08/27/18 Special Called Metro Council Meeting

08/27/18 Special Called Metro Council Meeting


WHAT. IS THE RIGHT. STATES OF AMERICA. FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH [inaudible] ALL. YOU MAY BE SATED. WITHOUT OBJECTION WE WILL SUSPEND THE CALLING OF THE ROLE IN AS THE CLERK TO RECORD THE NAMES OF THOSE MEMBERS PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE MEETING. SIR MOTION FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF AUGUST TWENTY FIRST TWENTY EIGHT TEAM WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MINUTES. OF THE MEETING WILL STAND% APPROVED AS WRITTEN WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE TO BILLS ON PUBLIC HEARING. SO WE’RE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC. AND EACH ONE OF YOU WILL BE ALLOCATED A MAXIMUM F THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK. WE DO ASK THAT YOU TRY TO REFRAIN FROM REPETITION ONCE YOU HAVE SPOKEN. PLEASE DO US THE HONOR OF LEAVING SO THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT OF THE MEZZANINE THAT ALSO WANT TO SPEAK. CAN COME IN I YOU DON’T MIND. SO. BILL TWENTY EIGHT TEN TWELVE NINETY COUNCILMEMBER SLEDGE. THANK YOU MEMBERS MAYOR — ME TO READ THE CAPTION I’M GOIN. TO CHANGES TEN POINT OO ACRES FROM IDA B. DATA AS PEACE OWNING FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THREE HUNDRED BRAINS AVENUE. TO PERMIT A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. COUNCIL MEMBERS LET THE MEMBERS THERE EITHER SO WE VERY BRIEF COMMENT I THINK EVERYBODY WHO’S HERE TONIGHT I WOULD ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BOTH FORD AGAINST. IF POSSIBLE WHEN THEY’RE SPEAKING — THERE ARE RESIDENTS HERE DISTRICT SEVENTEEN AS THIS IS A REZONING BILL. IT’S POSSIBLE TO GET THEM AS CLOSE TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE THE RESPECTIVE LINES AS POSSIBLE I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT WITH THAT. RENEW MY REQUEST OF THE PUBLICATION. THANK YOU I’D LIKE YOU TO PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU ARE IN SUPPORT. THANK YOU. PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’RE IN OPPOSITION [inaudible] THANK YOU. ANYONE IN SUPPORT WISHING TO SPEAK PLEASE LINE UP AT THE LECTERN. AND IF YOU WOULD COME AS CLOSE TO THE FRONT AS YOU CAN AND SAY THE TOM WALKING UP [inaudible] YEAH [inaudible] I AND IF YOU PLEASE YES . LETTING GO AHEAD BEGAN. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR MEMBERS OF METRO COUNCIL FROM LAURA WOMACK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FAIRGROUNDS AND I’M HERE’S APPLICANT FOR THE REQUEST YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU TO REZONE TEN ACRES OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT THREE HUNDRED RAINS. THIS PAST MAY ALONG WITH NATIONAL CIVIC DESIGN CENTER WE CONTINUED PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT BY HOSTING A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND DESIGN STUDIOS. THROUGH THOSE EFFORTS WE GATHERED INPUT THAT CONTRIBUTED TO REFINE SITE PLAN FOR FAIR BOARD CONSIDERATION. IN JUNE THE FAIR BOARD VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO UP TO APPROVE THAT SITE PLAN. MOST RECENTLY THE FAIR BOARD APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY GROUND LEASES WITH THE SPORTS AUTHORITY FOR THE STADIUM AND WITH WALLS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE TEN ACRE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE SPENT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME SINCE THE COUNCIL VOTE IN NOVEMBER MEETING WITH STAKE HOLDERS AND DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS TO REVIEW OUR CURRENT PROGRAMMING. AND ESTABLISH GOALS FOR THE POTENTIAL NEW THOSE GOALS WERE TO HAVE COMPATIBLE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF SPACE DESIGN FACILITIES THAT CAN BE MULTI FUNCTIONAL AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRANSITION EFFICIENTLY. IMPROVE THE ACCESSIBILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE INCLUDING EIGHTY EIGHT ONSITE WAY FINDING INGRESS AND EGRESS AND A FUTURE PROOF THE SITE SO WE’RE NOT LIMITED ON WHAT WE CAN OFFER IN THE FUTURE BY TODAY’S DESIGN. NEEDLESS TO SAY THERE ARE MANY OPINIONS ON HOW WE ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS WE HAVE A SOLID BASE OF INFORMATION AND IDEAS FROM OUR OWN BENCHMARKING INDUSTRY TRENDS AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO REFINE THEM. AND CONSIDER OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS WITH OUR USERS. WHILE WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO CONSIDER EVERY SCENARIO FOR THEIR SHARED SITE WE KNOW THAT NEW EVENTS WILL BE PROPOSED THAT NEW PARTNERSHIPS WILL BE ESTABLISHED AND WE WILL ADJUST. THE FAIRGROUNDS HAS A STRONG TEAM OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING AS A TEAM TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS BUSINESS PARTNERS AND OUR NATIONAL COMMUNITY. TO THAT END WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A USER ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT AS PARTICIPANTS REPRESENTING THE FLEA MARKET SPEEDWAY STATE FAIR LARGE SCALE CONSUMER SHOWS SMALL SCALE TRADE AN EXPOSITION OF BANDS. EMERGING EVENTS INDOOR SPORTS NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. THIS GROUP WILL CONTINUE TO MEET AND ENGAGE WITH FAIRGROUND STAFF DESIGN TEAM AND OUR PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE IMPROVEMENT PHASE AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE STADIUM. REPRESENTS AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO OPEN DIALOGUE AND A FREE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND FEEDBACK. ANOTHER CAN SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATION RELATING TO THE TEN ACRES OF MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IS THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. THROUGH A PROPERTY TAX SPLIT IN LEASE PAYMENTS IN TOTAL THIS REVENUE COULD INCREASE OUR BUDGET BY ROUGHLY 50% WHILE THIS FUNDING WILL BE INCREDIBLY USEFUL FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT WE FULLY COMMIT TO FUNDING OUR RESERVE TO A SUFFICIENT AND RESPONSIBLE LEVEL TO ENSURE LONG TERM CAPITAL. AND MAJOR MAINTENANCE NEEDS ARE MET. THE FAIR BOARD CHALLENGE THE TEAM TO RECONSIDER THE TERMS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY PRESENTED AND THE RESULT WAS CLEARLY IN THE FAIRGROUNDS FAVOR. BY OVER SIXTEEN MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE TERM OF THE LEASE. THAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE IN YOUR CONSIDERATION OF THIS REQUEST. THANK HIM. BUT BEFORE YOU SPEAK TO HIM. WOULD YOU GUYS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE THERE STANDING IN THE WINDOW PLACE FANTASY. WE ONLY WANT PEOPLE THAT ARE STANDING UP. TO LINE UP AT THE LECTERN THANK YOU SO MUCH [inaudible] CLOSURES. GOOD EVENING I’M KIM HAWKINS WITH HAWKINS PARTNERS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS I’M HERE TONIGHT AS WE ARE PART OF THE FAIRGROUNDS MASTER PLAN TEAM EXPO. AND FAIR PARK. WE HAVE PREPARED SOME EXHIBITS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR COUNCIL PACKET TONIGHT. AND I WANTED TO GO THROUGH A COUPLE OF THOSE — IT REGARDING TWO ITEMS THAT WE’VE CONTINUED TO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT. THEY ARE THE FLEA MARKET EXISTING AND PROPOSED SQUARE FOOTAGES AS WELL AS FLEA MARKET EXISTING AND PROPOSED PARKING. AND I DO APOLOGIZE BUT I’M GONNA BE RUNNING THROUGH A LOT OF NUMBERS. ALL OF THE EXHIBITS THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR PACKET RELATED TO THE US ARE BASED ON THE APRIL FOURTEENTH APRIL TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN ARIEL WHICH WAS THE DAY OF A FLEA MARKET TYPICALLY THE HIGHEST VOLUME FLEA MARKET OF THE YEAR. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE HUNDRED NINETEEN SQUARE FEET OF CONDITIONED SPAC. A HUNDRED AND EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR SQUARE FEET OF COVERED OUTDOOR SPACE. IN TWO HUNDRED AND FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THREE SQUARE FEET OF UNCOVERED EXHIBIT SPACE. THAT TOTALS NINE POINT NINE EIGHT ACRES. THAT’S EXISTING A PRIOR TO THE FAIR PARK BEING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE PROPOSED EXPO AND EVENT LAY OUT INCLUDES A HUNDRED AND 320-004-0090 ONE SQUARE FEET OF CONDITIONED SPACE. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT SQUARE FEET OF COVERED OUTDOOR SPACE. AND 200-540-00800 TWENTY SIX THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF UNCOVERED EXHIBIT SPACE. I SAY THAT BECAUSE THE DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN THE TWO I THINK IS IMPORTANT. THE PROPOSED FLEA MARKET AND EXPO PROVIDES AN ADDITIONAL ELEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO SQUARE FEET OF CONDITIONS REDUCES THE COVERED OUTDOOR SPACE BY. SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX THOUSAND SQUARE FEET. FOR A NET GAIN OF THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY SIX SQUARE FEET. THE UNCOVERED EXHIBIT SPACE ADDS AN ADDITIONAL ONE POINT ONE THREE ACRES. THERE FOR THE TOTAL LAND AREA OR OCCUPIED BY THOSE SPACES IS ELEVEN POINT TWO ACRES COMPARED TO THE EXISTING NINE POINT. NINE EIGHT RELATED TO PARKING. AGAIN 200-014- PRIOR TO THE FAIR PARK UNDER CONSTRUCTION THERE WERE FOUR THOUSAND AND EIGHTY NINE EXISTING AVAILABLE FLEA MARKET PARKING SPACES. FIVE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN SPACES WERE ALSO. IN EXISTENCE THOSE WERE IT WITHIN THE FLOODWAY AND BUFFERS THOSE WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE. SO TOTAL OF FOUR THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX EXISTING SPACES FIVE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN OF WHICH WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER CONSTRUCTION. THE IMPROVEMENT PLAN INCLUDES FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUR SPACES. THAT’S AN ADDITIONAL THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT SPACES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR. YES WE HAVE. WE’VE BEEN COUNTING. THERE ARE. FOUR NOW YOU’RE CORMS. TWENTY ONE I’M I’M SORRY. TWENTY SEVEN I CAN’T COUNT [inaudible] BY. ONE TWO THREE SIX SEVEN RIGHT [inaudible] YEAH [inaudible] YEAH. WE CAN PROCEED WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL NEED A FULL QUORUM BEFORE WE CAN CONDUCT OF OF BY THE BODY BUT RESEARCHERS [inaudible] BUT IT WOULD WORK. TWENTY FIVE THIRTY BUT ALSO MORE. CAN YOU GET YOUR EMAIL — YEAH . THE OKAY TO SIMPLY SPEAK LIKE THAT. IT WAS A BIT BETTER IS — TWENTY SEVEN TWENTY SEVEN SUPPORTABLE OKAY WE HAVE TWENTY SIX WE CONTINUE WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING. PLEASURES THANK YOU VICE MAYOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL MY NAME IS DAN BARGE. I’M A CIVIL ENGINEER WITH BOARDS CALLED IN AND ASSOCIATES AND WE’RE THE CIVIL ENGINEER FOR THE PROJECTS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS — I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK KLAY ABOU. METRO STORM WATER REGULATIONS AND AND THE AFFECTED THAT THOSE REGULATIONS HAVE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY — FIRST IS EVERYBODY KNOWS THERE IS A FEMA DESIGNATED FLOOD PLAIN ON THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH BOB BROWNS CREE. THERE’S A FIVE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN AND A HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN. IN METRO NATIONAL THERE’S NO PROHIBITION. AGAINST DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIVE HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN THERE NO STORM WATER REGULATIONS. PERTAINING TO THE FIVE HUNDRED YEAR. RATHER IT’S THE HUNDRED YEAR. OF FLOOD PLAIN DID IS IS REGULATED AND METRO — THERE ARE CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT A PROJECT MUST MEET — FOR EXAMPLE THE FINNISH FLOOR HAS TO BE ELEVATED ONE FOOT OUT OF THE FLOOD PLAIN. IF THAT REQUIRES YOUR SITE TO BE FOOD WITHIN THAT PARCEL. THE CUT IN PHIL HAS TO BALANCE MEANING IF YOU’RE BUILDING THE BUILDING SIDE UP FOR YOUR BUILDING. YOU’RE GOING TO LOWER THE PARKING LOT OR SOMEWHERE ELSE ON THAT PARCEL — THIS IS DONE BY BY A THREE DIMENSIONAL GRADING MODEL WE GET A VERY ACCURATE SURVEY. WE GO THROUGH DIFFERENT ITERATIONS AND EVENTUALLY WE SUBMITTED TO METRO STORMWATER STAFF FOR THEIR REVIEW AND APPROVAL — WITHIN A HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD PLAIN THERE IS A ZONE CALLED THE FLOOD WAY — AND AND ASSOCIATED WITH THE FLOOD WAY THERE IS A SEVENTY FIVE FOOT WATER QUALITY BUFFER. OUTSIDE OF THE FLOODWAY IN METRO THE FLOODWAY IS A NODE DEVELOPMENT SO — UNDER ME WITH. EXCEPTIONS YOU CAN BUILD A BRIDGE ACROSS THE FLOOD WAY WITH PROPER MODELING AND OCCASIONALLY UTILITY CROSSINGS — NO BUILDING OR PARKING IS REQUIRED IS ALLOWED IN THE IN THE FLOOD WAY OR IN THE FLOOD WAY BUFFER — AND ONLY VERY LIMITED IMPROVEMENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUFFER SUCH AS GREEN WAYS IN PARKS. THERE ARE NO FLOOD PLAINS FLOOD WAYS OR BUFFERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MIXED USE COMPONENT OF OF THIS THIS PROJECT. IT IS THE SITE WHERE THE FUTURE EXPO IS BEING PROPOSED THAT HAS FLOOD PLAIN FLOODWAY AND FLOOD WAY BUFFERS. AND THE DESIGN IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THAT SITE WILL OBSERVE. THE STEP THE FLOOD WAY STAY OUT OF THE FLOOD WAY AT THE FLOODWAY BUFFERS AND WILL BE IN STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH ALL OF METRO STORM WATER REGULATIONS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK [inaudible] THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL MY NAME’S HUNTER G. WITH SMITH G. STUDIO. A TO A NINE TENTH AVENUE SOUTH. WE ARE THE APPLICANTS FOR THE PROPOSED AS THE REZONING ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL SOCCER HOLDINGS AND METRO. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH LAURA AND HER DESIGN TEAM TO DEVELOP THE OVERALL PLAN FOR THE FAIRGROUNDS OUR ROLE HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE TEN ACRES OF MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. THAT THE PLAN IS THE RESULT OF A TRULY COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AND AN INTENTIONAL AND TRANSPARENT PUBLIC PROCESS. TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN COUNCIL RESOLUTION CALLED FOR TEN ACRES OF MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT USING SPECIFIC PLANS OWNING THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE TODAY. THE BOUNDARY OF THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IS SHOWN ON THE FAIRGROUNDS AND POLLUTE PERMANENT PLAN THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET WE PROVIDED. AND THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE WHICH WILL BE DISCUSSING NEXT WEEK. AS YOU KNOW THE PLANNING COMMISSION VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT CALLING FOR A MIXED USE COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. AND THEY RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE REZONING TO THIS BODY. FOR YEARS THE FAIRGROUNDS HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED BY ACRES OF ASPHALT AND NO SIDE WALKS BY AND NO BIKE LANES ARE NOW AND NO CURB AND GUTTER. THE IMPROVEMENT PLAN THAT THE FAIR BOARD APPROVED WILL TRANSFORM THIS AREA INTO A COHESIVE ATTRACTIVE DISTRICT THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE ALL CURRENT FAIRGROUNDS. USES AND THEN SOME. THE PURPOSE OF THE MIXED USE AREA IS TO INTEGRATE A VIBRANT MIX OF RESTAURANTS RETAIL HOSPITALITY AND RESIDENTIAL. WITH THE FAIRGROUNDS EVENTS THIS WILL BRING MORE PEOPLE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS ENHANCING THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE AND ENHANCING THE NEIGHBORHOOD. NOW IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN CITED ADJACENT TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL COMMERCIALLY ZONED PROPERTIES. AND IN BETWEEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE FAIRGROUNDS USES. IT WILL SERVE AS A BUFFER IN TRANSITION BETWEEN THE INTENSE FAIRGROUND USES AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND WILL HELP BRING VITALITY TO THIS TO THE AREA SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. THE NEW EXPO BUILDINGS AND SOCCER STADIUM WILL ANCHOR EACH END OF THE NEW PROM AND I’D. ALONG A SERIES OF PAUSES LINED WITH NEW STORE FRONTS. TOGETHER THE PROBLEM NOT A PLAUSIBLE SERVICE OUTDOOR VENDOR SPACE FOR THE FLEA MARKET AND OTHER EXPLOSIVE ADS AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PACKET WE PROVIDED. THE PLAN PROVIDES FOR A D. THREE LANDSCAPE BUFFER WHICH IS THE MOST DENSE LANDSCAPE BUFFER IN THE ZONING ORDINANCE. DSP REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT TO MEET METRO ZONING PARKING REGULATIONS WHICH MEANS ENOUGH PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED. ON THE TEN ACRES TO FULLY SERVE THE MIXTURE ACTUALLY FIVE HUNDRED OF THOSE PARKING SPACES WILL BE SHARED FOR USE DURING FAIRGROUNDS EVENTS. WE WERE CLOSELY CLOSELY WITH COUNCILMAN SLEDGE TO PROHIBIT NUISANCE USES INCLUDING SHORT TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES. THE PROPOSED S. B. SUPPORTS NATIONAL NEXT GOAL OF PROVIDING WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS A MIX OF USES CHOICES AND HOUSING AND CONCENTRATED DEVELOPMENT NEAR TRANSIT QUARTERS. INTEGRATING THE MIXED USE AND WILL BE GREAT FOR THE FAIR GROUNDS THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR SUPPORT THANKING. HELLO CALEB HAMMER SIXTY EIGHTEEN SHERIFF COURT IN ADDITION TO BE A NATIONAL NATIVE THEY GREW UP IN THE SHADOWS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS ON OF KNOWS A PIKE. OF HAD THE FORTUNE AND EXPERIENCE TO BE ON THE FINANCIAL FAIR BOARD FOR THE LAST FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT THE PLAN FOR YOU TODAY — MAINLY BECAUSE IT SECURES THE RIGHT. TO USE THE FEATURE THE FAIRGROUNDS IN ALL ITS EVENTS FOR THE FUTURE AND THAT’S ALL WHAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING. FOR THAT’S WHAT COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ASKING FOR FOR THE WHOLE FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS IS TO SIMPLY WHICH IS A PLAN TO REVITALIZE THE SITE AND THE FACILITIES. HIS PERFECT PLAN BEFORE YOU IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS T. IT. IS WHAT EMPLOYERS SUPPORT AS A FAIR BOARD DID. AS HE CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND AND FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE COMMITMENT THAT WAS MADE LAST YEAR AND SIMPLE ARGUMENT. THE WHOLE THING IS UP. THIS A PLAN TO SAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS AND WE WORK SO HARD ON IT. LISTEN TO THE SEMI COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO STAKE HOLDERS FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS WHILE THIS — PROCESS HAS BEEN UNFOLDING AND SO HAPPY TO HAVE THIS PLAN FOR ME TODAY. AGAIN ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT THANK YOU. HELLO. MY NAME IS JOHN INGRAM FORTY FOUR HUNDRED HARDING ROAD I LIVE IN DISTRICT TWENTY THREE HAND ME THE JOHNSON IS MIKE COUNCIL MEMBER. I LIKE TO START TONIGHT JUST BY REALLY THANKING EVERYBODY HERE IT’S THIS IT’S BEEN A LONG AND SOME WOULD SAY ARDUOUS PROCESS OF A VERY IMPORTANT. ONE YES SOCCER IS A BUSINESS AND IT MUST BE SUSTAINABLE. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT ABOVE ALL ELSE THE MAIN REASON WHY I’M LEADING THIS PROJECT IS BECAUSE I THINK IT’S GOOD FOR NASHVILLE. MY HOMETOWN AND I WANT TO DO THIS IN NASHVILLE AND I WANT TO DO IT WITH NASHVILLE I WANT TO DO IT FOR NATIONAL. SOCCER’S UNIFYING SPORT THAT IS OF INTEREST TO ALL PARTS OF OUR COMMUNITY. THIS IS ALSO A GOOD TIME TO OF FOR ALL OF US TO REMEMBER THAT SO MANY GOOD THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO MAKE NASH FELT. SPECIAL AND COMPETITIVE. AND THOSE HAVE USUALLY TAKEN PARTNERSHIP AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THAT I BELIEVE NASHVILLE DOES PARTICULARLY WELL HAS DONE. TO THE BENEFIT OF ALL IS PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS AND THIS IS CERTAINLY ONE WHERE THE BIG KEY IS ON THE PRIVATE SIDE. TO THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY IN GENERAL I KNOW THAT WHILE NASHVILLE HAS BEEN FLOURISHING NOT ALL COMMUNITIES HAVE SHARED IN THESE BENEFITS AND THAT IS WHY. WE HAVE BEEN SO WILLING AND ARE SO THRILLED TO HAVE COME TO AGREEMENT ON A VERY INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT. WITH WITH SUN THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS ISA NON TOLKIEN SAYING THIS IS. THIS IS A BIG DEAL IT SETS A GREAT PRESIDENT I THINK FOR OUR CITY — AND I THINK IT WILL BE WORTH IN EXCESS OF SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE TERM OF OUR LEASE AND BASED ON KIND OF SOME LAST MINUTE NEGOTIATIONS THIS AFTERNOON I THINK THAT NUMBER WILL BE HIGHER. TO THE OTHER ESTABLISH USERS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. I WANT EACH OF YOU TO KNOW THAT WE WANT TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS I HAD THE CHANCE TO SPEND A COUPLE OF HOURS LAST WEEK WITH TONY AND CLEAR FROM MOSA. GOT TO GIVE THEM THAT MESSAGE DIRECTLY AND I STAND. BEFORE THIS — COUNSEL. TO WE AT SOCCER SUPPORT RAISING THE FLEA MARKET AND THE REST OF THE USES OF THE FAIRGROUNDS AND WE PLAN TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND TO BE FRIENDS. FINALLY I AM PAINFULLY AWARE THE TRUST IS IN SHORT SUPPLY — I’M A NATIONALLY AND PROUD TO CALL NATIONAL MY HOME FOR OVER FIFTY SIX YEARS — WHEN I GET MY WORD IT MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME? THIS IS HOW I WAS RAISED INTEGRITY. IS ESSENTIAL TO ME AND IT’S A HALLMARK OF MY FAMILY’S HISTORY. