RESOLUTION NO. RS2007-1843
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Traffic and Parking Commission to provide free parking to police officers at the Metro Courthouse Parking Garage while the courts are in session.
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Charter provides that the Traffic and Parking Commission shall have control and management of all public parking garages, including the collection of fees or other charges for such parking garages; and
WHEREAS, as part of their job duties, Metro police officers are required to attend court to testify as witnesses in criminal cases, as well as in the prosecution of traffic violations; and
WHEREAS, Members of Council have been informed that Metro police officers are required to pay for parking out of their own pocket while attending court; and
WHEREAS, our police officers risk their lives every day to ensure the safety of the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, as a small token of the government's appreciation for our law enforcement officers, it is fitting and proper that police officers be given free parking in the courthouse garage while they are attending court.
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 Metro Traffic and Parking Commission to provide free parking to police officers at the Metro Courthouse Parking Garage while the courts are in session.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to each member of the Metropolitan Traffic and Parking Commission.
Section 3. That the Traffic and Parking Commission is further requested to inform The Metropolitan Council as to the feasibility of and/or the actions taken in compliance with the request contained in Section 1 thereof, not later than sixty (60) days after the adoption of this Resolution.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
by: Michael Craddock, Billy Walls, Eric Crafton, Charlie Tygard
|Referred:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||March 20, 2007|
|Adopted:||March 20, 2007|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||March 21, 2007|