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

Council funds BRT start, $300M capital improvement budget

MTA's Ballard tells council approving funds would show feds Nashville is serious about transit More

After delay, home studio bill gets back on track in Council

As expected, $11M supplemental appropriations bill passes 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

Claiborne's bill to increase council health premiums shot down again

Council preliminarily approves tax breaks for surgery center operator AmSurg and beef jerky maker Oberto   More

Council approves Metro employee buyout program on final reading

Nearly 2,600 Metro workers will be offered $700 for each year of credited service with the city More

Metro Council votes to keep lifetime health benefits for members

After winning state House elections, Darren Jernigan and Bo Mitchell say they'll keep their council seats, for now More

Metro Council looks at eliminating health benefits for former members

Ordinance would end former two-term members' opportunity to participate in the health care plan for life More

Sheriff Hall frustrated by distribution 'equity' of Dean's proposed budget

$200K budget reduction 'isn't reasonable for the sheriff's office,' Hall says More

Sign ordinance runs into resistance from business owners

If half of existing sign is altered, the whole sign would be required to be replaced to meet new standards More
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