Shelby County Government

Under pressure from on-hand activists, Shelby County Commissioners on Monday approved three work-in-progress ordinances in their first reading to curb over-policing by Shelby County Sheriff Office’s deputies. However, the ordinances to ban specialized units, end pretextual traffic stops and create...
Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Aug. 14) set their leadership posts for the next legislative year, after commissioners Miska Clay-Bibbs and Charlie Caswell mustered enough votes to gain the leadership posts. Their elections to commission chair and chair pro tem (vice...
The task was to select a new chairperson and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners could not get it down after numerous rounds of voting failed to produce the needed seven-vote majority. The stalemate on Monday (July 17) came despite...
With a void to fill, Shelby County commissioners made quick work of approving Mauricio Calvo to an interim seat on the Memphis -Shelby County School Board. “I pledge to be someone to work for accountability, for transparency, for collaboration across...
Following several setbacks and obstacles, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ proposal for a $25 increase in the wheel tax rolled through the Shelby County Commission on an 11-0 vote during an unusual regular meeting Wednesday (June 28). In a statement...
Shelby County Commissioners are scrambling for new revenue sources for capital projects after they nixed county Mayor Lee Harris’ bid to double the county’s wheel tax to fund a rebuild of Regional One Health hospital and other construction projects. The...
To no one’s surprise, members of the Shelby County Commission Wednesday (April 12) voted to reappoint recently ousted Tennessee State representative Justin Pearson back to his District 86 House seat. The 7-0 vote came during a specially called meeting. Voting...
The long-running dispute between members of the Shelby County Commission and Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert clearly is ongoing after the embattled official was asked whether it was time for her to step down during Wednesday’s General Government Committee...
A resolution seeking $3.5 million for the purchase of the Metro Shopping Plaza on E.H. Crump Boulevard, just west of Danny Thomas, was tossed back to the committee level on Monday (March 20) after supporters couldn’t close the deal...
Bubbling up out of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners Black Caucus is a resolution calling for a comprehensive study on how reparations would look in Shelby County. The resolution, which is spearheaded by Commissioner Edmund Ford Jr., is sponsored...