Local Government Practice Section

This section provides a forum for topics such as land use, planning and permitting, municipal finance, contracting, and other local government functions. To learn more about this new section, contact Jenny Jones at jjones@tnbar.org.

Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6603
Immediate Past Chair
Owings, Wilson & Coleman
900 S. Gay St Ste 800 Riverview Twr
Knoxville, TN 37902-1823
(865)521-3010
Vice-Chair
Memphis Light, Gas & Water...
220 So Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3917
(901)528-4721
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Nashville Votes in Special Election Today

Nashville voters are going to the polls today for the special election to replace Mayor Megan Barry, The Tennessean reports. Thirteen candidates qualified for the race. If no candidate manages to capture 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will go into a runoff election taking place on June 28. Polls close at 7 p.m.
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Sons of Confederate Vets to Appeal Ruling on Memphis Monuments

The Sons of Confederate Veterans announced today that it will appeal a Davidson County chancellor’s ruling that the city of Memphis did not break any laws when it sold public parks containing Confederate statues to a private entity, which then removed the monuments. The Commercial Appeal reports that the appeal will keep in place an injunction that prevents the relocation of the statues of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and President Jefferson Davis. City Attorney Bruce McMullan said he expects to fight the case all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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