Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What happended at the 2/16/2016 council meeting: new conservation overlay for part of Inglewood, other important items deferred.

At less than an hour long, this is a short meeting. There is not much of importance on the agenda but to find the agenda, agenda analysis and my commentary follow this link. There is no drama in this meeting and not much point in watching it. Here are the highlights:

  • BILL NO. BL2016-99 which would strengthen the Human Relations Commission by removing the term limits for members of the Commission  is substituted and passes without objection. This is a minor change and not terrible important but in my view this useless agency should be abolished instead of strengthened. This agency serves to indoctrinate people in  political correctness. Any thing of value they do could easily be done by other agencies. I am disappointed that no member of the Council took this opportunity to speak against the HRC. 
  • BILL NO. BL2016-123  which would give the Council more information on the status of Tax Increment financing in the Rutledge Hill Redevelopment District is deferred to the second meeting in April.  
  • BILL NO. BL2016-117 which would impose a proximity distant requirement on alternative  Financial service establishments is deferred. This refers to those business such as pawn shops, title loan companies, payday lenders and check cashing places. It would require them to be 1320 feet apart.

Here is the Tennessean's report on the meeting: Council approves building restrictions for part of Inglewood.

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