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Nashville Mayor, Columnist Blast Bill ‘Devastating’ Metro Government

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean sees “devastating effects” on Metro government if the legislature approves “an ill-thought-out bill giving satellite cities including Forest Hills, Belle Meade and Oak Hill the power to create their own city services,” says Gail Kerr — and she agrees with him.
It’s an effort being pushed by three out-of-county state representatives who live miles from Nashville but who suddenly feel the need to dip in our Kool-Aid. Why? The likely motivation is because they want the financial campaign support of rich Republicans in those three areas. The sponsors are Rep. David Alexander, R-Winchester, and Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville. Alexander signed on only because the main backer, Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas, has hit the limit of bills he can file.
It all started with a codes violation.
A house along Timberwood Road in Forest Hills burned down and neighbors grew frustrated when the owner wouldn’t make repairs. They thought Metro wasn’t cracking down fast enough. So Forest Hills officials decided to create their own court, a violation of the Metro Charter. Metro sued and Forest Hills lost. They are appealing. Officials in those upscale suburbs got together and went to their buddies in the legislature.

Occupy Nashville Protesters Visit a Shopping Mall

About 20 Occupy Nashville protesters took to the Mall at Green Hills Friday afternoon, decrying corporate greed, reports The Tennessean.
The group showed up around 4:20 p.m. and, about 20 minutes later, broke out into chants and a variation of Jingle Bells.
“Buy no-thing, buy no-thing, buy no-thing today,” they sang for the chorus. “Better sales will come in time, but family can’t wait – hey!”
The group then marched up the stairs and toward the exit chanting, “Buy nothing!”
The group then got ejected from the property by mall security.
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