Lydia A Hubbell, a candidate for Metro Council in Nashville says “Being ‘Gay’ is nothing to be proud of, but she’s “not opposed to them having their little festival”, and admits “now I have to look up ‘Stonewall Riot’”. In any other election season, a candidate with very little community support would not have garnered the attention of the community, but the council seat vacancy created by Jason Potts in Metro’s District 30 doesn’t have a clear front-runner, and with four contenders a run-off is very possible in 2019. Candidate…
Multiple sources within the city administration now confirm that Mayor Briley’s parking privatization plan will be deferred indefinitely, effectively killing the plan. Mayor Briley’s Office declined to comment on this developing story, or the impact it would have on the budget. The plan will likely be reconsidered after the election. UPDATE: Briley released a statement, in part: …it is clear to me that residents still have questions about the merits of this proposal. Residents need more time – and it is unfair to the public and to Council to rush…
During the meeting, an assistant finance director confirmed that the parking company’s upfront payment is necessary for this year’s Metro budget numbers to work and threatened to pull an equal amount of money out of the general fund if this privatization deal is not completed.
DETAILS: Mayor David Briley reveals plan to turn over management of Nashville’s parking spaces to a private company for $30 cash million up front, increase fines by 227%, extend enforcement times to 10 p.m., add Sunday enforcement, increase meter rates, and eliminate free parking for clean energy vehicles.
State Representative John Ray Clemmons, who is Running to be the next Mayor of Nashville, said Saturday the decision by Mayor Briley’s administration to allow the removal and destruction of over 21 cherry blossom trees to accommodate the NFL Draft event in downtown Nashville displayed ‘cultural incompetence.’
#HighwayShutdown: We now know WHY a local car club shut down I-24 Saturday night. They’re upset about being pushed out of meeting space for car clubs, and want the city, to do something about it. The Night Goonz car club says the protest was to get the attention of Mayor David Briley – their full statement inside.
Metro Nashville has been quietly handling their response to the transgender shaming incident by multiple city employees in October. Along the way, they have shown some signs of progress. However, they also took 28 days to ask the victim’s name, and are considering a city-wide response that does nothing to address the behavior of the employees. Goodlettsville, however, addressed the incident with a passion, and moved forward with the support of their community.
Who will step up and take responsibility? Mayor Briley is pretending it never happened, and Police Chief Steve Anderson is privately apologizing to the richest LGBT business owner in the city, instead of the community or the actual victim.
Nashville, we MUST #DoBetter, it’s time.
Mayor David Briley participated In a town hall event Tuesday night at The Temple, that was live tweeted by his staff to the official @MayorBriley account. Observers noticed that staffers from the Mayor’s office were copying and pasting pre-written answers to the public twitter feed for the world to see, while the Mayor’s in-person answers left many wondering why they didn’t seem to match up when it came to Community Oversight and the upcoming referendum. It was clever phrasing that many did not pick up on. The Mayor’s office today…
Metro Nashville made over 19,000 current & former employee email addresses, many of them private personal addresses (gmail, yahoo, live, etc), available online for anyone to view or download as a database, linked to the employee’s name.