SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. SR2000-309
A substitute resolution expressing support of the Nashville Publishers Co-ops efforts in installing modular newspaper racks.
WHEREAS, the Nashville Publishers Co-op includes more than 20 local publishing companies who have united in an unprecedented move; and
WHEREAS, these companies represent more than 3,000 local jobs, over $40 million in annual payroll and millions of dollars in tax revenue; and
WHEREAS, the publishers are committed community partners and have taken sincere voluntary steps toward solving the problem of multiple news racks along many of the citys sidewalks by signing an agreement to remove individual racks and replace them with modular units; and
WHEREAS, the agreement will add 12 new modular units over the next 90 days and many more over the next 18 months; and
WHEREAS, the publishers already have replaced individual news racks with modular units on five of Nashvilles sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, the publishers already have removed more than 102 individual racks from downtown sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, no advertisements will be placed on the publishers news racks; and
WHEREAS, the publishers have shown an interest and willingness to work with the arts community regarding the use of public art on the news racks; and
WHEREAS, the publishers have a sincere interest in the future of Nashville and its neighborhoods.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as expressing support of the Nashville Publishers Co-ops efforts in installing modular newspaper racks.
SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to the Nashville Publishers Co-op.
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: Chris Ferrell
& Confirmations Committee
Traffice & Parking Committee
|Substitute Introduced:||August 15, 2000|
|Deferred:||August 15, 2000|
|Adopted:||September 19, 2000|
|Returned unsigned by Mayor:||September 21, 2000|