Friday, June 18, 2021

Memphis Government

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...
by Jim Coleman --  After a year of surging gun violence deaths, members of the Memphis City Council got onboard Mayor Jim Strickland’s proposed Group Violence Intervention Program (GVIP) during the Tuesday, Feb. 2, Memphis City Council meeting. The vote showing...
by Jim Coleman -- Neighborhoods across the Bluff City moved closed to much-needed investment after the Memphis City Council approved Mayor Jim Strickland’s proposed “Accelerate Memphis” plan on a 12-0 vote during the Tuesday (Feb. 2) council meeting. The plan calls...
With the newly transformed Renasant Convention Center as the backdrop, Mayor Jim Strickland delivered a State of the City address that focused on a recap of the past year and the road ahead, a new violence intervention program and...
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...