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT WHEN YOU APPROVE THIS DEAL. I WILL PERSONALLY BE RESPONSIBLE TO SEE THAT WE FOLLOW THROUGH ON OUR COMMITMENTS. ALL OF THEM THANK YOU [inaudible] THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS EDWARD GEORGE — NINETY FIVE THIRTY SANCTUARY POLICE — BRENTWOOD TENNESSEE — I COME HERE TONIGHT AS A CITIZENS OF NASHVILLE — I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR WELL OVER TWENTY SOME ODD YEARS I PLAYED FOOTBALL HERE. AND I’VE SEEN FIRST HAND WHAT — SPORTS TEAM CAN DO FOR COMMUNIT. OF BOTH — FOR KIDS COMING UP FOR BUSINESSES OF WITH THE CITY ITSELF TO GENERATE REVENUE — I HAVE BEEN A SUPPORTER OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER NATIONAL BECAUSE IT IS THE FUTURE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IN THE U. S.. US IF YOU WILL OF COURSE LIKE TO POINT OUT OF WHY THIS PROJECT CAN BE SO BENEFICIAL TO TO NASHVILLE. THIS PROJECT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME NASHVILLE AND FOR THE METRO PROMISE SO. THIS REZONING PROPOSAL IS THE KEY TO THE STADIUM PROJECT AND I ASK YOU TO SUPPORT IT. IN MY CAREER OF TRAVEL TO THE WORLD OF SOCCER WITHOUT A QUESTION IS THE BIGGEST SPORT ON THE PLANET GIVEN WHAT’S HAPENED. HAPPENING IN OUR SPORT NFL WITH CONCUSSIONS AND SO FORTH MOTHERS ARE PUTTING THEIR KIDS O SOCCER. AND SOCCER’S GENERATING X. X. EXTREME REVENUE ACROSS THE BOAR- NATIONALLY. THE TEN ACRES WILL PROVIDE A TRUE FAN EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NECESSARY TO MAKE A ANY PROFESSIONAL TEAM SPORTS TEAM SUCCESSFUL. HE IS ALSO A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES IN NASHVILLE WHICH IS A KEY FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES I THINK IT’LL BE HUGE. FOR FOR OUR COMMUNITY. THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE STADIUM PROJECT WILL MEAN MORE BUSINESS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE MORE IMPORTANTLY WANTS IS OPERATIONAL SO IT DOES NOT STOP. ON A SOCIAL LEVEL SOCCER IS ALSO A MULTI CULTURAL SPORT ENCOURAGES INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY. BRING THE MLS TO NATIONAL CREATES OPPORTUNITIES A SOCCER FOR CHILDREN OF COLOR THEY DO NOT HAVE NOW. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CREATES. A LOCAL CALL USE ACADEMIES IN EVERYONE OF THEIR MARKETS. A LAND OF YOU LOOK TO WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE WHERE THE TEAM HAS INVESTED IN THE SPORT AT THE YOUTH LEVEL IN IN IN THE CITY. THIS PROJECT IS NOT GOOD FOR NASHVILLE IT’S GREAT FOR NASHVILLE AND IT’S GREAT FOR OUR COMMUNITY. I’M SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT. AND ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND IT WAS MARCUS WHITNEY WAS AT EIGHTEEN TEN B.. ALLISON PLACE DISTRICT SEVENTEEN SOME RESIDENT. AND I’M APPALLED AS I DON’T HAVE PREPARED STATEMENTS — I’M JUST HERE TO SPEAK FROM MY HEART INTO ABOUT HOW I GOT INVOLVED IN THIS AND WHY THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME PERSONALLY — TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN A VERY SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE LED BY GERMAN NAME CHRIS JONES WHO’S HERE TODAY — DECIDED THAT NASHVILLE NEEDED TO HAVE SOCCER AND THAT SOCCER NEEDED TO BE A COMMUNITY ASSET. STARTED A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION CALLED NATIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB. AND INVITED THE COOK THE PUBLIC TO BECOME THE OWNERS OF A CLUB. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY PLAYERS YET WE WERE PART OF A LEAGUE YET IT WAS JUST TO BRING SOCCER TO OUR COMMUNITY AND GIVEN ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF US TO BE A PART OF IT. I WAS MEMBERS SEVENTY ONE OF NATIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB. WITHIN EIGHT MONTHS WE DID HAVE A TEAM AND WE WERE PLAYING IN THE FOURTH DIVISION OF THE NPSL. AND THE SECOND YEAR I WAS LIKE TO BE THE CHAIRMAN. OF THIS AMATEUR CLUB WAS A VOLUNTEER POSITION. AND I HAD NO. UNDERSTANDING OF HOW QUICKLY THINGS ARE GOING TO GROW FOR SOCCER IN THE CITY — BUT VERY SOON IT BECAME CLEAR TO ME THAT PROFESSIONAL SOCCER WAS GOING TO COME HERE AND WE NEED TO DECIDE DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THE COMMUNITY WAS GOING TO HAVE ITS SAY AND HOW IT RAN. AND SO I HAD THE JOB OF TRYING TO NAVIGATE OUR COMMUNITY OWNED CLUB TO BECOME AN INVESTOR OWNED CLUB. AND THAT PROCESS EVEN THOUGH IT’S A LOT SMALLER FELT A LOT LIKE THIS IT WAS ABOUT TRUST IT WAS ABOUT CHANGING SOMETHING THAT WS A COMMUNITY ASSET. AND IT WAS ABOUT WONDERING WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS TO IT AFTERWARDS. SORT HERE TO TELL YOU IS AFTER THAT PROCESS AND WE DID EVENTUALLY CHANGE THAT COMMUNITY OWNED CLUB INTO AN INVESTOR OWNED CLUB WE GREW BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS WE WERE ABLE TO DO MORE FOR THE COMMUNITY. THE SUPPORTER GROUP GREW FROM FIFTY TO FIVE HUNDRED MANY OF THEM ARE HERE TODAY. AND NOW WE’RE TAKING THAT NEXT STEP. I HAD TO BE PART OF A PROCESS AGREE BEGINNING OF GROWING IN TRUST WITH — JOHN INGRAM AND WITH NATIONAL STOCK HOLDINGS AND THAT DIDN’T COME OVERNIGHT BUT IT HAS COME. AND NOW WE’RE WORKING THROUGH SOMETHING THAT’S THE BIGGEST UP THAT WE HAVE WHICH IS COLLECTIVELY WE AS A COMMUNITY ARE WORKING TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN TRUST EACH OTHER TO MOVE THIS FORWARD THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE TO DO. AND SO I’M GLAD THAT THIS DROVE US TO AN INTENSE SERIOUS CONVERSATION ABOUT COMMUNITY BENEFIT I’M GLAD THAT AGREEMENT WAS WAS REACHED. AND I’M AND I’M VERY HOPEFUL AND OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE. I KNOW WHAT THE CITY IS MADE UP IT’S MADE UP OF THE THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THAT SACRIFICE COMMITMENT AND COMPROMISES HOW WE MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER AND WE DO SOMETHING GREAT FOR ALL OF U. SO I’M ASKING YOU TO PLEASE APPROVE THIS AND LET US CONTINUE AS A COMMUNITY TO WORK FOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL OF US THANK YOU [inaudible] THANK YOU. COUNCIL MEMBERS — THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK MY NAME IS DAVE WAS LIKE I WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF NATIONAL AT SEA AND THE FORERUNNER OF NATIONAL ESSIE. AND I’M NOW THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL SOCCER SUPPORTERS TRUS. FIVE YEARS WE DON’T GIVE THE SHIRT DRESS PLACE — ONE ONE FIVE FIVE SETTLE SPRINGS DAN THOMPSON STATION. FIVE YEARS AGO IN A BAR SMALL GROUP OF DETERMINED SOCCER FANS HAD A DREAM OF BRINGING PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TO NASHVILLE. AND FURTHER THEY DECIDED THEY WOULD BE THE ONES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. FROM THOSE MODEST BEGINNINGS THEY BEGAN A SUPPORTER OF THE TEAM THAT GAVE BIRTH TO NATIONAL FC. WHAT STARTED WITH A FEW PEOPLE IN A BAR GREW TO HUNDREDS AND THEN THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS? TODAY NATIONAL HAS A U. SL TEAM ALAS AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BANDS SUCH AS THE HUNGER FOR PROFESSIONAL SOCCER IN NASHVILL. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I’VE SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE STRADDLING BOTH FOR ITS STRADDLING WORLDS ONE OF WHICH IS I WAS RAISED IN THE NORTH. BUT SPENT MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE IN THE SOUTH. PEOPLE SOMETIMES ASK ME WHETHER I LIKE LIVING IN THE SOUTH OF THE NORTH BETTER NOT TELL THEM BOTH HAVE THEIR CHARMS BUT THE BIG DIFFERENCE IS. THE NORTH IS THE LAND OF NO. THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DREAM OF DOING THAT TEN PEOPLE WON’T STAND UP AND SAY NO YOU CAN’T. NO IT’S EASY NO GIVES YOU POWER BUT IT DOESN’T REQUIRE ANY WORK. BUT NO HAS CONSEQUENCES JUST LOOK AT THE DIFFICULTY SO MANY NORTHERN CITIES ARE HAVING. BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE IN THE LAND OF NO THE DOERS AND DREAMERS. THOSE WHO MAKE THE FUTURE LEAVE TO FIND PLACES WHERE THEY CAN MAKE MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRU. NOW I FOUND IN THE SOUTH IN PARTICULAR TENNESSEE AND TEXAS WHERE I’VE SPENT A LOT OF MY ADULT LIFE. TO BE THE LAND OF YES. THERE’S NO DREAM YOU CAN’T HAVE THE TEN PEOPLE WON’T STAND UP EVEN IN A BAR AND SAY YEAH WE CAN DO THAT. YES IS HARD WORK BUT WHAT IT GIVES PEOPLE HOPE IT’S WHAT BUILDS FUTURES. NASHVILLE IS AT A CROSSROADS. A NATIVE SON HAS DONE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT FOR THE CITY IS TRYING TO COMPLETE THE DREAM OF THAT HANDFUL VISIONARY SOME FIVE YEARS AGO. ALONG THE WAY CREATE JOBS PROVIDE TAX AND RENTAL REVENUE TO THE CITY CHARITABLE OUT REACHING CREATE FUTURES FOR THE CITY’S PEOPLE. IN A VERY REAL SENSE THE EYES OF THE COUNTRY ARE ON NATIONAL ON THIS COUNCIL. THERE ARE A GREAT NUMBER OF CITIES LINED UP TO TRY AND GET AN I’M ALSO AN MLS FRANCHISE. AND THEY ARE HOPING THEY ARE PRAYING THE NATIONAL MAKES A MISTAKE AND OPENS THE DOOR TO THEM. MORE THAN JUST THE SOCCER WORLD IS WATCHING. BUSINESSES WHO HAVE SEEN NATURAL IS AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO COME OR WATCHING. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THE NATIONAL STILL LAND OF YES. BECAUSE OF A NATIVE SON WHO’S BROUGHT A NO BRAINER ENTERPRISE SUCH AS AN MLS SOCCER TEAM TO THE BRINK OF EXISTENCE. ONLY TO SEE DEFEAT SNATCHED FROM THE JAWS LAST MOMENT THEN WHAT CHANCE WITH THEIR PLANS AND DREAMS HAPPEN. COUNCIL MEMBERS NATIONALS AT A CROSSROADS. THIS EVENING YOU’LL EITHER REAFFIRM TO THE WORLD AT NATIONALS PLACE THAT PEOPLE CAN MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE. A PLACE WHERE YES STILL RULES OR A PLACE THAT HAS BEGUN WITH THE VERY SHORT TRUDGE DOWN THE WORL. TO THE LAND OF NO [inaudible] THANK YOU [inaudible] KIM. SCOTT ROOMS WITH THE NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL FOR FOURTEEN UNION ST. AND US I’M HERE ALSO TONIGHT IN FAVOR OF THE REZONING IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAIL AS STATING PROJECT — UNFORTUNATE FOR LAST TWENTY SO YEARS TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT NASHVILLE IN TRYING TO RECRUIT SPORTING EVENTS TO OUR CITY — IN WORKING WITH NOT ONLY OUR OF BRIDGESTONE ARENA AND AND THE NISSAN STADIUM IN IN THE CITY IN THOSE EFFORTS AND AND WE HAVE NOW THE OPPORTUNITY REALLY TO CREATE NOT ONLY A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GO OUT AND BRING IN SOME OF ANTS THAT. KNOWING CREATE GREAT ECONOMIC IMPACT GREETING POSITIVE MEDIA COVERAGE BUT ALSO TO CREATE A NEW CAMPUS IN AN AREA OF TOWN THAT WE CAN GO OUT AND REALLY BEEN ON SOME OF AUNTS AND BRING SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. TO SUPPLEMENT AND COMPLEMENT THE MLS SCHEDULE SOMEWHERE WHAT WE’VE DONE FOR THE ARENA IN THE STADIUM. THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US RIGHT NOW IS TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT SETS US APART FROM OUR OTHER CITIES ARE COMPETITION. WE WERE RECRUITING EVENTS AND BETTING AGAINST OTHER CITIES THEY HAVE ARENAS AND STADIUMS AS WELL AND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO CREATE A DOWNTOWN CAMPUS THINGS TOO GREAT VISION OF THE MAYOR. AND METRO COUNCIL IN NINETY SIX KIND OF REALLY PUT THINGS DOWNTOWN AND BUILD AROUND IT THE EXPERIENCE OF PEOPLE COMING HERE HAS LED TO MORE SPENDING. MORE TAX COLLECTIONS AND CERTAINLY. MEDIA BUZZ ABOUT NATIONALS A SPORTS DESTINATION — SOCCER CERTAINLY — SPORT ON THE RISE IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS FACILITY TO RECRUIT SOME OF ANTS WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO RECRUIT BEFORE. AN ALLEY THAT WITH THIS REZONING OPPORTUNITY A CHANCE TO CREATE A CAMPUS — THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN CONTAIN ADDITIONAL DAYS LINK STAYS AND AND MORE REVENUE AND POSITIVE IMPACT FOR OUR CITY. SO EVERYONE THE SPORTS COUNCIL STANDS READY AND EXCITED. WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY ON THE HORIZON TO GO OUT AND REPRESENT OUR CITY — WITH THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY SO WE CERTAINLY A SUPPORT THE REZONING AND SEEING PROJECT IS ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS AND LOOK FOR TO CONTAIN WORK WITH YOU THANK YOU. THANK YOU. HI MY NAME IS ON THE US MARTINEZ AND I LIVE AT FIVE OO TO RUSSELL STREET IN EAST NASHVILLE BUT TODAY I’M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF CONNECTION AMERICA’S. AND THE LEAD PARTNER AND THE NONPROFIT COLLABORATIVE KHASAS A FRIEND LOCATED AT TWENTY ONE NINETY FIVE KNOWN SO PIKE JUST A MILE DOWN FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS. FOR SIXTEEN YEARS CONNECTION AMERICA’S HAS SUPPORTED LATINO FAMILIES IN PURSUING THEIR DREAM FOR A BETTER LIFE AND THEIR JOURNEY TO BECOMING INTEGRAL CONTEMPT CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL VITALITY OF NASHVILLE. REZONING WILL BENEFIT SOUTH NATIONAL AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY RESEARCH. WE HAVE PROPOSED A WELL RECEIVED PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TEA WITH TEAM OWNERS IN MUCH THE STADIUM CAN LEVERAGE OUR WORK TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITY. SPECIFICALLY. TEAM OWNERS. HAVE ENTHUSIAST SMALL FOOD BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS FROM OUR MEDICAL MALL COMMERCIAL KITCHEN. HAVING BOOTHS AT THE STADIUM CONCESSIONAIRE SERVING AS A PLACE OF GROWTH FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS. THEY HAVE REASON REAFFIRM THEIR SUPPORT INTEREST TO US IN A LETTER LAST MONTH. FOR THIS REASON WE SUPPORT THE REZONING [inaudible] THANK YOU. FROM OUR GENTRY AND CRIMINAL COURT CLERK. I LIVE IT UP FORTY ONE OH NINE KINGS LANE. I LIVE IN DISTRICT. TO NASHVILLE TENNESSEE I’M SORRY I LIVE IN DISTRICT. ONE I’VE JUST ONE SEE YOUR FACE WHEN I SAID DISTRICT TO MY TOWN MY NEW COUNCILMEN THERE. BUT I’M HERE TODAY AS A CITIZEN. AND SCOTT JUST MENTION OPPORTUNITY AND AS I WAS WALKING IN A PAST A BUNCH OF FRIENDS AND READ. AND THEY SAID HEY WE’RE JUST TRYING TO SAVE OUR FAIRGROUNDS AND A FEW OTHER FRIENDS AND RED SAND I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE GETTING READY COME UP HERE. AND SPEAK FOR SOCCER. I TOLD THEM. THAT I’M NOT SPEAKING FOR OR AGAINST I’M SPEAKIN. FOR OPPORTUNITY. THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT. TRUST NOT JUST IN GOVERNMENT BUT IN INVESTORS AND DEVELOPERS AND EVERYBODY ELSE IN. THIS PROJECT GIVES US SOME SEE. TO GET IT RIGHT. I’VE BEEN ON THE COUNCIL ADVICE MARE AND I’VE SEEN A LOT OF STADIUM PROJECTS. THIS ONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IT RIGHT BECAUSE IN GETTING IT RIGHT. YOU DEVELOP TRUST YOU KEEP YOUR WORD AND GETTING IT RIGHT YOU MAKE SURE THAT A LOT OF THE CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE IN RED HAVE ON NO LONGER CONCERNS. AND MAKE IT WORK. AND I WON’T TELL ME ON ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY I BROUGHT MY TEN YEAR OLD HERE TODAY SO SHE COULD HEAR THE STORY. YEARS AGO I’VE BEEN GOING TO THE FAIR GROUNDS ALL MY LIFE I’M A RACE FAN. I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE ALL MY LIFE ALSO MISS SWIMMER. I ONCE WENT POOL CALL CASCADES. IN A NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM THAT REMEMBER IT. BUT THE DAY AFTER US WOMEN THAT BOOTS. THEY FILLED WITH CONCRETE. AND IT BECAME A PARKING LOT. AND THEY MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY. BUT OVER THE YEARS I KEPT COMIN. BACK KEPT GOING TO THE FAIRGROUNDS NEVER STOP. EVEN THOUGH NASCAR WHEN THERE I GO AND SEE WHATEVER RACES KANE. FLEA MARKETS OTHER ACTIVITIES BECAUSE I WAS NOT GOING TO ALLOW THAT MISSED OPPORTUNITY. TO AFFECT MY SUPPORT OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. WHEN I TAKE MY DAUGHTER? TO SOCCER GAMES I SEE MORE DIVERSITY IN THIS CITY. THEN I SEE ANYWHERE ELSE. I SEE IT ALL OVER THE PLACE WHEN I GO TO SOCCER GAMES. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PEOPL. TO GET IT RIGHT. BUT ALSO A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FAIR GROUNDS FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET IT RIGHT. AND FOR THAT LOCATION. ON DAYS OF SOCCER IS PLAYED. TO BE HISTORICALLY THE MOST DIVERSE PLACE IN THIS CITY. A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY FEELS COMFORTABLE COMING EVERYBODY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE TOGETHER AND JOIN MET. AND REALLY. TO BE THE WAY IT SHOULD BE A NATIONAL. SO THINK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY AND I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE FALL OF A GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS AND VICE MAYOR THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO LIST EVERYONE TONIGHT — MY NAME IS DEREK MILNER AND I’M A RESIDENT AT FIVE THIRTY SIX B. MORE AVENUE IN WHAT WHAT HOUSTON WHICH IS ADJACENT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. MY ALSO MY OFFICE IS ALSO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AS SOMEONE WHO UTILIZES THE FAIRGROUNDS OUGHT TO TONIGHT TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE STADIUM AND MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF MYSELF MY WIFE AND OUR NEIGHBORING RESIDENTS WHO WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND INCLUDING FIVE THIRTY SIX A THIRTY EIGHT A FIVE NINE EIGHT AND FIVE AND I’D BE MORE AVENUE. WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED BY SOME – BEING FAIR THE STADIUM MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT SYNONYMOUS TO OPPOSITION FOR EXISTING FAIRGROUNDS USES OUR HOMES ARE DECORATED WITH ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE FLEA MARKET. WHO ATTENDED TRADING CRAFT SHOWS HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS AND WE’VE SUPPORTED THE RACES HELD THE SEEDWAY THE EXISTING USES OF THE FAIRGROUNDS REPRESENT A VAST HISTORY OF THE CITY? BUT AS WE LOOK FOR THE FUTURE WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN SIMPLY DO MORE WITH THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY. I KNOW MANY HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BELIEVING THE NATIONAL CAN SUPPORT A SOCCER CITY. BE SOCCER CITY THAT FILLS SEATS IN THE STADIUM BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THOSE SAME SENTIMENTS EXISTED OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO REGARDING NASHVILLE’S. INABILITY TO BECOME A HOCKEY TOWN. AS OF THIS MEETING THAT NATURAL PREDATORS OF SOLD OUT OVER A HUNDRED CONSECUTIVE HOME GAMES I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE DESIRE TO MAN FOR SOCCER PRESIDENT THIS TOWN ANOMALOUS STADIUM WILL PROVIDE THE VENUE TO BRING THAT TO FRUITION. IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING DESIRES A NATIONAL RESIDENCE THE MIXED USE PORTION. SHOULD BRING AT LEAST TWO MILLION A YEAR IN PROPERTY TAX REVENUE WHICH IS TWO MORE TWO MILLION MORE PER YEAR THAN THE FAIRGROUNDS GENERATES NOW. ADDITIONALLY THE SITE WILL GENERATE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN SALES TAX AND THEIR ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROPERTY TAX GAINS WHEN PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT IS ADDED TO THE NEIGHBORING AREAS. AND THIS IS THE LAST DAY NOW THE THE CB A WHICH I GUESS IS NO LONGER PENDING HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS HERE IN NASHVILLE. BRINGING BOTH AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND FAIR. THE YEN FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT AN AUTHENTIC COMMITMENT TO THIS GREAT CITY WE CALL HOME [inaudible] THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING I’M NICHOLAS STANLEY I LIVE AT EIGHT THIRTEEN WARNER AVENUE IN DISTRICT [inaudible] SEVENTEEN ANDFIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION OF THIS WHOLE MATTER. I’M OBVIOUSLY A RESIDENT I HAVE LIVED THERE FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS. AND I’VE ENJOYED MY NEIGHBORS. BOTH IN THE PAST IN THE PRESENT. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING MORE OF THEM AS NATIONALS CHANGING. BUT I’M ALSO A MOTHER — WHO PLAYED SOCCER MYSELF UP UNTIL MY SECOND DAUGHTER WAS BORN? AND MY FATHER WAS ANTONY STANLEY WHO WAS ONE OF THE KEY PEOPLE FOR BRINGING YOUTH SOCCER TO TENNESSEE. THIS IS WAY WAY BACK WHERE THERE WEREN’T EVEN ANY SOCCER FIELDS AROUND. SO HE HELPED TO GET THINGS STARTED ALONG WITH I’M SURE SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM. THE POINT IS IS WE’VE HAD FOR GENERATIONS IN OUR FAMILY THAT HAVE REALLY ENJOYED SOCCER WE TURN OUT WE PLAY AT HOME. WE PLAYED IT. WITH NEIGHBORS WE FOUND. I STILL LOVE TO GO TO A BAR TO WATCH A SOCCER GAME BECAUSE THERE IS. EVERYBODY GETTING INVOLVED IN IT AND SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AND IT’S NOT LIMITED TO ONE AGE GROUP IT’S NOT LIMITED TO ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE IT TRULY IS FOR EVERYONE. BUT ALSO I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE I’M NOT PLAYING SOCCER ANYMORE I’M LOOKING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO GO. TO THE FAIR GROUND AREA BUT I’D LIKE TO HAVE SOME GREEN SPACE SO I CAN GO WALKING GO ENJOY THING. I’D LIKE TO SEE NEW NEIGHBORS COMING AND ENJOYING IT AND MEETING PEOPLE. