Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Memphis Government

by James Coleman -- The debate over easing residency requirements for city police officers and firefighters remains at a standstill until the new year after a proposed ordinance to let voters decide the issue in a referendum next year was...
by James Coleman -- A proposed street name change turned into a debate about a man’s legacy as the Memphis City Council mulled and ultimately unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday (Dec. 7) to honor slain rapper Young Dolph with an...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members last week strengthened their hand against future pipeline developments after unanimously passing a long-awaited rights-of-way ordinance that gives the body final say on future underground infrastructure projects.  “The right-of-way ordinance regulates every street...
by James Coleman -- After weeks of haggling, Memphis City Council members have agreed to a $20 million set of spending priorities for American Rescue Plan funds, but only after settling on guidelines behind closed doors. “We took names off of...
by James Coleman --  Prepared for another round of discussion about how to divvy up some $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee has proposed the creation of a set of “guiding principles”...
by James Coleman -- An ordinance crafted to protect Memphis’ water supply from future oil pipeline projects and withstand legal challenges sailed through the Memphis City Council on a 13-0 vote Tuesday (Sept. 21). “You asked me to come forward with...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members had a discussion about priorities rarely seen outside budget season during their Tuesday (Sept. 7) meeting.  At issue is $161 million allotted to the city through American Rescue Plan funding and how the...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members kept their powder dry Tuesday (Aug. 17) on creating a charter commission that would examine creating a metro government through the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Instead, members of the council’s...
by James Coleman -- After gauging reaction to a plan to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, the TVA has decided to keep its options open. “This partnership put in...
by James Coleman -- Seventies soul standouts the Temprees Tuesday (July 20) joined the ranks of Memphis artists who have had a street honorarily named after them when the Memphis City Council adopted a resolution granting the honor. Joubert Avenue, between...