south of Clifton Street, (0.26 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2022Z-113PR-001).

BL2022-1613 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 property located at 1926 Hayes Street, at the northeast corner of 20th Avenue North and Hayes Street (0.2 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2022Z-116PR-001).

Dates to Remember

  • Community Meeting - Hadley/Washington Neighborhood Policy Change
    • Monday, December 12
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • Galilee Missionary Baptist Church | 2021 Herman St.
  • Community Meeting - Proposed El Dorado Re-Development
    • Tuesday, December 13
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • St. Luke CME Church | 2008 Ed Temple Blvd.
  • Community Meeting - Sylvan Summit Neighborhood Policy Change
    • Thursday, December 15
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • West Police Precinct | 5500 Charlotte Pike

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

 


Thankful for You!

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].

During this season of thanks, I am thankful for you and the city of Nashville. Thank you for the work that you do to give back to our great city. You are the heartbeat of Nashville and we can only move in the right direction with your feedback and your engagement!

Thank you!

Public Meetings Regarding the East Bank/Titans Stadium are happening now! See Below...

What's Happening tonight: 

RS2022-1857 - A resolution declaring surplus and authorizing the conveyance of real property to certain nonprofit organizations, and authorizing grants not exceeding $15,045,144.00 from the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing to certain nonprofit organizations selected for the express purpose of constructing and rehabilitating affordable or workforce housing.

RS2022-1876 - A resolution accepting a grant from the Centennial Park Conservancy to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, to fund the repurposing of the Croquet Clubhouse into a café to enhance the park's visitor experience.

RS2022-1879 A Resolution recognizing Hany Mukhtar as the 2022 Landon Donovan Major League Soccer MVP.

BL2022-1290 - 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 RS5 to R6-A zoning for property located at 1712 Arthur Avenue

BL2022-1412 - If passes this will limit the amount of parking required by new developments within the UZO. Street parking will be the main form of parking.

Dates to Remember

  • City Middle School Football Championship - Moses McKissack vs. East Middle
    • Thursday, November 17
    • East Middle School
  • Community Meeting - 3138/3136 Parthenon Ave Proposed Rezone
    • Tuesday, November 29
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • Centennial Performing Arts Studio | 211 27th Ave N
  • Community Meeting - Hadley/Washington Neighborhood Policy Change
    • Monday, December 12
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • Galilee Missionary Baptist Church | 2021 Herman St.
  • Community Meeting - Proposed El Dorado Re-Development
    • Tuesday, December 13
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • St. Luke CME Church | 2008 Ed Temple Blvd.
  • Community Meeting - Sylvan Summit Neighborhood Policy Change
    • Thursday, December 15
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • West Police Precinct | 5500 Charlotte Pike

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


Titans Stadium Community Meetings

 

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].

Proposed Titans Stadium Updates

RS2022 - 1827 & 1828 (Click here to read the full legislative text) (Read 1828 here) will be heard tonight. However, this resolution to codify the Term Sheet for the Titans Stadium will be deferred as the Council needs additional time to learn more about the deal structured by the mayor and the Titans. We also, want to allow time to communicate with you, the residents of the city, prior to making any final decisions. 

Last week, this 27 page Term Sheet was presented to the Metro Council. This was after the media coverage of the current deal that the mayor and the Titans have agreed upon. Nevertheless, we the City Council, were not engaged in these conversations at all. We have been left out of the conversation, which means you definitely have been left out of the conversation. The Metro Council's Special East Bank/Stadium Committee has scheduled a series of public community meetings to discuss the stadium deal and hear from Nashville citizens as we continue to deliberate this decision.

Below is the list of public community meetings to discuss the Titans Stadium.

Thursday is the last day to Early Vote!

