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9 hours ago, markhollin said:

Mayor John Cooper announced Monday that Metro’s new housing division will be headed by the Greater Nashville Regional Council’s economic and community development director.

Angela Hubbard will officially take the helm for the new division on Jan. 3, and her team will lead Metro’s efforts on developing an overall housing strategy, including that of affordable housing. That team, comprised in part of the Barnes Fund staff and a data analyst, will engage in a fact-finding operation on which to base funding recommendations, track Nashville’s affordable housing inventory with a central database and make sure that Metro makes the most impactful allocation decisions with its funds.

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Does this take housing (the “H”) out from under MDHA?   

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Nashville is placing bids to host either the Republican or Democratic National Convention in summer of 2024.

"We are bidding on both political party conventions for the 2024 election cycle at the request of and support from the Governor’s Office," said Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. "The NCVC’s primary role is to book convention business for Nashville without bias. We work daily with clients to book conventions and with individuals who want assistance in recruiting meetings and events. It’s not appropriate for the NCVC to pick and choose which groups get to meet in Nashville."

"The conventions are very expensive," Spryidon told the Business Journal in 2012. "They want the building free, the police free. They want everything free because of the entertainment and media windfall. They are not the attendance events they used to be. From a spending standpoint, they are not quite as lucrative." 

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From the LA Times today,  Nashville’s Southern hospitality — and affordability — beckon Californians   https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-12-28/californians-moving-nashville

I don't know why journalists have such a hard time with big numbers, but the writer screws up the population figures. Anyway, it's one more to add to the mix. 

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