Jameson: Call government Nashville, not ‘Metro’

Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12:00am

Metro Councilman Mike Jameson is preparing a memorializing resolution that would fulfill a six-year-old promise to one of his most trusted advisors — his mother.

Shortly after Jameson was elected to represent parts of downtown and East Nashville on the Metro Council in 2003, his mom offered a humble request.

“She had made comments when I was growing up that her only regret about becoming a metropolitan form of government, which she supported, was news reporters and officials referring to Nashville as ‘Metro,’ ” he said.

Metro is the commonly used term by media and city officials to refer to the Davidson County government.

Jameson is looking to change that and his yet-to-be-filed memorializing resolution would request government agencies be referred to as Nashville instead of Metro.

“The problem when someone refers to the government or an agency as Metro is that no one outside knows what they’re talking about,” Jameson.

The resolution would be nonbinding and would not amend the charter in any way.


3 Comments on this post:

By: Alphadog7 on 7/27/09 at 8:06

Sounds good to me...

By: JohnGalt on 7/27/09 at 9:09

Shouldn't be too difficult.

The Florida area that Davidson County copied refers to itself as Miami-Dade. What's wrong with Nashville-Metro. Or, simply always add Nashville when referencing Metro.

By: KBrooks on 7/27/09 at 9:38

The folks in Berry Hill, Belle Meade, Goodlettsville, Lakeview, etc. will appreciate being disenfranchised just to please his mum.