Next year’s budget won’t be much different from the current one, which one official says is remarkable given the city’s economic situation.
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School Custodians and Bus Drivers Speak Out at Public Hearing;Some Metro Council Members Sympathize, but Budget Moves Ahead
Last night Metro council members took a step toward approving a budget for next year. The decision came even as members heard from school bus drivers frustrated to have their hours cut, and school custodians angry over being outsourced.
Metro Councilmembers say many constituents in flood-hit areas of Nashville are afraid they won’t be allowed to rebuild their houses. That’s because homes that both took significant damage and lie directly in the floodway can’t receive building permits.
Officials have been asking Nashvillians to limit water use until the plant – which is one of the city’s two for drinking water – comes back online at the end of May.
Davidson County DRC closes, DRCs in Cheatham, Hickman and Montgomery Counties convert to Loan Centers, and Flood Repair Permits are being issued.
Last night Nashville’s City Council voted to hold off on a measure that would rework how Metro funds public art. The bill’s sponsor says it looks like there won’t be a need for such a change.
Lawyers for the city of Nashville are considering suing the state for more education money. That’s after city council members complained the state spends more money per student in smaller areas.
Nashville’s Homelessness Commission is looking for a new site to replace Tent City. A Metro councilman says the homeless camp, under an Interstate bridge near downtown, will be shut down before the end of the year.
Nashville’s Homelessness Commission is looking for a way authorities can get help for homeless people, instead of legally punishing them. For example when police find a homeless person sleeping in a park, they could have a social worker step in, rather than a criminal court.
Middle Tennessee is putting together a long-term plan for regional mass transit, which could include an expanded bus and train network. As the plan takes shape, a looming question is who’s going to pay for it, and how.
The fight over land marked for a new Nashville convention center continued Wednesday as a key property owner filed court papers protesting the city’s efforts to use eminent domain.
Metro Nashville’s election administrator confirmed a thousand signatures Tuesday and said petitioners have successfully forced a recall election for the 5th council district.