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Views and opinions about the key issues facing Nashville

January 21, 2016
Where Are We On Affordable Housing?

Last summer, the Metro Council passed an ordinance requiring the Planning Department to submit an inclusionary zoning law back to the Council within 6 months.  On January 14, the Planning Commission rejected the Planning… Read more »

December 09, 2015
CAFR FYE 6/30/15 (a.k.a. “The 2015 Metro Audit Is Out”)

On December 8, 2015, the Department of Finance released the Consolidated Annual Financial Report for the year ended June 30, 2015. In accounting-ese, that’s the CAFR FYE 6/30/15. For the… Read more »

December 04, 2015

I am getting lots of questions today about the Fairgrounds board decision this week about gun shows.  Also, I understand that Councilman Glover filed a resolution today for consideration on… Read more »

November 12, 2015
For Affordable Housing We Need To Think Big

I went to the Planning Department’s Second Stakeholders Group meeting on November 10. The consultant hired by the department to help formulate inclusionary zoning regulations was there. David Schwartz from… Read more »

July 06, 2015
Mendes Campaign Debuts TV Commercial

Nashville, Tenn. – July 3, 2015 – Metro Council-At-Large candidate Bob Mendes will release his campaign’s first TV commercial on Monday, July 6th. The 30-second spot is called “Who is Bob… Read more »

April 07, 2015
Mendes Campaign Announces Quarterly Financial Disclosure

Bob Mendes’s campaign announced its financial disclosure today for the first quarter of 2015, confirming that the campaign for Metro Council-At-Large received more than $45,000 in just under two months…. Read more »

March 26, 2015
Mendes Announces Run For Metro Council At-Large

Nashville, Tenn. – February 11, 2015 – Bob Mendes, local business attorney and business owner, today announced his run for Metro Council At-Large. Mendes plans to formally launch his campaign at the… Read more »

March 13, 2015
Campaign Kick-Off Announced

Nashville, Tenn. – Friday, March 13, 2015 – Bob Mendes, candidate for Metro Council At-Large, announced that he will host an official campaign kick-off event on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30-7:30… Read more »