Friday, August 14, 2020

Memphis Government

Pressing on the agenda was Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s proposed electricity-rate hike as six new members joined eight returning members for the first Memphis City Council meeting of 2020 on Tuesday. According to MLGW President J.T. Young, if...
The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting proposals for the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grant programs beginning December 3. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY21 will include the following city and federally-funded programs: ...
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...
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...
Early voting now is underway through Feb. 25 for the March 3 Presidential Preference Primary and the Shelby County Primary Election. Election officials predict about 30 percent of the county’s 563,370 registered voters will have cast their ballots by the...
By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press The ground and water in some northern Mississippi communities could become polluted if nearby Memphis pulls out of a decadeslong agreement to treat the area's sewage, the suburban water officials say in a federal lawsuit. In...
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...
On multiple occasions, Memphis Light Gas & Water has asked the Memphis City Council to increase utility rates to pay for long-overdue updates to MLGW’s infrastructure. And in the final meeting of the year, the Council said OK –...
After months of public debate and voting delays, the Memphis City Council on Tuesday approved Memphis 3.0 – the city’s first comprehensive land use and development plan in several decades. Final approval of Memphis 3.0 didn’t come without hesitation and...
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...
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