05/01/18 Council Committees: Convention, Tourism & Public Entertainment Facilities

05/01/18  Council Committees: Convention, Tourism & Public Entertainment Facilities


INAUDIBLE ]ENTERTAINMENT [ INA >>..>>I APOLOGIZE, WE’VE BEEN IN TOO MANY LONG MEETINGS TODAY, WELCOME TO THE CONVENTIONS, TOURISM AND PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES COMMITTEE MEETING. WE HAVE A FEW RESOLUTIONS TO REVIEW. THE FIRST ONE IS RESOLUTION, 2018-1158, SPONSORS ARE GLOVER AND HASTINGS, AND APPROVES THE ISSUANCE OF PUBLIC FACILITY IMPROVEMENT BOND BY THE SPORTS AUTHORITY OF METRO, AUTHORIZING THE PLEDGE OF CERTAIN REVENUES OF THE METRO GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY OF THE BONDS AND AUTHORIZING AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO BE DISTRIBUTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE STATEMENT OF THE BONDS. COUNCILMAN GLOVER.>>SO MOVED.>>SECOND.>>AND NOW THE DISCUSSION. COUNCILMAN GLOVER. CODES AND FAIR HAS DEFERRED ONE MEETING, SO I THIS I THAT RULE 24 WILL APPLY. THAT’S REALLY WHAT I PREFER IS IF WE WOULD DO THAT. I THINK THINK THAT THERE’S SOME WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THAT, AND I THINK THAT IT GIVES ME A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO DO THAT.>>WITH THAT SAID, I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE DEFER FOR ONE MEETING.>>YES, I’D LIKE TO MOVE.>>IT’S BEEN PROPERLY SECONDED. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?>>I WOULD LIKE TO VOTE ON THIS WITHOUT DEFERRAL.>>TO YOU W DO YOU WANT TO EXP WITH WHY, I THINK THAT IT’SING THAT THE COMMITTEE VOTED DOWN BY 7 TO 2, AND I THINK THAT IT’S UNREASONABLE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND I THINK THAT THIS COMMITTEE SHOULD VOTE FOR THIS NOW, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.>>I WILL LIKE TO MOVE FOR INDEFINITE DEFERRAL ON THIS ONE. IF WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE AN MLS, STADIUM THAT’S ONE THING, BUT THIS NONSENSE ABOUT LOOKING AT THE ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS, IT’S DISTRACTING WITH THE MLS, DEDICATED TO THIS LOCATION,S OR HAVING THE MLS, IS A BAD IDEA, AND THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION.>>I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW IF >>TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE –>>SO CAN YOU ASSIST US MR. JAMESON. THE DEFERRAL MOTION TAKES PREFERENCE, IF YOU HAVE THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO NOT DEFER, AND VOTE IT DOWN.>>I UNDERSTAND THE DEFERRAL MOTION –>>YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VOTE ON THAT.>>COUNCILMAN O’CONNELL JUST DEFERRED FOR INDEFINITELY, BUT WE HAD ADD DEFERRAL FOR ONE MEETING SO WHICH TAKES PRECEDENCE.>>THE CURRENT MOTION ON THE FLOOR IS A DEFERRAL FOR ONE MEETING.>>AND COUNCILMAN O’CONNELL RECOMMENDED INDEFINITE, AND COUNCIL LADY VANREESE AMEND HER MOTION TO MAKE IT –>>IT WAS MY MOTION TO DEFER FOR ONE MEETING. AND IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR MOTION TO AMEND.>>I DON’T WANT TO AMEND IT.>>YOU WILL HAVE A VOTE ON YOUR MOTION TO DEFER ONCE.>>AND THEN WE’LL GO TO THE OTHER ONE IF IT FAILS.>>RIGHT.>>GOVA. I’M ASSUMING THAT THIS IS ABOUT MILES PER MLS. MADAM CHAIR, IF I MAY, IT DOES NOT REMOVE THE FAIRGROUNDS FROM ARE THE POTENTIAL SITE. IT DOES HOWEVER LOOK AT OTHER OPTIONS BECAUSE I THINK THAT SOME LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS WERE ASKED YESTERDAY, AND WERE NOT ABLE TO BE ANSWERED PROPERLY IN MY OPINION. THERE ARE ALSO SOME PARTS OF THE CURRENT RESOLUTION THAT HAVE SPECIFICALLY IT SAYS A NEGOTIABLE BOND VERSUS, A COMPETITIVE BOND. SO THERE’S SOME ISSUES INSIDE OF THIS THAT I THINK NEED TO BE CLEANED UP. BUT I THINK THAT IT’S BEEN A LOT OF CONFUSION ON THE FAIRGROUNDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT. IT HAS NOT AT ALL. THAT’S WHY I’M THINKING IT ALLOWS US TO PLAY WITH THE LANGUAGE. I THINK TAKING OUT THE FAIRGROUNDS, I THINK THAT IF WE WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION, ABOUT WHETHER WE WANT TO BE A MLS CITY, THAT’S A FAIR CONVERSATION TO HAVE. THE TEAM HAS BEEN CLEAR THAT THE FRANCHISE EXISTS ON THE PREMISES THAT WE HAVE SECURED A LOCATION FOR THE TEAM.