Thursday, September 29, 2022

Memphis Government

by James Coleman -- After weeks of haggling, Memphis City Council members have agreed to a $20 million set of spending priorities for American Rescue Plan funds, but only after settling on guidelines behind closed doors. “We took names off of...
by James Coleman --  Prepared for another round of discussion about how to divvy up some $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee has proposed the creation of a set of “guiding principles”...
by James Coleman -- An ordinance crafted to protect Memphis’ water supply from future oil pipeline projects and withstand legal challenges sailed through the Memphis City Council on a 13-0 vote Tuesday (Sept. 21). “You asked me to come forward with...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members had a discussion about priorities rarely seen outside budget season during their Tuesday (Sept. 7) meeting.  At issue is $161 million allotted to the city through American Rescue Plan funding and how the...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members kept their powder dry Tuesday (Aug. 17) on creating a charter commission that would examine creating a metro government through the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Instead, members of the council’s...
by James Coleman -- After gauging reaction to a plan to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, the TVA has decided to keep its options open. “This partnership put in...
by James Coleman -- Seventies soul standouts the Temprees Tuesday (July 20) joined the ranks of Memphis artists who have had a street honorarily named after them when the Memphis City Council adopted a resolution granting the honor. Joubert Avenue, between...
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...