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After a couple of key votes this week, Nashville’s Metro Council concluded its four-year term. Many new members will soon join when council meetings resume in October. 

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A multi-year effort to create a police oversight board in Nashville reached a milestone moment Tuesday night as the Metro Council elected the city’s first 11-person Community Oversight Board.

Jim Shulman
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Nashville’s special election for vice mayor ended with a lopsided victory Thursday night for Jim Shulman. The two-time Metro councilman captured 65 percent of the vote over fellow Council Member Sheri Weiner, who had been serving as acting vice mayor.

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Nashville’s contest for vice mayor enters the home stretch this week, as more early voting locations open and turnout is expected to ramp up.

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Nashvillians go to the polls again starting Friday, as early voting begins in the runoff race to choose a vice mayor to serve for the next year. Acting Vice Mayor Sheri Weiner and At-Large Councilman Jim Shulman are facing off for the second-highest-post in the city.

Nashville transit
Nashville Mayor's Office

It’s official: Nashville voters will get the chance to decide whether to raise taxes to pay for the mayor’s plan for mass transit.

The Metro Council finalized a referendum Tuesday night so that increases to four kinds of taxes will appear on the ballot on May 1.

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Members of the Metro Council say they must “once and for all” find a way to regulate short-term rentals in Nashville. This follows months of arguments and competing ideas for what to do about services like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway.

Whites Creek
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A bill that allows the Fontanel inn and amphitheatre to add a 136-room hotel to the wooded site passed by the slimmest of margins in the Metro Council on Tuesday night. And the vote was seen as a test of whether city leaders will abide by newly adopted guidelines that call for preserving Davidson County's most rural corners.

"In many ways, this is maybe one of the hardest ones we’ve had since we’ve been elected to this council term," Councilman Jim Shulman said. "That area is so beautiful."

Nashville bus transit
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Nashville officials have talked for decades about creating more mass transit, with limited progress. Now a veteran elected official wants to set a deadline to take action.

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The same five candidates who topped the list for at-large Metro Council seats last month also wound up in the winner’s circle Thursday night, though in a slightly different order.

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