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File #: BL2022-1329    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2022 In control: Budget and Finance Committee
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: An ordinance permitting the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission to hold its public meetings at the offices of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Russ Bradford
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A

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An ordinance permitting the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission to hold its public meetings at the offices of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission (“the TCC”), procured a contract with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (“NCVC”), to provide tourism and convention sales and marketing services (“the Contract”), a copy of which is attached to this Ordinance as Exhibit A; and,

WHEREAS, the Contract will become effective on July 1, 2022; and,

WHEREAS, Section 2.1 of the Contract explicitly permits the TCC to meet at the NCVC offices, which are located at 500 11th Avenue North, Suite 650, in Nashville; and,

WHEREAS, Metro Code Section 2.68.010(B) permits a board or commission to hold meetings in private buildings or on private property if such board or commission is specifically permitted to hold such meetings by a contract or lease agreement approved by ordinance adopted by the council; and,

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this ordinance be approved.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1.                      That Section 2.1 of the contract between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission, and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, permitting the Commission to conduct its public meetings at NCVC office space is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to execute the same.

Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

 

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This ordinance authorizes the Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Commission (“TCC”) to hold its public meetings at the offices of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation (“NCVC”). Section 2.68.010(B) of the Metropolitan Code of Laws permits a board or commission to hold meetings in private buildings or on private property if such board or commission is specifically permitted to hold such meetings by a contract or lease agreement approved by ordinance adopted by the Council.

 

The TCC has entered into an agreement with the NCVC which, in part, that would permit the TCC to meet at the NCVC offices located at 500 11th Avenue North, Suite 650. The ordinance under consideration authorizes the TCC to hold its meeting at this location.

 

Fiscal Note: While there is no requirement in this legislation that the TCC meetings be recorded, the Council Office was asked to determine what cost, if any, there would be for the Metropolitan Nashville Network (“MNN”) to record or process recordings of TCC meetings.

 

According to ITS, there would be no additional budgetary funding required for MNN to record TCC meetings that occur at the NCVC offices, to record TCC meetings that occur at Metro buildings already equipped for recording and streaming video, or to process or upload TCC meetings that were recorded by the NCVC.