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Views and opinions about the key issues facing Nashville

November 29, 2017
Nashville General Hospital – Nov. 29 thoughts

Here are some things I think about Nashville General Hospital: I don’t have any idea what is going to happen. It feels like options are narrowing, which is never good…. Read more »

November 09, 2017
Following up on the community oversight bill on 1st reading…

At our Council meeting on November 7, legislation for a police community oversight board was introduced on first reading. With all the attention earlier this week on soccer, I wanted to do… Read more »

November 06, 2017
Soccer thoughts (11/6/2017 edition)

Here’s an update about where I am on my issues. Excuse typos — I’ve been trying to get this out quickly and still get some client work done today. After… Read more »

November 03, 2017
Soccer thoughts (11/3/2017 edition)

Yesterday evening, the administration sent the Council a Substitute Resolution for the soccer stadium. See here. After digesting where the parties ended up, I don’t think I can vote for… Read more »

October 28, 2017
Transit thoughts (10/28/17 edition)

The Mayor outlined her transit plan on October 17, 2017. So far, only high level summary bullet point, pictograph, and animated information is available about the plan. I am not expecting to see the… Read more »

October 23, 2017
New Pedal Tavern Lawsuit

Here’s a copy of the pedal tavern lawsuit filed last week. A rider has sued a pedal tavern company and the driver after her foot slipped off the pedal. The… Read more »

October 09, 2017
Unfunded OPEB liability to cross $3B mark this year

I have written before about Metro’s pension and OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits — e.g. health insurance) liability. This is brief update. Metro’s Finance Director gave the Council an update about these… Read more »

October 08, 2017
Soccer thoughts (October 8 edition)

Let me start by saying that soccer is exciting. It is the most popular sport on the planet. I would love to see Nashville get a top-level soccer franchise. That… Read more »

August 22, 2017
Recovery Court Audit

The General Sessions Recovery Court was audited in the aftermath of former Judge Casey Moreland’s indictment. As a member of the Metro Audit Committee, I received the audit report when… Read more »

August 15, 2017
Tried to condemn white supremacy this evening…

After the events in Charlottesville over the weekend, I submitted a late-filed resolution condemning white supremacy.  You can see it here.  Multiple additional Council members signed on as co-sponsors. Under… Read more »

August 13, 2017
After Charlottesville…

Words are failing me after Charlottesville. There are too many emotions and thoughts to make sense of. I know this post doesn’t cover it all, but this is where I am today…… Read more »

August 09, 2017
Soccer Stadium

Over the next six months, the Council will be asked to take positions on several important issues. Before these debates come to a head, I want to share my current… Read more »

August 09, 2017
Transit Referendum

Over the next six months, the Council will be asked to take positions on several important issues. Before these debates come to a head, I want to share my current… Read more »

August 09, 2017
Ft. Negley Park (aka “the post you can’t even name without taking sides”)

Over the next six months, the Council will be asked to take positions on several important issues. Before these debates come to a head, I want to share my current… Read more »

August 09, 2017
Knowles Assisted Living Facility Audit

On July 18, 2017, Metro’s Internal Audit department published its report about the Bordeaux LongTerm Care and J. B. Knowles Assisted Living facilities. The audit covered the period after Metro privatized… Read more »

 

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