Section 3.01 of Article 3 and Section 4.01 of Article 4 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended as follows:

1. Section 3.01 shall be amended by deleting such section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 3.01:

“Section 3.01. Metropolitan county council created.

The legislative authority of the metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Charter, shall be vested in the metropolitan county council, sometimes hereinafter called “Council”, which shall have a total membership of eighteen (18) district councilmembers. There shall be eighteen (18) council districts in the metropolitan government, which are hereby created and established in accordance with detailed description to be accomplished as provided in Section 18.06 of this Charter.

The provisions of this amendment shall become effective beginning with the metropolitan government elections to be held in August of 2011.”

2. Section 4.01 shall be amended by adding the following sentence at the end thereof:

“From and after September 1, 2011, the members of the urban council shall be three members selected by the metropolitan council, any provision in the Charter to the contrary notwithstanding. Members of the urban council so chosen by the metropolitan council shall be members a portion of whose district lies within the area of the urban services district.”


Amendment No. ______

This amendment would reduce the Metropolitan Council from forty (40) to eighteen (18) members and would eliminate the position of councilmember-at-large effective as of the council term beginning September 1, 2011.

Sponsored by: Charlie Tygard

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