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY THE CONSIDERATION OF IT. WE REALLY APPRECIATED I HOPE YOU WILL SUPPORT IT IT’S A GOOD FIT FOR ALL OF US. WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE IN THE ROOM SUPPORT SOCCER AND WE’RE THRILLED THAT YOU’RE HERE. IN ORDER FOR THIS TO BE EXPEDITED WE REALLY WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE. AT ALL THANK YOU. THE FLOOR IS YOURS. THANK YOU A MINIMUM AND WOFFORD I LIVE IT ADA SIX OF YOU HIDE SO I’M IN THE DISTRICT ONLY FEW BLOCKS AWAY. FROM THE CURRENT FAIRGROUNDS — AS SOMEBODY WHO DOES LIVE A FEW BLOCKS AWAY — I URGE THE COUNCIL TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE BILL BEFORE YOU — I AM SUCKER SUPPORTER YES I HAVE A LONG HISTORY WITH A BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THAT THIS IS IT INVESTMENT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD- AND ALONG WITH NEWS OF TODAY’S AGREEMENT. I ALSO SEE THIS AS AN INVESTMENT IN ALL OF NASHVILLE. AND IT’S TIME FOR US TO MAKE THE FAIRGROUNDS A PLACE FOR ALL NATIONAL INS. WHERE THEY ALL FEEL COMFORTABLE AND I THINK? THAT ALL OF THIS IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY. AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE THUS FAR. DO THAT THANK YOU CAN. GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS TONY MCLARTY — MY FAMILY ROOTS GO BACK IN NATIONAL TO NINETEEN FIFTY TWO I LIVE AT ELEVEN HUNDRED GENERAL GEORGE PATTON DRIVE. IN THE OF YOU PORTER SURE WINNERS DISTRICT. I’M HERE TONIGHT AND EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE HARP WITH YOU SOCCER ASSOCIATION AND NATIONAL LC USE. OVER TWO THOUSAND KIDS PLAY. OR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH A BUDGET OF OVER A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. IF YOU NOTICE THE NAME NATIONAL FC USE IS PART OF OUR TRAVEL GROUP WE ALIGNED WITH THE PROGRAM. WHEN IT FIRST STARTED HERE FOR ANY TYPE OF FASHION SOCCER WE’RE IN SOLID SUPPORT OF THIS? SOME OF THE FACTS AS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SOCCER IN THE COMMUNITY. AS I SAID OUR GROUP HAS OVER TWO THOUSAND CHILDREN. AND THE WAR IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE NINETEEN NINETY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAY HAS DOUBLED. THE AGES FIVE THROUGH NINETEEN THERE ARE THREE MILLION KIDS PLAYING SOCCER CHRIST UNITED STATES. 30% OF UNITED STATES HOUSEHOLDS HAVE A SOCCER PLAYER IN IT. BASKETBALL BASEBALL AND FOOTBALL ISLAND TO CLIMB BASKETBALL IS DOWN BY SIX POINT 3%. BASEBALL BY SIX POINT 8% FOOTBALL ABOUT FOUR POINT 9%. WHAT ARE KIDS DOING? KIDS ARE PLAYING LACROSSE SOCCER AND HOCKEY ALL OF THESE ARE ON THE RISE. THERE ARE THIRTY THREE MILLION AVID SOCCER FANS IN AMERICA. EACH CHILD WHEN I PLAY SOCCER RUNS AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN MILES. THAT’S MORE THAN I’VE DONE THIS YEAR. THE WORLD CUP HAD ONE IN NINE PEOPLE. AROUND THE WORLD WATCHING IT. I’VE BEEN PART OF NATIONALS PAST I’M PART OF THE PRESENT I HOPE TO BE PART OF THE FUTURE. I WANT YOU TO CONSIDER THIS FOR THIS EVENING THIS SOCCER IS PART A NATIONAL FUTURE. IT EVENING MY NAME IS LANCE WOULD COME I LIVE IT THIRTY NINE HUNDRED WOULD MUMBLE OF ART IN GREEN HILLS AND HAVE BEEN THERE FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. I’M A BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF THAT SAME YOUTH ORGANIZATION. THAT TONY JUST TALKED ABOUT ALL MY FIVE KIDS GONE THERE THEY LEARN THE GAME AND THE INHERENT LIFE LESSONS TAUGHT THERE. IN OUR CLUB WE WE USE TERMS LIKE CHARACTER RESPONSIBILITY ACCOUNTABILITY INCLUSIVENESS. SELF RESPECT AND RESPECT RESPECT FOR OTHERS. WE’RE BLESSED TO POSITIVELY AFFECT THE LIFE KIDS AND WE STAND A 100% BEHIND MASTER LESSEE. IN MY LIFE I’VE ALSO BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO VISIT PROFESSIONAL SOCCER CLUBS IN EUROPE AND MLS FRANCHISES HERE% IN THE US. I WITNESSED FIRSTHAND HOW GREAT EUROPEAN CLUBS. LIKE MANCHESTER UNITED LIVERPOOL FC IN SMALLER CLUBS LIKE BURNLE. ARE TIGHTLY WOVEN IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC OF THEIR COMMUNITIES. I GREW UP IN THE SHADOW OF THE SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES. MLS TEAM IN CALIFORNIA SINCE THE NINETIES. AND A PROTEIN SOCCER CITY SINCE THE SEVENTIES. THE EARTHQUAKES OF MIXED HAVE MIXED USE ACREAGE. LEASED FROM THE CITY WHICH CONNECTS THEIR STADIUM WITH THE COMMUNITY. AND IS USED TO CREATE MEMORABLE FAN EXPERIENCES. IN THEIR FANS OWNS YOU WITNESS A MYRIAD OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ALL RACES AND CREED. ALL UNITED IN THE SPIRIT OF THEIR SOCCER CLUB. IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE HERE IN NASHVILLE I WORK WITH LARGE COMPANIES TO BUILD CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES THAT TURN PROSPECTS. INTO CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMERS IN THE FANS. WE EMPLOY A DIGITAL MARKETING TECHNOLOGY WITH PROPERTY SPACE AND A LOT OF IMAGINATION. TO CREATE EXPERIENCES THAT BUILD BRAND LOYALTY AND ADVOCACY. IN MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION THE MIXED USE PROPOSALS NOT ONLY ECONOMICALLY VIABLE. BUT AN INTEGRAL PART OF TREATING FAN EXPERIENCES FOR ALL OF NASHVILLE CITIZENS AND VISITORS TO ENJOY. THE BUDDING HISTORY OF NATURAL AT SEA WILL BE WRITTEN ON THE SIDEWALKS THE BENCHES AND THE BUILDING WALLS. IMAGINE THE NAMES OF THE STADIUM BUILDERS CARVED INTO BRICKS ON A PATHWAY TO CELEBRATE THEIR EFFORTS. IMAGINE STORIES ETCHED ON THE WALLS. OF HOW YOU COUNSEL PEOPLE ON ALL THESE PEOPLE. FOUGHT FOR THEIR BELIEFS BUT ULTIMATELY COLLABORATED TO BUILD A JAM FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF OUR CITY. DONE PROPERLY THIS PROPERTY CAN BE USED TO ENGAGE ALL PEOPLE. AND BECOME A CATALYST FOR CIVIC PRIDE. I SEE THIS MIXED USE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE STADIUM AS A PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CONNECTOR. THAT CURRENTLY DOES NOT EXIST. I’M READY TO THINK IN TERMS OF ABUNDANCE. RATHER THAN SCARCITY WHEN IT COMES TO THIS OPPORTUNITY. I’M ALSO READY TO CONTRIBUTE AS I CAN TO HELP BUILD THIS TYPE OF CULTURE IN NASHVILLE. FOR THE PEOPLE’S NATIONAL BANK. THANK YOU I’M GONNA ASK THE PEOPLE THAT ARE STANDING IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM NOT IN LINE TO PLACE SAKE BE SATED. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SEAT PLEASE GO TO THE MEZZANINE. THANK YOU. TORTURES. THANK YOU GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS DAVID BONE I RESIDE JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CAPITOL HILL ELEVENTH IN CHARLOTTE RAHM VERY ABLY REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL AND FREDDIE O’CONNELL IT’S AN HONOR. TO STAND FOR THIS EVENING I FULLY SUPPORT THE REZONING OF THE FAIRGROUNDS BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO PRESERVE THE PAST AND BUILD FOR THE FUTURE. THE SALES TAX DOLLARS THAT WE GENERATED FROM THE REZONING WILL PAY FOR THE BOND ISSUANCE THE GREATLY IMPROVES THE WONDERFUL HISTORIC RACE TRACK THE WAY ALL OF IT BUILDS BRAIN YOU EXHIBIT AREAS TO HOUSE THE HARDWORKING VENDORS ARE FANTASTIC FLEA MARKET IN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. WILL ALSO ALLOW STAT A WORLD CLASS BILL TO YOU STADIUM FOR PROFESSIONAL SOCCER CONCERTS RODEOS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS. THIS TYPE OF OF THE THE TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT ABOUT A MINUTE THESE THAT WILL ENHANCE IMPROVE THE USER EXPERIENCE OF EVERYONE WHO COMES TO ANY OF IT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL ALSO SERVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FUNCTIONS A TOWN SQUARE TYPE GATHERED AREA THAT WILL INTEGRATE THE FAIR GROUNDS INTO THE FABRIC OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. PROBABLY IN A WAY THAT HASN’T HAPPENED SINCE SOME OF US USED TO SAVE UP RC COLA BOTTLE CAPS FOR AN AFTERNOON AT OUR BELOVED FAIR PARK. FAIRY WERE THE FAIRGROUNDS SETS IS ALSO A METRO PROMISE ON VERY WE’VE IDENTIFIED AS BEING IN GREAT NEED OF PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT. I BELIEVE IT IS ABSOLUTELY THE PROPER ROLE OF THIS COUNCIL TO FOSTER PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERSERVED AREAS IN THIS REZONING WILL HELP ACCOMPLISH THAT. SOMETHING ELSE THIS REZONING WILL ACCOMPLISHES SOMETHING THAT BASH WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF AND THAT’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AS YOU ALL KNOW THE STATE OF TENNESSEE LOVES TO TELL METRO WHAT TO DO OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THE STATUS TOLD US THAT WE CAN’T REQUIRE PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRIVATE LAND SO WE MUST GET CREATIVE. THE ONLY WAY WE CAN GUARANTEE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GETS BUILT IN NATIONALS TO CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE DEVELOPER TO BUILD ON LAND THAT WE OWN. THIS REZONING ACCOMPLISHES THAT THIS REZONING WILL BRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO NASHVILLE PLEASE DON’T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS US BY. ALL OF LIVING IN THE STUFF FIRST DYNAMIC GROWING CITY BUT CITIES ONLY EVER DOING TWO THINGS THE CITY’S EITHER GROWING. OR IT’S DIED THIS PLAN ENSURES THAT OUR FAIRGROUNDS WILL NOT DIE I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PRESERVATION ACTS BEIJING FAIRGROUNDS AS PART OF OUR GROWTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK HIM. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS OUR LIVES. MY NAME IS OFF OF THE ESTIMATES. I RESIDE AT TWO ZERO ZERO FIVE UNIVERSE CORNERS OF TENNESSEE. I PLAYED SOCCER ON A NATIONAL LEVEL. AND I’VE COACHED SOCCER AND MENTORED THEY USE A MIDDLE TENNESSEE AREA FOR MANY MANY HOURS. TO BE EXACT FOR MORE THAN FIFTY HOURS EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THESE CITIES LEGISLATION TODAY. AND FOR THE ENTIRE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM PROJECT. THIS IS THE NEXT DAY. IN NATIONALS ARE SENT TO BECOME A TRULY INTERNATIONAL WORLD CLASS CITY. NATIONAL HAS GREAT SUCKED ON IT MOST OF THE STALIN. HOUSE GOING UNNOTICED. SIMPLY BECAUSE WE CURRENTLY DON’T HAVE THE FACILITIES. TO PREPARE THESE KIDS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL. THE KIDS NEED A PROFESSIONAL MLS TEAM THEY CAN SEE AND READ ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY. MLS PLAYERS WHO PLAY JUST DOWN THE STREET TO GIVE THEM DREAMS. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WOULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE YOUTH. IN NASHVILLE WHICH IS ALREADY BOOMING. THIS WILL PROVIDE A CLEAR BOX FOR THESE KIDS TO WATCH THE VETERANS. BUSTING BILLING SOLUTION TONIGHT MEANS A LOT TO THE KIDS IN OUR CITY. MLS INVESTS IN THE U. WITH. ALL THE SYSTEMS DOT COM WE’VE THE EMIRATES CROP WILL BE RIGHT HERE IN OUR BACKYARD. AND THE BASS PLAYER DOES WILL FIND UP OFF TO COLLEGE AND EVEN THE PROS. NOT TRUE HEARTS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. TO GET THIS RIGHT. AND TO LOG THESE BOARD MEANS YOU ARE PROVING AND THEREFORE PROVIDING THE MUCH NEEDED PLATFORM. OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS TO THE WALL THESE ATHLETES SOCCER TEAM. THIS IS A DREAM. COUNCILMEMBERS. HE ROOM FOR KIDS IN THE CITY. PLEASE VOTE TO SUPPORT THE STADIUM [inaudible] TODAY’S EXHIBITION. AND THEREFORE NATIONALS PROGRESS FAKE YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY [inaudible] THANK YOU. HELLO COUNCIL MEN WOMEN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SCHEDULING A HEARING TO HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THE YOU KNOW I’LL MY NAME IS STEPHEN ROBINSON I’M I’M PART OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE ROADIES WHICH IS A NONPROFIT. OUR SUPPORTERS GROUP FOR NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB BUT TO AIM HERE AS A RESIDENT OF THE TWO DISTRICT. SEVEN ONE ONE ONE FOUR MECHANIC BY. THE NIGHT YOU CAN HEAR A LOT OF STATISTICAL DATA ON A LOT OF FAXES LIKE YOU ALREADY HAVE AND YOU CAN HEAR A LOT MORE. ALSO YOU’LL PROBABLY HEAR A LITTLE BIT OF FRUSTRATION TOWARD YOU GUYS AS WELL INTERNATIONAL AS A WHOLE. SO IF YOU GUYS DON’T MIND I’M GONNA DO SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT UP HERE. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL INDIVIDUALLY FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ALREADY DONE. THE A IN THIS FELLOW IN WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IT’S BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS VOTE THE DREAMERS AND CITIZENS OF NATIONAL STARTED TO BELIEVE IN AN ALL WELCOMING COMMUNITY THAT COME IN COMES AS ALL CULTURES AND PEOPLE. IN AN AREA OF THE CITY WHERE PEOPLE CAN DROP THEIR DIFFERENT INCIDENTS AND CELEBRATE TOGETHER JUST BY A BALL BEING KICKED AROUND THE FIELD. IT’S BECAUSE OF YOUR VOTE THE ROADIES REBEL GIRL FROM A HUNDRED MEMBERS WHICH WE ESTIMATED AT THE END OF 200-017-2700 MEMBERS AND GROWIN. IT’S BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS IS VOTE AT THE SEVEN HOURS FOR AN AUTISM. FOUNDATION IN TENNESSEE AS WELL AS TO THE OLD OASIS FOUNDATION WHICH SUPPORTS ABUSE LGBT YOUTH. BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS IS VOTE THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH A CHARITY THAT GIVES REFUGEES IN INNER CITY YOUTH CHILDREN WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PLAY ORGANIZE YOU SOCCER. THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF A TEAM AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE MAKE A DREAM OF CHANGING LIFESTYLE MORE OF A REALITY. IT’S BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS VOTE THAT US SOCCER IS KEPT A GREAT CITY IN THE RUNNING TO BE A PART OF THE TWENTY TWENTY SIX WORLD CUP. NOT ONLY TO PUT OUR COMMUNITY AND VISION TO THE NATION BUT TO THE WORLD AS WELL. SO TODAY I STAND BEFORE YOU. NOT IT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB THE OWNERSHIP GROUP HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THAT NOW IT’S BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS. IS BECAUSE OF YOUR GUYS IS VOTE THAT HAPPENED NOVEMBER OF TWENTY SEVENTEEN IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE ABLE TO BUILD ALL OF THAT ALREADY. SO I STAND HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY NOT ASKING FOR YOU TO REZONE THE LAND BE STRUCK TO ANY OF THE BUILDINGS. EVEN CONSTRUCTED STADIUM I’M ASKING YOU TO KEEP BUILDING BUT YOU GUYS HAVE ALREADY BUILT. AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW THIS VOTE ON SEPTEMBER FOURTH IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE IMPACT ON OUR CITY JUST ON THE REZONING OF THE LAND. THIS VOTE WAS THAT HE WAS PRESIDENT OF FUTURE REZONING AND HOW BUSINESS IS HANDLED FOR YEARS TO COME. AND YES EVEN THOUGH I’M A SOCCER SUPPORTER I STILL. HAVE CONCERNS AS WELL JUST LIKE YOU GUYS STILL. BUT THE POSITIVES OF ANALYSTS COME TO OUR FAIR GROUNDS AND THE BENEFITS OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE FAR OUTWEIGH THE NEGATIVES OF COURSE WE’RE GONNA HAVE TRAFFIC CONCERNS PARKING CONCERNS BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY. BUT I WOULD ALSO HAVE THE SAME CONCERNS LATE OR TRADER JOE’S AND NATIONAL AS WELL. THERE’S ALWAYS GONNA BE CONCERNED WITH THE POSITIVES FAR OUTWEIGH THE NEGATIVES. YOU GUYS HAVE STARTED TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE GREAT FOR EVERY EVERY RESIDENT IN NASHVILLE INCLUDING THE OPPOSITION EVEN THOUGH THEY PROBABLY DON’T SEE IT YET. BUT THE RESULTING IN THIS LAND YOU’RE SAYING YES TO AN EVER GROWING COMMUNITY YOU’RE SAYING YES TO SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST PROMISING. PROMISING BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN HELPING OUT AND THEY CONTINUE BUILDING FOR OU GREAT CITY IN FAIRGROUNDS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU. CHRIS GRIGGS HOURS AT IT EIGHTEEN HUNDRED EASTON AVENUE BRETT WEATHERS IS. A REPRESENTATIVE OF OUR DISTRICT SIX MUSCLE FOUNDING MEMBER OF EASTERN FRONT WHERE SMALLER — FAN SUPPORT GROUP THERE’S OVER A HUNDRED OF US GOOD STUFF. OF BUT WE’RE HUGE FANS OF THE PROGRAM — THAT WE’RE SEEING HERE AND I’D REALLY LIKE TO THANK ALL YOU GUYS FOR YOUR PURSUIT OF OFFICE- THE ONE THING YOU ALL HAVE IN COMMON. IS THAT YOU CAME HERE TO NASH BILLIONS. AND TODAY YOU HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN I BELIEVE — I WOULD I JUST KIND OF WANT TO GO OVER A LITTLE BIT OF LIKE WHAT SOCCER IS MEANT TO ME SINCE I MOVED HERE — GONNA MY LEVIN HERE WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE WAS SUCH A SMALL — GROUP OF PICK UP PLAYERS AROUND THE CITY AROUND THE COUNTY AT ALWAYS HAVE TO TRAVEL — IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ALONE NOW WE HAVE SIX HUNDRED PEOPLE THE PLAY PICK UP SOCCER IN EAST NASHVILL- WHICH JUST BLOWS MY MIND IT USED TO BE TEN OF US THE MAN EVER SATURDAY AND ROLL DOWN THE THREE CROW AFTERWARDS AND LIKE OUR WOUNDS AND SHARE BEERS — BUT WHAT WHAT I’M DRIVING AT WITH THAT IS IT IT’S SUCH A MAGNET FOR BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER OF DIFFERENT CREEDS ETHNICITIES. BACKGROUNDS — YOU KNOW WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE CRAZY SUCCESSFUL IN PEOPLE THEY CAN’T HOLD DOWN A JOB THAT. WE GET OUT NOT A BALL AROUND TOGETHER AND WATCHED WORLD CUP WHEN IT’S GOING ON AND THINGS OF THAT. NATURE OF EVERY TIME THERE’S A GAME ON NOW THAT’S ONE TV AND YOU GO IN. IT’LL RAVEL THE SAME. YOU KNOW — FAN BASE YOU GET FOR THE TITANS GAMES YOU KNOW IT’S OUR IT’S IS REALLY FASCINATING TO ME JUST HOW MUCH HAS GROWN. AND THE COOL THING I’VE SEEN WHEN YOU GO OUT PLAY PICK UP SOCCER. I USED TO GO OUT AND WOULD BE YOU KNOW US AS IN. SOME GAS OCCASIONALLY MY AGE WHEN I AM SEEING THE GUYS MY AGE AND THEY’VE GOT AMAZING KIDS PLAN THAT ARE. WAY MORE SKILLFUL THAN WE EVER WERE — WAY MORE — INTELLECTUAL ABOUT THE WAY THEY PLAY AND WHAT I’M SEEING IS IS IT IS NOT JUST OUR GENERATION BACK IN FOR IT. EVERY DAY THESE GUYS ARE TURNING EIGHTEEN IN EVERYDAY THEIR VOTERS AND EVERY DAY THEY’RE GOING TO DEMAND. THAT WE’VE GOT SOMEBODY LOCAL. THAT’S GONNA BRING SOCCER IN NASHVILLE AND I’M ASKING YOU AL. TO GO YESTERDAY THANK YOU. THANKS TO THE COUNCIL THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK MY NAME IS A CAN OF HURT AND I LIVE IT UP FOUR ZERO TWO ONE ORCHESTRA I’VE LIVED IN THE MUSIC CITY MY ENTIRE LIFE AND ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY WHEN I’VE TALKED TO OTHER NATIONAL AEONS OF THE PAST SIX MONTHS I’VE HEARD. THE SAME THING THAT THEY RARELY HAVE GONE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS IT’S NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY WHEN YOU DRIVE BY AREAS STEPS DESPERATE NEED INVESTMENT. KEEPIN RECENTLY PERHAPS AT THE FLEA MARKET OVER THE WEEKEND — NO AREA PROBABLY SHOWS THIS BETTER THAN WHERE FAIR PARKS GONNA BE WHAT HE’S TO HAVE FENCING ALL AROUND THAT AREA SEEM GONNA HAVE SOCCER FIELDS AND A DOG PARK — WHAT A WONDERFUL DEVELOPMENT FOR THAT SECTION OF THE FAIRGROUNDS OTHER PARTS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS NEED THIS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AS WELL? IT’S NO WONDER WHY COUNCILMAN SLEDGES FOR THIS AND THE PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT. THIS PLAN WILL SAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS — NEW BUILDINGS FOR THE FLEA MARKET IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE RACE TRACK EVERYTHING’S GOING TO STA. DESPITE WHAT I’VE HEARD ON THE RADIO OR SOME OF I ALSO HAVE TO MENTION SOCCER. ALONG WITH OTHERS I STARTED ANOTHER SUPPORTERS GROUP CALLED MUSIC CITY SUPPORTERS WHICH IS BASED ON A U. SUPPORTERS FOR NATIONAL ESSENE. MAYBE ON YOUR WAY AND TONIGHT YOU KNOW TO SOME KIDS ARE PLAYING OUTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL — THERE ARE A LOT OF FAMILIES THIS IS A SCHOOL NIGHT OR THERE WOULD BE EVEN MORE. YOU SEE THEM IN BELLEVUE EVERY NIGHT AT THE FIELDS AT NASHVILLE LAST SEEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LIKE GLENDALE AN ACHE INTERNATIONAL SOCCER UNITED PRACTICES ALL THE TIME. AND ALMOST ANYWHERE IN DAVIDSON COUNTY WE CAN FIND A FLAT PATCH OF GRASS OF DECENT SIZE THEY’RE THEY’RE THE TRUST ME THE SOCCER FIELD FAIR PARK OR NEEDED ONLY USED. LASTLY I MENTIONED I LIVED INDOORS UNDER HIS DRIVE WHICH IS DISTRICT THIRTY FOUR AND I WANT TO THANK MY KILLS A PERSON ANGIE HENDERSON. HE WELL COMMUNICATED WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT A WEEK AGO DESPITE SEEING THIS ISSUE DIFFERENTLY WHILE I DISAGREE WITH HER BOW TO THE SECOND READING THURS ASTELL TIME SEE THE LIGHT. AND HOPEFULLY WITH US STAND UP NASHVILLE IN THE CBA GETTING DONE — SHE WILL COME ON BOARD OF THE SOME OF THE FAMILIES THAT YOU SAW OUTSIDE LIVE AND WHO KILL FOR SALES IN OTHER PARTS OF DISTRIC. THIRTY FOUR LISTEN TO THEM THEY’VE DRIVEN BY THE FAIR GROUNDS FOR YEARS AND YOU CAN MAKE IT A PLACE THEY WANT TO DRIVE TO FOR A GENERATION. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS TERRY THOUGH I LIVE IN EIGHTEEN CLAIBORNE ST NASHVILLE TENNESSE. THREE SEVEN TWO ONE ZERO I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT SEVENTEEN FOR NEARLY A DECADE AND CURRENT DIRECTOR OF THE CHESTNUT HILL NEIGHBORHOOD WATC. I’M IN SUPPORT OF THE REZONING PLAN THE TEN ACRE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM. I CURRENTLY LIVE A FEW MINUTES FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS AND YEAR FOR PORTER FLEEING THE FLEA MARKET AND THIS WEEKEND’S INTERNATIONAL FOOD CRAW. AND AS A NEIGHBOR THE FAIRGROUNDS DESERVE TO BE VISITED MORE THAN JUST A FEW TIMES A YEAR. GROUND IS IN NEED OF AN INVESTMENT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS MORE SERVICES RETAIL OPTIONS AND AMENITIES THIS PROJECT ACCOMPLISHES SO MANY OF THOSE GOALS. CURRENTLY THE FAIRGROUNDS DOESN’T REFLECT THE INCLUSIVENESS AND CONNECTEDNESS THAT OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE DISTRICT WANT TO SEE. WE DESERVE A PLACE WHERE NEIGHBORS CAN GATHER WEED IS WE NEED A COMMUNITY CENTER. WE NEED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WE NEED A STADIUM FORMER FOR OUR MLS TEAM. ALL OF OUR NEEDS CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH THIS REZONING. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PLACE FOR MY NEIGHBORS AND I TO WALK DOGS WATCH AND PLAY SOCCER AND SUPPORT LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND DIVERSE BUSINESSES. