In these trying times of the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Government continues to work for you, our residents. As part of that effort, the Metropolitan Council has continued to deliberate issues and make decisions that affect you, your home, and your neighborhood. After two meetings held by teleconference that were broadcast and streamed live, the Council is now ready, following the lead of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, to resume its role of considering zoning legislation. Our first public hearing on zoning legislation since the March 5, 2020 meeting was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The Metropolitan Council conducted virtual Council meetings over the past six months and is now ready to convene in person at the Music City Center located at 201 5 Avenue South. While the Council meets in person, all Metro Public Health orders will be observed including proper social distancing and mask wearing.
As a member of our community, you have the right to have a voice in these meetings. The Metropolitan Council provided the opportunity for the public to participate in Council public hearings remotely from the comfort of their homes while meeting virtually. This helped to balance public health and social distancing guidelines with the importance of the public's input as a resident. The Metropolitan Council is now ready to resume in person public hearings starting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. As of December 1, 2020, the Council will again provide remote participation for public hearing items for members of the public that do not wish to attend and speak in person.
Members of the public wishing to participate and speak on public hearing items in person must follow Metro Public Health orders including proper social distancing and mask wearing in order to participate in person. Members of the public that wish to remotely participate on public hearing items may use this virtual meeting reference as a guide.
Once your time begins, state your name, address, and whether you are for or against the bill or resolution. You will have two minutes to speak.
Please remember, you are always welcome to email the Council or call us if you have concerns about a particular matter. Simply go to www.nashville.gov and click on Government and then the Metro Council. You can find a link to the Councilmembers and their contact information.
If you have any questions prior to the meeting about how to participate, please call us at 615-862-6780.
Here is how you can participate in the Public Hearing: