Memphis Government

Memphis Light, Gas & Water customers have been asked to voluntarily reduce their power usage until further notice as Greater Memphis grapples with a life-threatening winter storm that prompted rolling power blackouts by the Tennessee Valley Authority as single-digit...
Memphis City Council members must balance a panoply of issues throughout their terms, ranging from big and little ticket investments to revitalize the local economy and community, to addressing some of the highest poverty and crime rates in the...
Memphis City Council members had no trouble filling their leadership posts for the 2023 year, after members Martavius Jones and JB Smiley Jr. were picked for the council chair and vice chair positions, respectively, during the body’s Tuesday (Nov....
“Wondering what exactly is happening with MLGW's decision on the future of our power supply?” That question was part of the pitch for the public forum hosted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) Thursday night (Nov. 3). The sense...
Memphis City Council members wasted little time this week in plotting the direction of the city’s utility company by overwhelmingly voting to confirm Memphis COO Doug McGowen as the new president and CEO of MLGW.  In a related move, the...
With Memphis at what he called “a critical juncture,” Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. on Tuesday declared his candidacy for mayor. Bonner, who is in his second term as sheriff, announced his intention at the Tower Room at Clark...
A proposal to enforce a decades-long curfew ordinance was kicked back to committee after Memphis City Council members opted to take a deeper look at the issue during the council’s Tuesday (Oct 18) meeting. Among council members and their constituents,...
With lines outside Shelby County Clerk offices still lingering, Shelby County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution detailing recommendations to help Clerk Wanda Halbert address a series of shortfalls in staffing and technology. The set of benchmarks approved Monday (Oct. 17)...
Seeking to slow down the nomination process, Memphis City Council members cobbled together enough votes to approve a resolution 5-0 calling for a national search for a new MLGW CEO and president. The council action came during Tuesday’s (Oct. 11)...
To boost efforts to recruit public safety employees and improve the retention of veteran officers, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is proposing restoring pension and other benefits that were reduced eight years ago. Representatives of the Police and Fire Departments, along...