Metro Seal

Agenda

Metropolitan Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6:30p.m.
David Scobey Council Chamber


Call to Order and Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

- ELECTIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS -

Board of Equalization
Reappointment of Ms. Connie Hardin for a term expiring April 1, 2014.

Planning Commission
Reappointment of Mr. G. Derrick Dalton for a term expiring March 31, 2016.

Transit Authority
Reappointment of Ms. Gail Carr-Williams for a term expiring May 1, 2017.

Transportation Licensing Commission
Appointment of Ms. Rhonda Marko for a term expiring October 10, 2012.
Reappointment of Mr. Brian Winfrey for a term expiring April 30, 2014.

- PUBLIC HEARING -

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-242 (Todd)
Referred to Public Safety Committee

A resolution exempting US Border Cantina located at 7105 Hwy 70 South from the minimum distance requirements for obtaining a beer permit pursuant to Section 7.08.090.E. of the Metropolitan Code.

- CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS –

- RESOLUTIONS -

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-243 (McGuire)
Referred to Executive Committee

A resolution approving a contract for the continued employment of Donald W. Jones as part-time Special Counsel for the Metropolitan County Council.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-244 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance Committee

A resolution appropriating to certain accounts for the benefit of the Codes Administration, Department of Public Health, District Attorney, Farmers’ Market, General Services, and Administrative (Injured on Duty), Three Million, Five Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand, Six Hundred Dollars ($3,537,600) from undesignated fund balances of the General Fund of the General Services District, increased revenue sources, and from other sources.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-245 (McGuire, Barry)
Referred to Budget & Finance Committee

A resolution providing additional compensation for the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of his base compensation pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-24-102(j)(2).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-246 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance Committee

A resolution approving the Third Amended Final Agreement with the United States Department of Justice.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-247 (Todd)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between The City of Oak Hill and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by and through the Metropolitan General Sessions Court and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, permitting the enforcement of The City of Oak Hill’s ordinances as contemplated by Tennessee Code Annotated § 12-9-104 (A)(1).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-248 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the City of Cookeville, Tennessee, acting by and through the Cookeville Police Department, for the distribution of state grant funds to assist with investigations of internet crimes against children.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-249 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, for the distribution of state grant funds to assist with investigations of internet crimes against children.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-250 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, for the distribution of state grant funds to assist with investigations of internet crimes against children.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-251 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an application for the Governor’s Highway Safety Alcohol Saturation Grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Police Department, to reduce traffic fatalities by enhancing DUI enforcement on weekends and some major holidays.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-252 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the United States Department of Justice to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, for equipment and supplies for direct support for basic police, in-service, or specialized training.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-253 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Safety Committees

A resolution approving an application for a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to pay a portion of the salary for a crisis counselor in the Victim Intervention Program.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-254 (Langster, McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committees

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide bioterrorism emergency preparedness services to the citizens of Davidson County.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-255 (Langster, McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committees

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide care coordination services for the Children’s Special Services Program including pediatric and developmental assessment, audiology, and speech/language pathology services.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-256 (Langster, McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committees

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to support delivery of public health services.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-257 (Langster, McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committees

A resolution accepting a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Health, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide food safety services to Davidson County residents and to conduct surveys as required.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-258 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Personnel Committees

A resolution approving Amendment One to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, to provide funding for the administrative costs of programs and services to assist dislocated workers, adults, and youth facing barriers to employment.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-259 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Personnel Committees

A resolution approving Amendment One to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to provide funds for the Incumbent Worker Training Program to eligible companies in Local Workforce Investment Area Nine.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-260 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Personnel Committees

A resolution approving Amendment One to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to establish programs and deliver services to prepare adults for re-entry into the labor force.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-261 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Personnel Committees

A resolution approving Amendment Two to a grant from the State of Tennessee, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Career Advancement Center, to establish programs and deliver services to prepare dislocated workers for re-entry into the labor force and to offer training to those facing serious barriers to productive employment.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-262 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Works Committees