What's Happening tonight: 

BL2022 - 1290 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 RS5 to R6-A zoning for property located at 1712 Arthur Avenue

RS2022 - 1830 - A resolution appropriating $7,890,153.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and Nashville State Community College to advance workforce equity and strengthen family foundations through education and training in Davidson County

RS2022 - 1833 A resolution authorizing a grant in the amount of $20,800 from the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing to New Level Community Development Corporation for the express purpose of constructing and rehabilitating affordable or workforce housing.

RS2022 - 1847 A resolution honoring the life of Dr. Paul T. Kwami.

BL2022 - 1506 - An ordinance amending Chapter 5.16 of the Metropolitan Code to impose a privilege tax upon the sale of goods and services at the National Museum of African American Music to be used for the cost of the museum.

Dates to Remember

  • Tentative: Community Meeting - Proposed El Dorado Re-Development
    • Tuesday, December 13
    • 6pm - 8pm
    • 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


Finally Football Weather

 

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].

Football in Tennessee

Yesterday, the mayor and the Titans announced their plan for Nissan Stadium. This would be a $2.1 Billion deal, the largest stadium price tag in the history of Nashville and the country. This has been a conversation for a while now. On March 15, 2022, my newsletter "Are You Ready for Some Football... I'm Not!" highlighted the first conversation surrounding a new stadium.

The proposed deal is comprised of a few funding options from different sources. The Tennessean reported the breakdown of the spending here.

  • $840 Million - Titans
  • $500 Million - State of Tennessee Legislation
  • $760 Million - Metro Sports Authority (City of Nashville)

Cooper's administration wants to get this done quickly, however, we have not been presented with any formal details. The council has only received a letter and a media release from the mayor. There has not been any detailed conversation or correspondence from the mayor's office to discuss this and the ramifications it may or may not cause. I contacted the mayor's office yesterday requesting detailed information and what the real cost will be to tax payers. I also would like to know how and if this deal will directly help District 21. Please keep your eyes and ears open as tons of information will be flowing fast! As I mentioned, this is moving fast; the mayor and the Titans would like to have legislation in front of us by mid-November!

Out North Movie Night Continues

Join us on Halloween as we watch Disney's CoCo! We will have games, food, a Trunk or Treat, music, and more! Metro Police will be onsite to ensure your safety during the event.

Help us get the word out and sign up to canvass neighbors to tell them about the Out North Movie Night.

Click Here to Volunteer to Get the Word Out!!

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow! Election Day is Tuesday, November 8!

What's Happening tonight:

There are several Elections and Commission appointments tonight. We will be electing to fill one vacancy on the Health and Educational Facilities Board. 

RS2022-1809 - This resolution accepts $100,000 donation to the Barnes Fund from LOCAL Nashville Hayes, LLC.

RS2022-1820 A resolution honoring Senator Brenda Gilmore's retirement from the Tennessee State Legislature.

RS2022-1821 - A resolution honoring the 25th Anniversary of Thistle Farms.

Late Resolution - A resolution urging Nashville registered voters to vote NO on Tennessee Constitutional Amendment #1 in the upcoming November state and federal election.

BL2022-1434 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 RS5 to R6-A zoning for property located at 907 30th Avenue North

BL2022-1439 - 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 RS5 to R6-A zoning for property located at 725 25th Ave N

BL2022-1467 - An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to accept new public sanitary sewer mains, sanitary sewer manholes and easements, for property located at 3021 Charlotte Avenue, also known as Haven at Charlotte

Dates to Remember

  • District 21 Town Hall Meeting
    • Thursday, October 27 
    • Location: St. James MB Church
      • 600 28th Ave N
    • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Movie Night Out North
    • Monday, October 31 (Halloween)
    • Location: Clinton B. Fisk Park
      • 2410 Burch St., 37208
    • Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Movie Night Out North

 

Hello, I have been away and I didn't have the opportunity to connect with you prior to the council meeting this week. Click here to review the Minutes for the October 4, 2022 Council Meeting.

We are heading into the 4th Quarter of this term, and it has been my pleasure to serve you for the past three years. We've had some great wins and several other items that we are working on. Let's push to finish this term strong!

