Tag: Shelby County

Outside Expertise

The CA reports that former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith will offer suggestions to the Metro Charter Commission on the topics of anti-corruption, ethics, economic development and government efficiency thanks to financial support from Rebuild Government. From the article: While Goldsmith’s…

Covering Consolidation

The Memphis Flyer has a feature story on consolidation. After 10 years of informal talks, consolidation is back on the table. Last fall, the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission voted to create the Memphis and Shelby County…

So, Who’s in Charge Then?

The Commercial Appeal reports on a recommendation by the Metropolitan Government Charter Commission’s public safety task force that would make the Sheriff, an elected official mandated by state law, responsible for all law enforcement in the County. Under the endorsement…

Unemployment in Shelby County at 11.4%

The Memphis Daily News reports that the unemployment rate in Shelby County has risen to 11.4% up .8% since December. Tennessee’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for January was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate of 10.7 percent. The national…

Former Indy Mayor Talks Opportunity

The Commercial Appeal reports on the Memphis/Shelby County Metro Charter Commission’s meeting with Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, and his experience integrating a Metro style government. “What is exciting about what you are doing is that it is a chance…

The Race Is On…

The filing deadline for County elections just passed minutes ago. While a complete listing of all the petitions that have qualified hasn’t been released just yet, here’s what we know thus far. Q=Qualified for the Ballot, P=Pulled Petition but not…