Saturday, September 18, 2021

Memphis Government

by James Coleman --  Memphis City Council members were nearly unanimous Tuesday (May 18) in adopting a resolution to condemn and restrict the Tennessee General Assembly’s move to withhold public funding to education authorities, such as school districts, that teach...
by James Coleman -- C.J. Davis’ first day on the job as chief of the Memphis Police Department will be June 14. The Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to approve the hiring of Durham, North Carolina’s former police chief at its...
by James Coleman -- In regulating pipeline construction in Memphis now is in delay-mode until July in an effort to calm rising tensions between Memphis City Council members and Plains All-American Pipeline over construction of the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline. The...
by James Coleman -- An ordinance curtailing the construction of pipelines carrying hazardous materials – including crude oil – within city limits was put on the back-burner after the Memphis City Council opted to continue crafting the resolution during Tuesday’s...
by James Coleman -- Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled his proposed bare-bones $716 million operating budget for 2021 to the Memphis City Council during Tuesday’s meeting. The proposal reflects a slight increase over the previous year’s budget of $708.6 million and includes...
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Monday that Durham, North Carolina Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis is his pick to become the next leader of the Memphis Police Department. If approved by the Memphis City Council, Davis would be the first...
by James Coleman --  The Memphis City Council approved (12-0) a resolution awarding a contract to energy consultant GDS Associates, Inc. during its Tuesday (April 6) meeting. The vote sets the table for an early 2022 decision by Memphis Light,...
by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s 12-0 approval of $1 million in emergency relief funds to pay for vaccine distribution efforts reflected hopes of boosting COVID-19 vaccination numbers as well as reaching an Aug. 1 goal of 700,000...
Now that MLGW has lifted the boil-water advisory, what should area residents do? Here is what MGLW presented as a way forward after Thursday's announcement.  
February 5, 2021 Dear Members of the Clergy: Historically, the church has been a place of refuge, activism, comfort and, in times of trouble, a place where people of faith have sought answers. We look to the church for support. The Memphis City...