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Nashville Mayor David Briley says he’s going to play a heavier role in the search for a new director of public schools, telling reporters at a press conference today that he intends to use the power of the purse to give his office more say over how the school board operates. 

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The Mayor’s Office is dedicating $500 million toward boosting affordable housing in Nashville, much of which will go toward converting low-income housing into mixed income.

Over the next decade Nashville promises to put $350 million toward the housing authority’s plan to rebuild the city’s aging public housing as a mixture of low, moderate and higher income apartments.

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Nashville city employees will receive pay raises in the coming year’s Metro budget.

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State lawmakers took an early step Wednesday toward reducing the strength of local police oversight boards. The proposal would strip the subpoena power from the new Community Oversight Board in Nashville, as well as the longstanding board in Knoxville.

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The city of Nashville will revise the rules governing how it awards government contracts so that more of them go to businesses owned by women and minorities, as well as small businesses.

The changes announced Wednesday respond to a study released this fall that found major disparities in Metro contracting and a lack of meaningful inclusion efforts.

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN

An outside analysis of over 2.5 million traffic stops in Nashville shows they don’t effectively stop crime, leading researchers to suggest that Metro police officers drop the tactic in favor of a new approach that emphasizes engaging community members one-on-one.

Sam Warlick (Metro Digital Director)

Metro Nashville employees could soon receiving training on how to recognize domestic abuse — and what resources are available if they themselves need help. 

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Nashville Mayor David Briley signaled Monday that his office is turning toward what he sees as the “fundamentals” of local government as he tries to move past a series of surprising events and intense debates.

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A shakeup in Mayor David Briley's office will mean the departure of two top aides, including chief operating officer Rich Riebeling — a longtime advisor who's been one of Metro's most power officials.

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The slimmed-down Nashville city budget is locked in for next year, but council members are already warning about more severe cuts in the years to come. Some see a growing gap between all that the city needs to pay for, and having enough money to do so.

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