A resolution approving an amendment to an agreement between the United States Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, and The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for Phase 2 and 2A of the Flood Preparedness Study in Davidson County, Tennessee.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-263 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Works Committees

A resolution authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to enter into Utility Relocation Contract No. 7878 with the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, Project No. 19010-2162-44, to construct PIN Number 102488.06, I-65 Trinity Lane to Dickerson Road in Nashville.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-264 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Works Committees

A resolution approving the annual nonrefundable excess garbage and rubbish fee set by the Metropolitan Department of Public Works.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-265 (McGuire, Claiborne)
Referred to Budget & Finance, Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution accepting certain incomplete infrastructure and property interests located in Edison Park Subdivision, Subdivision 2006s-171G-13, pursuant to Chapter 10.90 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws for completion and maintenance in the interest of public health and safety.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-266 (McGuire, Claiborne)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution to establish a new application fee for certain Planned Unit Development applications (Proposal No.2012OT-002-001).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-267 (Gilmore)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution authorizing Nashville Trail, Inc. and Boots & More, Inc. to install, construct and maintain an aerial encroachment at 410 Broadway for Big Time Boots (Proposal No. 2012M-007EN-001).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-268 (Gilmore)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution authorizing H&L Food Concepts LLC, d/b/a The Pita Pit, to construct, install and maintain an aerial encroachment at 121 Second Avenue North (Proposal No. 2012M-009EN-001).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-269 (Gilmore)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution authorizing J. Daron Clark, DMD, PC, d/b/a Downtown Dental Services, to construct, install and maintain an aerial encroachment at 101 Union Street (Proposal No. 2012M-005EN-001).

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-270 (McGuire)
Referred to Budget & Finance Committee

A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the personal injury claims of Margarete Keeling and Lakesha Watson against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $25,500.00, and that said amount be paid out of the Self-Insured Liability Fund.

- BILLS ON INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING -

BILL NO. BL2012-154 (McGuire)

A bill to be entitled: The Budget Ordinance of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee for Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

BILL NO. BL2012-155 (McGuire)

An ordinance establishing the tax levy in the general services district for the fiscal year 2012-2013, and declaring the amount required for the annual operating budget of the urban services district, pursuant to section 6.07 of the Metropolitan Charter.

BILL NO. BL2012-156 (McGuire, Claiborne)

An ordinance designating the Department of Finance as the tax collection official for the collection of certain taxes and fees including tourist accommodation taxes, alcohol privilege taxes, wholesale beer and liquor taxes, and franchise fees for the Metropolitan Government and amending the Metropolitan Code accordingly.

BILL NO. BL2012-157 (McGuire)

An ordinance establishing a program for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year 2012-2013.

BILL NO. BL2012-158 (Stites)

An ordinance amending Chapters 17.04, 17.08, and 17.16 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the storage of boats, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-009TX-001).

- BILLS ON SECOND READING -

BILL NO. BL2012-144 (Baker, Hunt)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance to abandon easement rights that were retained by Council Ordinance BL92-290 within the former right-of-way of 45th Avenue North on properties located at 4414 and 4502 Illinois Avenue (Proposal No. 2012M-004ES-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-145 (McGuire)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Budget & Finance, Public Safety
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance approving a lease agreement between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County acting by and through the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and G4S YOUTH SERVICES, LLC, for space in the building formerly known as the DCSO Re-Entry Center located at 5131 Harding Place (Proposal No. 2012M-008PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-146 (McGuire, Hunt)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Traffic & Parking Committees

An ordinance approving an agreement by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Nashville Downtown Partnership concerning operation of certain parking facilities.

BILL NO. BL2012-147 (McGuire, Hunt)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Public Works Committees

An ordinance authorizing the Metropolitan Government to cooperate with Wilson Bank and Trust to provide a public sewer extension in Davidson County for the Grove at Cane Ridge Subdivision, Project No. 05-SL-61.

