Friday, April 12, 2024

Lawsuit filed to block fairgrounds referendum

 Axios Nashville, April 12, 2024- A Nashville race car driver filed a lawsuit yesterday to prevent a
November referendum about affordable housing at the fairgrounds.

Why it matters: A group opposing a racetrack improvement plan wants to amend the city charter to swap out racing for affordable housing on the list of required programming at the Metro-owned fairgrounds.

They need to gather thousands of voter signatures in order to put the proposal on the November ballot.

Yes, but: Chancery Court will have to consider a new challenge from Nashville resident and race car driver Jonathan Dishman before the affordable housing group can begin collecting signatures. ... 

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