Mayor seeks community input in long-term flood recovery

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 2:30pm
Staff reports

As part of the creation of a Long Term Community Flood Recovery Plan, Mayor Karl Dean’s Office of Flood Recovery is organizing a series of public meetings to solicit community input.

Public meetings in various parts of Davidson County will take place on Thursday, Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 12. All Nashvillians are encouraged to attend to help steer discussion on what needs to be done over the next five to 10 years in terms of flood recovery.

“This is an important opportunity for us as a city to translate the disastrous effects of the flood into transformative projects and programs that will make our neighborhoods, our economy, our environment, and the entire Metro Nashville community stronger in the years ahead,” Dean said in a written statement.

“I strongly urge everyone in Davidson County, whether you were affected by the May flood or not, to attend and participate in one of these meetings. You have a voice in Nashville’s future, and this is a chance to share your ideas,” he said.

Open house meetings are:

• Thursday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the downtown public library

• Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s AME Church, 3340 West Hamilton Ave.

• Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Ministries, 5100 Blue Hole Road in Antioch

• Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers’ Market

• Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pennington United Methodist Church, 2745 Pennington Bend Road

• Tuesday, Oct. 12 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belle Meade United Methodist Church, 1212 Davidson Road



1 Comment on this post:

By: courier37027 on 10/5/10 at 8:13

This meeting is totally innecesary. Previous Mayor Bill Purcell proclaimed Nashville as ready for any disaster. Just like former ploice chief Serpass solved gang crime with his Stratford High summit. Time to move on.