What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the Metro Council understand? You can’t have 3 terms!

What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the Metro Council understand? Surely their time could be better spent with priorities for the city, instead of asking for their term limit to be expanded – for the 7th time since citizens restricted them. The citizens of Nashville have defeated amendment 5 during today’s election. 

Mayor Briley uses clever phrasing to hide opposition to Community Oversight Board proposal

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 Council Candidate Sylvester Armor: Real Estate License Suspended, Ignoring Garnishments for 25K+

Sylvester Armor is running for the hotly contested District 1 City Council seat in Nashville – an election that happens this Thursday (05/24). In his interviews and articles about his campaign, he touts his experience as a real estate agent, and while he technically is a realtor, the truth is that he’s been operating illegally for several months, until Scoop: Nashville brought it to his attention on Tuesday. He couldn’t manage to keep his real-estate license fees up-to-date with the state. According to the state of Tennessee, it was illegal…

Metro Council Candidate Gwendolyn Brown-Felder refused to bring her own property up to codes, so Metro put a Lien on it.

Gwendolyn Brown-Felder is running for the hotly contested District 1 City Council seat in Nashville – an election that happens this Thursday (05/24). On her platform, she pledges to “Improve our district”, and wants to “Improve the inconsistent application of the law (codes)”. We might have some insight on why she has such strong feelings about codes. She was sued by Metro Codes, she lost, and they had to put a lien on her property as she refused to pay the fine and court costs to them. This isn’t some long-standing…

Brett Withers Seeks to Restrict Door-To-Door Sales into Oblivion – Punishing people for the smallest of crimes

If this bill passes, you could have door-to-door solicitors as early as 5:30AM, due to the severe restrictions on evening hours. Of the 684,410 residents in Nashville, only 1,880 have registered for the no-knock list provided by metro. We don’t need a new law, we need people who aren’t happy to register for the no-knock list. The goal of the metro Commercial Solicitor law has always been to balance the First Amendment rights of the solicitor with the privacy and safety of the residents of the community. A proposal, up for 2nd…

Metro Councilwoman Sponsoring Ban on Rope Lights Was Sued By Her Own Neighborhood Association & More

Nashville – why is the councilperson who can’t follow her own homeowner’s association rules wanting to tell the rest of Nashville they can’t have rope lights in their own windows? Meet Tanaka Vercher. There’s a bill that will be up for third & final reading tonight at the Metro Council that -almost- went by unnoticed. Thanks to WSMV for highlight this ordinance that would ban ‘rope lights’ on nearly every business in Nashville. The bill is sponsored by Metro Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher. Why would Vercher try to sponsor an ordinance…