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Views and opinions about the key issues facing Nashville

March 10, 2016
“Debt Service Taxes” In Proposed TIF Ordinance

I was approached this week by a lawyer who told me he is working with one of the bidders on MDHA’s Rolling Mill Hill property. He wanted to talk about… Read more »

March 03, 2016
Notes from 3/1 Council Meeting

I want to share three things from this week’s Council meeting. County Medical Examiner Appointment: The Rules Committee was asked to consider the appointment of Dr. Feng Li as County… Read more »

February 25, 2016
New TIF Ordinance

The new TIF ordinance that Councilmember Erica Gilmore and I filed will be considered by the Council for first reading on March 1, 2016. Both MDHA and Metro Legal agreed… Read more »

February 10, 2016
Last Week’s $10 Million For Metro General

I keep thinking about the $10 million supplemental appropriation the Council approved for Metro General Hospital on February 2.  Keep in mind that this is a huge budget miss –… Read more »

January 29, 2016
CM Greene

This afternoon, I had a chance to read the full Motion to Revoke, Increase, or Alter Bail filed by the DA’s office yesterday.  The statements in that motion are very… Read more »

January 27, 2016
Amend the Rutledge Hill Redevelopment Plan

Last week, I filed an ordinance along with co-sponsor Councilmember Erica Gilmore to amend the Rutledge Hill Redevelopment Plan. The Metro Council passed this redevelopment plan in 1980, and has amended it… Read more »

January 22, 2016
With all of the focus recently on affordable housing…

With all of the focus recently on affordable housing in Nashville, I woke up this morning thinking about my first trial, back in 1991. For my legal career, it was… Read more »

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
Fairgrounds

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 »

 

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