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE MORE JOBS IN DISTRICT SEVENTEEN THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE FACILITIES FOR EXPO CENTER. FLEA MARKET AND SPEED WAY. AS A NEIGHBOR I CANNOT WAIT FOR MLS TO COME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE FAIRGROUNDS AND SUPPORT THE STADIUM PROJECT. LET’S KEEP MOVING FORWARD AS A CITY AND IMPROVING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR LISTENING [inaudible] THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING LIST PARROT ON THE NUMBER OF FIVE DISTRICT TWENTY FIFTY SEVEN A SEVEN TENNESSEE AVENUE AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TONIGHT. ON THE SOCCER SIDE I’VE PLAYED EVER SINCE I WAS ABLE TO STAND REFEREED IN HIGH SCHOOL WISH I COULD STILL PLAY — GETTING OLD ENEMIES DON’T GO TOGETHER [inaudible] BUT AS IMPORTANT AS SOCCER IS TO NASHVILLE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY YOU GO TO ONE OF THE GAMES THAT’S ALL YOU SAY YOU SE. EVERY PERSON. EVERY ETHNICITY THERE CHEERING ON ONE TEAM FOR NASHVILLE. INTO THE FAIRGROUNDS IS A PERFECT SPOT ALONG WITH THIS TEN ACRES BECAUSE IT. IS A JOINTER FOR THE HUGE INTERNATIONAL AREA DOWN THE OLD SCHOOL ROAD ANY OUT FURTHER WES. IT’S A PERFECT SPOT TO BRING THIS TOGETHER AND TO CREATE TAKING AND UNDER UTILIZED AREA. KEEPING EVERYTHING THAT’S THERE NOW AND EXPANDING ON IT. INDUSTRY TWENTY WE’VE SEEN A TON OF GROSS EVEN JUST IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS I’VE WATCHED WHERE NO ONE WOULD GO OUT AND WALK THEIR DOGS OR EVEN BE SEEN AFTER DARK. TO WHERE IT’S CONSTANT THERE’S PARENTS EVERYBODY OUT ON THE STREETS AND IT’S BECAUSE OF DEVELOPMENT. AND SMART DEVELOPMENT AND MIXED USE THAT IS ALLOWED BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS TO COME IN. AND REVITALIZE OUR AREA INTO A WHERE EVERYONE CAN GO GATHER AND WATCH. WHICH IS A HUGE PART OF THIS. TEN ACRES THAT YOU’RE AT BEING ASKED TO VOTE ON TONIGHT. THIS IS THE S. P. THAT THEY’VE DONE I SAT THROUGH PLANNING IS REALLY GOOD AS P. AND TRUST ME I’VE SEEN A LOT THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. AND IT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT TAKING HE STADIUM ALL THE WAY TO THE FLEA MARKET AND TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD IT’LL GIVE PLACES FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO COME. USE BUT ALSO CREATING NEWS CAMPUS AREA SO THAT PEOPLE WILL GO THERE BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME AND BRING MORE MONEY INSTEAD OF JUST DRIVING TO THE STADIUM AND LEAVING. THEY’LL STAY THERE COME BEFORE. AND ENERGIZE THAT AREA WITH JOBS REVENUE IN TAX REVENUE. GOING ON WITH WHAT’S GOT RAMSEY SAID REGARDING THE SPORTS COUNCIL. SINCE NINETEEN NINETY TWO WHEN IT WAS FOUNDED WE’VE HAD OVER TWO HUNDRED EVENTS THAT HAVE RESULTED IN. EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION IN DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT. THE STADIUM AND THIS CAMPUS WOULD INCREASE THE ABILITY TO BRING IN. OTHER THINGS SUCH AS THE FROZEN FOR SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS OTHER COLLEGIATE THINGS AS WELL AS CONCERTS WITH WHICH IT JUST INCREASE FOR NATIONAL AS A WHOL. ITS REVENUE AND WE CAN WORK ON INFRASTRUCTURE. THAT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY MY NAME IS MY INITIAL GRASS AND I’M A MEMBER OF A METAL ARTS COMMISSION. AND ALSO A BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SOCCER SUPPORTERS TRIE- TO I’M HERE IN SUPPORT OF THESE ON IT FOR SO MANY REASON I’LL SHARE WITH YOU AS THE NEXT FEW MINUTES — KIND OF MIKE BECAUSE OF KIND OF THE COMMUNITY OUT FROM — EARLY A GENTLEMAN WHO WAS — SPEAKING HERE KID MENTION IN NATIVE SIDE. ARM AND DID THIS TOWN ALSO HAS PEOPLE WHO ALSO COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO US. THAT A LOT OF THE CITY AS A NET NATIVE SON AND HIGHLY INVEST THAT — I’VE BEEN LIVING IN THIS TOWN FOR ALMOST ELEVEN YEARS NOW AND HAS AFFORDED ME SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES — EVERY DAY IN MY LIFE ME OFF TOO YEAH IF I HAVE TO WEAR A JERSEY. I’M TEAM USA NAFTA PICK ANY CITY IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE — NOW PICK NASHVILLE IN BECAUSE OF SO MANY REASONS — CAROLEE EARLIER TODAY I WAS YOU SUCK AT COLLEGE. AND HE’S GETTING READY TO ORGANIZE OUR YOUTH TO GO OUT TO ATLANTA TO HAVE A MEMORY OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND. OF TANA MEN’S OUT THERE EARLY IN THE SPRING THEY WENT TO MINNEAPOLIS THEY DROVE ALL THE WAY FOURTEEN HOURS. SO WE KNEW WE DESPERATELY NEED THESE ECO SYSTEM FOR OUR EXISTING COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THERE’S A PATERNITY SUIT TO PATERNITY HERE. THERE’S ALSO A TALENT POTENTIAL TALENT PAY POP PIPELINE FLOW EXISTING COMMUNITY COMMUNITY AS MANY OF YOU AS AN ALL ALMOST 13% OF NICE FIELD POPULATION OF PEOPLE THAT COME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE OTHER REASON IS ALSO ON SOME DO NOT EVERYONE IN THIS CHAMBER KNOWS WHICH IS THAT. THE BUS DECADE WE HAVE IN THIS HOUSE HAVING THIS HOME BECAUSE I HAVE IN THIS COMPOSITION WAY OVER A BILLION DOLLARS WENT INTO THE CALL OF DOWNTOWN. TO ENHANCE CERTAIN CULTURES. THIS IS THE FIRST THING THAT EVER WENT OUT OF MY A MILE RADIUS OUT OF DOWNTOWN THIS KIND OF PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP. SO A LOT OF YOU KNOW GOING TO BE RUNNING FOR HIS NEXT YEAR AND WILL BE THERE WHEN I WAS SPREADING AROUND THE POOR THE PROSPERITY. AND THIS IS ONE WAY THAT I’M SEEING IT. THAT THING IS OUT AS A PROBLEM IS FEELING AND IS ONE THING THA. IT MAKES US. IF WE SAY THIS EARLIER THAT YES TO THESE AND NOW COMING BACK AND SAYING ALL. IT KIND OF PUT US IN THIS PLACE THAT I WE CITIES ALL AT THE CITY OF DO US AND REMOTES ARE WE A CITY OF WORDS AND OUR DEEDS. SO I’M HIGHLY EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN THIS PROJECT. THE REZONING OF THIS PROJECT IS SO MANY WAYS THAT EVERYTHING IS ALSO THE KIND OF WHEELING MASS I MEAN PART OF SO MANY CONVERTS IN THE PAST DECADE. AND A LOT OF YOU GUYS MIGHT RECOGNIZE ME BECAUSE I ADVOCATE WAYS.Y COMMUNITY FROM DIFFERENT- BUT THE WHOLE AS A MINORITY THE GAS LIGHT IT A LOT AND WE RUN INTO A LOT OF THINGS. THERE’S A LOT OF COOL AID DRINK CAN THAT IS LOADED WITH INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSE CITY. BUT THE FOLKS THAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT HAVE BEEN MORE THAN A WHEEL AND I’VE BEEN AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE. SEES MY WE NEVER TAUGHT THEM IN TWENTY FIFTEEN ABOUT THESE THINGS. AND THEY ALWAYS BEEN INTENTIONAL ON WILL AND SO I HIGHLY SUPPORT THIS PROJECT ON BEHALF OF MY COMMUNITY AND RECOMMEND FOR RESIGNING THANK YOU. THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MY NAME IS JOHN FLACK WAS BORN IN NATIONAL A LIVE FORTY FIVE OH FOUR WAILING DRIVE IN DISTRICT. THIRTY FOUR I RISE IN SUPPORT FOR THIS LEGISLATION TODAY IN THE ENTIRE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADUM PROJECT. AS A LONG VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORTER OF OUR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK THE FOOD BANK LIKE MANY OTHER NON PROFITS. HAVE SEEN SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT AND BENEFITS PROVIDED BY OUR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS. SINCE A FEW BIG SOUNDING IN THE LATE SEVENTIES THE SOUNDS BASEBALL TEAM JOINED BY THE TITANS IN THE PREDATORS IN THE LATE NINETEEN NINETIES. HAVE PROVIDED SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT DEFEATING UNDER PEOPLE IN NATIONAL. EACH OF THESE TEAMS ANNUALLY PROVIDE FOOD DRIVE RAISE AWARENESS DURING GAMES CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL SUPPORT. AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE THROUGH THEIR STAFF AND THE PLAYERS VOLUNTEERING AT OUR DISTRIBUTION CENTERS IN MOBILE PANTRIES. THIS SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS HAS PROVIDED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF FOOD THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEER HOURS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. AND THE HELP. ALL GOES BACK INTO OUR COMMUNIT. THE NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM IS ALREADY BEGIN TO SUPPORT OUR FOOD BANK AND OTHER NON PROFITS AND THROUGH THROUGH FOOD DROPS AS WELL AS AWARENESS WHICH WILL ONLY INCREASE AS MORE FANS ATTEND MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER EVENTS. ON A PERSONAL NOTE I STARTED PLAYING SOCCER AT THE AGE OF FOUR I WAS FOURTEEN OF THE PLAY ON SELECT TRAVEL TEAMS MY HIGH SCHOOL. OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AS WELL AS IN COLLEGE. AND EVERY STEP OF THE WAY ALWAYS HAD TEAMMATES THAT WERE DIVERSE AND FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. I NOW HAVE THREE LITTLE GIRLS UNDER THE AGE OF NINE THEY NOW HAVE BEGIN TO PLAY SOCCER AND THEY’RE ALSO FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. OVER THESE ALMOST FORTY YEARS OF SEEING THE POWERFUL IMPACT AT SOCCER HAS IN UNITING COMMUNITIES. EVERY FOUR YEARS WE SEE THIS ON DISPLAY WITH COMMUNITIES PASSIONATELY SUPPORTING THEIR TEAMS IN THE WORLD CUP. THE SAME IS TRUE HERE EVERY SATURDAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEK WITH OUR OWN CHILDREN PLAYING SOCCER. IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT A CITY COUNCIL CAN TAKE ACTION TO PROMOTE INCLUSION. AND UNITED CITY. BOTH ITEMS ARE IN NEED OF OUR FAST PROGRESSING CITY. I RECOGNIZE THEIR ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS TO BRING IN THIS TEAM THE NATIONAL BUT SUPPORTING SOCCER HAS MANY INTANGIBLE BENEFITS THAT BRING VALUE TO OUR COMMUNITY. I URGE THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THESE VALUES AS YOU REACH A CONCLUSION THIS EVENING. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING COUNCIL VICE MAYOR. MY NAME IS CORE CHESKY LIVE AT NINE OO FIVE OLDER DRIVE IN NASHVILLE. I’D LIKE TO TALK TO A LITTLE BIT TODAY — I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE AND HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO BE THE FIRST. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFER OFFICER FOR NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB. THIS JOURNEY FOR ME BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS BROUGHT HERE TO HELP BUILD THIS MOVEMEN. THAT YOU’VE HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT. IN THROUGH OUR INAUGURAL SEASON AT THE USL SECOND DIVISION LEVE. WE’VE CEDED WE’VE SEEN THE MOVEMENT GROW AND THE COMMUNITY. IN DAVIDSON COUNTY AND THE SUBURBS MIDDLE TENNESSEE. SO I THOUGHT I WOULD RUN YOU THROUGH A FEW NUMBERS. THE NUMBERS THAT WE’VE SEEN THAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS HAVE TOLD US. THAT SOCCER IS IMPORTANT TO THE. THE FIRST. SIX THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THAT’S THE NUMBER OF SEASON TICKETS THAT WE SOLD FOR OUR INAUGURAL SEASON. MORE THAN ANY OTHER CLUB IN THE SECOND DIVISION AND THE HISTORY OF SOCCER IN THE US. THAT IS A STATEMENT THAT THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING. WE HAVE FORTY CORPORATE PARTNERS THAT HAVE JOINED AND SAID SOCCER IS IMPORTANT TO US IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE IS IMPORTANT TO US THEY RANGE FROM MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS LIKE NISSAN. THAT ARE BASED HERE IN CONTRIBUTE EVERY DAY. TO SMALL. LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES THAT ALSO WANT TO BE PART OF THE MOMENT AND SAY SOCCER IS GROWING EVERY DAY. NINETEEN THOUSAND THAT’S A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE HAD A NISSAN STADIUM FOR OUR FIRST GAME. IN THE POURING RAIN. BACK IN MARCH WE HAD ANOTHER TWENTY THOUSAND FANS THAT WATCH IT ON TV THAT DAY. PRO SOCCER HERE IS IS HERE AND THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING. AND I STRONGLY SUPPORT. THIS AND THE VALIDATION OF THE COMMITMENT THAT WAS MADE LAST YEAR. THE NUMBER I MIGHT ADD MOST BE PROUD OF IN ALL THIS PROCESS IS THE NUMBER. SIX SOMEBODY YEAR AND A HALF AGO IS THE THE CLUB WAS INVOLVING. WE CAME UP WITH A SLOGAN AMADO THE CHRISTIANS AND SOME OF THE OTHER ONES HAD FOUND. AND THEY SAID WE NEED TO OPERATE UNDER THE TERMS OF OUR TOWN AND OUR CLUB. AND EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE DONE SINCE THAT POINT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW TO PRINCIPLES AND OUR OWNERSHIP GROUP HAS EEN FULLY BEHIND THIS. ONE IT HAS TO BE GOOD FOR NASHVILLE IT HAS TO BE GOOD FOR ALL OF OUR TOWN. SECONDLY IT HAS TO BE GOOD FOR OUR CLUB. WE OUGHT TO BE TRUE TO THIS TO THE CITY THAT WE WERE BORN IN. AND THE GLOBAL SUPPORT THAT WE PARTICIPATE IN. WE THOUGHT OUR TOWN OUR CLUB SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD. BUT IT WOULD SOUND BETTER IN ALL THE LANGUAGES THAT ARE SPOKEN ABOUT BY NASH BILLION SO I BROUGHT A LITTLE SHOW AND TELL. OF SIX BUMPER STICKERS. THAT WE PRODUCED. IN OUR TOWN OUR CLUB IN ENGLISH SPANISH. KURDISH SOMALI. IS AN ARABIC. TO MAKE SURE THAT WHETHER YOU AN OLD NASHVILLE IN A NEW NATIONALLY AND YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT THE SPORT OF SOCCER IN THIS CLUB. WAS HERE FOR YOU. AND I LOVE IT EVERY DAY WE SEE IN THE OFFICE PEOPLE COME IN AND SAY THIS MAKES ME FEEL MORE NATURAL AND I’M READY TO SUPPORT THIS CLUB. AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR MARCH FORWARD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME I KNOW IT’S A LONG EVENING AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. EVENING MY NAME IS A DOES A KILLING HER IS AT ELEVEN TWENTY SEVEN COULD HOW AVENUE I AM THE CO CHAIR OF STANDUP NASHVILLE. I’M HERE TO LET YOU KNOW THE DAY OF GIVE YOU UPDATE ON WE HAVE GOTTEN A NASA STOCKHOLDERS TO AGREE 220% AFFORDABLE A WORKFORCE HOUSING. YES THERE WE THANK YOU IS BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOU DEMANDED IT BECAUSE HE’D EVER BECAUSE STAGE WAS THAT WE WERE. ABLE TO GET THAT. WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO SECURE ANY SO IT THAT THERE WILL BE A DAYCARE ON FACILITIES WE ALL KNOW THAT IS WHEN THE BIGGEST THINGS WE HEAR ABOUT A WORKING FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD DAYCARE. YOUNG HAS MISSED A DAYCARE IS WE DO TOO SO WE’RE GLAD THAT NASA STOCKHOLM’S WITH MY APPLE ABOUT THAT. WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO GET THEM TO AGREE TO FOUR THOUSAND SQUARE FEET. OF MICRO UNISYS SMALL BUSINESS UNITS AND THAT IS SOMETHING BIG GOING. GOING TOWARD AS WE MOVE FORWARD HERE. WE WERE ABLE TO GET A WAGE FLOOR THAT IS FIFTEEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS FOR THE AMP ANYONE IS A DIRECT EMPLOY A NATIONAL SOCCER HOLDINGS. THAT IS HUGE AND HOW WE GO FORWARD MASSES YOU’VE ALL HEARD THE CRIES THAT THIS CD IF WE DON’T HAVE A UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM WE HAVE UNDER EMPLOYED PROBLEM. TO MAKE TOO MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE COUNT ON TO DO THE HARD WORK HERE IN NASHVILLE DO NOT GET PAID A LIVING WAGE SO THIS GOES TOWARDS SAID THE PRESIDENT TOWARD THAT. YET WE STILL DO NOT HAVE A SIGNED CB A YET YES WE HAVE MADE SOME SOME GOOD STRIDES FORWARD IN PROGRESS HONEST DURING THESE THINGS. BUT IF WE WERE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE THAT WE NEED TO ANSWER THE EVERYONE IS TAKEN CARE OF WERE ASKING TO STILL HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOME PARTS OF THIS. AS WE GO FORWARD WHAT IS IT ME IT WAS ON THE JOB. WHAT IS IT EXACTLY ME? AS WE GO FORWARD WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE WHO IS GOING TO BE WORKING ON THIS STADIUM HAS A WAY TO LIVE IN THIS CITY AND TO HAVE A PATHWAY OUT OF POVERTY. SO THOSE OF SOME OF THE FEW THINGS THAT ARE HOLDING US BACK ON IS BUT GOING FOR THIS IT’S BEEN A GREAT STRIDE NASA STOCKHOLDERS IT’S COME A LONG WAY. A VERY LONG WAY IN HELPING US TO CHANGE HOW WE DO DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY YOU’VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE COME UP HERE TODAY AND TALK ABOUT. GIVING YOUTH PROGRAMS WORLD A LOT EASY PROGRAMS WILL BE NEEDED IF WE PAID THE PAIRS OF AFFORDABLE WAYS AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THE TUNES THEMSELVES. SO SOME OF THESE SOME OF THINGS WE WANT TO ASK YOU TO KEEP US TO KEEP ME IN MIND AS WE MOVE FORWARD. WE’RE PRESEI TOO AND YOUR SUPPORT ALL THESE. CONSTITUENCIES EVERY DAY ABOUT THE ISSUES AND HOW THEY AFFECT NASHVILLE A CBA ASSIGNED TO SEE BA WHICH IS SOME THEY WERE HOPING TO GET VERY SO. IS THE WAY THAT WE CHANGED IT THAT IS THE WAY WE PROGRESS AS A CD SO WE’RE PRESEI TOO WE PRESEI NATIONAL SOCCER HOLDINGS STANDUP NASHVILLE IN THE WORKING CLASS OF NATIONAL. AND A STAKE IN THE MOVEMENT FOR WITH THEM IN MIND THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS I’M BILL JAMES DAVIS OF MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH HERE WITH STAND UP NEXT FOR YOU. I GREW UP IN AS FEW AS A CHILD MY PARENTS TOOK ME TO THE FAIRGROUNDS. MY FAVORITE RED ONE NOT MANY PEOPLE HERE PROBABLY REMEMBER WAS THE TURNPIKE. KEYS COULD GO AND DRIVE TO TURN PIKE HAD THESE LITTLE CARS LIKE GO KARTS IS A LOT OF FOOD REALLY LOVED IT TURNED BY. BUT SEASONS CHANGE. AS MY GRAY BEARD AND HAIR SHOW. IS NOW ALSO A NEW SEASON FOR NASA VIDEO. AND FOR THE FAIR GROUNDS. THE TURNPIKE RAT IS LONG GONE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE REALLY WANT THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR MLS SOCCER STADIUM. DEVELOPMENT NASHVILLE TO BENEFIT EVERYONE. AND WORKING WITH NASHVILLE SOCCER TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME CLEAR BENEFITS. TO THE COMMUNITY LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. GOOD JOBS AND LIVING WAGES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. WE ARE HAPPY THAT NASHVILLE SOCCER HAS AGREED TO WAGE FOR AN AFFORDABLE HAVE. THIS GOES DIRECTLY TO WORKERS HUMAN DIGNITY AS IT GIVES THEM THE ABILITY TO AFFORD BASIC HUMAN NEEDS SUCH AS HOUSING FOO. AND MEDICAL CARE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES. ACCESS TO DECENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS A BASIC. HUMAN RIGHT. AS WE WORK TO COMPLETE THE FINAL DETAILS OF THIS AGREEMENT WE STAND WITH AND WANT TO THANK. NASHVILLE SOCCER FOR NEGOTIATING WITH US IN GOOD FAITH. TO HELP BENEFIT THE NASHVILLE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. BY RETURNING SOME BENEFITS TO THE POOR THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT. IT IS GOOD THAT THEY ARE INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY THAT INVESTING IN THEM. ALL THE CITIZENS OF NASHVILLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPECT A RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE METRO COUNCIL MY NAME IS ROSE FAGUS EASTERN. I’M SPEAKING TODAY AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE NASHVILLE. ON HOW THE PROPOSED MIXED USE ZONING WILL ALLOW FOR DEVELOPMENT THAT EMBODIES BEST PRACTICES IN THE USE OF LAND WHICH IS THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE OF YOU ALLY. THE URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DOES NOT LOBBY. YOU ALLY IS NON. AND NON PARTISAN AS AN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION AND IS MADE UP OF ALL OF THE WIDE DIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONS IN THE REAL ESTATE LAND USE OUR PROFESSION. IN BOTH THE PUBLIC PRIVATE AND NONPROFIT SECTORS. THROUGH CONVENING THIS COLLABORATION THING CAN FACILITATING CONVERSATIONS YOU ALLY IS THE LEADING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON PROMOTING BEST PRACTICES IN BUILDING AND SUSTAINING THRIVING COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE. YOU ALLIES INTERNATIONALLY SOURCED RESEARCH PROVIDES THOUGHTFUL DEVELOP FINDINGS AND SMART AND GOOD GROWTH UPON WHICH MY REMARKS THIS EVENING ARE BASED. SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THE ORDINANCE BEFORE YOU TODAY REFLECTS YOUR ALLIES PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES INCLUDE NUMBER. ONE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IMPORT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS FACILITIES USERS AND ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOODS THE METRO BOARD AFFAIR COMMISSIONERS METRO STAFF AND MENTOR PLANNING COMMISSION HAVE ALL SUPPORTED PROPOSED S. P. REZONING. AFTER GATHERING VALUABLE INPUT THROUGH EXTENSIVE COMMUNING GAUGE MEANT THE PLANNERS AND DEVELOPERS OF THE MIXED USE OF VISION. FOR REDEVELOPMENT NUMBER ONE REFLECT SENSITIVITY TO ADJACENT USES THE NEIGHBORHOODS. EMBRACES THE AUTHENTICITY AND HISTORY OF THE AREA ON SITE. AND FACILITATES THE PROMISE OF MAKING THE METRO DESIGNATED PROMISE OWNED A REALITY THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. FURTHER NASHVILLE’S AWARD WINNING NATIONAL NEXT WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY. METRO CONCIL. INCLUDED CITIZEN INPUT THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PROPOSED REZONING. NUMBER TWO AFFORDABILITY NATIONALISTS IN AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS AND METRO HAS CHALLENGED PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO COME UP WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO ASSIST. THE PROPOSED MIXED USE ZONING CAN FACILITATE TOOLS TO ENSURE NEW WORKFORCE MIXED INCOME HOUSING PRODUCTS AND ENHANCE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY. ON MANY OCCASIONS YOU ALLY NATIONAL YOU’LL I NATIONAL A METRO HAVE PARTNERED IN AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP AND ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. NUMBER THREE HEALTH AND WELL BEING IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE PROPOSED MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT THAT THIS ZONING CAN AFFORD. