Socially Distanced Thanksgiving

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]

Rising COVID-19 Cases

Covid-19 cases are on the rise across the state. Nashville's key metrics suggest that we should be cautious. Our transmission rate is above the goal number and our new cases per 100,000 residents is well over our goal of 10/100k, we are now seeing 54 new cases per 100k residents. Hospital ICU capacity continues to decrease daily and our 14-new case trend is increasing. As we head into the holiday season, please be sure to get a COVID-19 test. We all will want to be near our family, but we want to be sure that we are being responsible. Click here to review testing information, days, sites, and hours and plan a day to get your test completed. 

REMINDER: Metro curbside customers will see a change to how trash and recycling are collected after a holiday.

Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 26. If your trash and recycling collection day falls on or after Thanksgiving Day, your collection will be delayed by one day. For example, Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, collection for Thursday customers will be on Friday, and Friday customers on Saturday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday routes will NOT be affected and will run as scheduled. In addition, the Metro convenience centers will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27. Residents with any questions are encouraged to first visit RouteChanges.Nashville.gov and if questions persist, contact hubNashville by visiting hub.Nashville.gov or calling 311.

 

What to expect tonight:

BL2019-7 - This ordinance will allow properties that have two dwellings (A and B units), each property owner will be able to have STRP permits. Currently, two dwellings on one property will not be able to have two STRP permits, it will only allow one person to have a permit.

BL2020-456 - This bill would require landlords to notify tenants, 60 days prior, of a residential rental lease not being renewed.

BL2020-457 -This bill will restrict Metro from entering into agreements or contracts to acquire surveillance footage or data captured by technology owned by a person or business without the direct consent of that person or business, and to clarify that the existing prohibition on the operation of license plate scanning equipment pertains to the scanning of license plates within the public rights-of-way. There are several proposed amendments to this legislation and it could be found here in the Proposed Amendments Packet.

BL2020-493 -This ordinance reduces the length of recreational vehicles that can be lawfully parked on the street at night. Section 12.40.190 of the Metro Code prohibits a school bus, a recreational vehicle with a length in excess of 24 feet (whether a standalone RV or connected to another vehicle), or a dump truck of more than 54,000 pounds of gross weight from being parked on any of the streets or alleys within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government during the hours between sunset and sunrise. This ordinance reduces the maximum length of the recreational vehicle from 24 feet to 20 feet as it relates to the nighttime parking restriction.

BL2020-494 -This ordinance would create another exception from the license plate scanner ban to allow the use of such scanners by law enforcement for the purpose of enforcing state and local laws pertaining to reckless driving, especially for the prosecution of persons engaged in illegal drag racing activity at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour and at mass gatherings within the right-of-way or when intersections are unlawfully shut down to accommodate drag racing activity. To the fullest extent permitted by state law, license plate data could only be retained while a prosecution is pending.

Dates to remember:

  • All in-person meetings (large/small groups or one-on-one) that I have scheduled are postponed in light of the increasing COVID-19 concerns and will not be rescheduled until further notice. 

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,

Brandon

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