The Metropolitan Council is the legislative authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a city-county consolidated government created on April 1, 1963.
The Council is a 40-member body of elected representatives of which 35 are elected by district and 5 are elected at-large, or county-wide. The presiding officer is the Vice Mayor, who is elected at-large by the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County. Members are elected to serve a term of four years.
By Charter the regular meetings of the Council are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Meetings convene at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are held in the David Scobey Council Chamber in the Historic Metro Courthouse, One Public Square in downtown Nashville except for June 1, 2021 and it will be held at the Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom, 201 Rep. John Lewis Way. All meetings are open to the public.
The April Committee meetings and Council meeting will be conducted virtually, and Council Members will attend electronically to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Tennessee citizens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote participation for Metro Council’s Public Hearing items will be available to members of the public. Members of the public may participate by calling 629-255-1931 when the Vice Mayor announces an item is ready for live call-in. Remote Public Hearing participation instructions can be found on the Metro Council Virtual Meetings webpage.