Sunday, April 11, 2021

Memphis Government

by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council voted 12-1 during Tuesday’s meeting to investigate all city employees suspected of having been involved in the insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington D.C. “This resolution is asking that the City of...
by James Coleman -- Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings on Tuesday (Jan. 5) defended the slow implementation of the revival of COACT (community action) units, one of the recommendations of the Public Safety Task Force, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic...
As civil servants go, Teresa Jones was willing to be measured by her attentiveness to those she committed to serve and the reaction to her death over the weekend reflected that she hit that mark with regularity. The Memphis Municipal...
by James Coleman -- A resolution adopting the recommendations, including setting the number of police officers, of the Public Safety Task Force was approved on a 9-1 vote by the Memphis City Council during Tuesday’s (Dec. 15) meeting. The proposals came...
by James Coleman -- How large should the Memphis police force be? The public safety task force chaired by Councilwoman Rhonda Logan this week decided on 2,500 and advanced that recommendation toward a vote. A resolution introduced by Logan accepting the...
by James Coleman -- As the dust settled from an acrimonious Nov. 17 Memphis City Council meeting, where accusations of race-bias and personal insults were hurled following a vote for council chairperson for the upcoming year, an amendment to the...
A confrontation two weeks in the making came to a head Tuesday evening, with a face-to-face of sorts between prominent Memphis attorney Rickey Wilkins and the Memphis City Council. It ended abruptly with the Black PAC (Political Action Committee)...
by James Coleman -- Faced with a skyrocketing violent crime rate, the Memphis City Council this week discussed the creation of a task force designed to bring various organizations, government and nongovernment alike, to develop new approaches to the staggering...
by Jim Coleman -- Memphis City Council members want to meet jointly with Memphis Light Gas and Water officials to see what can be done about utility cutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential meeting was discussed the council meeting Tuesday...
If some members of the Memphis City Council have their way, “201 Poplar Ave.” will become “201 Black Lives Matter Ave.” “This name change is largely symbolic, but it represents our move toward the full civil rights we have been...