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].
Counting tonight, there are only 4 meetings left in this term!
Let's Continue the Work
Re-Elect Brandon Taylor
Early Voting Begins Next Friday, July 14 and ends on Saturday, July 29
The last time I wrote my newsletter, we were just about to pass the budget. There were a few amendments that I supported that didn't make it in the final budget, a couple being the our attempt to save the Morris Building and adding 7% COLA increase to all Metro Employees. With this budget we were able to fully fund schools and budget all of the funding the School Board asked for as well as give a 6% COLA to all Metro Employees.
Baby Taylor is Here!
Most importantly, the last time I wrote you, Damita and I were expecting our first child! Well, the expectation is no longer, and just a few days ago, we welcomed our baby boy into the world! So you know just exactly how tired I am and that I haven't gotten much sleep. But, it has been all worth it and I'm so thrilled to share this news with you!
In between the diaper changes, sleepless nights, and being at every beckoning call of mom and Baby Taylor, I have not had a lot of spare time on my hands. If you have tried to contact me, my apologies, I am working hard to find a sense of new normal, and I expect to be back in the office working with you in the next few weeks!
What's Happening tonight:
One of the hot button items on tonight's agenda is the conversation regarding the Racetrack at the Fairgrounds. Bristol Motor Speedway would like to partner with Metro Nashville to renovate and upgrade the current racetrack that is located at the Nashville Fairgrounds. This would be a deal that would require the city to pay, via revenue bonds, (similar to the Titans deal) $100 Million. One of the items that worries me the most about this deal is that the City of Nashville and the Taxpayers will become the "backstop" for these revenue bonds, meaning - If the racetrack does not make the money it needs to pay the bonds, then the city of Nashville will be obligated to make these payments. Remember, the only way we as a city can take in a formidable amount of revenue is through property taxes.
I'm interested to see what this overall deal looks like, and maybe even more interested to discuss it in our next term!
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