Movie Night Out North

Unifying our communities is a top priority of mine. District 21 has a vast network of parks. The entire city knows about Hadley and Centennial parks, yet we have so many more. On October 13th and October 31st, I'm hosting a series of Movie Nights in the parks. We will explore two of the least known parks in Nashville, right in District 21 - Elizabeth Park and Clinton B. Fisk Park!

I invite you and your neighbors to join me on October 13th and October 31st for a family fun movie night.

Participatory Budgeting Ballot is Open - VOTE NOW!!

For the past two years the city has budgeted $2M for a total of $4M for Participatory Budgeting. Participatory budgeting is a chance for communities to decide together how government money is spent. The process is simple: craft proposals and then vote on how to invest in your neighborhood. In this system, local residents have a direct line to city officials and the funding needed for improvements.

Click here to Vote Now!

What's Happening Around The District:

  • Out North: Movie Night 1 - Join me in Elizabeth Park on Thursday, October 13 at 5pm in Elizabeth Park to watch MEN IN BLACK during our north Nashville Movie Night. We will have Food Trucks and Ice Cream until it's gone! Join us for some fun!
    • Items to Bring
      • Lawn Chairs
      • Blanket
      • Anything Else to be Comfortable Outside
      • Your Family and Neighbors
  • The Participatory Budgeting Ballot is Open. Please click here and cast your vote on how to spend $2-Million in North Nashville and Bordeaux. 
  • District 21 Town Hall - I'm hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, October 27. I've invited guests from the Trustees Office to discuss property tax freeze and relief programs. We also have Jim Hawk from Neighbor 2 Neighbor joining us to share ideas on how we can better prepare for the next disaster.
  • Out North: Movie Night 2 - We are completing our October Movie Nights on October 31, Halloween, and we will be viewing CoCo (the perfect Halloween movie). This event will be held at Clinton Fisk Park in the Fisk Park/Osage neighborhood. We will have a "Trunk O' Treat" for all of the kids as well as a costume contest with prizes!
  • Metro Water Facility Upgrades: Metro Water is updating their facilities and adding capacity to improve water and sewer services. Click here to read the article regarding the funding they have secured to complete the project.

Dates to Remember

  • Out North: Movie Night
    • Thursday, October 13
    • Elizabeth Park
      • 1701 Arthur Ave.
    • 5:30 PM
  • District 21 Town Hall Meeting
    • Thursday, October 27 
    • St. James Missionary Baptist Church
      • 600 28th Ave N
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Movie Night Out North
    • Monday, October 31
    • Fisk Park
      • 1699 25th Ave N.
    • 5:30 PM

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


$50,000,000 to Help the Homeless

 

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].

$50,000,000 to Homeless Impact Division

A few months ago, we passed legislation that created the Homeless Impact Division as a stand alone department within Metro. I've heard from many of you about the increase of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the city. There are resolutions that have been presented to build capacity for the division ($9M), provide temporary gap housing ($9M), provide low barriers to fund competitive grants($7M), and provide MDHA with opportunities to provide low cost loans to developers to build low-income and affordable housing ($25M). The sum of these resolutions total $50,000,000. During the budget & finance and affordable housing committee meetings, these were deferred. We have asked the Homeless Impact Division to create a written plan of how the dollars will be used and what the impact will be to help individuals experiencing homelessness find permanent housing and not have to sleep on the streets.

Traffic Calming Applications are Open

Over the pas few application openings, District 21 has been rewarded several traffic calming projects. The traffic calming program helps NDOT know where we have issues. They are looking help lower traffic speeds and create safer street accommodations for non-drivers. This application process is resident led and is open until this Friday, August 19. If there are any traffic calming needs in your neighborhood, please click here to complete the application. Work with your neighbors to have detailed information of the needs for calming and where the problems truly exist. If you have any questions, please email the NDOT Traffic Calming team directly at [email protected].

