Friday, December 4, 2009

Raising the Debate: This is About More Than Financing MCC

As most people around the Music City Center debate descend into dissecting the Mayor’s financing package, let’s take a minute (or even the whole weekend!) to take the helicopter up to 20,000 feet for a better view of the questions around the MCC. Answer these questions Yes or No:
  1. Do you want to make Nashville a better place to live?
  2. Do you think increasing downtown tourism is the best way to do that?
  3. Is building a new convention center the best way to do that?
  4. Is this convention center project the best way to do that?
  • If so: Is the timing right? Is the financing right?
If at any point you answered “No,” then welcome to Nashville’s Priorities! You need to make your voice heard to the Mayor’s office and your council members, and let them know your opposition to the Music City Center. We hear a few folks moan that “the fix is in” and “this is a done deal” – well, only if you take that position. This is far from done, people, and you can still have an influence on whether or not Nashville follows through on this project.

Take Action!
  • Join Nashville's Priorities: sign up for the email list, volunteer, follow us, friend us, whatever: join the fun!
  • Contact the Mayor's office at 862-6000.
  • Contact your Council member via email or at 862-6780.

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