There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm and we have a lot to cover. 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].
Nashville's re-districting conversation is heating up. I wrote about this topic a few newsletters back. I encourage you to sign up for the re-districting newsletter here. Preliminary District maps will be available for review on Friday, October 15. Community meetings will be set for the following Monday and more throughout the month of October. If you have any questions regarding your proposed re-districting status, you can email Metro Planning staff at [email protected]. As I mentioned before, several Nashvillians will not remain in their current district and you may be re-districted to a new Council District.
Capital Improvements Budget (CIB)
When I started this journey, District 21 was missing out on Millions of dollars in infrastructure investments. We changed that by including your needs into a Capital Improvements Budget annually. Each year, we have the opportunity to add to our "wish list" of capital needs throughout the District. We've been able to see a few of these items added to our CIB come to fruition throughout the past couple of years. The CIB is simply a wish list. The items on the CIB are lobbied by you and your council member (me) to work with the mayor to add to the Capital Spending Plan (CSP). The items must be included in the CIB to be added to the mayor's CSP. The District's CIB requests for the upcoming year will need to be added by October 31 - Will you please share your thoughts, via email at [email protected], on what you see that needs to be added as a Capital/Infrastructure investment in your community? This will help me decide on what is needed to be added within our current CIB. You can review the current CIB here.
Hadley Park Updates
Historic Hadley Park will be receiving a new pavilion and updated signage.
Stop The Bullying Walk - October 16
COVID-19 - A Safer Nashville COVID Website
Metro Public Health Department has Covid Vaccine Booster Shots available. There are also Drive-Thru Covid Testing sites open as well.
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 will be a meeting on this Saturday, October 9 at noon. regarding the Cap. It will be at Lee Chapel AME Church. The mayor and representatives from NDOT will be in attendance to discuss what the Cap is all about. This is a proposed infrastructure project. Please join and let us know your thoughts, either way - Want it or Don't Want it.
- 37208 Committee - The 37208 committee is a few steps away from creating a 37208 Fund that will support, through a participatory grant making process, small non-profits that are activating in the 37208 zip code and helping families and youth in the 37208 zip code.
- 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. We are meeting on Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 pm at St. James Missionary Baptist Church. This meeting will have a virtual option as well, please review details in the "Dates to Remember" section below.
- 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 soon!
What's Happening Tonight
Elections and Confirmations: Multiple Elections and Confirmations tonight. We will be selecting a new Planning Committee Chair that will also sit on the Metro Planning Commission. The Transportation Chair is also up for election.
RS2021-1177 - A resolution accepting a Promotion of the Arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, to support a permanent public art lighting installation and an artist residency program in North Nashville.
RS2021-1183 - A resolution recognizing October as Italian-American Heritage Month and celebrating the contributions and achievements of Italian Americans.
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.
This ordinance is being updated. The sponsor will more-than-likely defer this item.
BL2021-922 - An ordinance amending Sections 17.04.060, 17.08.030, and 17.16.070 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations to implement a distance requirement for the "bar or nightclub" use. Establishments shall be a minimum of 100 linear feet from the property line of another property upon which a single family residential, two family residential, day care center (up to 75), day care center (over 75), day care home, school day care, orphanage, monastery or convent, religious institution, or community education use is located.
BL2021-872 - This is an ordinance that will mandate masks be worn inside all public spaces.
Dates to Remember:
- Participatory Budgeting Community Meeting - Share with us how we should spend $2M in North Nashville and Bordeaux
- Thursday, October 7 - 6:00 pm
- St. James Missionary Baptist Church
- 600 28th Ave N - In Person location (Masks Required)
- Online Streaming Option - Click Here
- Jefferson Street Cap - Come learn what this is all about - I have not heard a lot from the Mayor's office, but interested to hear and learn about this proposed project.
- Saturday, October 9 - 12:00pm - 1:00 pm
- Lee Chapel AME Church (Outdoor Event)
- 1716 Scovel St.
- Community Meeting regarding a proposed Rezone at the NW Corner of 12th Ave N & Wheless St.
- Tuesday, October 12 - 6:00 pm
- NW Corner of 12th Ave N and Wheless St. (Outdoor Event)
- Community Meeting to discuss DADU Overlay
- Wednesday, October 13 - 6:00 pm
- Virtual Meeting: Click Here
- Community Meeting regarding a community plan amendment and rezoning request for properties at 9th Ave N and Buchanan St. We met about this property early in the term. The Developer wanted to build a dog park.
- Tuesday, October 26 - 6:00 pm
- Location TBA (Working on a hybrid meeting)
- Metro Planning Commission Meeting - DADU Overlay
- Tuesday, October 28 - 4:00 pm
- 700 2nd Ave S
- District 21 Town Hall Meeting - Discussing Tax Freeze & Relief, Illegal Dumping, and Traffic Calming
- Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
- West End United Methodist Church (Mask Required)
- 2200 West End Ave
- Virtual link option to be provided later
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