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 Labor Day! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day celebration this weekend.
Before we go any further... I'd like to take this moment to celebrate me and Damita's anniversary, which is tomorrow. Happy Anniversary Damita!
COVID-19 - A Safer Nashville COVID Website
COVID-19 has began to surge, greatly, throughout the country and right here in Davidson County. The city has provided, both, testing and vaccination sites. If you are feeling any COVID-19 symptoms, you can get tested at the sites below. If you haven't received the vaccine and would like to, you can get your vaccine at one of the sites below.
What I've Been Up To:
- WeGo is planning a development of a transit center at the intersection of 26th Ave N and Clarksville Hwy. We had a great meeting in August. WeGo explained their process and goals in detail and shared that there will be more engagement opportunities in the future. We had several questions regarding the overall land development, but the land owner did not join the meeting. I'm hoping to have a meeting with the land owner and WeGo soon.
- I-40 Cap: There has been a lot of conversation regarding the I-40 cap. I met with the Director of NDOT recently to help answer any questions we have. I am working to schedule a meeting with NDOT, the mayor, and you all to have a better understanding of what the Cap Conversation is all about. Please give me a little time to work through the details, but I plan to have a meeting scheduled for this fall. (Still Working)
- I am working to get a development in the Centennial Park area to install sidewalks along the East side of the Park. This will help with mobility in and out of the park, currently, there are no sidewalks or pedestrian walking trails.
- Illegal Dumping Meeting... Representatives from the mayor's office, NDOT (Public Works), Metro Water's Waste Management, and I will be meeting in an alley near you soon. This is an area I've been working on for a while. We have made some headway, and we are working on a plan to get the alleys and illegal dumping cleared and a plan to mitigate the dumping from ever happening. I will continue to work on this and find a plan that serves you best.
- 37208 Committee - The 37208 committee is planning a series of conversations regarding Alternatives to Policing. During budget season, we heard a lot from constituents about financial resources and where we are prioritizing dollars. This series will help have a conversation on public safety and welcome thoughts from leaders in this area.
- 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 Tonight!
What's Happening Tonight
Elections and Confirmations:
We will elect a person to serve on the Community Oversight Board tonight. Also, Saul Solomon is up to be confirmed as the mayor's pick to serve as the interim Director of Finance. There has been a little pushback on Mr. Solomon due to his finance history. This will be an interesting conversation.
BL2021-840 - On Second Reading/ Public Hearing: Changing RS5 zoning to R6-A Zoning at 706 26th Ave N - I'm the sponsor.
BL2021-861 - On Second Reading/ Public Hearing: Changing RS5 zoning to R6-A Zoning at 0 Booker Street - I'm the sponsor.
RS2021-1089 - A resolution accepting a grant from the Metro Historical Commission Foundation to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metro Historical Commission, to assist with a portion of the costs associated with the site's master plan for Fort Negley Park.
BL2021-582 - This is the original License Plate Reader (LPR) Legislation. This bill allows for LPRs in the Right-of-Way (ROW) in fixed locations and in police cars. It allows for storage of 30 days. This is a pilot, and will have to come back to the council at the sunset date.
BL2021-841 - This is an additional License Plate Reader (LPR) legislation. This bill will only allows for LPR systems to keep information for 24hrs. The LPRs can only be used in police cars. The LPRs must only capture the license plate and no other objects or persons within the car.
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