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OPTIONS SUCH AS NATURAL OPEN FACE OPEN SPACE PROGRAM FOR RECREATION DAYLIGHTING CLAMPETT BROWNS CREEK ESTABLISHING GREENWAY TRAIL CONNECTIONS AND PROVIDING EXCITING PUBLIC GATHERING SPACES IN GENERAL WILL HELP BUILD A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY FOR NASHVILLE. NUMBER FOUR PLACE MAKING THE PROPOSED S. P. WOULD ALLOW FOR AUTHENTIC MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. THANK YOU THANK YOU. LOW VICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS JOSH SEVERNS I RESIDE AT FOURTEEN TWENTY ONE OLD HICKORY BOULEVARD DISTRICT — THIRTY FOUR HERE SPEAKING TODAY IN SUPPORT. OF THE LEGISLATION FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STADIUM. I’M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COACHING FOR NATIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB. YOU’VE HEARD A COUPLE OTHER ON SPEAKERS FROM OUR ORGANIZATION A NATIONAL RESIDENTS SPEAK ON THE POTENTIAL POSITIVE IMPACTS. OF BRINGING. THEM A LESSON FOR SEEING THEY ARE THE STADIUM AND WHAT THAT COULD MEAN I WANT TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ON THE COMMUNITY. OUTREACH POSSIBILITIES THAT THAT ANIMAL HAS CLUB IN OUR CITY WOULD BRING AND ALSO THE POSITIVE IMPACTS OF USE. ON THAT PLAY SOCCER. A CLUB LIKE MINUS A NONPROFIT WITH LIMITED RESOURCES TO DO AS MANY COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT I WOULD LIKE ALTHOUGH WE DO HAD SOME. THIS SPRING WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF NASHVILLE. BUT LIKE I SAID WITH LYNN LIMITED RESOURCES AND FINANCES. WE WOULD LIKE TO DO MORE OF THAT AND I THINK WITH AN MLS CLUB WE’D HAVE THE ABILITY TO PARTNER UP WITH THEM. AND POTENTIALLY BRING THE THE GAME TO UNDERSERVED AREAS OF OUR CD. IN THE COMMUNITY SIDE. OBVIOUSLY WE KNOW THE POSITIVES OF YOUTH PLAYING OUR SPORT AND YOU KNOW IT’S THE BASIS OF IT IS PROBLEM SOLVING WHICH IS WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO TONIGHT. SOLVE SOME PROBLEMS FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME WELL THAT’S WHAT WE TEACH IN AND STILL IT HAD TO BE IN THE PLAYERS ARE AT OUR CLUB. THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS THE MENTAL HEALTH IS ANAEROBIC IT DID SEES NO BOUNDARIES AND THAT ANYONE CAN PLAY ALL RACES GENDERS. AGES ALL YOU NEED IS A BALL OBJECT TO PLAY THE GAME. AND THIS IS GREAT AND I THINK WE ALREADY SEEING OUR COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER AND TO BE UNIFIED BEHIND MLS TEAM IS. GOT A POSITIVE IMPACT FOR A CITY AND IN THE FUTURE AND IMMEDIATELY. OKAY SO [inaudible] EIGHT WE’VE LONG PRODUCED THE WORLD’S BEST MUSICIANS. AND I THINK NOW IT’S TIME TO BRING THE WORLD’S GAME TO OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY AND IN THE BEAUTIFUL GAME IS THE ONE I THINK THAT. MOST OF US WOULD LOVE TO SEE SO THANKS FOR YOUR TIME [inaudible] THANK YOU. THE GUY’S NAME IS MIKE LIVES SIX ONE SIX HAMILTON. WIFE AND I LIVED IN WHAT DO HE’S FOR TEN YEARS. I WHEN WE MOVED THERE THE ONLY THING THAT WE COULD REALLY COUNT ON WAS HERE WHEN. THE CRIME AND STRAY DOGS. ABOUT TEN YEARS LATER WE GOT ARTS WE GOT FOOD WE GOT. TONS OF THINGS GOING ON WE GOT PEOPLE WALK IN AND IT’S AN AWESOME PLACE TO LIVE. I DON’T EVEN LIKE SOCCER I’M NOT HERE FOR SOCCER. WHAT I AM HERE FOR IS THAT THREE WENT TO PIZZA MOVED IN ELLEN’S BILL RED BICYCLE MOVED ON PHIL WE GOT SOME COOL PLACES GOING U? AND THE FAIRGROUNDS IS A WASTELAND I LIVE FOUR BLOCKS FROM IT IS DILAPIDATED IT’S AN INEFFICIENT USE OF SPACE. AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE EVERYTHING AROUND IT TO START KICKING SOME* LIKE NATIONALISTS. SO — GOOD LUCK TONIGHT IT’S GONNA BE A PAINFULLY LONG NIGHT I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS. I I’M RUBBING GAIL CD FROM THE FIRST TWO TEN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH WOULD WHICH BELONGED — TO NATURAL ORGANIZED ACTION HOPE AND WE BELONG WE ARE. IN ALLEGIANCE WAS STAND UP NASHVILLE UP BUT I LIVE NEAR TO THE FAIR GROUND OVER A THIRD OF THREE NINE OH EIGHT TAYLOR WROT- I’VE BEEN ASKED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT AND I KNOW YOU HERE HAVE HAD RECENT EXPERIENCES OF SUFFERING. FROM OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN DOING GOOD COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT WITH OUR TAX INCREMENT FINANCING AND LAST YEARS AND YOU HAD TO BREAK PROMISES. AROUND WAGES RIGHT HERE IN THIS CITY AND WE HAVE HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE SOCCER LOVERS FAIRGROUND LOVERS THRILLED TO HEAR. THAT — THE SOCCER I’VE BEEN IN GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS WITH STAND UP NASHVILLE TO REALLY. MAKE OUT WHAT PEOPLE SEEM TO BE CALLING A WAGE FOR TONIGHT A LIVING WAGE. SO THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AS WE DEVELOP THEM AS THIS AREA OF TOWN NEEDS DEVELOPMENT DOES NOT BECOME GENTRIFIED UP I DON’T WANT I WILL GET FORCED OUT OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD IF IT BECOMES GENTRIFIED AND I HOW LIKE WHERE I LIVE DOWN ALWAYS FELT. SO. WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IN THE PAST IS THAT UNLESS THERE IS AN AGREEMENT THAT IS THE CITY UP HOLES? THAT AGREEMENTS THAT PEOPLE NEGOTIATE FALL APART UP TWELVE YEARS AGO. MANY CONGREGATIONS JOINED TOGETHER AROUND ECONOMIC JUSTICE ISSUES WORKING AT THE INVITATION OF THE STUDENTS. AT VANDERBILT COLLEGE TO WORK — ON RAISING THE LIVING WAGE OF OF THE SERVICE WORKERS IN THE CAFETERIA INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CLEANING AND GO UGH GARDEN CREW. AND WITH — A GREAT SUPPORT FROM MANY OF THE CONGREGATIONS IN TOWN AN AGREEMENT WAS MADE OF VANDERBIL. LET THE PEOPLE JOIN A UNION THEY ACCEPTED IT WITHIN TWO YEARS. THEY ARE. THAT YOU KNOW THEY SAY WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO THIS ANYMORE THEY JUST SAID WE DON’T HIRE ANY SERVICE WORKERS ANYMORE ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS THROUGH AN OUTSIDE FIRM AND THEY’RE ALL. A SEASONAL WORKERS SO HIRE A WHOLE NEW GROUP OF PEOPLE COURSE THEY OFTEN DO THE SAME PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN SAYING THAT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN EVEN WITH UP WHAT WAS CONSIDERED TAFT AGREEMENTS. AND SO WE ARE THRILLED TO BE WORKING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS BEEN SPEAKING HERE TONIGHT PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. UP WE SET UP A LOT OF GROUPS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD TO SUPPORT THIS AND THANK YOU. FOR DOING. HELLO. CANCEL MY NAME IS JASON HOUSE AND I LIVE AT FIVE TEN WAYCROSS DR — I HAVE THE CLOSEST PROPERTY TO THE PROPOSED MLS STADIUM. AND I FULLY SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT — YOU KNOW. IT HAS BEEN BLIGHTED FOR A LONG TIME I’M LOOKING I ALREADY SEE THE THE GREEN WAY HAPPENING IN THE GREEN SPACE HAPPENING — I CAN WALK OUTSIDE AND SEE THAT BEAUTIFICATION HAPPENING RIGHT NOW — IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON TRYING TO IMPROVE THIS PROPERTY FOR TEN YEARS NOW. SO. SORRY THIS MEETING IS GOING TO BE AWHILE BUT IT’S NOT TO BE TEN YEARS SO — BUT ULTIMATELY YOU KNOW BEING IN DATA NATIONALLY IN ALL OF THESE CREDENTIALS THEY DON’T MATTER TO MY KID. THEY JUST WANT I WANT TO TAKE MY KID ACROSS THAT FENCE LINE. AND WALK AROUND THE PARK WITH THEM AND TAKE THEM TO THAT THE SPACE AND ENJOY IT AS A CITIZEN WITH MY CHILD SO. I THINK I HOPE YOU GUYS THINK OF THAT CONSIDER THAT IN THAT I REALLY SUPPORT THIS DEVELOPMENT. THANK YOU. VICE MAYOR. CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS — MY NAME IS STEVEN MASON — IN DISTRICT SIX WITH MR. WHERE THERE’S — I’VE CALLED NATIONAL MY HOME SINCE NINETEEN NINETY FOUR FOR TWENTY YEARS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. RECORDING PERFORMING AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BAND JARS OF CLAY. WE RECORDED NUMEROUS ALBUMS IN A VERY HILLY AREA AND PURCHASED OUR ALBUM AT TWENTY THREE PURCHASED HER WE HAVE BUT A FEW HOMES. WE PURCHASED OUR BUILDING AT TWENTY THREE OO ONE BRANSFORD AVENUE. REPS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN. TWO THOUSAND SEVEN IN THE LAST TEN YEARS WE USE OUR PROPER COMMUNITY AND SINCE TWENTY FIFTEEN ACTUALLY OWN A BARBER SHOP IN THAT SAME BUILDING CALLED HANDSOME MISER. FOR MANY YEARS I’VE BEEN IN THIS AREA AND I’VE SEEN — STAGNATION IN DISREPAIR WITH VERY LITTLE INVESTMENT TO IMPROVE THE CONDITIONS. WITH A STADIUM PROPOSAL I’M VERY EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT OF SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AS YOU JUST HEARD – TO CREATE JOBS ALSO AND ATTRACT MORE ENGAGEMENT AND CULTURE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS AREA. WELL ALSO BETTER SERVING THE CURRENT FAIRGROUND COMMUNITIES OF THE RACE TRACK AND FLEA MARKET. I’M ALREADY GRATEFUL TO SEE THE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS AS WAS JUST MENTIONED ALREADY UNDER WAY AT THE CORNER BRANSON CRACK HEAD WHICH WILL GIVE BROADER OPPORTUNITIES TO MORE KIDS TO LEARN THE GAME OF SOCCER. OR FOOTBALL AND CREATE A WALKABLE GREEN SPACE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES. AS WELL AS BEING A LOCAL RESIDENT AND BUSINESS OWNER I AM A SEASON TICKET HOLDER TO THE NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB SUPPORTERS GROUP THE ROADIES. I’VE WITNESSED FIRSTHAND HOW THIS GAME IS GROWING AND DIVERSE AND GENEROUS COMMUNITY OF NATURALLY ENDS WHO ARE ALREADY REINVESTINGBACK INTO THE WORK SUPPORTING THINGS LIKE US AUTISM INITIATIVES WHICH YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT. SOCCER FOR THE NATIONS AND MANY OTHERS. THE STADIUM NECESSARY FOR AN MLS FRANCHISE IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO NURTURE GROWTH IN THIS. IN THIS AREA THAT I’VE WORKED I. AS A FAN I’VE BEEN OTHER MLS SOCCER STADIUMS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND SEEN FIRST HAND HOW IT HAS PROFOUNDLY IMPROVE THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN WHICH IT EXISTS. AS A LOCAL MUSICIAN BARBER AND BUSINESS OWNER IN THE AREA RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS. I WANNA CLEARLY CONVEY HOW IMPORTANT THIS DAY GROUNDS AREA AND THE CITY OF NATIONALISM HOL. I STRONGLY BELIEVE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO THE RIGHT HOME FOR STADIUM. AND I’M GRATEFUL FOR YOUR EARS AND AND YOUR SERVICE THE NATIONAL TO SET THINGS [inaudible] GOOD EVENING. MY NAME’S SEND EMAILS AND I LIVE AT FIVE TWELVE SOUTHERN TURF DRIVE WITHIN ABOUT A THOUSAND FEET OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. OUR DISTRICT. SEVENTEEN AND I BOUGHT MY PROPERTY AND MOVE THERE TWENTY SEVEN YEARS AGO. AND HAVE LOVED LIVING THERE AND I’VE LOVED WATCHING THE FAIRGROUNDS AREA GROWAND SLOWLY DEVELOP GET THE FACE LIFTS THAT SO MUCH OF OUR AREA HAS NEEDED. I’M NOT TO BE REPETITIVE PEOPLE AHEAD OF ME HAVE SAID JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY THINK OF SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. AND I HOPE YOU VOTE YES ON THIS PROJECT [inaudible] THANK YOU. MY NAME IS CHRIS GARDNER I LIVE AT FOUR NINE TWO SOUTH GATE WHICH IS ON THE CORNER OF RAINS AVENUE IN LIKE CINDY AND CHASE AND STEVE AND I’M LESS THAN A THOUSAND FEET FROM WHERE THIS DEVELOPMENT IS GOING IN. AND I’M HERE TO TELL YOU TONIGHT I’M IN FAVOR OF IT THE REASON I CHOSE FIVE YEARS AGO TO MOVE. TO THE DISTRICT THAT WE LIKE TO CALL ME TO BE AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE STRENGTH OF THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU KNOW THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS THAT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT. WHETHER IT’S CARS RACE FROM TRACK WERE GUNSHOTS I CONVINCE MYSELF OF FIREWORKS. THIS PROPOSAL ISN’T ONE OF THEM. ONLY HEARING KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT IS THINKING THAT OUR CITY CAN COME TOGETHER TO DO SOMETHING GREAT. FOR EVERYONE ACROSS ALL THE DISTRICTS. THAT’S ON THE SUPPORT OF IT. GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS TREY WALKER AMID RESIDENT DISTRICT SEVENTEEN LIVE AT THIRTEEN HUNDRED LEVEL HAMILTON AVENUE ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS NORTH OF THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY. AS FOR THE ENTIRE FAIRGROUNDS IMPROVEMENT PLAN. INCLUDING THE BUILDER IS ON A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY MY WIFE AND I MOVED IN A WAY WHICH USED IN ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO AND SINCE MOVING INTO THE AREA. WE REGULARLY ATTEND THE FLEET ANY ALONE AND GARDEN SHOW CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. AND ATTENDED THE RACES EARLIER THIS MONTH THE FAIRGROUNDS AN ASSET TO OUR COMMUNITY. AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THIS PLAN FURTHER ENHANCES THAT ASSET ADDITIONS SUCH AS FAIR PARK THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. AN MLS SOCCER STADIUM PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER ENGAGE THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO OPEN THE SITE TO BE USED BY A LARGER SHARE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY. THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES. VISITORS. I SUPPORT THIS PLAN BECAUSE IT MAINTAINS AND ENHANCES THE CURRENT USES WHILE WORKING OPTIMIZE THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY I LOOK FOR TO SLAM THE PLAN MOVING FORWARD. AND FURTHER ENHANCING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD EVERY TIME. VICE MAYOR CITY COUNCIL HELLO MY NAME IS HANS OPTION AND I’M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TENNESSEE STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT TWENTY SIX THIRTY AM HELL PIKE. YOUR COURT JESS GEESE HERE SHARE SOME USL NUMBERS EARLIER. LET ME SHARE SOME YOUTH SOCCER NUMBERS WITH YOU WE REPRESENT FIFTY THOUSAND RECREATIONAL. COMPETITIVE INNER CITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS SOCCER PLAYERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ACROSS THE STATE. THE KIDS PLAYING ALONE OUTSIDE OUR OUR PLAYERS. OUR NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW EACH YEAR BY COMPARISON ANOTHER POPULAR SPORT IN NATIONAL HOCKEY HAS SOME FIVE THOUSAND PLAYERS. REGISTERED ACROSS THE STATE THE SUPPORT IS HERE AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND DEVELOP OVER THE YEARS TO COME. AS A YOUNG EIGHT YEAR OLD GROWING UP I WAS TOO SMALL FOR FOOTBALL AND TOO SMALL FOR BASKETBALL SOCCER PRESENTED A UNIQUE AKA OPPORTUNITY FOR ME. AND A LOT OF YOUNG BLACK BOY TO EXCEL AND GROW IN A VERY DIVERSE SPORT. THE GAME IS TAUGHT ME FAR MORE THAN I MAKE EVER BE ABLE TO GET IT BACK. NO DOUBT YOU HAVE SEEN THAT DIVERSITY IN THE RECENT WORLD CUP THIS SUMMER. WITH MLS IN NASHVILLE WE WILL BE IN A UNIQUE POSITION TO HAS THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE SOCCER EVENT. IN THE WORLD IN EIGHT YEARS TIME WITH THE TWENTY TWENTY SIX WORLD CUP. I HAVE NOT BEEN PART OF THE CBA STAND UP NATURAL CONVERSATIONS BUT I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW MISTER INGRAM. AND HIS TEAM THROUGH THIS PROCESS. I BELIEVE HIM TO BE A MAN OF HIS WORD WORK WITH THOSE WHO WE WORKING IN OUR COMMUNITY. ON BEHALF OF OUR MEMBERSHIP. WHO WILL BE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE STATE TO SUPPORT THIS FRANCHISE WE ASK THAT YOU APPROVE THE STADIUM PLANS AND THE MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT THANK YOU? HELLO. MY NAME IS JASON ADKINS. ADDRESSES FOURTEEN GARDEN STREE. I’M FROM DISTRICT FORT I’M FROM DISTRICT SEVENTEEN I MISSED THE DISTRICT SEVENTEEN LINE SOMEHOW. I WORK IN HER BACK AS A PROFESSOR AND AN URBAN FARMER. AND MY OPINION REPRESENTS EVERYONE THERE. GROWING UP AS A DENIZEN OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS STREETS OF LOWER WOODBINE I GREW UP. TO THE WIND ENGINES.RY MUSIC AND RACE- I STILL LIVE IN EAR SHOT OF THE FAIRGROUNDS AND I’M HAPPY TO WELCOME THE NEW MLS STADIUM. HOWEVER I HAVE SOME CONDITIONS. YOU’LL BE RELIEVED TO KNOW THAT SOME OF THESE SEEM TO HAVE BEEN MET. I’D LIKE TO SPEAK UP ON BEHALF OF NEIGHBORS WHOSE CHILDHOOD HOME IS BEING GENTRIFIED SO FAST THAT MANY WILL NOT BE AROUND. TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS FROM THE CBA WHICH IS NEVER THE LESS THE FIRST OF MY DEMANDS. SIGN THE CBA. LAST CENSUS MY NEIGHBORHOOD WAS COMPOSED OF 70% RENTERS. AS PROPERTY VALUES RISE HOMEOWNERS GENERALLY BENEFIT IF THEY CAN AFFORD THE RISING TAXE. AND RENTERS SUFFER MOST ACUTELY. PERVERSELY THE PEOPLE WHO FILL THE POCKETS OF SLUMLORDS IN MY COMMUNITY ARE NOW HAVING THEIR SUBSTANDARD HOUSES SOLD OUT FROM UNDER THEM. OR SOUTH NASHVILLE ARE QUICKLY AND UNCEREMONIOUSLY DISAPPEARING FROM MY METS THEY ARE NOT HERE MANY OF THEM. ARE NOT EVEN IN OUR CITY. THESE CITIZENS HOVERED JUST BELOW JUST BEYOND HOMELESSNESS AND DEPEND ON THE NEIGHBORS AROUND THEM IN THE SERVICES THAT HAVE GROWN UP IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. AND THE PUBLIC TRANS TRANSIT THAT’S BEEN ESTABLISHED THEY NEED TO SAY. NATIONAL NEEDS THEM TO STAY [inaudible] NASHVILLE. NEEDS THE DESPAIR WILL FALL UNDER THE JUDGMENT OF A CITY THAT HAS ALLOWED THE POOR TO BE PLOWED INTO THE DUST IN THE PURSUIT OF TURNING THE HOME PLACES OF THE POOR. INTO A PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH. IF YOU CAN HEAR THE MESSAGE IN THE QUIET RETREATING FOOT FALLS OF NATIONALS POOR YOU WILL HEAR THIS QUESTION. WHO IS NATIONAL FOR WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PROTECT THE POOR? AND HERE’S THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE DEVELOPMENT. USES FEEDING FRENZY OF WEALTH TRANSFER TO SECURE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GOOD JOBS AND LITTLE COMMUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH THE LEAST POWER IN OUR CITY. WHAT GOOD IS IT IF WE GAIN ALL THE PRO SPORTS TEAM IN THE WORLD BUT LOSE THE SOUL OF OUR CITY? THE POOR ARE THE SOUL OF OUR I ASK YOU TO PROTECT THEM. I ALSO LIKE SOCCER [inaudible] YEAH. GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS BRYCE SELF WORTH I I RESIDE IN DISTRICT. SIXTEEN AND I AM A MEMBER OF THE NSC ROADIES — IN ITS FIRST YEAR NATIONALISTS HE IS CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE IN US ALL ATTENDANCE. AND ITS CORE COURT MENTIONED EARLIER WE’VE SOLD MORE TICKETS AND ARE NOT EARN MORE SEASON TICKETS AND OUR INAUGURAL YEAR. THAN ANY TEAM IN U. S. ALL HISTORY. THE DESIRE FOR SOCCER NATIONAL IS REAL REAL AND THE DESIRE FOR SOCCER NATIONALS IN THIS ROOM. I PERSONALLY WORK IN THE REALM OF RETAIL ANALYTICS FOR YEARS. THINGS DEALING LIKE FOOT TRAFFIC DWELL TIME REPEAT ATTENDANCE. AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT IF ANY OF THE BUSINESSES THAT I WORK WITH I GOT TO TELL THEM THAT THEY WERE GETTING A NEW NEIGHBO. THAT WAS GONNA BRING THEM MORE FOOT TRAFFIC THOSE WHO BRING THEM BETTER VISIBILITY. LONGER DWELL TIME AND NEW CUSTOMERS. TO THEIR BUSINESS. THERE’LL BE STATIC. THIS PRODUCT IS A HUGE WIN FOR THE CITY. RUN FOR COMMUNITY. AND IT’S A HUGE WIN FOR THE FAIRGROUNDS. I WOULD LIKE TO STAKE THINK STANDUP NASHVILLE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY PUT INTO THIS. TO NOT ONLY DO THIS RIGHT BUT TO DO THIS IN A WAY WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIM. AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN NATIONALIST SEE AGAIN THIS YEAR. THANK YOU. MY NAME’S DAVID SHEPHERD I’M HERE TONIGHT TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF JOHN SLOOP A RESIDENT AT SEVENTEEN OO EIGHT EIGHTY STEWART PLACE IN DISTRICT — SEVENTEEN JOHNS A LONG TERM RESIDENT OF TWELVE SOUTH WAS JUST RECENTLY MOVED TO DISTRICT. SEVENTEEN AND HIS SENTIMENTS THAT HE WANTED ME TO SHARE TONIGHT IS THAT. WHICH WHICH HOUSTON IS A CHANGING COMMUNITY. THAT’S IN SPITE OF WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH THE STADIUM YES OR NO IT’S ALREADY CHANGING AND CHANGING VERY QUICKLY — JOHN LIVE FOR A VERY LONG TIME IN TWELVE SOUTH AND SEOUL VERY RAPID GROWTH IN A VERY RAPID CHANGE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD AS WELL. HE BELIEVES THAT BY APPROVING THIS ZONING CHANGE IN APPROVING THE STADIUM PLAN. WE ENSURE THAT HOUSTON HAS A SAY IN ITS FUTURE — THROUGH THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT AS AGREED UPON WITH STAND UP NASHVILLE — DAT IS A HUGE THING IN A HUGE OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE THAT A COMMUNITY THAT IS ALREADY GENTRIFYING VERY VERY QUICKLY I HAS AN ABILITY — TO KEEP ITS FACE THE SAME A LITTLE BIT MOVING INTO THE FUTURE OF COURSE THE STADIUM IS GOING TO BE NEW CHANGE IT’S GOING TO BE NEW GROWTH — BUT THAT PLAN ALLOWS — THE LONG TERM VIABILITY OF THAT COMMUNITY — ON A PERSONAL NOTE AS A RESIDENT OF WILSON COUNTING I’M A HUGE SUPPORTER. OF THE CURRENTS FAIRGROUNDS USES A MY WIFE ISN’T HERE DESIGNER WE GO TO THE FLEA MARKET EVERY MONTH TO FINANCE SEEKS TO USE IN HER SPACES I’VE GONNA RACES I USED TO GO TO THE GUN SHOW ALL THE TIME. BUT MY PREVIOUS EMPLOYER DISMISS HOUSE WE PARTNERED WITH MR FROM MOST AT THE RACETRACK — TO GET INDIVIDUALS EXITING PRISON LIVING IN DAVIDSON COUNTY JOBS THERE SO THAT THEY COULD GET A GOOD START I THINK THE FAIRGROUNDS AS IT EXISTS IS A GREAT PLACE. BUT I THINK AS THEY’VE SAID OTHER PEOPLE IN THE RED SHIRTS WERE GOING TO COME IN HERE A LITTLE WHILE IT NEEDS A FACELIFT EVERYONE HAS AGREED ON THAT — AND WITHOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY — THE FACELESS IS NOT GOING VERY ELOQUENTLY IT WAS TRUE IT’S HARD TO COME BY RIGHT NOW. I TRUST IN THIS PLAN I TRUST IN A GROUP LIKE STAND UP NASHVILLE TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND I TRUST YOU TO MAKE ULTIMATELY DECISION THAT WILL BE BEST FOR THE CITY’S FUTURE. THANK. HELLO MY NAME IS JONATHAN SLAVE I RESIDED AT NINETEEN NINETY SHALEM LOOP IN DISTRICT — THIRTY ONE I AM A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF NASHVILLE I LIVED HERE FOR FIFTEEN YEARS — AND IN THOSE FIFTEEN YEARS I’VE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGE IN NASHVILLE — I’VE SEEN ALL DISTRICTS IN PARTS OF THE CITY GROW BUT THE ONE DISTRICT THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN CHANGE A LOT INNER AREA IS AROUND THE FAIRGROUNDS. I’M I THINK THAT THIS PLAN ALLOWS THE FAIRGROUND USES — TO STAY AND TO BE ABLE. TO TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FLEA MARKET HAVE SET A SUCCESSFUL FAIR BUT ALSO ALLOWS US TO SEE NEW PEOPLE COME INTO THE CITY. AND TO COME INTO THIS AREA AND REALLY GROW THE AREA — I’M ALSO A LONG TIME TIME SOCCER SUPPORTER I RUN ON THE AMERICAN OUTLAWS WHO IS A US SOCCER SUPPORTERS GROUP. ON AND JUST SOCCER IS A CHANCE TO GIVE PEOPLE A PLACE TO BELONG ON WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW SOCCER IS A PLACE OF DIVERSITY A PLACE OF INCLUSIVITY — AND THIS WOULD ADD THAT ASPECT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS ON AND I WANTED I’LL ALSO SAY A BIG THANKS OUR OWNERSHIP GROUP IS. TAKING A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE OF THIS AREA ON WITH STAND UP NATIONAL THAT THEIR VOICES ARE