BILL NO. BL2012-148 (Allen, Hunt)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance to abandon approximately 250 feet of a 6 inch water main and to accept 28 feet of an 8 inch DIP water main easement and one public fire hydrant located at 2014 Bernard Circle (Proposal No. 2012M-009ES-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-149 (Gilmore, Hunt)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance to abandon 166 linear feet of a 40 foot wide public utility and drainage easement on properties located at 311 Demonbreun Street, 210 4th Avenue South, 0 4th Avenue South and 0 Almond Street within the Rutledge Hill Redevelopment District (Proposal No. 2012M-007ES-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-150 (Todd, Hunt)
Approved by Planning Commission
Referred to Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance to abandon 142 feet of an easement retained by Metropolitan Council Ordinance BL93-739 within the former right-of-way of Cross Hill Road at 124 A and 128 Alton Road (Proposal No. 2012M-008ES-001).

- BILLS ON THIRD READING -

SUBSTITUTE BILL NO. BL2012-107 (Johnson)
Planning Commission – Approved
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee

An ordinance amending Chapter 17.40 of the Metropolitan Code to require replacement sign panels in multi-tenant developments to be consistent with the other signage on the property, all of which is more particularly described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-004TX-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-117 (Tygard, Garrett)
Planning Commission – Approved (9-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee

An ordinance amending Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code, Zoning Regulations, to modify Section 17.08.030.D (District Land use Table) to permit “Microbrewery” in the IWD zoning district (Proposal No. 2012Z-003TX-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-127 (Hunt)
Approved by Public Works Committee

An ordinance amending Chapter 15.64 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to creation, organization, and voting regulations of The Metropolitan Stormwater Management Committee.

BILL NO. BL2012-128 (Harrison, Pridemore & others)
Approved by Public Safety
and Rules Committees

An ordinance naming the Metropolitan Police Gun Range in honor of Major Tom Dozier.

BILL NO. BL2012-129 (McGuire)
(As Amended)
Approved by Planning Commission
Budget & Finance, Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance approving the attached License Agreement between The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation d/b/a Ecotality North America, as modified by the likewise attached Addendum and Amendments thereto, and authorizing the execution of all (Proposal No. 2012M-007PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-130 (Steine, Harmon)
Approved by Rules Committee

An ordinance readopting the Code of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, prepared by Municipal Code Corporation including supplemental and replacement pages thereof, containing certain ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted on or before January 17, 2012.

BILL NO. BL2012-131 (Matthews, Hunt)
Approved by Planning Commission
Budget & Finance, Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance authorizing the Director of Public Property to accept and record an easement for a school bus ramp/turnaround off Riley Adcock Road (Proposal No. 2012M-006ES-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-132 (Hunt, Baker)
Approved by Planning Commission
Public Works
and Planning & Zoning Committees

An ordinance to abandon all easement rights that were retained by Council Ordinance BL81-519 within the former right-of-way of Alley No. 1218 on property located at 4502 Indiana Avenue (Proposal No. 2012M-005ES-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-133 (Langster, McGuire)
Approved by Budget & Finance
and Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committees

An ordinance approving an agreement by and between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through Metropolitan Social Services (MSS), and The Key Alliance (TKA) for the provision of financial, in-kind, and volunteer support for the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission (MHC).

BILL NO. BL2012-134 (Allen)
Planning Commission – Approved (7-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
105-13; 105-13-J; 117-3; 117-4; 117-8-L Various Owners
Requested by: Councilmember Allen

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by making applicable the provisions of the Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District to properties and right-of-way located along Cedar Lane, Gale Lane and Linden Avenue (33.95 acres), zoned R8, RM20 and CS and partially requested for RS7.5, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012NHC-001-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-135 (Pardue)
Planning Commission - Approved with conditions (7-0) disapprove without
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
7-221; 7-14-B-12-17 Magnolia Station Homeowners Assoc.
Requested by: Dale & Assoc.

