Friday, February 23, 2024

Proposed Revision Would Strip Racing Protections from Metro Charter

 Group seeks to guarantee affordable housing, not racing, at Fairgrounds

By Stephen Elliott, Nashville Banner, February 23, 2024 - A group of advocates is moving closer to asking Nashville voters whether the Metro Charter should call for affordable housing, and not auto racing, at the Fairgrounds Nashville.

Kenny Byrd, a Nashville attorney and former commissioner on the fair board, and Heidi Basgall last month filed a proposed revision to the Metro Charter that would strip the document’s protections for auto racing and add language guaranteeing affordable housing on the city-owned site where the Fairgrounds Speedway has operated for decades. (read more)

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