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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Metro Council votes for Predators deal, against school board term limits

The meeting moved pretty fast lasting about an hour. The Predators deal was approved 30 to 8, I believe. It seemed to come down to the point that Council member Emily Evans made that there was no backup plan for a Sommet Center tenant without the Predators. All members who spoke thanked the Mayor's team for the work that they did whether they supported the deal or not.

Term limits for school board members failed 21 to 14. The discussion about the connection of terms limits to the will of the people of Davidson County, campaign spending, and different aspects of democracy actually wasn't too bad.

Overall, the tone of the meeting was jovial. Vice Mayor Neighbors only once had to remind a member not to make things "personal," which the member assured everyone he wasn't doing.

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