>>SO WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR FOR A DEFERMENT OF ONE MEETING AND IT HAS BEEN PROPERLY MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL IN FAVOR?>>[ AYES ].>>FOR DEFERRAL?>>NO.>>IT’S 3-2.>>THAT’S JUST YOU THE FIRST ONE.>>BUT IT’S A ONE MEETING DEFERRAL.>>IT PREEMPTS IT. IT’S DEFERRED FOR ONE MEETING.>>SHARON DID YOU VOTE YES?>>I DID.>>SO IT’S 3-2.>>THANK YOU, CHAIR.>>SEE YOU IN TWO WEEKS.>>THERE IS ALSO BL2018 – 1160, THE SPONSORS ARE HURD AND O’CONNELL, AND IT IS PROVIDES WHETHER THERE IS PUBLIC PROPERTY IN SPECIFIED AREAS OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE AS A TEMPORARY SPECIAL EVENT ZONE DURING THE TIME PERIOD BEGINNING AT SIX, A.M. ON JUNE 6, 2018, AND ENDING AT MID NIGHT ON JUNE 11, 2018. RELATIVE TO THE USE OF THESE AREAS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2018 CMA, FEST AND RELATED ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS >>MOVE APPROVAL.>>SECOND. ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS?>>SO WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS AGAIN.>>YES, WE ARE. WE’RE GOING TO GET ALL THE WAY TO THE FINALS.>>DOES THE CALENDAR HOOK UP AGAIN WITH CMA.>>YES.>>SO THIS TIME WE NOWHERE THE STAGES ARE TO GET THE SOUND EQUIPMENT TO SECURE –>>. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, IT’S GOING TO GET CRAZY DOWN HERE, BUT THIS WAY WE KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.>>CRAZY IN A GOOD WAY.>>IT THE LAST GAME STANDING ON THE /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRAZ /PHRA PLAZA, STANDING ON THE BLEACHERS, SCREAMING THAT YOU A MICROPHONE THE MOST VIAL LANGUAGE YOU’VE HEARD. OF THERE, OR IN FRONT OF THE STUDENTS COMING OUT OF HUMIDHUME FOGG.>>WHAT DO THIS ACTUALLY CREATE?>>THIS IS MORE OR LESS BEING MORE SPECIFIC THAN THE METRO CODE OF LAWS IS GENERALLY IS ABOUT PROVISIONS IN WHICH YOU FIND THAT SENSITIVE BALANCE OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, BUT ALSO THOSE SCENARIOS, WHERE FOR INSTANCE, UNPERMITTED VENDORS IN AN AREA, WHERE FOR INSTANCE, CMA, OBVIOUSLY HAS AN INTEREST OF PROTECTING ITS BRAND FOR CMA, FEST, IF YOU MAY FIND FOR INSTANCE, OFFRAMP VENDORS WHO ARE PERMITTED. THIS SAYS, BECAUSE THIS IS A BIG DEAL EVENT, WE’RE GOING TO TIGHTEN UP THE PARAMETERS WHERE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PERMITTING ARE. THAT’S THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT. I’M SURE THAT TERRY CAN SPEAK TO IT.>>SO WHEN THIS PASSES, WE CAN TAKE THE PREACHER, AND BASICALLY ASK HIM TO MOVE TO SOMEWHERE ELSE?>>IT SETS UP A SPEECH ZONE WHERE HE CAN DO HIS THING, BUT HE CAN’T DO IT WHERE HE DECIDE TO DO IT.>>NOT THAT I WANT TO — I DON’T WANT TO VIOLATE HIS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.>>CORRECT.>>A REASONABLE CONTENT NEUTRAL TIME AND PLACE FOR RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS A NOISE ORDINANCE IS –>>COUNCILMAN, THEY’RE CALLING IT THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AREA.>>I LIKE THAT.>>THAT’S BRILL GRANT, I LIKE THAT.>>AND SO FOR INSTANCE, I REMEMBER YEARS AGO WHEN GEORGE W BUSH SPOKE I WANT TO SAY AT THE LOWE’S MAYBE, THEY HAD A SIMILAR SCENARIO WHERE PEOPLE COULD GO MEET THE PRESIDENT.>>WILL AND I CAN HONESTLY TELL YOU THAT I HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS NATIONWIDE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, >>AND IF WE HAVE OTHER MAJOR OTHER INDIVIDUALS.>>IF IT COMES TO NASHVILLE,.>>AND IT PROBABLY WILL.