RESOLUTION NO. RS2003-1557
A resolution requesting the Mayor to create an office within the Mayor’s Office to focus primarily on issues affecting the homeless, mentally ill, and those addicted to drugs or alcohol.
WHEREAS, the Mayor has created several offices within the Mayor’s Office, including the Office of Neighborhoods, the Office of Community and Economic Development, the Office of Affordable Housing, and the Office of Children and Youth, to address community and societal issues affecting the citizens of Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, there is a need within Nashville and Davidson County for additional assistance and services to be provided for the homeless, mentally ill, and addicted; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of an office within the Metropolitan Government whose primary purpose is to provide services and assistance to the homeless, mentally ill, and addicted, including coordination and collaboration with other agencies and entities that provide similar services would be of great benefit to Nashville and Davidson County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Mayor to create an office within the Mayor’s Office to focus primarily on issues affecting the homeless, mentally ill, and those addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Section 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Mayor.
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
|Referred to:||Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committee|
|Introduced:||August 5, 2003|
|Deferred:||August 5, 2003|
|Deferred:||August 19, 2003|
|Withdrawn:||August 19, 2003|