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].

During our last meeting, the mayor's office filed and introduced legislation to begin creating a Nashville Department of Transportation. The resolution that was introduced was deferred to our meeting tonight. This legislation would kick start the creation of the DOT by moving all of Metro's solid waste management under the Metro Water Department. To accomplish the start of the DOT, metro would like to grow the Public Works Department and "rebrand" as the DOT. Currently, the city's charter will not allow this to happen. Therefore, the mayor's office is looking to file a charter amendment in 2022. This was one of Mayor Cooper's campaign goals and isn't a new idea. This had been discussed in Nashville before, most recently during the Barry Administration when a rail-transit system was up for vote.

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What I've Been Up To:

  • I joined Public Works traffic engineers on a ride-along throughout the District. We spotted several intersections that could use traffic calming and updated infrastructure. They will get back to me with their plans of how we can move forward with addressing these areas.
  • ShotSpotter: I met with Chief Drake and Mayor Cooper to discuss the initiation of ShotSpotter. We are now in the procurement process of securing a contract to have ShotSpotter in place.
  • North Nashville fiber optic cable installation... I have met with Verizon and the current contracted company installing the fiber optic cable and they are working to quickly complete the job.
  • I'll be talking with Public Works and NES regarding adding lighting in areas that constituents have requested more lighting... Alleys and Dark Roadways have been a concern for many of you, and I will let you know where we land following these conversations.
  • The 37208 Committee gave the recommendation to remove certain criminal justice system fines and fees - I am in the process of working to determine what areas we will remove the fines and fees. This is a long work in progress, but we are working to eliminate roadblocks to economic and educational growth.
  • I will not be available beginning the evening of Thursday, March 18 - Monday, March 29 - NO AVAILABILITY

What's Happening Tonight

RS2021-794 - The administration is proposing the transfer of the operations to MWS as an initial step toward the creation of a Metro Department of Transportation to consolidate various transportation functions from other departments into one department. Since most transportation-related functions are currently part of PW, the MOU notes that it is appropriate that non-transportation functions be transferred out of the department. The resolution and MOU recitals identify the advantages for transferring the solid waste functions to MWS in terms of sustainability efforts and to facilitate the possible creation of a solid waste enterprise fund, though it is unclear how such an enterprise fund would function since, unlike the storm-water division of MWS, the solid waste division operates primarily on general fund tax dollars, not customer/user fees. The MOU also notes that MWS already has a support system, such as a call center, a fleet management program, and administrative support.

RS2021-805 - A resolution requesting the Office of the Trustee to allow property tax payments received during the first five days of March to not be considered delinquent as a result of the February 2021 winter weather event.

RS2021-810 - A resolution appropriating the amount of $18,838,300.00 from the General Fund Reserve Fund for the purchase of equipment and building repairs for various departments of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Click here to see the overall proposed funding items in the 4% Fund.

BL2020-578 - This is an ordinance to change the zoning for increased density in the ONE CITY development. - This will be deferred by rule.

BL2021-636 -An ordinance changing a RS5 zoning to SP zoning. 

Dates to remember:

  • Councilman Taylor is taking time off - I will not be available beginning the evening of Thursday, March 18 - Monday, March 29 - NO AVAILABILITY


  • Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm - Community Meeting Rezoning Request - Walter S. Davis and 40th Ave N (4000 Walter S. Davis)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting Address - Click here to follow the link to join this meeting
    • Meeting Call In number 
      • +1 312 626 6799
      • Meeting ID: 819 6413 8617
      • Passcode: 568892
  • Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 pm - Community Meeting Rezoning Request - Acklen Park Drive (Acklen Park and Hillcrest)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting Address - Click here to follow the link to join this meeting
    • Meeting Call In number
      • +1 312 626 6799
      • Meeting ID: 815 3375 6348
      • Passcode: 866862

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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