May 11

um…about the budget…

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    um...about the budget...
    May 11, 2018 The proposed FY19 Metro budget has been out for ten days now...and it's not good...and this is just the first year of a multi-year problem. The quick top line summary is that the proposed budget would renege on legislation passed last June for employee cost of living increases and gives our schools only $5 million of the approximately $45 million that MNPS asked for.

May 09

Blue Moves dance company explores 'Myths' at Centennial Park

...Calm exhibition is on view through Sept. 15.  The Carl Van Vechten Gallery is at 1000 17th Ave. N. on the corner of Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. and Jackson Street.  Its hours...

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Screenings are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and noon May 19 at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 27, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville. Admission is $15 for non-members, $8 for members, and free with an NFF laminate pass. Visit, or

The show is up through June 3.  Red Arrow Gallery is at 919 Gallatin Ave #4.  Its hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, but is open daily by appointment.  Admission is free. 

The performance is at 7 p.m. Thursday. at OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle. Tickets are $20, $10 for children 12 and under, available at

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Friday. at Bongo After Hours Theatre, 2007 Belmont Ave., Nashville. Tickets are $10, available online or at the door. Visit for details.

    Blue Moves dance company explores 'Myths' at Centennial Park
    Blue Moves Modern Dance Company is back this weekend with a unique multimedia performance titled "Myths: Connecting Universal Experiences." Presented in partnership with Metro Parks Cultural Arts Division, the production explores myths from many cultures, while drawing inspiration from familiar structures at Centennial Park, including the Rose Garden pergola, the Woman's Suffrage Monument and the Parthenon.

May 07

TIF step-by-step

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    TIF step-by-step
    May 7, 2018 With the budget crunch this year, many people are asking legitimate questions about when and how tax increment financing (TIF) is used. Some of those conversations are getting bogged down in trying to understand exactly how TIF dollars flow. This post is not about the important questions of how and when to use TIF.

May 05

Storm has been brewing for a while…

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    Storm has been brewing for a while...
    May 5, 2018 People in Nashville are understandably angry about having a tight budget in boom times. But this storm has been brewing for a while. During the 2015 election season, one of the things that voters all around the county wanted to talk about most was "how come I've got problems in my part of town and we spend all that money downtown?"

May 03

Chasing Down Line 7777

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    Chasing Down Line 7777
    May 2, 2018 I've talked to some MNPS advocates who are bothered annually by Line 7777 in the MNPS budget. It's called Property Tax Refund and is just over $9 million for the upcoming fiscal year. See page 37 of 42 in the proposed MNPS budget. Here's what that is...

May 01

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Apr 23

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Apr 16

Transit/Affordability – April 16 Update

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    Transit/Affordability - April 16 Update
    April 16, 2018 This is my next update about how affordability will interact with transit-oriented development in Nashville. This post is a little (a lot??) wonky - sorry about that. If you need orientation on the issues, it might be helpful to read my two previous posts here and here.

Apr 12

Transit/Affordability Taskforce Update

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    Transit/Affordability Taskforce Update
    April 11, 2018 About 5 weeks ago, I wrote about the status of Metro implementing the recent Transit & Affordability Taskforce recommendations related to affordable housing. You can read that post here. Since then, on March 20, I sent a letter to the Metro Planning Commission expressing concerns about the pending Donelson Transit Oriented Development legislation.

Apr 05

Rep. John Ray Clemmons added 3 new photos — a...

Honored to represent my alma mater Columbia University today at the Investiture of Fisk University President Kevin D. Rome, Sr., PhD.

Apr 04

On eve of his inauguration, Fisk University's Kevin Rome wants a renewed focus on the school's students

The celebration of Rome will take place at 1 p.m. in the Fisk Memorial Chapel, 1000 17th Avenue N.

    On eve of his inauguration, Fisk University's Kevin Rome wants a renewed focus on the school's students
    CLOSE Growing up, Fisk University President Kevin Rome wanted to be what he saw on television - a lawyer or a judge. "But I didn't really realize what a lawyer did," Rome said. Rome grew up in Columbus, Georgia in a single parent family. He was the first in his family to attend college.

Mar 29

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson keynotes Fisk luncheon on April 4 11:30 a.m. in the historic Appleton Room in Jubilee Hall, located at 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN. Tickets are $45 per person, $450 for a reserved table of ten...

    Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson keynotes Fisk luncheon on April 4 - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.
    On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, a member of the Fisk University class of 1963, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Leadership and Politics Luncheon. "Rising to the Occasion in a Challenging Political Climate" will be the topic.

Mar 29

Ms. Cheap's Easter weekend bargains: Art, kites, hikes and more

...the current exhibit at Fisk University's Carl Van Vechten Gallery, on the campus at 1000 17th Ave. N. This is the gallery where the Alfred Stieglitz Collection is on display when it is...

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...provided after for the kiddos! Both races begin and end at the Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave, and registration is available online at and in person on the morning...

I am happy to report that James Davenport and his father Jimmy Davenport have purchased Fabric Gallery and Decor at 2939 Nolensville Road from longtime owner Kathy Burkhalter. 

...event will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Napier Community Center, 73 Fairfield Street in Nashville...

    Ms. Cheap's Easter weekend bargains: Art, kites, hikes and more
    There is plenty to do this Easter weekend, and it's not just about church and bunnies and egg hunts. Think art, kites, hikes and more. The "We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957-1968" exhibit opens Friday at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and will be on display through Oct.


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