Revamp the AMP

I remember when country music meant Hee Haw.  I remember when moral victories were all you got at Dudley Field – think Alabama 66 - Vanderbilt 3 - September 29, 1979.   I remember when traffic was not a problem - think no rush hour west of 12th and Broad.  Those days are gone – mostly for the better.

This week, Mayor Dean came to the realization that the proposed bus rapid transit (AMP) he’d promoted for the last few years was not going to happen as initially envisioned.  The Mayor deserves credit for taking a step back to hear more from the public on a project that I know means a lot to him.  He also deserves credit for tackling one of Middle Tennessee's most pressing issues - our overburdened roadways. 

As the City starts the process of “revamping” the AMP, I’d suggest we consider the following:

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Before We Get Started

Before I start writing about the relative merits of the AMP, the role of charter schools, or how Nashville can navigate the perils of a of legislature dominated by rural and suburban interests, I thought I'd take a minute to talk about somethings less controversial.  Spring has sprung, chickens are laying, and hiking is good. 

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Why I'm Running for Vice Mayor

This morning I am excited to announce my candidacy for Vice Mayor of Nashville.

Public service has always been important to Jodie and me. Whether it's serving on the Metro Council or on the Board of Nashville CARES, we want to instill that sense of dedication and service in our son, Sam. The decision to run for Vice Mayor is grounded in our commitment to Nashville, and our desire to make sure the city continues to thrive while maintaining its distinctive character and charm.

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