Weekly Obsession: Want a better Metro? Cut the size of the council

Only two cities in the country have larger councils — New York and Chicago More

Emily Evans, critic of Dean's finances, thinks city is planning for wrong future

As city prepares to roll out new budget, 'The City Paper' sits down with Evans to shoot the financial breeze More

After delay, home studio bill gets back on track in Council

As expected, $11M supplemental appropriations bill passes More

Metro Council approves bond issuance for LP Field upgrades with little resistance

Titans ticket fee will bump from $2 to $3 to help cover up to $28 million bond, but Metro revenues could still be used More

Push for backyard chicken bill could face familiar resistance

Residents would be required to apply for $25 annual permit More

Council bill to explore theme park at fairgrounds derailed

Gilmore elected to serve as council president pro tempore More

Councilman proposes banning all new development in floodplains

Sponsors expect strong opposition from development community More

Commentary: Laying out the nondiscrimination ordinance

Emotional discrimination issue separates conservative and liberal members of the Metro Council. More
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