Plans to build a $16 million parking garage and Lick Creek flood retention basin in Overton Square are moving right along, thanks to the Memphis City Council's executive committee approving the acquisition and lease of property for the garage's development today. Bianca Phillips has the story.
Ending long-running controversy, judge decides for Plan 2-J on basis that state law, requiring only a majority of 7 commissioners, supercedes the county charter, which had called for a supermajority of 13.
Stresses that "no other provision" of charter requiring supermajorities is affected.
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia held its annual convention in Detroit last week. We stayed at the beautifully restored Book Cadillac Westin Hotel in downtown. I hadn't been to Detroit in many years and was curious about the city, since I often hear comparisons between the Motor City and Memphis ...