PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT #20
Section 3.01 of Article 3 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by deleting such section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 3.01:
“Section 3.01. Metropolitan county council created.
The legislative authority of the metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Charter, shall be vested in the metropolitan county council, sometimes hereinafter called “Council”, which shall have a total membership of twenty-one (21), including three (3) councilmembers-at-large, and eighteen (18) district councilmembers. The entire electorate of the metropolitan government shall elect the three (3) councilmembers-at-large and each of the eighteen (18) councilmanic districts shall elect one district councilmember. There shall be eighteen (18) council districts in the metropolitan government, which are hereby created and established in accordance with detailed description to be accomplished as provided in Section 18.06 of this Charter.
The provisions of this amendment shall become effective beginning with the metropolitan government elections to be held in August of 2011.”
FOR THE BALLOT
Amendment No. ______
This amendment would reduce the Metropolitan Council from forty (40) to twenty-one (21) members effective as of the council term beginning September 1, 2011, with three (3) councilmembers-at-large and eighteen (18) district councilmembers.
Sponsored by: Charlie Tygard
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