Monday, May 16, 2022

Memphis Government

by James Coleman -- Memphis’ FY2022 budget year course, which begins July 1, has been charted after the Memphis City Council Tuesday (June 15) voted to adopt a $716 million operating budget and an $85 million capital improvement plan budget.  And,...
by James Coleman -- A proposed $200,000 community revitalization program to help poverty-level seniors afford repairs and tackle blight was outlined Tuesday (June 1) during the Memphis City Council meeting. “We tailor it specifically to senior citizens in our community, who...
by James Coleman -- The influx of the first half of the American Rescue Plan Act funding – $80.5 million – drew few objections from Memphis City Council members during their Tuesday (June 1) meeting, as they voted to accept...
by James Coleman --  Memphis City Council members were nearly unanimous Tuesday (May 18) in adopting a resolution to condemn and restrict the Tennessee General Assembly’s move to withhold public funding to education authorities, such as school districts, that teach...
by James Coleman -- C.J. Davis’ first day on the job as chief of the Memphis Police Department will be June 14. The Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to approve the hiring of Durham, North Carolina’s former police chief at its...
by James Coleman -- In regulating pipeline construction in Memphis now is in delay-mode until July in an effort to calm rising tensions between Memphis City Council members and Plains All-American Pipeline over construction of the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline. The...
by James Coleman -- An ordinance curtailing the construction of pipelines carrying hazardous materials – including crude oil – within city limits was put on the back-burner after the Memphis City Council opted to continue crafting the resolution during Tuesday’s...
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,...