BEING HEARD. ON AND THAT THE CVA CONTINUES TO PROGRESS WITH. GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS CLAY TRAIN THEM. I LIVE AT EIGHT OO SEVEN EASE LYTLE STREET THAT IS IN MURFREESBORO SO WHILE I FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I’M NOT A RESIDENT OF THIS WONDERFUL CITY- I THINK YOU’LL RECOGNIZE THAT I’VE BEEN AT NEARLY EVERY METRO COUNCIL MEETING ABOUT THE STADIUM OVER THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS. I COME TO YOU NOT ONLY AS A POTENTIAL REGULAR PATRON OF THE NEW MLS STADIUM IN THE ATTENTION ACRES. OF BUT ALSO AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ROADIES AND NSC SUPPORTERS GROUP AS WELL AS A TERROR ORGANIZATION. AS YOU HEARD EARLIER THIS EVENING I’M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE NATIONAL SOCCER SUPPORTERS TRUST. WHICH HOLDS A SMALL PERCENTAGE TAKEN IN A SEA. I’M PROBABLY A LITTLE LESS CONCERNED TALKING ABOUT THE ZONING ASPECTS OF THIS OTHER THAN TO SAY THAT I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE BUSINESSES. THAT’S AROUND THE STADIUM IN THE WEB BECOME A REGULAR AT SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT SURROUND FIRST TENNESSEE PARK — DESPITE THE FACT THAT I LIVE AND WORK FORTY MINUTES AWAY FROM THEM ON A GOOD DAY — INSTEAD I PREFER TO RELATE MY STORY AND WHY I THINK THIS OPPORTUNITY IS WHEN THE NATIONAL SHOULD NOT LET GO TO WASTE — I MOVED BACK TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT JUST OVER A YEAR AGO MY PREVIOUS PERCENT PROFESSION WAS IN COLLEGE ATHLETICS. IS CONSTANT CHANGE SONG MOVE FROM ONE STATE OVER THE COURSE OF OVER A DECADE — MLS PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN MY SUPPORT OF THE SPORT AND MY SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT — IT STARTED WITH CHICAGO CHICAGO FIRE I’M FROM THE MIDWEST OF IT ADMITTEDLY. I WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SHELTERED HIDDEN INDIANA SO I’VE NEVER REALLY SEEN SOCCER IN ANY OTHER CONTEXT THAN THAT — SHOULD MY FIRST TRIP TO CHICAGO CHANGE THAT — THERE AT THE TIME LED BY COURTS MONTHS LONG AGO WHEN THE GREAT PLAYERS IN THE MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM [inaudible] AND THE IT WAS SUCH AN INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE AND I’VE NEVER FELT IT IN OTHER AMERICAN SPORTS INCLUDING THE YEARS IN COLLEGE SPORTS I’D WORKED. THESE EXPERIENCES WERE ONLY MAGNIFIED AS I WENT ON TO BECOME A SEASON TICKET HOLDER IN HOUSTON — IT WAS A PLACE WHERE SONGS ARE FREQUENTLY SUNG IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO SUPPORT THE TEAM ON THE FIELD. IMPRESS THE BEST MODEL OF THIS EXCLUSIVITY WHICH ARE THIS INCLUSIVITY I SHOULD SAY THE OPPOSITE OF THAT OF IS JUST A FEW HOURS OUTSIDE HERE IN ATLANTA. OF IF YOU JUST TAKE ONE WALKTHROUGH TAILGATING AREA IN ATLANTA YOU’LL GO FROM A SUPPORTERS GROUP THAT IS MADE UP OF YOU SOCCER GROUPS IN U. SOCCER FANS. TO ANOTHER GROUP THAT DRAWS ITS NAME FROM A NINETEEN NINETIES RAP GROUP. TO ANOTHER WHERE THEY MIGHT BE HAVING A SPANISH LANGUAGE CONCERT. IN ITS THEY’RE ALL UNDER THIS COLLECTIVE BANNER FITTINGLY OF ATLANTA UNITED IN THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT I THINK NASHVILLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OF WE LIVE IN A DIFFERENT NATIONAL TO MAYBE. PEOPLE WERE USED TO BACK IN THE DAY OF NATURAL I FEEL LIKE THIS IS ONE THAT IS GROWING WHEN IT IS THRIVING. AND ONE THAT IS FULL OF MANY RICH AND DIVERSE CULTURES. I EARNESTLY BELIEVE THIS NEW CLUB IN NEW STADIUM CONCERT WAS A UNIFYING FORCE FOR GOOD NOT ONLY IN WHICH WHICH HOUSTON BUT IN ACTUAL IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE THANK YOU. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE COUNCIL GET GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS ROB SIKES I RESIDED SIXTY NINETEEN EIGHT NEW YORK AVENUE DISTRICT. TWENTY OF THE OF THE STADIUM PROJECT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. I’VE BEEN A PART OF THE SOCCER SCENE IN THE CITY FOR SEVERAL YEARS INCLUDING WORKING FOR THE OLD NATIONAL LET’S SEE THAT DEBUTED IN. TWENTY FOURTEEN I HAVE SEEN WHAT SPORTS COULD DO NOT ONLY WITH NATIONAL NATIONAL SOCCER BUT WITH THE PREDATORS AND OTHER SPORTS IN THE CITY HOW IT CAN BRING. PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TOGETHER AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK THIS WORLD DESPERATELY NEEDS. PERSONALLY I’VE BEEN PLAYING SOCCER SINCE PROBABLY ABOUT I WAS EIGHT OR NINE MY MOTHER WAS MY FIRST COACH. PERSONALLY FOR ME THIS STADIUM MEANS EVERYTHING BUT IT MEANS MORE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT LIVE IN SOUTH NATIONAL THAT NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING MORE THAN ANYTHING. WHILE IT IS VITAL FOR THE FOR THE GROWTH OF SOCCER TO HAVE THE STADIUM IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR THE CBA BE SIGNED AND HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SOUTH NATIONAL THANK YOU. HELLO COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS ROBERT KRAUS I LIVEAT SEVEN TEN RICHEST BOULEVARD IN MADISON TENNESSEE SO DESERVE TEN I BELIEVE. I’VE I HAVE A WEIRD LITTLE HISTORY OF WHY SOCCER MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. BY MY FAMILY MILITARY FAMILY BUT MY DAD MOTHER AND NOW SISTER ALL SERVED OR APPS OR ARE STILL SERVING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AIRFORCE. EVERYWHERE I WANT WE MOVED ABOUT EVERY TWO YEARS EVERYWHERE I WENT THERE IS ONE CONSTANT SPORTS WAS EITHER SOCCER OR FOOTBALL. WE ALREADY HAVE THE FOOTBALL. EVERYTHING THAT IS OVER OF WALLS AROUND SOCCER NOW. WILL REVOLVE AROUND A FAMILY [inaudible] SO. AS IT WERE A LITTLE JUMP THERE I UNDERSTAND BUT FAMILY IS WHAT THIS IS YOU SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE HERE THEY’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER. FOR SUPPORTING EVERYTHING THAT THEY ARE FIGHTING. FOR AS ONE FAMILY DOES. THAT IS WHAT THIS CITY HAS GIVEN ME THAT IS WHAT THE SOCCER TEAM IT’S GIVEN ME AS A FAMILY. THAT FAMILY NEEDS A SPACE IT NEEDS A GOOD PLACE TO BE AND THAT FAIRGROUNDS AREA WILL BE THAT SPACE AND THAT WILL ALSO HELP THE FAMILY THAT RESOLVES THE ROOT. RESIDES WITHIN THAT AREA AS WEL. THAT FAMILY NEEDS HELP THAT FAMILY GETS THAT HELP WITH THAT CBA THAT GETS HELP WITH THIS STADIUM. SO I’M NOT HERE JUST. TO ASK THAT YOU REZONE AND PUT BUILDINGS AND I’M ASKING THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THE THINGS THAT BROUGHT YOU HERE. IS THE PEOPLE IS THE FAMILIES YOU GET THAT. BRING THOSE FAMILIES THE HELP THEY NEED CONTINUE THE CBA LET’S GIVE A STATEMENT ON MY NAME IS JACOB HILLARY AND I LIVE AT THREE THREE ONE TO COBBLE STREETS IN DISTRICT — FOUR EYES STARTED PLAYING SOCCER MOM LIKE MOST AS A AS A YOUNG CHILD — I THINK THOUGH. WHEN I STARTED TO ENJOY WATCHING SOCCER WAS WHEN I WATCH THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM WIN THE WORLD CUP IN — NINETEEN NINETY NINE AND NOW I SPEND MY WEEKENDS WATCHING MY SON PLAY SOCCER ALBEIT HE’S RUNNING THE WRONG WAY SOME OF THE TIME BUT I’D AND UNIQUELY FOR ME I WATCHED — AS I LIVED IN A SUBURB OF SAINT LOUIS I WATCHED AS A STADIUM DEAL FELL THROUGH. AND IT MOVED THE ENTIRE TEAM STATES AWAY. AND THEN I WATCHED AS THAT SAME CITY FAILED. EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE THE NUMBER ONE AND KIND OF FRONT RUNNER FOR AN MLS TEAM FAILED. IN AN MLS STADIUM. ONLY TO SEE NASHVILLE RISE AND BE AWARDED THAT STADIUM. AND SO WATCHING ALL OF THAT TO WATCH DID THE THE DEAL PROGRESS FOR A CBA TO MAKE IS AS MUCH. PROGRESS AS IT HAS. THAT’S WHY I’M BEHIND THE STADIUM DEAL IN THIS DEVELOPMENT AT AT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING MY FELLOW NASHVILLE NEIGHBORS. MY NAME IS DOCTOR KAREN ROSEN SHARE. AT FIFTEEN FIFTEEN DEMAND BRAND STREET. I FIRST AND FOREMOST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY PERSONAL OPINIONS AND TO REPRESENT THE THOUSANDS OF SOCCER LOVING INDIVIDUALS WHO PROUDLY CALL NASHVILLE HOME. MY BOYFRIEND AND I RECENTLY RELOCATED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY OF NASHVILLE FROM SAVANNAH GEORGIA. WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE OUR DESTINATION. AND WE WERE SEEKING MANY THINGS. ARE UNIQUE AND DIVERSE CULTURE A GREAT MUSIC AND MOST IMPORTANTL. A GREAT SPORTS SCENE. AS FANS OF MANY SPORTS INCLUDING FOOTBALL HOCKEY AND SOCCER. THE OPTIONS WERE PLENTIFUL AROUND THE COUNTRY. WHILE LIVING IN SAVANNAH WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE AMAZING THINGS THAT OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES OF ATLANTA AND ORLANDO HAD DONE WITH THEIR EXPANSION TEAMS INTO MLS. WITH THEIR ACCOMPANYING STADIUMS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS OF SIMILAR NATURE TO THAT OF WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING HERE IN NASHVILLE. AFTER HAVING VISITED BOTH LOCATIONS WE SINCERELY WANTED TO BE A PART OF BRINGING THE GAME THAT WE BOTH LOVE SO MUCH TO A NEW DIVERSE AND WELCOMING COMMUNITY. AND NASHVILLE WAS JUST THAT. WITH ITS CONTINUING GROWTH OF SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS WHO LOVE THE MOST POPULAR SPORT IN THE WORLD AND WHO WANT A CENTRALLY LOCATED STADIUM. THIS STADIUM REPRESENTS SO MUCH MORE THAN SIMPLY A PLACE TO PLAY SOCCER. IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT THE NEW STADIUM IS IN THE CORE OF THE EXPANDING NATIONAL COMMUNITY. AS IT IS IN ITS CURRENTLY PROJECTED LOCATION. HAVING SEEN FIRSTHAND THE IMPACT IT HAD. ON OTHER COMMUNITIES IT IS CLEAR THAT THE NEW STADIUM WILL BECOME THE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FLAGSHIP. FOR NASHVILLE AS WE PAVE THE WAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW. FOR ALL OF OUR BELOVED CITIZENS. THIS MOVEMENT HAS BEEN OUT OF HAS BEEN ABOUT THE LOVE OF SOCCER IN NASHVILLE WE ARE A SOCCER CITY. AND WE ARE READY TO CELEBRATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR THIS OPPORTUNITY. I JUST WANT TO REMIND ANYONE THAT IS IN THE ROOM THAT IS ALREADY SPOKEN TO PLEASE LEAVE. SO THAT OTHERS CAN COME IN AND TO BE SEATED THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING IT’S TAKEN AWHILE TO GET UP HERE. MY NAME IS JACKIE SAM’S ARM I LIVE IT EIGHTEEN THIRTEEN PEARL STREET AND DISTRICT TWENTY ONE COUNSELING KENDALL. IS MY COUNCILMAN. AND I ALSO LIVE IN PROMISE SOME- FIVE I’M A MEMBER OF STAND UP NASHVILLE. AND I AM. GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY THAT I’VE HAD FOR MONTHS. TO SIT DOWN WITH THE SOCCER HOLDING COMPANY AND WORK ON THE COMMITTEE BENEFITSAGREEMENTS. WHICH I FULLY EXPECT TO BECOME A REALITY. IN MY PROMISE ZONE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO. HAVE NOT ARE NOT BENEFITING FROM ALL OF THE PROSPERITY THAT’S TAKING PLACE IN NASHVILLE PRESENTLY. I’VE TALKED TO NUMEROUS PERSONS IN MY PROMISE SEWN UP GOING TO BARBER SHOPS BEAUTY SHOPS. BASKETBALL COURTS KNOCKED ON DOORS THE PEOPLE JUST HANGING OUT ON THE CORNER MAYBE IN FRONT OF A CONVENIENCE STORE. TO TELL THEM ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES WITH A GOOD COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT. OF THE PEOPLE ARE EXCITED. ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR THEM — WE’VE HEARD NUMEROUS TESTIMONIES THIS EVENING OF PEOPLE ALSO VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT — SOCCER CAN BRING TO NASHVILLE. SO I’M HOPING THAT — AS YOU WILL LISTEN — THAT AS WELL AS STAND UP ASHEVILLE. WE ALL FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE MONTHS AND THE WEEKS AND THE DAYS AND THE HOURS THAT WE SAT AROUND MANY TABLES IN MANY LOCATIONS. TRYING TO WORK ON A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT. I AM I FEEL THAT IT WILL. HELP NASHVILLE TO BEGIN TO DO BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY THAT IT WILL KEEP THOSE THAT SO OFTEN GET LEFT BEHIND — IN THE PICTURE. I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL GET A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT THAT WE WILL SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE THAT WE WILL SHAKE HANDS. AND WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS SO LONG WE OUT THIS DEAL. SO — I’M I’M HAPPY TO SAY THAT I SUPPORT SOCCER COMING TO NASHVILLE BECAUSE I THINK THAT THINGS WILL GO THE WAY THAT WE WANT THEM. TO GOOD EVENING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL MY NAME IS CLOUDY OVERZEALOUS. I LIVE ON THIRTEEN OH FOUR ARNOLD ONE OF OUR NANNY. WHEN I TELL YOU THAT — I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD ONE AND THAT I RECEIVE MY FIRST GIFT WAS A SOCCER BALL YOU KNOW WHAT I’M HERE. TWENTY YEARS AGO MY DAUGHTER AND I DROID. CAME TO NASHVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME I’VE BEEN HERE NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX JUST PASSING BY. LIKE THE CITY OF THE TIME. WE WERE TRYING TO VISIT A FRIEN. BEFORE GOING TO ACTUALLY LIVE AND WORK IN NEW JERSEY. WELL I HAVEN’T BEEN IN NEW JERSEY YET. M. MY MY WISHES MIGHT BE GOOD OR NOT ON I JUST DECIDED THAT NICE TO US MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH FOR US TO STAY. ONE OF THE THINGS WE THOUGHT AT THE TIME IS OR TALK ABOUT THE TIME IS TWELVE WE’RE GONNA MISS A LOT OF THINGS FROM BUY COM. AND PROBABLY SOCCER IS GOING TO BE. THE BIGGEST ONE BECAUSE WE LEAV. BRIEF EAT AND DRINK SOCCER ALL DAY. AND IT WAS LIKE THAT FOR SURE. BUT THE AREA TWENTY ONE YEARS OF AGE AND WE’RE KIND OF CELEBRATING ALREADY OUR FIRST MLS GAME IN THE CITY. LESS TIME BELIEVABLE IN MY MIND. THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY BESIDES ALL THOSE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IS THAT US SOCCER IN MY LIFE AS BEING. ANY TEAM BUT SOMETHING THAT UNITED ME WITH OTHER PEOPLE WITH OTHER CULTURES. DAUGHTER INSIDERS. WITH A LOT OF THINGS. UNITY. AND THAT’S WHAT I THINK I HOPE. THE STEAM AND IS MY FRIEND THE MLS AN OLD SOCCER RELATED WITH THE FOR THE CITY WHICH I THINK IS ALREADY DOING — IF I MAY. RESPECTIVELY VICE ANYONE IN THIS ROOM. PLEASE AND USING — SOCCER SAY AND THAT IS A VERY FAMOUS [inaudible] PLEASE CLEAN. DESPITE A WEBSITE SCORE ONE FOR NATIONAL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD EVENING VICE MAYOR AND METRO COUNCIL MEMBERS MY NAME IS DOCTOR KING OUT A LOVE IT AND I’D RECITED ONE ZERO ONE THREE WILLIAMS WAY. OHTAKE RETURN TO SEE I’M IN DISTRICT. ELEVEN I’M A PROUD SUPPORTER OF NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM AND ALSO THIS REZONING PLAN. THEIR FEW THINGS I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TODAY MY WORK — IN NASHVILLE I AM A PART OF THE LEADERSHIP TIONS TALENT HUB PROJECT WHICH IS FOCUSED ON INCREASING THE NUMBER OF ADULTS IN THE PROMISE ON REGION. TURN THAT POST SECONDARY CREDENTIAL — FROM FROM COLLEGE. IN OUR WORK IN THE PROMISE ON REGION WE UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY IN HERE THAT THEY WANT TO FIND. GOOD JOBS GOOD OPPORTUNITIES RIGHT THERE IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD ON ONE OF THE GOALS FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROMISE ON SUBZONE FOR SINNERS ON EXPANDING THE COMMUNITY — DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION I CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW WITH THIS SOLUTION THIS PROJECT TO EXPAND THAT AND DELIVER THAT FOR THAT SUBZONE. ALSO AS MANY OF YOU KNOW THERE ARE A HUNDRED AND THIRTY PLUS LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. SO IT’S NOT HARD TO IMAGINE HOW MANY FAMILIES FIND SOCCER TO BE. CLOSE TO HOME SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE LOVES ON WHAT WE NEED IN THIS CITY IS INCLUSION INCLUSION IS A CHALLENGE FOR OUR NATION. IS A CHALLENGE FOR THE STATE AND IS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE FOR THE CITY ARM BY SUPPORTING THIS PLAN YOU WILL. HAVE A WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN EXTEND A SYMBOL OF INCLUSION FOR SO MANY NASTY ALIENS ARE WHO LOVE SOCCER BUT ALSO LOVE THE CITY. AND FINALLY I WANT TO MENTION ABOUT THE COMMON LOVE FOR SOCCER MOM AND ALSO FOR THE CITY OF NATIONAL EVEN ACROSS THE GLOBE. IN TWO THOUSAND TWELVE I WAS IN IRELAND ENTEROS IRELAND AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET A GENTLEMAN NAMED NILE QUINN. ON NOW QUINN IS A FORMER PLAYER CLUB WHICH IS A ENGLISH PREMIER LATELY CLUB AND NOW QUINN MENTIONED HIS LOVE FOR NASHVILLE IN HOW MANY TIMES HE WOULD COME TO THIS CITY. HE TALKED ABOUT TOOTSIES AND EVERY OTHER PLACE THAT I NEVER KNEW ANYONE FROM CHARLES ALAN WOULD EVEN A VISIT WHEN I MENTION TO NOW QUINN LAST YEAR ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STATE CITY OF NASHVILLE. ON HIS ONLY THING HE SAID WAS HOW CAN I HELP ALSO THERE’S A LOVE FOR THIS CITY AND FOR SOCCER THEY CAN REALLY PROMOTE A GREAT SYMBOL OF GLOBALISM. FOR THIS CITY IN TERMS OF HOW WEEKS EXPLAIN HOW EXTEND A WELCOMING HAND TO ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND HOW WE CAN BE INCLUSIVE REGARDS OF WHERE YOU RESIDE ON THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I SURELY HOPE THAT YOU SUPPORT THE SOCCER PLANT. HELLO MY NAME IS BEN BATEMAN I LIVE AT NINE TWENTY SIX BEEN AVENUE I MY DISTRICT SEVENTEEN RESIDENT AND A NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB SEASON TICKET HOLDER. I THINK AN MLS TEAM AND A CV A WOULD BE A GREAT THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CITY AS A WHOLE. THE PROPOSALS SOUND INVESTMENT FOR THE CITY AND I WILL PAY DIVIDENDS FOR YEARS TO COME I URGE YOU ALL TO VOTE FOR MLS THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS ERIC BIRKENAU RESIDE AT FOURTEEN AND ONE THIRD AVENUE NORTH AND DISTRICT. NINETEEN I’M A RECENT VNABLE GRADUATE A MEMBER OF THE READY SUPPORTERS GROUP AN AVID NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB SUPPORTER. I PLAYED SOCCER MY WHOLE LIFE BUT I’VE NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN A TOWN WITH A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER CLUB. WHEN I FIRST HEARD NEWS OF NATIONAL GETTING USL TEAMS I KNEW I HAD TO BE INVOLVED? DESPITE MY MEAGER GRADUATE STUDENTS TYPE AND I BECAME A SEASON TICKET HOLDER AND I HAVEN’T REGRETTED IT FOR ONE SECOND. THIS TEAM IS A MAJOR PART OF MY DECISION TO REMAIN IN NATIONAL POST GRADUATION AS WELL. IF YOU HAVEN’T ATTENDED ANNECY MATCH OF FIRST TENNESSEE PARK I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT BECAUSE THE ATMOSPHERE IS INCREDIBLE. IN YOUR HOME TEAM ON WITH NINE THOUSAND OTHER FANS SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT IT BE LIKE TO WATCH A GAME AT A SOCCER SPECIFIC STADIUM. THIS COULD BE THIS BECOME A REALITY WITH THEIR VOTES TONIGH. SOCCER IS THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA. SINCE TWO THOUSAND NINE ANALYSTS HAD A 38% GROWTH IN ATTENDANCE AND IS EXPANDING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THE OTHER BIG LEAGUES COMBINED. MORE THAN DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF TEAMS SINCE. TWO THOUSAND FOUR BUT THIS IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST SOCCER IT’S ABOUT NEW JOBS. CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING INCREASING TAX REVENUE AND IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY. EVEN THOUGH I LIVE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF FIRST TENNESSEE PARK. I’M MORE THAN WILLING TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ARE HIGHER LIVE TO GET TO AND FROM THE GAME SAFELY. SHARES SOCCER FANS MAYBE LOUDER GAMES BUT IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE PASSIONATE. WE MIGHT HAVE A FEW BEERS BUT WE WILL ALWAYS ADVOCATE FOR A SAFE AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT. AS MISTER EDDIE GEORGE SAID EARLIER SOCCER IS THE FUTURE AND CAN BE THE FUTURE OF NASHVILLE IF YOU SUPPORT A PROPOSAL. THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DIVERSE FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT ARE AND LESS I HOPE WE CAN TURN THIS DREAM INTO REALITY. ALSO IF YOU’RE NOT A SOCCER FAN YET. I’M SURE YOU WILL BE IF YOU COME TO A GAME. WE’D BE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU IN THE STANDS WITH US THANKS. HELLO MY NAME IS SO BE GRATEFUL AND I LIVE AT THREE THOUSAND SIX BRIGHT WITH AVENUE NASA NATIONA- I AND MY FAMILY AND I ARE IN A SEASON TICKET HOLDERS I BELIEVE THAT MLS TEAM WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR GROWING CITY AND I URGE ALL OF YOU TO VOTE FOR MLS. I’VE BEEN TO ALMOST EVERY GAME THAT WE’VE HAD THE CURRENT TEAM AND MOMENTUM I’VE WITNESSED OVER THESE PAST FEW MONTHS IS REALLY INCREDIBLE. INTERNET NUMBERS THE TENETS NUMBERS AT EVERY GAME ARE HIGH WEEKEND OR WEEK NINE AND IT KEEPS GROWING. IT’S BEEN SO WONDERFUL TO SEE NATIONAL COME TOGETHER BEHIND THE SPORT AS A COMMUNITY. NATIONALS A SOCCER TOWN AND YOU KNOW IT SO PLEASE VOTE FOR MLS THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING I’M KEVIN GRATEFUL AND ALSO AT THREE THOUSAND SIX PRIVATE AVENUE. IN DISTRICT. EIGHTEEN I’M HERE BOTH AS A SOCCER FAN BUT ALSO AS A NASA REALLY AND WHO IS WATCHED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY WITH SOME CONCERN AS I SEE A LOT OF PROJECTS THAT SEEM TO FOCUS MUCH MORE ON THE POCKETS OF ITS INVESTORS THAN ON THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. AND I’M SUPPORTING THIS PROPOSAL BECAUSE I’M SUPPORTING THE PROCESS THAT LED TO THIS PROPOSAL. THAT HAS BEEN VERY VERY FOCUSED ON THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AS YOU’VE HEARD ALL ABOUT TONIGHT THIS COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT IS AN EXCELLENT STEP. TOWARDS — BEING THE KIND OF COMMUNITY THAT I WANT TO LIVE IN AND I WANT TO SET A PRECEDENT FOR HOW THESE KIND OF PROCESS OUT. PROJECTS ARE — CONTINUE THROUGH NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THANK YOU. HEY MY NAME IS HEIDI MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE LIVED ON AT SEVENTEEN ELEVEN NEIL TERRORISTS FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS WE ARE CAPABLE HE REPRESENTED BY COLBY’S LEGEND DISTRICT. SEVENTEEN I’M HERE TO SUPPORT. THE PROPOSAL IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED AMENITIES GREEN SPACE AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES A WALKABLE DISTANCE FOR ALLEGED HOUSTON. SOME OF THE INCLUSIVITY THAT I’M HEARING A AND I ALREADY FEEL LIVING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD I LIVE NEXT TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR FIFTY YEARS. AND WE LOVE EACH OTHER AND WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY VERY MUCH. I’M ALSO HERE TO ASK FOR SOME ACCOUNTABILITY. TO MAKE SURE THAT. THAT YOU ALL HOLD THE LEADERSHIP THAT ARE PART OF THIS PROJECT ACCOUNTABLE. TO THE DIRECT IMPACT OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS NOT REPRESENTED UNNECESSARILY IN THE CBA I MEAN I SPEAK. WITH THAT BECAUSE I’M THE THERE ARE THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACTED BY THREE COMMITTEE HAD DONE THAT FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS AND I MET WITH THE FAIRGROUNDS PERSONNEL. TO A WORK ON LOUD EVENTS AND EVENTS THAT CREATE A LOT OF TRAFFIC. I HAVE LEARNED TO RESPECT THE FORMOSA’S I DON’T LIKE THE THE RACE TRACK I DON’T CARE IF IT STAYS OR GOES BUT WHAT I APPRECIATE IS THE PASSION. AND THE WILLINGNESS THAT IS ALLOWED FOR US TO HAVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT WORKS AND WE’VE MADE IT WORK AND I ASK THAT FOR YOU ALL AS WELL. WHEN WE START THINKING ABOUT TRAFFIC AND SOUND MITIGATION NOT NOT FANS BUT ACTUAL CONCERTS — TO REALLY MAKE THIS A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR NOT JUST THOSE IN THE CBA NOT JUST THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE TICKETS BUT ALSO FOR THE PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF WHO ARE A BLOCK AWAY FROM IT AND ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT. THANK YOU. HI THERE GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE MY NAME IS DOCTOR AMANDA MARTIN THADDEUS. AND I AM AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AT ELITE SPORTS MEDICINE IN ORTHOPEDICS I’M MARRIED TO A SINGER SONGWRITER IN NASHVILLE STEPHEN VIDEO AND MOM TO PARKER AND PAYTON. