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File #: BL2021-1023    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Withdrawn
File created: 11/30/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Title: An ordinance to restrict the allocation of funds by or through the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the design, development, or construction of the Jefferson Street Cap unless and until such project is comprehensively approved by separate resolution.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Freddie OConnell, Ginny Welsch
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An ordinance to restrict the allocation of funds by or through the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the design, development, or construction of the Jefferson Street Cap unless and until such project is comprehensively approved by separate resolution.

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WHEREAS, the Jefferson Street Cap is a proposed $120 million capital project intended to cover Interstate 40 between Jefferson and Scovel Streets, from D.B. Todd, Jr., Blvd. to 14th Ave. N. with the intent of re-establishing usable space in the community that was lost when I-40 was routed through North Nashville; and

WHEREAS, initial funding to secure direct and partnership funding for the design, development, and construction of the Jefferson Street Cap has been proposed through the initial bond resolution, RS2021-1201, initially filed October 26, 2021 (the Capital Spending Plan); and

WHEREAS, in relevant part, Exhibit A to RS2021-1201 itemizes the project categories and allocations under NDOT (the Nashville Department of Transportation) as follows:

Agency / Department CIB Project ID Allocation Not to Exceed
NDOT 114,500,000
State of Good Repair 22PW0002 50,000,000
Restoration & Resiliency, 22PW0004 45,000,000
Partnership Funding
22PW0003

22PW0005
22PW0007

WHEREAS, while the "Restoration & Resiliency, and Partnership Funding" category includes CIB Project ID 22PW0003, and while this Project ID number refers to the Jefferson Street Cap, there is no explicit reference to the project and the identification thereof is arguably oblique; and

WHEREAS, NDOT acknowledges that while the current Exhibit A does not call out the Jefferson Street Cap by name -- referencing the project only by CIB Project ID number -- the project has been explicitly referenced in the preceding Capital Spending Plan (RS2021-757), as well as the Transportation Plan (RS2020-656), and has been the focal point of publicized community meetings and public outreach, belying...

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