What's Happening on tonight:

RS2022-1696: A resolution appropriating $25,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority to provide low-cost loans to developers for the addition of deeply affordable housing units, with loan proceeds to be used to address affordable housing and homeless services

RS2022-1697: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to build capacity in Housing First case management services, including establishing Assertive Community Treatment teams.

RS2022-1698: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services for temporary interim gap housing.

RS2022-1699: A resolution appropriating $7,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to establish a low barrier housing collective and to fund competitive grants for support services

Dates to Remember

  • Buchanan St. Area Rezone/BZA Requests - Community Meeting
    • RE: 1804, 1806, 1808 Cephas St and 1809 9th Ave N 
    • MNPD North Precinct
    • 2231 26th Ave N
    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Ed Temple Blvd. and Clarksville Hwy Rezone Requests - Community Meeting
    • St. Luke CME Church
    • 2008 Ed Temple Blvd.
    • Monday, September 5, 2022
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 40th Ave N and Clifton Rezone Requests - Community Meeting (Tentative)
    • Dream Streets West 
    • Monday, September, 12, 2022 
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • 520 39th 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


Conventions Convening

 

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].

Political Conventions in Nashville

By now, you've probably seen, read, or at least heard about the proposal from the Republican party to host the 2024 Republican National Convention in Nashville. 

Tonight, we will be discussing a few items that relates to this matter. CM Swope has introduced RS2022-1685 and BL2022-1387 supporting the RNC for their bid to host the 2024 convention in Nashville. An amendment has been proposed to the council for review asking the state to allow for Davidson County to impose impact fees on new construction in Nashville. There has been several back and forth conversations from political pundits throughout the entire state of Tennessee. We have received well over 200 emails from individuals that live outside of Davidson County and several hundred from local Nashvillians voicing their opinions on whether to host or oppose the RNC conventions. 

This article in the NY Times gives a brief synopsis of the timeline for a decision to be made. The RNC has a goal to have the host city finalized, between Nashville and Milwaukee, by the end of this month. As I mentioned above, we will vote on the two items tonight. Please let me know what you think... Some of you have already done so, but I'd like to hear from more neighbors. Should we approve legislation that invites the RNC to host their 2024 convention in Nashville at the Music City Center?

 

Upcoming Community Events

 

 

What's Happening on tonight:

BL2021-922 - This is a bill that would amend the charter to not allow bar/nightclub usage in the metro codes at least 100 feet from a church, school, or single family residence. We will be deferring this bill indefinitely this evening. 

BL2022-1357 - 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 Contextual Overlay District to various properties located north of Buchanan Street

RS2022-1674 - A resolution accepting a grant from David P. Crabtree to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation Department, to provide funding for improvements to Elizabeth Park and the surrounding area.

RS2022-1678 - A resolution accepting an in-kind grant from Sweetens Cove to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, to support landscaping, a new flagpole, lighting, signage, and other improvements at the Ted Rhodes Golf course.

RS2022-1679 - A resolution accepting a donation and grant from The Curb Center at Vanderbilt in conjunction with Creative Parks Nashville and the Centennial Park Conservancy to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, for the sculpture donation "Pathway to a Higher Note" and annual financial support for maintenance and repair.

BL2022-1378 - An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to abandon existing public sanitary sewer main and sanitary sewer manholes, and to accept new sanitary sewer main and sanitary sewer manholes, for property located at 1610 Church Street

Dates to Remember

  • National Night Out Against Crime
    • Gordon Memorial UMC Church
    • Tonight - August 2, 2022
    • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • 2334 Herman St.
  • Cumberland Gardens Community Meeting
    • RE: Contextual Overlay Public Hearing
    • Tonight - August 2, 2022
    • 6:30 pm
    • 1 Public Square | Metro Courthouse | Council Chambers
  • Proposed Rezone - 3140 + 3138 Parthenon Ave.
    • Community Meeting
    • Thursday, August 11
    • 6:00 pm
    • Centennial Performing Arts Studio
    • 211 27th 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