Political Football


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].

Happy 117th Anniversary to the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated - 426

I am a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha - I was initiated into the Kappa Eta Chapter at the University of Memphis in the Fall of 2002.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men. Founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Alpha Phi Alpha was created with the mission of promoting brotherhood, academic excellence, and social advocacy.

The fraternity was founded by seven visionary men known as the "Seven Jewels." These distinguished individuals are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy. Together, they laid the foundation for a fraternity that would become a driving force in the advancement of African American communities.

Over the years, Alpha Phi Alpha has produced a remarkable roster of members who have made significant contributions to various fields. Some notable Alphas include civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel laureate and physicist Dr. Ernest Everett Just, Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, pioneering surgeon Dr. Charles R. Drew, and renowned jazz musician Lionel Hampton. These individuals, among many others, have exemplified the fraternity's commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service, leaving an indelible mark on history.

Alpha Phi Alpha continues to be a force for positive change, promoting education, community service, and the empowerment of its members as they strive to uphold the fraternity's principles of "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind."

Pearl Cohn High School - STATE CHAMPIONS

On Saturday, December 3rd, Pearl Cohn won the TSSAA State Championship game against Upperman with a score of 36-27. This victory is not only exciting for the student-athletes and coaches, but it's also a source of great excitement for the surrounding community. Last season, the Firebirds came up short in the state championship game, losing 34-30. However, their tenacity, resilience, and drive led them to victory this season.

Please join me in congratulating the Pearl Cohn High School football team on a job well done.

Florida State Didn't make it...

This is unrelated to District 21 or Metro Nashville; nevertheless, I wanted to share with you that I firmly believe Florida State should be in the College Football Playoffs. Alabama and Texas are ahead of them in the rankings, each with a respective loss on their records, while Florida State, a Power 5 Conference Champion, went undefeated. This is a travesty for those young men who worked hard, even through tough times, for them not to have an opportunity to play for the National Championship.

What I've Been Up To:

  • Baby P is learning a lot of new skills... This is keeping mom and dad on their toes!!
  • I'm still working with NDOT regarding several traffic calming requests that have come my way. I have a meeting next week with the NDOT director to review ideas in some areas
  • I mentioned that a North Nashville Community Study to evaluate mobility and reconnection is happening. This RFQ just hit the street for the city to partner with a planning group to assist in this study.
  • DB Todd and Clarksville Hwy - The paving has been completed and now you will see crews striping the roadway and tinkering with the stop lights to synchronize the traffic.
  • I've been spending a lot of overtime at my day job as this is the most crucial part of the year for me.
  • Over the last few weeks, their has been an uptick in constituent calls for service. This gets bumped to the top so that I can make sure your requests aren't going unanswered.

What's Happening tonight:  

The agenda is fairly short with one major ordinance that will be discussed. That ordinance is BL2023-113. We will have a hefty discussion on this topic. It is in regards to MNPD getting a new contract (which they are currently in a contract) for tasers. These tasers will cost more and we will have to back out of the current contract, which may have a fiscal appropriation to do so.

BL2023-113 -An ordinance approving Amendment Number 1 to Contract number 6488663 between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Metro") and Axon Enterprise, Inc., to add an optional renewal term of up to 120 months and to increase the value of the contract.

Dates To Remember:

    • Heiman St. and Scovel Proposed Developments - House of God Properties Community Meeting
      • December 7
      • 6:00 PM
      • House of God Church | 2714 Scovel St

    • This meeting is called by NDOT not CM Taylor - Please be Advised!

      • 31st Ave N - Bike Lane and Paving Project

        • December 7

        • 5:00 PM

        • Centennial Performing Arts Studio - Centennial Park

  • Traffic Roundabout at Jefferson and 28th Ave N Community Meeting (Tentative)
    • December 14
    • 6:00 PM
    • Hadley Park Community Center | 1037 28th Ave N
  • MLB Baseball Stadium Discussion
    • December 12 
    • 6:00 PM
    • Hadley Park Community Center | 1037 28th Ave N

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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