In a memorandum sent to constituents Thursday, Metro Councilwoman Sandra Moore said she is “disappointed” Councilman Duane Dominy would file legislation regarding the fairground property, land that is located entirely within her council district.
Dominy, who represents parts of Antioch, has filed a bill that seeks to keep the annual Tennessee State Fair and expo center events at the 117-acre fairgrounds property near Nolensville Pike and Wedgewood Avenue.
The bill is up for first reading next week.
Moore, who represents the neighborhood surrounding the fairgrounds and served on Mayor Karl Dean’s 10-member Fairgrounds Task Force, said Dominy never approached her about the bill.
“I want to make it perfectly clear that I was not asked to co-sponsor this legislation nor was I even informed that it existed until after it had been filed,” Moore wrote. “I have worked for the past three years to ensure that any future use of the fairgrounds property is in the best interest of the citizens of the 17th District and the city as a whole.
“I am frankly disappointed that another district councilmember felt it appropriate to file legislation regarding property that is located solely within my district, but it is within his purview to do so,” she added.