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.

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Memphis, TN 38103-3917
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City of Brentwood
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Brentwood, TN 37027
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Nashville, TN 37219
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Nashville Police Officer Charged with First Degree Murder

A Nashville grand jury has indicted police officer Andrew Delke on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Daniel Hambrick, the Tennessean reports. The Nashville district attorney's office announced the move this afternoon. Delke is the first Nashville officer ever to be charged after an on-duty shooting. His defense says he will plead not guilty in the death of Hambrick, who was shot three times in the back during a foot chase in July.

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Metro Council Approves Infrastructure Funding for Nashville Yards Development

The Metro Nashville Council on Tuesday voted to grant preliminary approval for $15.2 million earmarked towards road, sewer and other infrastructure needs around the Nashville Yards project which will be home to Amazon’s HQ2, The Tennessean reports. The move also approves participation, easement and license agreements between Metro and Uptown Property Holdings, the building group in charge of development. Council member Kathleen Murphy — one of only three detractors — denounced the city’s interest in the infrastructure plan, saying that it was just "another incentive" for Amazon and that the money would be better spent on other projects throughout the city. The council will make its final decision regarding the infrastructure reimbursement on Feb. 5.

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