Friday, December 9, 2022

Memphis Government

To boost efforts to recruit public safety employees and improve the retention of veteran officers, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is proposing restoring pension and other benefits that were reduced eight years ago. Representatives of the Police and Fire Departments, along...
After a year of exponential growth in youth curfew violations and after-hours crime incidents committed by youthful offenders, the Memphis City Council’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee adopted a resolution Tuesday (Sept. 27), asking the Memphis Police Department...
Capping off a brainstorming session for solutions to violent crime, Memphis City Council members adopted a resolution asking the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to direct additional state troopers to supplement the city’s police force. The request,...
To curb retaliation shootings, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is poised to expand the city’s violence intervention program set in place more than a decade ago.  Strickland recently spoke about the program’s success as part of a July 13 “workforce summit”...
An effort to open Memphis city elections to partisan primaries is in limbo after the item’s sponsor, Memphis City Council member Martavius Jones tabled the proposal indefinitely. Jones’ move came just before the start of the council’s afternoon session Tuesday...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s first public release of information about bids it has received for a possible new electric power supplier drew criticism Tuesday (June 14), regarding the fairness and transparency of the bidding process. The criticism came...
Memphis voters in August will get a second chance to extend the number of terms the mayor and City Council members can remain in office.  The council, on third and final reading Tuesday (May 24), approved an ordinance that, if...
by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) Committee met Tuesday with members of the area provider’s leadership, who delivered a post-mortem of the utility’s response to the recent ice. Stretching from Texas to Maine,...
by James Coleman -- On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council passed a resolution formally objecting to a Tennessee bill proposing a law that would allow Memphis police officers and firefighters to live outside of Shelby County.  HB 105 has the support...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members greeted the new leadership of the city’s Office of Business Diversity and Compliance during the Economic Development, Technology and Tourism committee meeting on Tuesday, February 1.  Retired software company founder Marvell Mitchell is...