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by cancelling a portion of the Magnolia Station Residential Planned Unit Development District Overlay on property located at Tinnin Road (unnumbered) and by amending a portion of the PUD located at 1900 Tinnin Road, approximately 750 feet north of Springfield Highway (6.26 acres), to remove 1.42 acres of open space from the PUD (parcel 221) and to delete six dwelling units and convert that portion of the PUD to open space, zoned RM4 and with a portion proposed for R40 zoning, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2002P-002-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-136 (Pardue)
Planning Commission – Approved (7-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
7-221 Magnolia Station Homeowners Assoc.
Requested by: Dale & Assoc.

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from the RM4 to R40 district for property located at Tinnin Road (unnumbered), approximately 750 feet north of Springfield Highway (1.42 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-008PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-137 (Stanley)
Planning Commission - Approved with conditions (7-0) disapprove without
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
96-59, 60 Heritage Bank
Requested by: Dale & Assoc.

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from an SP district to permit residential and warehouse uses to an SP district to permit retail uses for properties located at 541 and 551 Stewarts Ferry Pike, approximately 1,130 feet west of Lauer Drive (4.57 acres), and within the Floodplain Overlay District, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012SP-007-001).

SUBSTITUTE BILL NO. BL2012-138 (Allen)
Planning Commission – Approved (7-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
117-3-36-39, 41, 51-56, 144; 117-4-209-214, 219-222, 311-324 Various Owners
Requested by: Councilmember Allen

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from the R8 to RS7.5 district for various properties along Cedar Lane (16.97 acres) between I-440 and Hawthorne Place, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-009PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-139 (Bennett)
Planning Commission - Approved with conditions (7-0) disapprove without
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
51-11-72 Sabah Badel & Ibrahim Suleiman
Requested by: Anthony Cherry

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from CS to SP district for property located at Gallatin Pike (unnumbered), approximately 1,590 feet north of Walton Lane (0.91 acres), to permit automobile sales (used), auto repair and all other uses permitted by the CS District, all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012SP-004-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-140 (Glover)
Planning Commission – Approved (9-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
86-355 Davco-O.H. Blvd Properties
Requested by: Anderson, Delk, Epps & Assoc.

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from RM9 to MUL zoning for property located at Old Hickory Boulevard (unnumbered), approximately 600 feet north of Central Pike (10.65 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-011PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-141 (Gilmore)
Planning Commission – Approved (6-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee
Map & Parcel No./Owner:
81-8-496, 497 Ray C. Nathurst
Requested by: R.J. York Homes LLC

An ordinance to amend Title 17 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws, the Zoning Ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by changing from R6 to RM20-A district for properties located at 1628 and 1630 6th Avenue North, at the southeast corner of 6th Avenue North and Garfield Street (0.27 acres), all of which is described herein (Proposal No. 2012Z-005PR-001).

BILL NO. BL2012-142 (Claiborne)
Planning Commission – Approved (7-0)
Referred to Planning & Zoning Committee

An ordinance to amend Sections 17.37 (Downtown Code) of the Metropolitan Zoning Code by revising the Signage Compliance deadline (Proposal No. 2011Z-002TX-002)

- MEMORIALIZING RESOLUTIONS -

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-225 (Stanley)
Disapproved by Budget & Finance
and Public Works Committees

A resolution requesting Mayor Dean and Metro Water Services to designate as a priority capital project the installation of a 6” water main on Brandau Road from Central Pike to its intersection with Hoggett Ford Road and the extension of that water main onto the intersecting Hoggett Ford Road.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-226 (Stanley, Jernigan)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Education Committees

A resolution requesting the Mayor and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to include the construction of a new high school in the Hermitage area as part of the Capital Spending Plan for fiscal year 2012-2013.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-271 (Duvall, Jernigan)
Referred to Budget & Finance
and Planning & Zoning Committees

A resolution supporting state legislation moving the Davidson-Wilson County lines to make certain parcels currently in Davidson County a part of Wilson County.

RESOLUTION NO. RS2012-272 (Moore)
Referred to Rules Committee

A resolution proclaiming May as Military Appreciation Month in Nashville and the Nation.