>>AND ON THOSE TYPES OF SCENARIOS, A LOT OF, AND I’M SURE YOU ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS, THE LARGER SCALE THE ORGANIZATION IS THAT IS CREATING A PREMIER EVENT OR THEY WANT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC, THE PROTECTION OF THE BRAND, AND THE GENERAL ABILITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE FOR THAT REASON TO ENJOY IT.>>IT HAS MY 100 PERCENT SUPPORT.>>DO I HAVE AN AREA IN MIND.>>IT HAS TO BE IN THE SPECIAL EVENTS ZONE. FROM COMMERCE TO 8TH.>>WHERE THE NEW FEDERAL COURT HOUSE IS BEING BUILT.>>THAT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE.>>IN THE CONSTRUCTION AREA.>>JUST SAYING.>>SO EXCUSE ME, MR. JAMESON. SO I’VE BEEN PRESENTED WITH AN AMENDMENT FOR 1116. AND I’M NOT SURE THAT I WANT TO BRING THE AMENDMENT. BUT I’D LIKE TO DISCUSS IT.>>IT’S INTENDED AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT BY THE ADMINISTRATION.>>I’M PERSONALLY NOT COMFORTABLE RUNNING THE AMENDMENT. BUT I’M HAPPY TO DISCUSS IT.>>UNCOMFORTABLE?>>I AM COMFORTABLE.>>VERY COMFORTABLE.>>I’M TRYING TOO FIGURE OUT HOW DO I BRING IT UP? I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR.>>I WOULD DO THIS, I WOULD MOVE TO AMEND THE BILL PER THE ADMINISTRATION’S REQUEST.>>I SECOND THAT.>>NOW WE’RE ON THE AMENDMENT.>>SO THE AMENDMENT SAYS THAT IN SECTION SEVEN, IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE METROPOLITAN COUNCIL THAT THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOCUS IS ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS UPON PRESERVING THE PEACE, AND SECURING THE SAFETY OF THE CMA, FEST, PARTICIPANTS WHILE THE SPECIAL EVENT ZONE IS IN EFFECT.>>I MEAN ISN’T THAT WHAT THEY DO.>>CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG, THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN OVERCLARIFICATION, JUST TO MAKE AN OVERCLARIFICATION, CORRECT?>>I DON’T THINK THAT THIS WENT OUT TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. LEGAL JOHN COOPER SENT A NOTE TO US, SAYING THAT THIS WAS DRAFTED IN CONSULTATION WITH MNPD, STATING THAT THEIR PRIMARY FOCUS IS GOING TO BE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, AND NOT ON ENFORCING PROHIBITION ON ROAD VENDORS. IT IS AS DISCRETIONARY AMENDMENT, IT PUTS AT THE FOREFRONT THEIRION LIGATION, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW IN A CITY AS LARGE AS METRO, YES THE METRO CODE OF LAWS IS THERE, AND DEPENDING ON PRIORITY RESOURCES ET CETERA, WE ALL KNOW FULL WELL, 100 PERCENT ENFORCEMENT A NOBLE, AND WORTHY GOAL, AND WE FALL SHORT ON IT. IN THIS SCENARIO, IF A CRISIS WERE TO HAPPEN, IF THERE WERE A FIRST AID EVENT, IF THEY NEEDED FIRST RESPONDERS FOR SOMETHING. MNPD, DOESN’T WANT TO BE HELD TO GOING AFTER SOMEBODY SELLING TEE SHIRTS VERSUS, SOMEBODY IS BEING ROBBED DOWN THE STREET. THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE ANY LACK OF CLARITY OF WHAT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE.>>IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE IT ADEQUATELY STAFFED TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES AS THEY COME UP. IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TWO PEOPLE.>>I WOULD SAY FROM MY STANDPOINT, DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE IN CENTRAL PRECINCT ALL THE TIME. WE SEE A LOT OF MERCHANTS IN THE INVESTENT CONCERNED THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE PUBLIC SAFETY ORIENTATION, AND JUST HAVING PEOPLE FOR INSTANCE. WE HAVE TO OFFICE, STATION THE AT FIRST STREET PARK. IN THESE OFFICERS WERE AVAILABLE TO ACTUALLY DO PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES ON OR AROUND LOWER BROADWAY, ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY NIGHTS, WHEN ACTIVITY IS MORE INTENSE, AND THERE IS GREATER LIKE WILLY HOOD OF PICK POCKET, AND PERSONAL PROPERTY CRIMES, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THIS SAYS, THERE’S A SPECIAL ANSWER THE COMING UP, LET’S MAKE SHE THAT WE ARE VERY UPFRONT WITH THE PUBLIC THAT POLICE ARE THERE TO POLICE.