Weekly Obsession: Want a better Metro? Cut the size of the council

Only two cities in the country have larger councils — New York and Chicago More

Stites files BRT amendment to require study of Charlotte as alternate route

Measure would tie study to $7.5M in future engineering funding that Dean is seeking for The Amp   More

As a thorn in mayor's side, Josh Stites starts to see results, if not credit

At 31, Stites is one of council’s youngest members, and he's an ideological minority on blue-city council More

Council passes AmSurg, Oberto tax breaks despite last-minute amendment effort

Some supported amendments requiring companies to hit job-creation benchmarks to receive full tax breaks More

AmSurg, Oberto tax breaks head toward likely approval

Both incentive packages will be up for a final vote at the council’s next meeting Feb. 5 More

Year in Review: City leans on incentives for economic development

Since 2007, Nashville has offered more than $180M in tax breaks and cash grants to companies More

HCA incentives package sails through final council vote

Josh Stites was lone council member to vote against deal because it’s 'not fair' for all business owners   More

Bill advances that prevents Metro officials from using public money on signs naming them

Councilman Josh Stites said former Clerk John Arriola 'bucked the policy' already in place preventing such expenditures   More

Dean camp financially backed 'grassroots' pro-tax hike coalition

Mayor's campaign contributed most to Moving Nashville Forward, which rallied support for property tax hike   More

Final vote looming, some look to trim proposed tax increase

While the mayor’s budget — and property tax increase — will likely pass, it won’t be without some changes More
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