RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-279
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 November 6, 2012.
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: Charlie Tygard
AMENDMENT NO. __________
Section 15.01 of Article 15 of the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by adding the following paragraph at the end of the section:
“Notwithstanding any other provision of this Charter to the contrary, effective for the term of the mayor, vice-mayor, councilmembers-at-large, and district councilmembers that commenced in September 2011, the next general metropolitan election shall be held on the first Thursday in August 2016 and on the first Thursday in August every four (4) years thereafter.”
FOR THE BALLOT
Amendment No. _________
This amendment would align the elections of the Mayor, Vice-Mayor, District Councilmembers, and Councilmembers-at-large with the statewide primary election commencing August 2016, thus combining existing elections and eliminating the need for separate elections solely for these offices. This would result in one five year term for such offices commencing September 1, 2011, and then four year terms thereafter.
Sponsored by: Charlie Tygard
|Referred:||Charter Revision Commission
Charter Revision Committee
|Introduced:||June 5, 2012|
|Deferred Indefinitely:||June 5, 2012|
|Put back on Agenda of September 18, 2012 meeting:||
August 24, 2012
|Withdrawn:||September 18, 2012|