Bob Mendes

At-Large Council Member

Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County

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Metro Internal Audit – Collier and MNPS reports

The Metro Audit Committee meets next on February 12. We will consider the Metro Auditor’s reports about Collier Engineering and various allegations related to MNPS. Both are getting media attention… Read more »

General thoughts about Metro’s internal audit function

I’ll warn you right now…this post will be hard to keep interesting. But as Metro’s Internal Audit function has been more in the forefront on issues like Collier Engineering, various… Read more »

Council Feb 5 Agenda

The Council has a full agenda on February 5. It includes several items that are guarantied to make someone mad. Here’s what I am looking at (in the order they… Read more »

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Important Issues

Our city has benefited for years from a low cost of living and widespread affordable housing. But many are worried that those times are coming to an end with the influx of new residents and higher home prices. Bob is working to keep our housing affordable and equitable for all Nashvillians for many years to come.

Nashville also needs practical transit solutions, and we need them sooner rather than later. Bob knows that there’s no single solution that will solve our transit issues; instead, there needs to be a comprehensive plan that considers all of our options. Bob also understands that, while there are many differing opinions on transit, the Council and other city leaders must work together and make compromises to ensure the future of public transit.

Everyone deserves a safe community for themselves and their children. We all want safer streets, and our recent trend towards a neighborhood-focused approach to policing should be continued in the coming years.

For now, our city is not having any trouble attracting new business. Our issues arise with where to put those businesses, whether we will allow them tax breaks, and whether those businesses are contributing to the future of Nashville in a meaningful way.

We should see that when businesses build in Nashville, they are looking to the local labor force first before hiring outside. Our city is full of talented, skilled individuals. We have to make sure Nashville is working for all of our neighbors.