Keep Fighting - Like Derrick Henry


There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm. Please join us, there's a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting... 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].

I'm going to start this Newsletter with a much different topic than I usually share... I am a huge football fan. I really enjoy the game. So, as we kickoff this season, let's remember to keep fighting, just like the Titans and Derrick Henry. If you had a chance to watch the Titans play in Seattle this past Sunday, you know what I mean by "Keep Fighting!" The Titans found themselves in a 24 - 9 deficit at halftime against one of the best teams in the NFL. During halftime, the Titans made a few adjustments on offense and defense and came out in the next half ready to play their brand of football. They continued to fight and won the game with a field goal with the final score Titans 33 - Seahawks 30. 

Nashville has been through a lot over the past few years, but remember, we have to keep fighting. Many families are still recovering from the March 3rd, 2020 tornado that tore through our District. All of us are wading through the clutches of the Covid Health Pandemic, but we have to keep wearing our masks and getting our vaccinations, Keep Fighting! I ask all my neighbors, to do their part and keep fighting for a safer, healthier, and stronger Nashville.

COVID-19 - A Safer Nashville COVID Website

In my last message, I mentioned that COVID-19 has began to surge, greatly, throughout the country and right here in Davidson County. The city continues to provide, 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. 

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 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. Please be on the lookout for information regarding the proposed cap project this week. I've met with NDOT leadership, and they are planning to have an information session in the coming week or so.
  • 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. We are meeting next week to discuss this with a developer that may donate the work to the city... Fingers crossed.
  • Illegal Dumping Meeting... I walked several alleys throughout the district with representatives from Waste Management, Metro Water, NDOT, Metro Codes, Metro Public Health, Nashville Fire, and Metro Police last week. They were able to see (and smell) the illegal dumping issues that we have. From this meeting, we are looking to provide 1.) more lighting in the alleyways, 2.) paving alleys in North Nashville, 3.) trimming brush and trees for safer passage through the alleyways, 4.) organize more metro alley/brush pickup through District 21 alleys, and 5.) we are establishing an advisory team to think through options that will mitigate the problem once and for all. Please continue to send your reports to HubNashville for illegal dumping, your engagement and vigilance helps tremendously. 
  • 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.
  • 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. I will be hosting a meeting soon to allow this committee to share their thoughts with you, but most importantly, they would like to hear from their neighbors and what is most important in our communities.  
  • 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 have multiple confirmations tonight for the Auditorium Commission and the Tour and Convention Commission. We will also nominate a few folks to be elected to the Industrial Development Board (IDB). The IDB elections will take place at the next meeting

BL2021-840 - On Third Reading: Changing RS5 zoning to R6-A Zoning at 706 26th Ave N - I'm the sponsor.

BL2021-861 - On Third Reading: Changing RS5 zoning to R6-A Zoning at 0 Booker Street - I'm the sponsor.

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.

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

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,



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