Area of Focus: Metro Government
The Metro Government committee follows the Nashville Metro Council Meetings and reports to the LWVN Board on legislation, bills, discussions, controversies, resolutions, and policies related to areas of concern to the League of Women Voters.
Why it Matters:
Many issues are discussed at Metro Council meetings. Most are not reported by media. By following meetings, the LWVN, as well as the public, can become aware of issues/controversies early. Bills require 3 readings with votes, amendments, and public comment before passage. If there is a bill in which the League has an interest, there would be time to make a public comment and possibly make an impact before the bill’s final passage.
- All council meetings are televised live on TV and streamed at live streaming on Nashville.gov. Metro Nashville Network’s Government TV is on Channel 3 on Comcast and on AT&T’s U-verse 99.
- The meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings each month.
- Meetings officially start at 6:30 pm and last until they get through the agenda, which is also listed on the Nashville.gov website.
- Meetings typically last 4 hours.
- Past council meetings can be found on https://www.youtube.com/metronashville, which is also linked to Nashville.gov.
- Pat Nolan, a local Nashvillian and political commentator, often gives a synopsis of the meeting at the end, and a summary of items to watch for on the agenda before the meeting starts. Live streaming starts around 6pm.
What You Can Do:
- Join the League of Women Voters Nashville to be a part of efforts related to information on issues related to Davidson County. Anyone 16 and older can join. Click here to become a member.
- Stay informed by using multiple media resources and following local issues in the city and within your community.