Memphis Government

The Memphis City Council on Tuesday decided to delay all votes on proposed MLGW rate hikes while the utility’s administrators figure out if changes in salaries and benefits will affect their proposed budget. In conjunction with that action, Council Chairman Kemp Conrad appointed a three-member impasse committee. With two council meetings...
The window for early voting in the Memphis City Council Runoff Election for District 7 had been open about five hours when candidate Michalyn Easter-Thomas and a bevy of supporters made a move crafted to thrust her toward a victory over incumbent Berlin Boyd. The move was a press conference...
Early voting for runoff elections for Memphis City Council District 1 and District 7 is now underway. Meanwhile, Shelby County Election Commission officials are scrambling to get more voters added to their roll while local advocacy groups are pushing to get more voters to the polls. Early voting extends through November...
Dozens of union representatives pledged their support for District 7 Memphis City Council candidate, Michalyn Easter-Thomas, during a reception in her honor Thursday evening. The city workers are hoping that their collaboration will help Easter-Thomas, a Shelby County educator, unseat her opponent, incumbent Councilman Berlin Boyd. The two will face...
Two segments of Memphis voters will head back to the polls in November to cast ballots in Memphis City Council races that were not settled during Municipal Election voting on Oct. 3. While seven council members were re-elected October 3, two others landed in mandatory runoffs. Community activist Rhonda Logan...
With early voting still underway at sites throughout the city, reports obtained this week showed that older voters are the largest group to have voted thus far. According to turnout data released from the Shelby County Election Commission, 21,983 voters had cast their ballots during the early voting period that...