Wasteful Thinking

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 Valentine's Day

Metro Waste Collection:

We've had a time with trash collection for over five (5) years in this city. First reported in July of 2019, Red River Waste Solutions were skipping routes, missing trash pickup deadlines, and simply not upholding their portion of the contract. Fast forward to now, we are in a much worse position. Red River has now filed for bankruptcy. Yes, they filed for bankruptcy in October 2021! The company we've hired to collect our waste is bankrupt... But yet, we still keep them around. I know many of you, just like me and my family, are frustrated with the lack of service we are receiving from our waste collection partners. Honestly, there is no acceptable excuse. At this moment, Red River, in a council committee meeting, assured council members that we will not have service interruptions... That was a lie! 

Currently, Metro's equipment is in poor condition and we do not have enough trucks to make the rounds. That's why we have a contract with Red River Waste Solutions. As we work through this, please keep me updated as to how your waste management services are. You can email me at [email protected] You can also visit HubNashville to file any complaints.

What I've Been Up To

  • I'm working on a program with Westminster Homes and Rebuilding Together to help District 21 residents in need of renovations and upgrades to their homes. This project is in it's initial conversations, however, if you know a neighbor that is in need of renovations and upgrades, please reach out to me directly. We will be meeting to discuss how this will work and I will have information for you very soon.
  • I am hosting a meeting for residents in Centennial Park, Acklen Park, and One City on February 24 at 6pm at the Centennial Performing Arts Studio to discuss public safety concerns.
  • I am hosting a meeting on March 3 at the North Nashville Police Precinct at 6pm to discuss updates on the WEGO construction at 26th and Clarksville Hwy and the new tenants of Crestview Nursing home at 2030 25th Ave N. - Community Care Fellowship and Dream Street.
  • Illegal Dumping Pilot: I have been in conversation with the mayor's administration regarding the overwhelming amount of illegal dumping in North Nashville. We are planning to create a pilot that focuses on daily removal of large bulk, illegally dumped, items. 

What's Happening Tonight

There are a few elections and confirmations tonight. The Community Oversight Board has three (3) vacancies with four candidates. Both the Historical Commission and the Convention Center Authority have confirmations as well.

We have a short agenda tonight... But here is an item I think will be able to help neighbors in the District with mortgage, rent, and utility payments.

RS2022-1381 A resolution modifying RS2021-1116, which appropriated $3,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to provide rent and mortgage payments and utilities payments, to extend the coverage date through June 30, 2023, and to expand mortgage relief to all participants who have household income up to and including 100% of AMI.

Dates to Remember

  • Neighborhood Community Meeting - RE: Public Safety – Centennial Park, Acklen Park, and One City neighborhoods: RE

    Thursday, February 24 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Centennial Performing Arts Studio |  211 27th Ave N

  • Neighborhood Community Meeting – RE: Updates on G-Spot, Crestview Rehabilitation Center (2030 25th Ave N), and WEGO Development

    Thursday, March 3 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

    North Nashville Police Precinct | 2231 26th Ave N

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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