>>I DON’T TECHNICALLY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THAT. BUT IT CONCERNS ME THAT WE NEED TO HAVE THE SAME KIND OF COMPASSION AND FORCE WHEN IT COMES TO THE SAFETY OF EVERY NASHVILLE CITIZEN, AND NOT JUST FOR A SPECIAL EVENT. AND THAT’S THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE.>>I APPRECIATE THAT CONCERN.>>WITH THIS, AND ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE ISSUES THAT TOOK PLACE A WEEK OR SO AGO AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE.>>YES.>>SO I’D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING. WHEN WE PUT THIS KIND OF ATTENTION TO MAKING SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS GREAT FOR THIS, I’D LIKE TO SEE THAT SAME TIME OF EFFORT PUT TOWARDS THINGS. NOT THAT THIS DOESN’T MATTER.>>I TOTALLY GET IT. IT’S INTERESTING, BECAUSE I THIS THINK THAT HERE WE CAN TALK ABOUT A VERY SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCE. AND I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT IS BROADER. I DON’T KNOW THAT’S THE KIND OF THING WHERE WE COULD, AS A BODY, DO A RESOLUTION, OR WE COULD LOOK AT A POTENTIAL UPDATE TO THE CHARTER, MCL. I THINK IN THIS CASE, BECAUSE WE ARE CREATING THIS ZONE, I DON’T MIND GIVING SOMETHING — SORT OF HAVING A STATEMENT THAT IS DIFFERENTIAL TO HOW THE POLICE WANT TO APPROACH THIS ISSUE THAT IS REALLY MOSTLY JUST A STATEMENT TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOW WE EXPECT THEIR CONDUCT TO BE.>>IF I CAN I KNOW THAT THERE ARE ALL KIND OF SPECIAL EVENTS THAT HAPPEN DOWNTOWN, AND NOT JUST CMA. IS THIS BECAUSE IT’S SPECIFIC IN REGARDS TO THE DATES AND IT’S LIMITED TO THIS YEAR ONLY. I’M JUST WONDERING IF THERE’S ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THIS COULD AFFECT OTHER SITUATIONS. BECAUSE I THINK ABOUT NASHVILLE PRIDE, AND LIVE ON THE GREEN, AND OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE THEY MIGHT WANT ALSO SIMILAR ZONES. DID YOU CONSIDER –>>WE DID TALK ABOUT THAT, AND REALLY IT’S JUST A QUESTION OF — I THINK THAT THIS IS SORT OF THAT THE THRESHOLD OF ATTENDANCE, AND THE THRESHOLD OF VISIBILITY OF THE EVENT. WE ACTUALLY DID TALK ABOUT THIS IN A MEETING THAT KIND OF, IN A PREMEETING WITH CBC, ABOUT — I ACTUALLY WOULD WORRY A WORRY THAT WE DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THIS ENVIRONMENT, WHERE WE’RE LOOKING AT THE ART FESTIVAL OR THE STREET FAIR OR OTHER NASHVILLE EVENTS THAT AREN’T GOING TO BE THE EVENTS THAT DRAW 150,000 PEOPLE, RIGHT. THERE’S PROBABLY NOT A GREAT ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.>>YOU’D ALMOST WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE PEOPLE AT THOSE EVENTS BRING IT TO THE ATTENTION. I’M THINKING OF NASHVILLE PRIDE, AND THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT THERE IS A LOT OF HATE SPEECH THAT GOES ON, AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF IT WAS QUARANTINED.>>I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONE THING WITH THE NASHVILLE PRIDE, THERE’S A BIT OF AN ADVANTAGE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE TICKETED TO GET IN. SO THAT MAKES IT ALMOST LIKE A PRIVATE EVENT, SO YOU CAN HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL EVENT.>>THE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.>>WELL PLAYED, COUNCIL LADY.>>SO I GUESS WE CAN GO BACK AND VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT. ALL IN FAVOR?>>[ AYES ] >>ANY OPPOSED? .>>AND NOW WE CAN VOTE ON THE BILL ITSELF. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE BILL AS AMENDED?>>[ AYES ].>>ANY OPPOSED? .>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>GOOD DISCUSSION.>>I BELIEVE THAT’S

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