ORDINANCE NO. BL2012-217
An ordinance naming the West Police Precinct in honor of Chief Joe Casey.
WHEREAS, Joe Casey joined the Nashville police force in 1951, and served as Chief of Police from 1973 until his retirement in 1989; and
WHEREAS, Chief Casey was very active in professional organizations, serving seven times as president of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; and
WHEREAS, after graduating from North High School in Nashville in 1946, where he lettered in six sports, Joe Casey played for the Nashville Vols, a professional basketball team in the Southern Basketball League in the late 1940s; and
WHEREAS, Joe Casey served 24 seasons as a high school basketball official, and was inducted into the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Public Schools Hall of Fame in 2012; and
WHEREAS, § 13.26.010 of the Metropolitan Code provides that no building or structure of the Metropolitan Government may be named except pursuant to an ordinance duly adopted by the Metropolitan County Council; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the new West Police Precinct facility be named in honor of Chief Casey, who made such a significant contribution to the Metropolitan Police Department.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the West Police Precinct located at 5500 Charlotte Pike is hereby named "Chief Joe Casey Precinct”.
Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Buddy Baker, Jason Holleman, Edith Taylor Langster, Ronnie Steine, Tim Garrett, Charlie Tygard, Doug Pardue, Burkley Allen, Tony Tenpenny, Phil Claiborne, Fabian Bedne, Sheri Weiner, Darren Jernigan, Davette Blalock, Lonnell Matthews, Walter Hunt, Duane Dominy, Steve Glover, Robert Duvall, Jason Potts, Peter Westerholm, Frank Harrison, Jerry Maynard, Bruce Stanley, Brady Banks, Anthony Davis, Sandra Moore, Chris Harmon, Emily Evans, Karen Johnson, Karen Bennett, Bill Pridemore, Erica Gilmore, Josh Stites, Megan Barry, Carter Todd, Scott Davis, Bo Mitchell
Amendment No. 1
Ordinance No. BL2012-217
I move to amend Ordinance No. BL2012-217 by deleting Section 1 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 1:
“Section 1. That the West Police Precinct building located at 5500 Charlotte Pike is hereby named the ‘Chief Joe D. Casey Building’.”
Sponsored by: Buddy Baker
|Introduced:||August 7, 2012|
|Passed First Reading:||August 7, 2012|
|Referred to:||Public Safety Committee
|Amended:||August 21, 2012|
|Passed Second Reading:||August 21, 2012|
|Passed Third Reading:||September 4, 2012|
|Approved:||September 7, 2012|