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January 14, 2018
Nashville General Hospital – 1/14/18 thoughts

Here are my Nov. 29, 2017 thoughts about NGH. My main thought then was that there were too many people with firm, preconceived ideas about the hospital’s future and not… Read more »

January 12, 2018
TVAR Greer Stadium Report

You can see the full report by Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research here. There’s a lot to read in the lengthy report. However, toward the end, “TVAR recommends that a portion… Read more »

December 30, 2017
As we head into 2018…

There are a lot of issues brewing for the Metro Council in the new year. We’ll hit the ground running with a meeting on January 2 that may last until… Read more »

December 19, 2017
BL -983 about economic incentives

Bill -983 is sponsored by 22 Council members and is set for 2nd reading in the Council tonight. The bill would create new reporting and enforcement mechanisms for economic incentives…. Read more »

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 »