RESOLUTION NO. RS2001-879
A resolution providing amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, in accordance with Article 19, Section 19.01, and setting forth a brief description of each amendment to be placed on the ballot.
WHEREAS, Article 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, provides that the Metropolitan Government shall not adopt a resolution proposing amendments to the Charter more often than twice during the term of office of members of the Metropolitan Council; and
WHEREAS, Article 19, Section 19.01, also requires to be set forth in the adoption resolution a brief description of each amendment so worded so as to convey the meaning of said amendment; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Metropolitan Council by adopting this resolution to fulfill these two Charter requirements.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the proposed amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, attached hereto, are submitted to the people for approval in the manner provided by Section 19.01 of the Charter.
SECTION 2. The date prescribed for holding of the referendum election at which the electorate of the Metropolitan Government will vote to ratify or reject the amendments proposed in Section 1 of this Resolution shall be August 1, 2002.
SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Ludye Wallace
Article 18, Section 18.06 shall be amended, as follows:
By deleting from Section 18.06 the last two paragraphs in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new paragraphs:
"The council may reject the proposed ordinance for redistricting, in which event, by resolution, adopted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of the council, the council may adopt its own plan for redistricting. Upon approval of the resolution by the mayor, or passage over his veto, redistricting shall be accomplished and district council members shall be elected accordingly at the next general election.
At the expiration of ninety (90) days subsequent to the receipt by the council of an ordinance of redistricting, as hereinbefore provided, if such ordinance or alternative resolution shall not have become effective, then the members of the council shall not receive any further salaries until they take one action or the other."
FOR THE BALLOT
This amendment would allow the council to adopt a redistricting plan for council districts and districts for members of the board of public education other than the plan submitted by the metropolitan planning commission without the necessity of submitting such plans for public referendum.
Sponsored By: Ludye Wallace
Charter Revision Committee
|Introduced:||December 18, 2001|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||December 18, 2001|
|Withdrawn:||August 19, 2003|