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU SOME OF MY ROLE WITH US SOCCER I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF REPRESENTING OUR CITY AS THE PHYSICIAN ON FIELD WHEN MEDICAL. BROUGHT FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE TO A STADIUM AND A SATURDAY IN THE FALL AND TENNESSEE. MAKING A VERY LOUD STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT’S ON I STOOD ON THE FIELD DURING THE GOLD CUP. AND I HOPE VERY MUCH TO STAND ON THE FIELD DURING FUTURE EVENTS WHEN PEOPLE REALIZE WHAT A SOCCER CITY NATIONAL CAN BE. I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT FROM THE BEGINNING SIMPLY BECAUSE SOCCER HAS TAKEN ME ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORLD IMAGINE IF YOU CAN FOR JUST ONE SECOND. A FIVE FOOT THREE BELONG GIRL STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIELD IN INTERNATIONAL SOCCER MEANT SOCCER IS ONE OF THE FEW SPORTS THAT EMBRACES WOMEN AND FEMALES AND GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY. PERHAPS EVEN EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITY THAN OTHER SPORTS I JUST CAME HOME ND YOU MIGHT NOTICE THE ABSENCE OF OF REGALIA TODAY. BECAUSE I WENT TO FRANCE WITH ARE UNDER TWENTY NATIONAL TEAM FOR THE WORLD CUP THIS MONTH AND EVERY DAY STRATEGICALLY WHEN I WENT TO OUR MATCH MEETINGS I WOULD TAKE MY USA GEAR TO IT’S A FRIENDLY IT FRIENDLY TRADITION SOCCER TO TRADE GEAR. AND I TAKE MY UNITED STATES STUFF AND MY NATIONAL SOCCER STUFF. AND UNIVERSALLY EVERYONE WANTED THE NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB WE’RE BECOMING A A WORLDWIDE SITTING AND EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT WE’RE DOING HERE AND ALL IN ALL WE’RE TELLING ME HOW MUCH I WANTED TO VISIT. SO I KNOW THAT ONE OF MY SCARS IS IN CHINA WITH THE CHINA DELEGATION ONE OF THEM IS IN FRANCE ONE OF THEM IS IN BRAZIL THE ONE IS IN SPAIN ONE IS AN OR QUITE. SO I AM SO HAPPY TO REPRESENT SOCCER FROM THAT STANDPOINT AND TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANS IN NASHVILLE. I DO WORK WITH MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER I DO EDUCATION AND I TRAVEL MONTHLY AROUND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TEACHING EDUCATION AND WORKING WITH MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WORKS DOING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. INJURY PREVENTION CONCUSSION AWARENESS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND I WANT TO DO IT IN MY BACKYARD I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS SPACE. TO DO NOT ONLY IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF OUR COMMUNITY BUT TO GIVE OUR KIDS OPPORTUNITIES. MY LAST PLEA IS THIS I’M PARKER IN PAIN I THINK THIS OUGHT SING IN THE WORLD SO ON SATURDAY WHEN I PUT MY HANDS IN AND SAID. GO UNICORN CAT LIONS. I TOLD THEM THAT WE WOULD DO THIS FOR THEM SO THAT THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE THEIR SUPPORT IN THEIR TOWN. IN FRANCE WHEN I LIVED THERE THEY HAD A SAYING WHEN THEY WON THE WORLD CUP. THEY WOULD SAY IF YOU LOVE FROM CITY NEW. YES FOR FRANCE IT WAS US I’M HOPING IN MANY MANY YEARS WHEN WE’RE ALL SITTING AROUND CELEBRATING A CHAMPIONSHIP. THERE WAS A VIVA LA NASHVILLE SAID THEY KNEW IT WAS US. MY NAME’S TOPHER FLEMING I LIVE AT SIX TWENTY ONE MORE AVENUE IN WHICH WOULD USE HIM. I RUSSIA AFTER WORK AND REALIZE I WAS TOWARDS THE END OF THE LINE I SAID TO MYSELF ONLY COME UP AND SAY SOMETHING THAT THERE’S STILL SOMETHING OF SUBSTANCE. AND THEN EDDIE GEORGE GIVE MY SPEECH. NO I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE METRO COUNCIL — I KNOW THAT OVER THE PAST YEAR EVEN BEFORE THAT USE A LOT OF TIME SPENT. GONE HOME AT TWO IN THE MORNING- I KNOW THAT. THANKLESS AND DIFFICULT. AND THAT WE APPRECIATE IT — THE ONLY THING I HAVE LEFT TO SAY I THINK THAT. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE SAID SOME GREAT THINGS. FOR AND I CERTAINLY AM FOR BUT I DO ASK THAT YOU LOOK AT THE SET OF FACTS AND YOU MAKE A DECISIO. ON SECOND READING THERE WAS STILL AID OF SENTIENCE AND THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE THEY FEEL STRONGLY FOR SO MANY PEOPLE HERE THEY FEEL STRONGLY AGAINST. THAT I JUST THINK IT’S IT’S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COMMUNITY IF EVERYBODY VOTES. THANK YOU [inaudible] GOOD EVENING. I MEAN WOLF I LIVE AT FORTY ONE TWENTY RIDGEFIELD DRIVE. SOCCER IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING SPORTS IN THE COUNTRY. LOOK AT THE ATTENDANCE RECORDS SET BY THE RECENT NATIONAL TEAM GAMES IN NATURAL LOOK AT THE ATTENDANCE RECORD SET BY MAN CITY FIRST TOTTENHAM. THE DESIRE IN NASHVILLE IS THER. LOOK AT NATIONAL AT SEA GAMES. IN THE DEDICATED FAN FOLLOWING [inaudible] NASHVILLE. ALSO LOVES THE PRESS. GO TO ANY BAR IN NASHVILLE YOU’RE GONNA STEAL TENNESSEE TITANS BANNER UP IN ONE CORNER AND UNDERNEATH THAT TV IS GOING TO SAY WELCOME TO SMASH FILL. HOCKEY AND SOCCER IT GOT A LOT OF CROSSOVER THEIR FREE FLOWING GAMES — LOT OF FANS WERE HOCKEY FANS ARE ARE ALSO GONNA BE SOCCER FANS. SO ALL THIS IS SAY THAT THE TEAM NEEDS TO BE SUPPORTED BY AN ADEQUATE STADIUM. SO THIS STADIUM JUST MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE YOU KNOW IT’LL BRING MORE JOBS MORE REVENUE TOO TIRED FAIRGROUNDS. BILLY EXPAND NASHVILLE’S MARKETING OUR REACH THE CITY. THIS IS A COOL CITY. AND IT’S PROJECTS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE IT A COOL CITY [inaudible] SO. OUR OPPONENTS TONIGHT ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE ART AGAINST AN MLS TEAM THEY JUST DON’T WANT A STADIUM AT THE FAIRGROUNDS — FROM MY PERSPECTIVE UNLESS THEY’RE OFFERING A REAL ALTERNATIVE OF WHERE TO PUT A STADIUM THAT’S REALLY BEEN VETTED AND THEY’VE GOT. FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR AND IT’S GOT THE SAME KINDS OF BACKING AMONGST THE COMMUNITY THAT THE CURRENT PROJECT HAS. BEEN ALL THEY’RE REALLY SAYING IS NOT IN MY BACKYARD. SO DON’T LET A LOUD MINORITY WHOLE PROGRESS ON INITIATIVE THAT EXEMPLIFIES THE NASHVILLE THAT MADE AMAZON SHORTLIST. THE NATIONAL FUTURE [inaudible] THANK YOU. MY ADVISE MEMBERS THE COUNCIL DOING CONCERTS IN FOUR THIRTY A WINGER OF STREETS I’M ALSO HERE REPRESENTING. NEIGHBORS OF MINE AT FOUR FORTY AM BE MORE AVENUE IN AT TWELVE TWENTY FIVE FIRST AVENUE. I’VE TALKED TO A COUPLE OF MY IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS THEIR OWN WINGROVE ENVIROMENT RAINS — THEY DIDN’T GIVE ME EXPRESS PERMISSION TO USE GIVE YOU THEIR ADDRESS BUT THEY DID EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THE STADIUM DEVELOPED AS WELL. SO I’M HERE AS A NEIGHBOR OF THE FAIRGROUND I’VE REVIEWED THE PROPOSED SP AND AS A NEIGHBOR ACTUALLY AS A NASA MILLION I’M PRETTY EXCITED. I FEEL LIKE THE S. P. IS AN APPROPRIATE USE OF LAND ON A SITE THAT IS DISTURBINGLY UNDER UTILIZED FOR ITS CENTRAL LOCATION IN NASHVILLE. THE THE S. P. TO ME REPRESENTS A A PRETTY HEALTHY INJECTION OF COMMUNITY. ARE THE S. P. MIXES A PLEASANT PLAN OF RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY SPACE IN A WAY THAT I THINK. CREATES PRACTICAL SAFE IN HUMAN SCALE FORM THAT. QUITE FRANKLY SHOULD BE A MODEL FOR HOW THE FABRIC OF NASHVILLE. EVOLVES FROM HERE. THE BUILDINGS AND STREETS PROPOSING THIS AS PEER WOVEN CONSCIENTIOUSLY INTO THE FAIRGROUNDS AND I FEEL LIKE ARE CONNECTED THOUGHTFULLY TO THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD. THE BUILDINGS ARE ALSO SITUATED THE NEW BUILDINGS PROPOSE ARE SITUATED SUCH THAT I FEEL LIKE THEY CREATE REALLY GREAT PUBLIC STREETS AND PUBLIC SPACES. THIS S. P. INJECTS A FORMIDABLE AMOUNT OF OF RESIDENTIAL INTO A CITY THAT DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE HOUSING WE HEAR ABOUT THE HOUSING SHORTAGE OVER AND OVER AND OVER. THIS S. P. AND IS INJECTING A LOT OF RESIDENTIAL IS NOT GONNA SOLVE THE PROBLEM BUT IT CERTAINLY MOVED THE NEEDLE IN THAT DIRECTION — AND IT ENDED IT SEES ME IT INJECTS THAT RESIDENTIAL WHERE I FEEL LIKE IT’S MOST APPROPRIATE THE CENTRAL LOCATION BUT IT’S ALSO CLOSE TO EMPLOYMENT DOWNTOWN AND NEARBY VANDERBILT ALSO CLOSE TO A NETWORK THAT WILL FACILITATE THEIR TRANSPORTATION TO OTHER. CENTRALLY LOCATED EMPLOYMENT TO A YES AND IN THE REGION. THE ACTIVITIES AND USES PROPOSED AGAIN OR IN A CENTRAL LOCATION – THEY ARE CONNECTED TO A STRONG SURROUNDING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK OF HIGHWAYS AND ARTERIALS. AS WELL AS EXISTING AND FUTURE TRANSIT I FEEL LIKE THE NETWORK CAN ABSORB ANY POTENTIAL TRANSIT IMPACTS OF THAT THE AMENITIES — THE STADIUM MIGHT PROVIDE ALL CREATE ON THE SITE — I ALSO THINK THAT TIS SP CREATES AND SUPPORTS SOME FANTASTIC PUBLIC SPACES FOR ALL OF NATIONALLY AND SO FOR ME THIS S. P. PROVIDES A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR THE CITY. AND THAT RETURN COMES IN A VARIETY OF WAYS I FEEL LIKE THERE’S A RETURN SOCIALLY CREATES A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD OF ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY SPACES AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. FOR THOSE IN THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY IT CREATES NEW DIVERSE COMMUNITY ORIENTED DESTINATIONS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF A RIDING OF DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS IT ALSO ENABLES A SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL MANY THAT YOU HAVE HEARD OVER AND OVER. WILL UNITE THE CITY. I THINK YOU’VE ALSO HEARD THAT WITH ADVANCEMENTS IN. ANY CD EIGHT CELLS OR IN PERSON THANK YOU I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. WHAT EVERYONE IN THE GALLERY PLACE SAID [inaudible] THANK YOU. HELLO MY NAME IS JEFF BUYS AN OLDER I RESIDE IT’S A NINE OH NINE OPEL FARMS LAND. AND I WORK AT TWO HUNDRED OCEANSIDE DRIVE AND I COUNCILMEMBER SLUDGE’S — DISTRICT — I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO TALK TO YOU GUYS TODAY — AS I STATED I WORK NEAR THE FAIRGROUNDS. I KNOW THAT THIS WILL IMPACT ME GREATLY BUT I’M EXCITED ABOUT. THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE THIS NEW STADIUM FOR NOT ONLY SOCCER BROTHER VENTS AS WELL. I AM A NEW SOCCER FAN. BUT I’VE BEEN A PREDS FAN FOR MANY YEARS. IN FACT I MOVED TO NASHVILLE BECAUSE I WAS TIRED. OF DRIVING TWO HOURS TONES FROM KENTUCKY AFTER AFTER GAMES. I SAW HOW AMAZING. REGENERATE A WAS I SAW HOW AMAZING BROADWAY WAS. IT’S AN EXPERIENCE. NOT INTO THE WITH THIS MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. THIS COULD BE THE SAME THING. ALSO. AS YOU CAN TELL I LIKE TO EAT. AS A PERSON WHO WORKS NEAR THE FAIRGROUNDS I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF GOING OUT TO LUNCH. WALK IN THE GREEN SPACE AND GETTING SOMETHING. GOING BACK TO WORK. AND A LIVING IN THIS AREA. THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE OF YES. THANKS AS THANK YOU. MY NAME IS GERARD WHITE AND I LIVE ON THREE ZERO NINE LYNN DRIVE IN DISTRICT. TWENTY SIX I AM A FIFTEEN YEARS ABOUT A SOCCER COACH AT ALL LEVELS FROM FIFTH GRADE ALL THE WAY UP TO HIGH SCHOOL AND I’VE BEEN. HAD VERY SUCCESSFUL TEAMS THAT I’D HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT WAS ALL THEM. AND EVER SINCE I WAS BORN HERE THE CITY HAS GROWN AND PROGRESSED. WE’VE ADDED PRO BASEBALL WE’VE ADDED PRO FOOTBALL WE’VE ADDED PRO HOCKEY AND WE’VE BUILT STADIUMS FOR EACH OF THOSE TEAM. ALL OF THESE STEAM THESE TEAMS AND STADIUMS OF LEAD TO GROWTH AND LEAD TO A FEELING OF UNITY AND LOYALTY TO NASHVILLE. NOW WE HAVE YOU SLT AND WE HAVE A MOMENT. WE HAVE A MOMENT WHERE WE CAN CONTINUE TO GROW A MOMENT WHERE WE CAN TAKE AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR FAIRGROUNDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THEM. WE HAVE A MOMENT TO MAKE A EVEN A BETTER CITY THAN WE ALREADY HAVE. A BETTER CITY NOT ONLY FOR US BUT ALSO FOR OUR CHILDREN AND FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE MOVING INTO OUR CITY EVERY DAY. IT IS UNDENIABLE THAT SOCCER IS THE FUTURE. THE TEAM IN STADIUMS ARE STEP TOWARDS PROGRESS. AND PROGRESS IS THE ENEMY OF THE PROGRESS IS THE ENEMY OF IDLENESS IN THIS CASE. I’M A LATIN TEACHER AS WELL AND IT REMINDS ME OF A QUOTE THAT WAS WRITTEN DOWN OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO THAT SET UP IDLENESS HAS DESTROYED HAPPY CITIES. WE ARE A HAPPY CITY WHERE A LUCKY CITY. WE’RE LUCKY TO LIVE HERE WE’RE LUCKY TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY WE’RE LUCKY TO HAVE THE MANAGEMENT THE OWNERS AND THE FANS. AND WE’RE LUCKY TO HAVE THE SUPPORTERS AMONG YOU. DON’T DESTROY THIS CHANCE AT A FORTUNE FOR OUR CITY BY MISSING THIS OPPORTUNITY. TAKE A LEAP FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN. LET’S BE THE CITY WHO CAN NOT THE CITY WHO CAN’T. LET’S BE THE COUNCIL THAT IS FOR THE FUTURE NOT THE COUNCIL THAT IS AGAINST IT [inaudible] THANK YOU. HI MY NAME IS DAVID MISIA’S SEVEN SIX ELEVEN MERIT AVENUE IN DISTRICT — SEVENTEEN I HAVE A COMPANY ALSO INDUSTRY SEVENTEEN THAT EMPLOYS TWENTY FIVE PEOPLE I SPEAK FOR ALL OF THEM AND SAYING WE’RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT THAT AN MLS TEAM COULD BE MOVIN- TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD — ONE OF MY MAIN REASONS FOR BEING YOU EXCITED FRANKLY IS ABOUT THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT — OPPORTUNITY — IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD YOU KNOW I’VE LIVED HERE FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS — I STARTED AND AND GREW MY BUSINESS IN THAT TIME AND I’VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THE PREDATORS CAME IN ANDTHERE WAS A LOT OF YOU KNOW NEGATIVE FEELINGS ABOUT THE PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY BUT THANK GOD WE HAVE THE PREDATORS. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE ENGINE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT THEY’VE BEEN IN DOWNTOWN BUT NOT JUST DOWNTOWN YOU KNOW WITH THE THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT IT’S NOT JUST. WHAT HAPPENS DOWNTOWN IT’S NOT – WITH JUST THE BARS AND HOTELS IN THE RESTAURANTS THAT HAPPENED DOWNTOWN IT’S THE IT’S THE PLACES WHERE THESE PEOPLE GO HOME TO LIVE IN THE IN THE GROCERS IN THE INSURANCE PEOPLE AND IN AND THE NURSES THAT SERV- THAT ALL AROUND THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY AND I FEEL LIKE THIS HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE SAME THING EXCEPT I FEEL LIKE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN IN A MORE DIVERSE — WAY I THINK NOT JUST FOR MY NEIGHBORHOOD BUT THE NOLENSVILLE ROAD CORRIDOR — AND I THINK — YOU KNOW IT’S IT’S IT’S GOING TO GIVE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY WE WILL YOU KNOW IF NOT ONLY FOR HOUSING BUT JOBS IN IN THAT DEVELOPMENT AREA AS WELL — AND FINALLY ON TO A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A SORT OF A TOUCHY FEELY KIND OF THING I I I’VE ALSO BEEN IMPRESSED ABOUT HOW THE PREDATORS HAVE HELPED BRING THE THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY TOGETHER- WHEN WE WIN WE CELEBRATE TOGETHER AND I THINK ABOUT WHAT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MLS — YOU KNOW TO DO IN THE LATINO IT REALLY IS — GET LOVE IT SPOKE VERY ELOQUENTLY ABOUT. THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW PEOPLE LOOK AT NATIONAL THEY COME TO NATIONAL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THIS IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY. TO YOU KNOW FOR IN IN IN MANY WAYS TO YOU KNOW REALLY EMBELLISH OUR OUR STATURE IS AN INTERNATIONAL CITY BUT ALSO FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE. IT HAS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY I THINK TO BRING US ALL TOGETHER ALL FACETS OF THE COMMUNITY — AND SO I URGE YOU GUYS TO PLEASE DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO FINISH THE JOB YOU STARTED AND LET’S DO THIS THANK YOU. HELLO MY NAME IS PAUL STEELE I LIVE IN THE SIXTEENTH DISTRICT ON KEN ROSS. AND OWN A BUILDING AND COMPANY IN THE SEVENTEEN DISTRICT ON RAINS AVENUE — THAT EMPLOYS ABOUT FORTY PEOPLE I SPEAK FOR THEM AND VIA PROXY FOR ABOUT TWENTY TWO NEIGHBORS MIKE YOU’RE GONNA GET EMAILS FROM PROBABLY. ANOTHER THIRTY SOME. I DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT SOCCER HONESTLY IT’S A LITTLE BORING — TOO MANY GAMES OR ONE ZERO I’VE ADD IT’S NOT GOOD FOR ME. FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT HOCKEY SORRY HELLO THE PREDS THOSE SYSTEM I’LL GO TO THE GAME SOME. WHAT I DO OF HIS PEOPLE I LOVE? INCREASED SAFETY I LOVE OPPORTUNITY I LIKE RESTAURANTS I LIKE MORE SIDEWALKS I LIKE ENHANCING NEIGHBORHOODS. I LOVE BRIDGE BUILDING REALITIES IN THE STADIUM MUSTERS UP — AND A HECK OF A LOT MORE THAN JUST SOCCER — NEW BUSINESSES TOURISM RESTRUCTURING AND REBUILDING A BETTER FAIRGROUNDS EXPERIENCE. PARKS AND THINGS THAT BRING OTHERS JOY. I DON’T PERSONALLY BENEFIT FROM ALL THAT. I DON’T REALLY BENEFIT FROM MORE FOOT TRAFFIC FROM YES — AND BUT I’M ABLE TO SEE THAT THOSE ARE ALL PRETTY BIG PROS FOR PLENTY OF OTHER PEOPLE. WE ALREADY HAVE A ROAD MAP FOR THIS WE KNOW HOW THE STORY ENDS IN MY OPINION — DAVID JUST SPOKEN THE PREZ THEY’VE DONE WONDERS FOR THE CITY EVEN THOUGH THE CITY DIDN’T REALLY WANT. IN THE BEGINNING. A LOOK AT WHAT THE NEW SOUNDS THAT AMAZON FOR GERMANTOWN WHAT AN AMAZING BRIDGE PIECE CONNECTION POINT BETWEEN DOWNTOWN IN GERMANTOWN THAT HAS BEEN. SOUNDS THAT HE WAS A CASE STUDY FOR THE COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT IN OTHER CITIES HOW DOES GOOGLE THAT LIKE TEN ARTICLES FROM OTHER CITIES. YOU CAN. TOO I DON’T KNOW WHAT SAY THE FAIRGROUNDS MEANS HONESTLY IT’S A LITTLE DOWNTRODDEN. OUR STATE FAIR MAKES ME A LITTLE SAD WILSON COUNTY FAIR SHOULD NOT BE BETTER THAN THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIR BUT IT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GO. AUTOGRAPHS THIS PROPOSAL IS SAVING THE AREA IN MY OPINION IT’S ENHANCING THE FAIRGROUNDS IT’S MAKING WAY FOR NEW BUILDINGS. AS BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR EXISTING TENANTS AND RESIDENTS MAYBE IN ONE OF I LOOK FORWARD. TO HOPEFULLY HAVING DEBATE WITH THE NO MLS PEOPLE — I’M LIVING IN THE AREA YOU CAN GET MY NUMBER FROM MIKE I’D LOVE TO BUY YOU A BEER. BECAUSE I DON’T REALLY KNOW. WHAT’S AGAINST IT — AND I THINK WE CAN DO THIS AS A GROUP WE HOLD HANDS SING* BY AFTERWARDS IT A LITTLE. TIPSY [inaudible] ANYWAY. THIS IS NATURAL WE’VE ALL BEEN THROUGH A LOT REALLY GO THROUGH A LOT MORE. AND DO THE RIGHT THING MAY DISCONTINUED REALITY SHOW YOUR TIME. HELLO MY NAME IS ADJACENT PETTY I LIVE ON FOURTEEN FIFTY ONE RD AVENUE IN DISTRICT. SEVEN I HELPED FOUND ONE OF THE SUPPORTERS GROUPS FOR NATIONAL I SEE THE ASSEMBLY WE’VE GROWN TREMENDOUSLY. THIS YEAR SINCE THE START OF THE SEASON. AND OF COURSE I’M A LITTLE BIASED I AM. VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE STADIUM THEY’LL. SO I’M NOT GOING TO RAMBLE ON TOO INTO THAT TOO MUCH BUT I CAN SEE HOW THE DEVELOPMENT CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE AREA BECAUSE I RECENTLY WENT TO A US NATIONAL TEAM GAME LAST SUMMER. AND HARRISON NEW YORK RIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER I MEAN TO THE JERSEY. ACROSS THE RIVER FROM NEW YORK – DEVIN AMAZING STADIUM THEY’RE PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST MLS BUT YOU WALK OUTSIDE IT’S SURROUNDED BY NOTHING BUT PARKING LOTS OF OLD WAREHOUSES SO WHAT I HOPPED ON THE TRAIN AND WENT BACK TO MANHATTAN TO A GET DINNER AND A DRINK SO. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PLAN I CAN REALLY HELP BRING AND A LOT OF THE NEW AND DIVERSE BUSINESSES TO THE AREA. