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Council members liberated to work on ‘pet’ issues
New nondiscrimination and living wage policies and LED sign regulations among others may be on Council menu
Tygard to withdraw Council guns-in-restaurants bill
Metro Legal tells Tygard his attempt to override the state legislature on the issue would be illegal
Sen. Jackson: Local governments can’t regulate firearms
Council members filed legislation in an attempt to sidestep new state law
State Senator: Proposed guns-in-restaurants sidestep illegal
Sen. Doug Jackson says Tennessee code supercedes a Metro ordinance which means to get around the legislature's legalization of guns in restaurants
Council members could outlaw guns in Davidson County parks
If state legislation to allow guns in parks is enacted, Metro Council members are prepared to respond by bringing forward legislation that would maintain the status quo in Davidson County.
Convention Center land acquisition bill likely to pass third reading
Forum likely didn't change councilmembers' votes
Expert says Nashville likely to lose in convention center arms race
Council will vote on new center Tuesday night.
Let's talk about the convention center
Councilwoman Megan Barry writes that there needs to be more debate over whether the $600 million public investment needed to build the Music City Center is a good for Nashville's future.
Council seeks to legalize community gardens in Nashville
The bill would fix a quirk outlawing open lots in residential areas to be used for growing food crops and flowers.
Councilman questions Music City Center community forum
Metro Council budget and finance committee chairman Jim Forkum has issues with a community forum planned outside the Council's committee system and held at a private facility.
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