Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Shelby County Government

Shelby County Commission approved an ordinance requiring them to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The order was approved on final reading at the county commission meeting, Monday. Although a similar resolution was passed last year, this recent...
For the first time in Shelby County’s history, the County Commission will contribute yearly funding to public transit. During the Feb.10 commission meeting, an ordinance was passed on the final reading that dedicated 1.5 percent of the Shelby County capital...
Dubbed “Our Faithful Comeback,” a new grant initiative zeroes in on small, faith-based organizations, whose community outreach efforts have been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones,...
Monumental Baptist Church in South Memphis served as the gathering place Monday evening for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners first public transit ad hoc committee meeting. Dozens of citizens and elected officials convened for the in-the-community session led by...
An investment in education – specifically the possibility of a new school in Frayser – was among the focus areas highlighted by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris in a 2020 State of the County address themed “We can do...
Utility assistance for 1,400 customers impacted by COVID-19 was made available through the Utility “Holiday” program powered by Shelby County Government and Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW). The Utility “Holiday” program served customers who owed $500 or less in...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris believes that the county’s increasing poverty rate can be reduced by an investment in public transit. He spent Wednesday morning attempting to convince Shelby County Commission members to invest $10 million to support his...
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to support the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ action to provide funding to the public transportation provider. The vote occurred during MATA’s scheduled monthly meeting and followed on...
Declaring that the "need for transformative change has never been clearer" and that the way forward is equally so," Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris this week detailed plans for the first #SouthernJustice Summit to be hosted in virtual mode...
by James Coleman -- As communities across the country brace for another wave of COVID-19 infections with the onset of flu season, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners received a grim assessment of the months ahead during Monday’s meeting. The confluence...