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  1. https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2018/03/05/tennessee-senate-affordable-housing-nashville-inclusionary-zoning/397032002/ With a vote of 20 to 6, the Republican-led Senate effectively nullified Nashville’s attempt at so-called “inclusionary zoning.” Two Republicans sided with Democrats in opposing the bill. Under the local 2016 ordinance, apartment developers proposing five or more units could request a zoning variance for expanded development rights, such as density or greater height. To gain approval, they would have to include a percentage of new affordable or workforce units. No developers have yet taken advantage of the program. The bill approved Monday, SB363, was sponsored by Sen. Ferrell Haile, R-Gallatin. Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, sponsored the House companion bill, which passed last year. Gov. Bill Haslam still has to sign the bill into law Nashville’s incentive-based program was already diluted after the legislature earlier in 2016 prohibited mandatory inclusionary zoning.
  2. I remember several years ago (maybe 4 or 5?), Nashville City Council passed an ordinance to either require or incentivize affordable housing being included in new developments. It seemed like a progressive way to hopefully keep all of the old-timers from being run out by new development. Alas, the republican super majority legislature passed legislation to negate this measure and override the will of City Council.
  3. No offense, but they have 5 Superbowl wins. They have been to the big game 8 times with a record of 5-3.
  4. if I could pick one current NFL QB to start a franchise with, it would be......Mahomes.
  5. At this rate Evans may surpass the Flipper Anderson record for receiving yards in a game (of 336).
  6. The sneak felt like the play there. Maybe they should have subbed in Mariota to perform the sneak?
  7. Tannehill would have to play so well as to convince everyone that he is a franchise quarterback and the long term solution for this franchise. It's possible but not very likely. It would have to be like when Kurt Warner came in and played lights out for the Cardinals in the late 2000s.
  8. I read an article earlier which speculated the home sale could be paving the way for him to become a free agent at the end of the 2019 season. Apparently this is allowed within the framework of the new contract extension. So, just to be the first to ask, would he want to play for his former teammate and former situational red zone target Vrabel during his sunset years? Maybe Giselle is saying "Nashville is the place to be?"
  9. The title of the thread seems a little misleading. They are not really "banning" non gender neutral words. They are simply replacing such words in the City's municipal code with gender neutral terms.
  10. You are defending the 3/5 rule? Of course, slaves were valued (in terms of their treatment) far worse than 3/5 of a human being. It was more like 0/5. And the southern states didn't want to count slaves at 100% as some type of moralistic measure. The 3/5 rule was so the southern states could use the presence of slaves for a political advantage (while still subjecting them to sub-human treatment) in obtaining more congressional seats. Kind of like having their cake and eating it too, since these extra seats were key in fending off anti-slavery legislation.
  11. Don't you need a private act to charge impact fees? The legislature probably wouldn't accommodate Nashville in such a way which would also be to the detriment of their Home Builders Association/Road Builders Association buddies.
  12. #5 is a weird question. How can they be a multiple pro bowler, if they have just one pro bowl?
  13. As well as the draft went in Nashville, I don't think it would be too outrageous to start lobbying for a Super Bowl.
  14. I thought it was a nice story. Thank you for sharing. Condolences to your Sister-in-Law and her family.
  15. For libel? I'm no attorney, but I'm pretty sure they have a fair amount of case law on that already.