Nashville TN: Music City Star

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Re: Nashville TN: Music City Star

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:33 pm

For reasons reported most often in publications such as the National Enquirer, the Let's Move Nashville initiative that "throws a few bones" Music City Star's way, could be in jeopardy:

http://nytimes.com/2018/02/06/us/nashvi ... fair-.html

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Today, the centerpiece of Ms. Barry’s public agenda may be most imperiled: a multibillion-dollar transit plan that would introduce a light-rail system to the congested city. Voters could consider the plan in a referendum as early as May 1.

Opponents have argued that it is too costly, and a poor match for Nashville’s infrastructure needs.
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Re: Nashville TN: Music City Star

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:24 pm

Safe assumption that expansion of any rail transit in Nashville is "finito":

http://wkrn.com/2018/03/06/statements-p ... les-mayor/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the hours since Megan Barry resigned from her position as Nashville’s mayor, statements from political figures and Nashville officials have poured in.

Before resigning late Tuesday morning, Barry appeared in a Nashville courtroom where she pleaded guilty to felony theft of property over $10,000 charges


addendum, Mar 7: The Times' coverage of the matter suggests the fate of the mass transit initiative may not be sealed:

http://nytimes.com/2018/03/06/us/megan- ... ville.html

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Ms. Barry, 54, had wowed Nashville’s large contingent of liberal voters during a 2015 election with her support for gay rights and a promise to bring a world-class transit system to a city where rapid growth and a burgeoning reputation as a hub for young creatives have generated both excitement and anxiety


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Vice Mayor David Briley was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday afternoon, providing what will likely be ideological continuity at City Hall. Like Ms. Barry, Mr. Briley is a Democrat and a known quantity in city politics, having served eight years on the consolidated city-county council.

Mr. Briley, the grandson of Beverly Briley, who served as mayor from 1963 to 1975, supports the multibillion-dollar public transit plan that might had been Ms. Barry’s signature achievement. Voters will consider the plan in a May referendum
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