Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Happy Fourth of July! Today as we reflect on our Declaration of Independence and the founding history of our representative democracy, let's all strive to uphold our motto E Pluribus Unum: From Many One. Integrity, courage, independence, and working together helped create our great country, and they are the keys to creating a great city as well.
On the policy front, I'm nearing the end a major update to our tree ordinance, the first in over 10 years,to help better retain and replenish our urban and suburban tree canopy.After leading the effort to pass major sidewalk legislation in 2017, I also have a bill updating that policy. Both these bills received a recommendation from the Planning Commission in June, had successful public hearings at Council in July 2, and will be on third and final reading July 16.
The remaining legislative questions as our term comes to an end are what to do about scooters and type-2, non-owner occupied, short-term-rental properties (STRPs) in residential zoning. Legislating for disruptive and metastasizing business models has been difficult for cities nationwide.
On Independence Day and every day, my independent voice, policy focus, and fiscal discipline are needed on YOUR city council. I am a representative with a principled record, and I hope I will have the privilege to serve you for four more years.
With appreciation for your support, Angie, 615-260-5530
P.S. Do you have your YARD SIGN yet? We've landed almost 200! They look exactly like our logo above. Request yours ASAP via the link below.
THANK YOU to our 144 individual donors!
We began our fundraising efforts in late May, and by the June 30 financial reporting deadline, we had raised over $30,000 from 131 individual donors! Wow! In just the last three days, we've raised $3,000 more for a total of 144 donors. The Election Commission's next fundraising/reporting deadline is July 23rd. Please help me reach our next goal of 175 donors!
Contributions in any amount are appreciated. This is a contested race, so please consider making a contribution to help me continue to serve you on our city council. I cannot be successful without your engagement and support. Thank you for your consideration!
Click above to contribute online by credit card. To contribute by check payable to Friends for Angie Henderson, please mail to 112 Clydelan Court, 37205. (As required by state law, please include your employer and occupation, if applicable.)
District council elections have been won or lost by a small handful of votes. Your vote matters, especially in local elections! Please look at your summer travel schedule, and make plans now for early voting.
On July 12, early voting begins at one location only: Howard Office Complex on Second Avenue South. All Early Voting Locations will open on FRIDAY, July 19 at 8:00 AM and close the following Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 PM. Belle Meade City Hall, Bellevue Community Center, and Green Hills Library are the closest early voting sites to District 34. Please vote early!
OUT OF TOWN?
If you know that you will be out of town during early voting and on election day, August 1st, click herefor an ABSENTEE BALLOT application BEFORE JULY 25!
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. There is a whole day's worth of festivities happening downtown on Broadway. It's FREE, and this will be the location of the city's largest fireworks display. Please remember discharging fireworks without a permit is illegal in Davidson County. Don't create a fire and injury hazard for yourself or your neighbors. Leave the fireworks to the pros!
KEEP PETS SAFE. According to the American Kennel Club, more pets in the USA go missing during the July 4th weekend than any other time of the year. Please take extra precautions with your pets. Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control (MAAC) reports that the 4th of July is their busiest day for rescuing dogs.
Happy Independence Day from Clover Henderson (3 years young)! Present day work time on the left and puppy days play time on the right.
EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) EPIDEMIC DISTRICT 34 COMMUNITY MEETING. EAB is a major threat to our tree canopy, and many of our ash trees are already infected by the destructive bug. Please make plans to join me on July 10th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Cheekwood to learn how to save and manage or remove your ash trees.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM. The new Traffic Calming program manager at Metro Public Works is taking applications for traffic calming services in all Metro areas (not applicable in satellite cities) between July 8 - July 22. This is now a bi-annual process. As a neighborhood association president and member of the Public Works Committee, I have been very critical of this program, which was for a decade ineffective and ill managed by a sub-contracting firm with questionable business ethics. I had discouraged neighborhoods in District 34 from participating until it was improved. We are getting there. We now have Traffic Calming work as a separate line-item in the capital spending plan and Metro employee managing the program. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of assistance to you with your application or answer any questions.
Please consider hostingan informal event for neighbors and friends in July. Angie is an open book about Metro Government and welcomes your challenging questions and suggestions. Evening appetizers, morning coffee, or anything in between. We make it easy to host our free events. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested. Thank you!
Metro Departments Ready to Serve You!
Potholes, litter, leaning stop signs? Street light out, paving overdue, ditches clogged, speeding enforcement needed? Click above or dial 311or 615-880-1000 on weekdays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM to request service, or go online anytime to the hubNashville website. Download the hubNashville app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for requests on the go.
Click this button NOW for your sign! It only takes a minute! Show your support and help make a BIG impact on the success of our campaign. We have landed over 200 signs and would love to land 50 more before early voting starts July 19th. Yard signs are great way to reach folks and show strong support for my continued service to District 34.
We're out knocking doors and landing yard signs every day, all week long. Special thank-you to Campaign Assistant Emme Fridge, pictured above right, and our entire team! Below is my son and I on the 4th of July in Oak Hill in 2015. We'll be back today!
AROUND DISTRICT 34
JULY 4: 30th ANNUAL STONEWALL NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE & PICNIC in Oak Hill. 10:00am - 1:00pm. Lenny Celauro Memorial Parade line-up at corner of Clendenin Road & Stonewall Drive.
JULY 4: CHEEKWOOD FREE ADMISSION for all military, first responders, and their families TODAY. Cheekwood is a Blue Star Museum, providing free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families all summer long.
NOW - SEPT. 1: STORYBOOK HOUSES at Cheekwood Come wander through whimsical play houses inspired by classics of childhood literature. Learn More
JULY 5: TEEN TECH LAB. Studio NPL at BELLEVUE LIBRARY. Every Friday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Supervised programming for ages 12-18. Projects vary. Find library programming for all ages here.
NOW: NEW RED CABOOSE PLAYGROUND OPEN. The ribbon cutting and community event originally scheduled for July 9 has been postponed till August 17. Be sure to enjoy the new playground this summer.
JULY 8 - 22: NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CALMING bi-annual application period is open. See above for details.
JULY 9: MAYORAL DEBATE at McAfee Concert Hall at Belmont University at 7:00 pm. Watch live on television on News 2.
JULY 10: DISTRICT 34 EMERALD ASH BORER EPIDEMIC COMMUNITY MEETING. Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Potter Room in Botanic Hall at Cheekwood. Learn more.
JULY 12: NATURE CENTER AT NIGHT in Warner Parks. Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. All are welcomed to spend an evening walking through Warner Parks as the museum, garden, creek and pond will be open. Learn More & See Full Summer Schedule.
JULY 13: FRIENDS OF THE BELLEVUE BRANCH LIBRARY MEETING. Saturday, 10:15 - 11:15 am. Find out how you can get involved with supporting the library. New friends always welcome!
JULY 19: FULL MOON PICKIN' PARTY at Warners Parks. Friday,7:00 -11:00 pm. Enjoy three headline bands and local food trucks. Learn More & Get Tickets Here
JULY 24: GARDEN GROWS GREEN at Warner Parks. Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Learn more about the organic, green garden practices that Warner Park uses and just how good an organic vegetable can taste! Learn More & See Full Summer Schedule.
JULY 26: RADNOR LAKE VOLUNTEER DAY. Saturday, 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Sign up required. Learn more here.
Photograph by District 34 resident Kiki Morton kikimortonphotography.com
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