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. HELLO MY NAME’S BRAD SURE BUT I LIVE IN EIGHTEEN TWENTY EIGHT SUGAR REGION THOMPSON STATION I USED TO LIVE IN ATLANTA I USED TO LIVE IN LA. I USED TO LIVE IN DALLAS AND DENVER AND NATIONALS MY HOME AND I’M NOT LEAVING. THE REASON WHY I DECIDE TO MOVE HERE WAS I ACTUALLY VISITED IN. TWENTY TEN WHEN THE FLOODS OCCURRED AND I WAS LIVING IN ATLANTA AT THE TIME I REMEMBER THINKING HERE EVERYONE GRAD PICS EACH OTHER UP. THIS IS WHAT MAKES NASHVILLE SPECIAL THIS IS REALLY WHO WE ARE. OKAY AND THERE’S NO OTHER CITIES TO DO THAT LA DOESN’T DO IT DALLAS DOESN’T DO IT CHICAGO HAS OTHER UP. TO ME THIS IS NOTEACH- ABOUT SOCCER THIS IS ABOUT. A COMMUNITY THAT PICKS EACH OTHER UP AND THEY NEED TO HAVE POSITIVES NOT JUST THE NEGATIVES WE PICKED HER UP. FOR THE PREDATORS LAST YEAR FOR EXAMPLE I BELIEVE BROUGHT THIS COMMUNITY TOGETHER I THINK SOMETHING LIKE SOCCER IF WE% COULD HAVE SUCCESS THERE. IT WILL ALL BE ANOTHER SOURCE FOR US TO COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY SO THAT WE WE CAN STAY SPECIAL OKAY. A I THINK THAT AS NASHVILLE’S GROWING WHEAT VERY MUCH HAVE THE PSSIBILITY OF BECOMING LIKE LA OR ATLANTA WHICH JUST. YOU SEE PEOPLE ON THE STREET AND YOU JUST DON’T WANNA MAKE I ONE NATURAL TO BE LIKE THAT SO JUST PLEASE THINK ABOUT THAT I’D REALLY WANT NATURAL TO SAY SPECIAL. THANK YOU. MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING AND HAS BEEN BURNED LAYING ON A RESIDENT OF DISTRIC. TO A GRADUATE STUDENT AT MTSU AND A MEMBER OF THE ROADIES SUPPORTER GROUP. I COME BEFORE YOU TONIGHT TO URGE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS ORDINANCE AND CONTINUES TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS TO BACK THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ANALYST STADIUM AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. ASK YOU TO MAKE THIS DECISION EITHER IN THE INTERESTS OF THE OWNERS NOR DESPITE THOSE WHO LIKE THE FAIR GROUNDS AS THEY CURRENTLY ARE BUT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THIS IS BEST FOR THE FUTURE OF NASHVILLE. MY TIME IN GRAD SCHOOL HAS BROUGHT ME ACROSS A SURPLUS OF RESEARCH FROM THE SOCIAL SCIENCES THAT SHOW HAVING SPORTS LEANS. SPORTS TEAM LEADS TO A HAPPIER POPULACE BUT YOU DON’T NEED ACADEMIC RESEARCH TO BACK UP THE WAY THE MUSIC CITY MIRACLE OR THE PREDATORS STANLEY CUP RUN MADE YOU FEEL. THE NATIONAL IS THE YOUNG AND NOT THE NATIONAL S. C. IS THE YOUNGEST OF OURTEAMS NATURAL IS A CITY FULL OF NEW SUPPORTERS I SEE THE BUMPER STICKERS EVERY DAY. AWAITING ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS WHERE BRIEFLY OUR BACKYARD BECOMES THE FOCAL POINT OF THE NATIONS OF ATTENTION. THIS REZONING WILL USHER IN A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE FAIR GROUNDS THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE INCOME THE RENT SALES TAX AND SEE TAX HIS OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE DESPERATELY NEEDED AFFORDABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT MINORITY BUSINESSES. IN THE INTEREST OF HONESTY I WILL TELL YOU I HAVE NOT VISITED THE FAIRGROUNDS DESPITE LIVING IN NASHVILLE FOR YEARS NOW. IF THIS PLAN GOES FORWARD ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WILL FLOCK TO THE FAIRGROUNDS ON A WEEKLY BASIS SOME OF US FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. WILL BECOME LOYAL PATRONS AND HELP THE FAIRGROUNDS GROW IS A VITAL PART OF THIS EMERGENCY. SOCCER IS A BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE GAME CATCHING ON TO THE MAGIC THAT SOCCER HAS TO OFFER. IF NASHVILLE IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR CITY IN THE UNITED STATES THAN WE NEED TO MAKE THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT TO THE GLOBAL GAM. A VOTE TONIGHT IS NOT JUST A VOTE FOR THE MLS BUT FOR COUNTLESS OTHER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDING THE WORLD CUP COMING TO OUR HOME CITY. THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP IS PLACED ON YOU THE CITY COUNCIL I TRUST THAT YOU WILL MAKE A DECISION AT ALL ULTIMATELY YIELD THE BEST RESULTS FOR THE CITY. AND IDEAS DEEPLY RESPECT THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE MEASURE HAND AS WELL LISTENING TO ONE ANOTHER IS SOMETHING WE COULD USE A LITTLE MORE OF THESE DAYS. TO ME THIS FALL ALL THIS VOTE ULTIMATELY IS AN ASPIRATIONAL ONE WHAT KIND OF CITY DO YOU WANT NASHVILLE TO B. WOULD YOU CONTINUE TO SHRUG OFF CHANCES TO MAKE NASHVILLE LEADING CITY ON THE NATIONAL STAGE OR WILL YOU EMBRACE CHANGE TO STEP BOLDLY INTO OUR NEXT CHAPTER. THANK YOU. HI MY NAME IS TIMOTHY GEORGE FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU ALL FOR SERVING OUR CITY IN SERVING US – I LIVE IT SEVENTY FIVE TWENTY EIGHT STATION DRIVE INDUSTRY. TWENTY TWO AN INTERNATIONAL IN TWO THOUSAND TEN TO START MY CAREER AS A NURSE. AND I JUST FINISHED A TWELVE HOUR SHIFT AT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TRAUMA CENTER. I DON’T KNOW A WHOLE LOT OF ECONOMICS BUT I THINK I KNOW A LOT ABOUT PEOPLE. AND ONE THING I CAN TALK TO A MAJORITY OF MY PATIENTS ABOUT IS NUMBER ONE THE WEATHER. WE ALL SHARE IN COMMON. NUMBER TO THE CITY IN NASHVILLE AND NUMBER THREE SPORTS. AND SOMETHING I NOTICED MY PRACTICE IS THAT SPORTS REALLY BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER — WHEN TALKING ABOUT A SPORTS PEOPLE WILL OFTEN LIKE FORGET ABOUT? LIKE WHAT’S IT THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT AND THEIR PAIN AND THAT THEY’LL GET LIKE LIGHT UP TALKING ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE TEAM ON AN INTERESTING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING NASHVILLE IS LIKE A GREAT CHANCE TO BRING OUR CITY TOGETHER AND GIVE. US ANOTHER CHANCE TO TALK TO OUR PATIENTS ABOUT SOMETHING WE ALL SHARE IN COMMON HAND JUST I REALLY URGE ALL NOT TO LET THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP BY. THANK YOU AGAIN. IT EVENING MY NAME IS JENNIFER CARLA I’M THE CHIEF POLICY OFFICER AT THE NATIONAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WE REPRESENT TO HAVE TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION. EIGHTEEN HUNDRED OF WHICH ARE HERE IN NASHVILLE DAVIDSON COUNTY WHERE IT TO ELEVEN COMMERCE STREET THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. TO ADDRESS YOU TONIGHT ON THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO BRING MLS TO NASHVILLE. I THINK YOU KNOW THAT THE CHAMBERS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA INCLUDES OUR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE. THAT HAVE A STRONG BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL CASE AND THAT INCLUDE. INVESTMENTS THAT BROADENED NATIONALS REPUTATION AS A LIVABLE CITY AND WE BELIEVE THAT THIS PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BRINGING MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TO NATIONAL MEETS THAT STANDARD. DEMONSTRATES THAT WE ARE A CITY THAT INVESTS IN ITSELF PROVIDING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAY. IT CREATES DEVELOPMENT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS FURTHER ENLIVENING NO UNTIL PIKE AND OFFERING OPTIONS TO SURROUNDING NEIGHBOR. AND IT MAKES NEEDED INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS TO BENEFIT CURRENT USERS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS AND FUTURE USERS. FROM A CHAMBER PERSPECTIVE IT DOES ALL THIS WHILE CREATING JOBS AN ESTIMATED THIRTY FIVE HUNDRED JOBS DURING CONSTRUCTION IN NINETEEN HUNDRED JOBS DURING OPERATIONS. CRATES REVENUE FOR THE CITY AN INCOME IN THE POCKETS OF WORKERS AND THE BUSINESSES WHERE THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY. ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS SUGGESTS THAT DURING CONSTRUCTION IT CAN GENERATE ABOUT A HUNDRED FORTY MILLION DOLLARS IN INCOME FOR TENNESSEE WORKERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS. AND ONCE MLS IS UP AND RUNNING EIGHT SEVENTY SEVEN POINT SEVEN MILLION IN ANNUAL INCOME FLOWING THROUGH OUR ECONOMY. ARE CLOSE BY NOTING THAT SECURING THE MLS TEAM — AND THE ACCOMPANYING DEVELOPMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS THE FAIRGROUNDS IT REALLY SENDS A MESSAGE TO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND TO BUSINESSES THAT ARE CONSIDERING NATIONAL DAVIDSON COUNTY. THIS IS A CITY THAT INVESTS IN ITSELF A CITY THAT CREATES JOBS AND INCOME AND REVENUE WHILE OFFERING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUN AND FOR PLAY. WHILE INVESTING IN ITS CORRIDORS AND IT’S FAIR GROUNDS THIS IS A CITY THINKING TO ITS FUTURE A CITY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. WE URGE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS LEGISLATION AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR SERVICE TO NATIONAL IN DAVIDSON COUNTY. GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS SCOTT MCNALLY A LIVE AT FIFTY FIVE A ONE MINUTE CREST LANE I’M NOT FROM THERE ORIGINALLY I COME FROM SHOVEL WHICH IS AN AREA I THINK — COUNCILMEMBER COOPER MIGHT BE FAMILIAR WITH. AND I DON’T WANT TO TRY TO BRING A PERSPECTIVE THAT I HADN’T HEARD MUCH F TONIGHT THAT BEING ONE THAT I VOTED FOR THE TWENTY ELEVEN REFERENDUM — I’M GLAD I DID I WOULDN’T TAKE THAT BOW BACK — BUT MY* WAS MOSTLY BASICALLY FOR KIND OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION ANGLE — I’VE IT DEGREE IN HISTORY FROM INTO THIS YOU I HAVE. COUPLE HUNDRED HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE AT THE AND I ACTUALLY TRY TO GET A CAREER GOING — IN PUBLIC HISTORY DIDN’T PAN OUTSIDE TO RESORT TO LOBBYING THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOR A LIVING BUT YOU KNOW IN TWENTY ELEVEN WHEN THE VOTE CAME UP UP MY DAD WAS BORN. IN RURAL AMERICANISM AND THE FAIRGROUNDS WERE A HUGE DEAL FOR HIM WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP A LOT BIGGER. DEAL THAN THEY WERE IN MY CHILDHOOD — FROM THAT EQUIDISTANT AWAY BUT I THOUGHT THAT REFERENDUM THEN WAS PROBABLY THE BEST OPTION FOR PRESIDENT PRESERVING THE AREA AND I THINK THAT THE VOTE THIS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT AGAIN NEXT WEEK IS THE BEST ONE TO PRESERVE IT NOW AND I URGE YOU TO SUPPOR. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS RAMON CISNEROS AND I AM THE OWNER ON THE PUBLISHER OF THIS HISPANIC NEWSPAPER IN NASHVILLE. AND I AM ALSO A BIG SOCCER FAN. HOWEVER MY PASSION FOR SOCCER IS NOT THE REASON I’M HERE TODAY. I HAD THE HONOR TO SERVE IN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATURAL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERC. AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. EXCUSE ME. BRING INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION. MAJOR CONVENTIONS IN GENERAL TO RESUME. THIS IS A VERY COMPETITIVE WITH AND THEREFORE AS YOU ALL KNOW. AND EVERY SMALL ITEM THAT WE CAN ADD TO THIS CD UNTIL. THE SCALE IN ONE DIRECTION OR ANOTHER WHEN OUR CONVENTIONS OUT OF THE RELOCATION OF HEAD QUARTERS. HAVE SO MANY COMPETITIONS AMONG SO MANY CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. I BELIEVE IN BEING A SOCCER CD WILL BE A BIG LOSS IN HELPING RELOCATE MAJOR COMPANIES AND CONVENTIONS AND O COURSE IN BRING IN TOURISM [inaudible] A SOMEWHERE. BE DOING CHICAGO ON NEW ORLEANS IS THE EXPRESSION THAT I NORMALLY USE JUST PLAIN PEOPLE OVERSEAS WORST MASS REAL. SOCCER IS AN INTERNATIONAL SPORT AND JOURNALS AS THE PATENTS ON THE PARAMETERS. HAD PUT NASHVILLE IN THE NATIONAL MAP. I BELIEVE OUR SOCCER TEAM WILL PROJECT MATCH REAL INTO INTERNATIONAL ARENA. SO I WON IT ENCOURAGE EACH ONE OF YOU TO VOTE. IN FAVOR OF THE STADIUM. A WHEN I FORCE HER ABOUT THE HE SAID HE DIDN’T THINK WE HAD A CHANCE OF GETTING ONE THERE’S SO MANY BIG CITIES. IN AMERICA THAT THERE WERE GOING AFTER THESE FRANCHISES WHICH WERE JUST A HANDFUL OF THEM. AND WHEN I WENT WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT WE WERE GETTING THE FRANCHISE I WAS VERY EXCITED AND I JUST COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THESE BECAUSE I’M AM ALAS FRANCHISE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WOULD RETURN [inaudible] THANK YOU. YEAH GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY MY NAME IS JOE MUCH I WILL. HAVE TO PRESENT COULD JELLY. JELLY SOME AFRICA AND ORGANIZATION. THAT WAS JUST PUT IN. A RESULTS GONNA COME TO SPEAK FOR ITSELF. WHY SAY IT IS LAST YEAR? WHEN MONTESA CITY WAS PLAYING WE TURN OUR HOME? AN HOUR OUT IN A STADIUM ON THE SIDE HE SAID YOU KNOW A SPACE TO PUT EVERYBODY IN. TOO MANY FUNDS CAME ACROSS THE ACROSS TENNESSE. AND WHY IS THAT BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVE YOU GUYS CONTINUE BUILDING IT AMERICA FIJI HIGH MAG ON THAT WHEN THEY STUDY MOST EASILY PUT ON HAVE EVERYBODY GOALS IN THE AREA HERE DO USE A LOT OF CRIME. AND LET THE THIS PROGRAM CONTINUE SUCK ALSO HELPS THOSE KIDS. BECOME NO GOAL AND DO WRONG THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITIES WHY NOT TO VOTE POSTED ONE DAYS. ALSO I THINK — OUR COMMUNITIES NEED THESE MOSTLY BECAUSE OF OUR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES WHY BECAUSE ALL INVENT OF IT AND I DRIVE TAXI. A LOT OF TIME WHEN I DROPPED OUT SEE PEOPLE COME ALL OVER. JUST TO NASHVILLE TO TO TOWARD SUCKA TO WATCH — THAT THE YOU KNOW THE OPEN GAMES THAT WAS PUT RECENTLY OF IN NATIONALIST PRESSURE LAST MONTH. SO LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY BRING US A LOT OF JOBS AND ALSO WOULD HELP US. DEVELOP THIS — STATE THANK YOU. MY NAME’S RONNI WATERED AND I LIVE AT FIFTY THREE OH FOR CAMELOT COURTIN BRENT WHAT DAVIDSON COUNTY DISTRICT THIRTY FOURTH ANGIE ANDERSON. WHO COINCIDENTLY JUST HELD PRISONER NEIGHBORHOOD CAMELOT ACRES TO IN OUR S.? FORTY I STAND HERE TO SUPPORT THEM UNLESS PROJECT AND MUCH LIKE ARE FOUND FAIRGROUND SUPPORTERS THIS IS PERSONAL TO ME BECAUSE SOCCER CHANGED MY LIFE. I WILL SAY THAT. I DO SLIGHTLY REGRET WAITING LAST ONE SPEAKING. I DID HAVE A FIRST A FRONT ROW SEAT SO I GOT TO ENJOY ALL OF THE STORIES BUT NOW. I SEE TIRED EYES AND I SEE A LOT OF RED BEHIND ME SO IT’S NOT QUITE AS MUCH FUN TO GET UP AND SPEAK TO YOU. BUT I’M GONNA DO T ANYWAY. SO I’M A COACH BY NATURE THREE MINUTES IS DIFFICULT FOR ME AND AS A COACH I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR FANTASTIC EYE CONTACT THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE. A MEETING SO FAR. I MOVED HERE IN TWO THOUSAND ONE TO BE THE VANDERBILT SOCCER COACH SO CHECK COLLEGE SOCCER. I FELL IN LOVE AND MET MY NATIONAL RESIDENT HUSBAND WHO COINCIDENTLY OWNS A BUSINESS IN BERRY HILL. CHECK DAVIDSON COUNTY RESIDENT FOR LIFE YOU NATIONAL NATIVE KNOW YOU’RE NEVER GETTING HIM OUT HERE. I CURRENTLY WORK FOR THE TENNESSEE SOCCER CLUB. I’M IN THEIR BUSINESS OFFICE AND I ALSO COACH A U. EIGHTEEN GIRLS SOCCER TEAM YOUTH SPORTS CHECK. ON THE PART OF THE NATIONAL SOCCER CLUB BROADCAST TEAM YES I AM THAT ANNOYING WOMEN’S VOICE THAT YOU HEAR ON MY TV. THIRTY EVERY WEEK AND IF YOU WANT TO STOP HEARING ME. GO WATCH A GAME IN PERSON. THAT’S YOUR BEST CHOICE KIND. AND MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS I’M A MOTHER TO AN EIGHT YEAR OLD SON SOME A SOCCER MOM SAYS YOU CAN IMAGINE. I LOVE SOCCER I LOVE NOW I WAS A LOGICAL CHOICE TO GET UP HERE AND SPEAK TO YOU TODAY. BUT WHAT I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU IS THAT THIS PERSONAL JOURNEY OF MINE IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE. THAT. SOCCER IS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. AND I THINK THE REASON I WAS SPEAKING TODAY IS BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT THE PEOPLE. THE PROJECT’S SATISFIES THE PEOPLE. THE ONE REAL BENEFACTORS OF THIS PROJECT IN THE ENTIRE AND BEAUTIFULLY DIVERSE NATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT GROWS EVERY DAY. IS THE BUILDING IN THE STADIUM AND THE WELCOMING OF THIS MLS COMMITTEE AND THIS TEAM TO YOUR TOWN. SOCCER IS MORE THAN A SPORT IT CONNECTS COMMUNITIES IT BINDS TOGETHER DIVERSE CULTURES AND UNIFIES FANS OF ALL AGES. DRIVE BY A COMMUNITY A REC CENTER ON A SATURDAY MORNING. VISIT THE METROPLEX ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AFTER YOU GET YOUR EVENING WORK OUT IN AT YUR LOCAL YMCA TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE CORNER. WHAT YOU’LL SEE ARE PEOPLE AND LOTS OF THEM? RANGING IN AGE FROM FIVE TO FIFTY FIVE AND SOMETIMES OLDER. ALL ENJOYING THE BEAUTIFUL SPOR. IN OUR COMMUNITIES. SEE THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF THE SPORT IT CAN BE ENJOYED BY ALL AGES. IT PROMOTES A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OUR CHILDREN TO GROW. THANK YOU THANK YOU. HELLO MY SPARE CANCELED THINKING VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING — LOT OF TIRED EYES MY NAME’S JOHN OAKES I LIVE ON TWENTY ONE SIXTY BYRON AVENUE MY PROPERTY* UP DIRECTLY TO THE OVERFLOW PARKING LOT. WHEN I CAN SAY AFTER LIVING IN WHAT WHAT HOUSTON FOR OVER TEN YEARS IS THAT THE ONLY TWO THINGS THAT CONSISTENTLY HAPPEN ON A NIGHTLY BASIS AND THAT ARE? THAT PEOPLE CONSTANTLY DRIVE FROM WEDGWOOD TO KNOW WAS REAL BIKE. AND THE METRO POLICE MOBILE COMMAND CENTER DIRECTLY PARKS BEHIND MY HOUSE AND I WATCH FLASHING BLUE LIGHTS TO ABOUT FOUR AM. I’M EXCITED FOR IS A SEE THAT THIS PROJECT MOVES FORWARD. ALSO ON BEHALF OF MY WIFE — WHO CANNOT BE HERE THIS EVENING HIGH HOLY* THEY EACH ONE OF YOU VOTES EITHER YES OR NO? AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO THE TONIGHT TO BRING A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. WHAT I WOULD ALSO* THAT — EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO SAY IS ALREADY BEEN SAID VERY ELOQUENTLY MY WIFE IS PROVING SHE WANTS AN MLS TEAM SHE SAYS THAT IF THIS DOES NOT GO THROUGH SO DIVORCE ME AND MOVE BACK TO PERU. PLEASE SAY MY FAITH MY MY MY MARRIAGE INFO YES THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. TAKE IT UP A LITTLE BIT. EVERYBODY BRIEF I MET ON THE LAST. ONE OKAY. SO HERE WE GO. WHO AM I MY NAME IS JASON MOLES? I’M A RESIDENT OF WILSON COUNTY. I OWN MY OWN BUSINESS. I WORKED PREDOMINANTLY IN NASHVILLE FROM NASHVILLE IS MY CITY COULD YOU GIVE US YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE WANNA WAIT PALANI CIRCLE LEBANON TENNESSEE. THREE SEVEN ZERO EIGHT SEVEN I AM A HUSBAND. A FATHER [inaudible] THE CHRISTIAN [inaudible] A ROADIE. A SOCCER SUPPORTER. AND A BUSINESSMAN. THAT’S ME IN A NUTSHELL. SO YOU’RE GETTING THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. EVERYBODY KNOWS SOCCER’S GREAT. WE’VE HEARD YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THIS BEEN BEATEN INTO YOUR HEAD. SO WHY AM I HERE I’M GONNA TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE FENCE. THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ABSTAINING. WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR VOTE. WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOU TO COME ON BOARD [inaudible] BECAUSE WE NEED THE TEN ACRES. I NEED THE TEN ACRES AS A BUSINESS PERSON. I NEED THE FAIRGROUNDS BECOME REVITALIZED BECAUSE MY BUSINESS. EARNS A LOT OF ITS YEARLY SALES OFF OF ONE SHOW AT FAIRGROUNDS [inaudible] ONE SHOW. AS A LONG GARDEN SHOW. I NEED IT. AND I NEED THAT REFRESHMENT TO COME BACK INTO THE FAIRGROUNDS SO PEOPLE STARTED TENDING THAT SHOW IN HIGHER NUMBERS. I NEED* IN THE SEATS [inaudible] OKAY [inaudible] I THINK. FROM LISTENING TO EVERYBODY. WE ALL GET. WHEN WE HAVE BUSINESS THERE? YOU’RE GETTING SALES TAX DOLLAR. YOU’RE GETTING PROPERTY TAX DOLLARS. ON LAND. DOES NOT EARNING THE CITY IT’S TIME [inaudible] OKAY. YOU HAVE A VAST OPEN PIECE OF LAND. DOESN’T DO ANYTHING. YOU HAVE THE REST OF IT THAT GETS UTILIZED. DURING SPECIFIC TIMES THIS IS GOING TO HELP FILL THINGS UP. AND GIVE US MORE CONSISTENT INCOME COMING IN. SOME OF YOU HAVE ASKED FOR THE CBA TO BE DONE I KNOW THIS GENTLEMAN HAS I KNOW THAT GERMAN HANDS. LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE GOING TO GET DONE. SO WE’RE MOVING FORWARD IN THE DIRECTION THAT YOU’VE ASKED FORCED TO MOVE FORWARD. I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE FAIRGROUNDS GO AWAY. I DON’T WANNA SEE RACING GO AWA. HONESTLY THE FLEA MARKET GO AWAY AND IT’S BEEN CLEARLY STATED THAT IT’S NOT GOING TO GO AWAY. I WANT TO SEE AN IMPROVED I WANT TO SEE IT GROW. I WANT TO SEE ALL PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS. REAP THE BENEFITS OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STADIUM. TO THE RACE TRACK. TO THE FAIRGROUNDS IN GENERAL. THAT’S WHAT I’M HERE [inaudible] FOR THANK YOU. SEEING NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE WOULD ANYONE IN OPPOSITION WISHING TO SPEAK. PLEASE LINE UP AT THE LECTERN. IF YOU WOULD PLEASE SHARE YOUR NAME. AND YOUR ADDRESS. EACH OF YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK. IF YOU ARE NOT IN LINE. IF YOU WOULD PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEAT WHEN YOU FINISH SPEAKING IF YOU WOULD PLEASE. RETIRED OF THEM AS A NAME OR ELSEWHERE SO THAT SOMEBODY ELSE OUT THERE CAN COME IN THANK YOU. PLEASURES. I THANK YOU OF MANDATE OF MICE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS SHANNON MCCULLOUGH LIVE AT FOUR OR FIVE MERIT AVENUE I’M IN THE SEVENTEENTH ST STRICT ABOUT FIVE BLOCKS FROM THE FAIRGROUND. OF I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT FOR ABOUT NINE YEARS MY HUSBAND’S BEEN OUT IN THE AREA. IN THE DISTRICT — FOR SIXTY I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST SOCCER. I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST A STADIUM IN NATIONAL. OF I THINK IF YOU HAVE TO REZONE THE FAIRGROUNDS TO DO IT. THEN THAT’S NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT — WE HAVE A FOOTBALL BASEBALL AND HOCKEY STADIUM AND NONE OF THOSE THREE NEEDED A TEN ACRE SITE TO HELP THEM BE BUILT AND TO HELP THEM. CONTINUE — SO BELIEVE THAT THE TEN ACRE SITE ON THE FAIRGROUNDS IS SOMETHING THAT — IS NECESSARY. OF IN TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WE HAD THE REFERENDUM AND VOTED NO ON A PLAN THAT INVOLVED. THE THE SAME WORDING MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT IT WAS HOUSING BUSINESSES AND HOTELS ETCETERA. A NOBODY WANTED THAT ON THE FAIRGROUNDS THEN AND I FOR ONE DON’T WANT IT ON THE FAIRGROUNDS NOW — I DON’T THINK THAT YOU NEED TO TEAR DOWN WHAT’S THERE I MEAN YOU’VE ALREADY VOTED TO TEAR DOWN EVERYTHING THAT DIDN’T HAVE A FOUNDATION LIKE THE BACK DOWN THE VILLAGE OVER THERE VOLUNTEER VILLAGE AND STUFF — WE WANTED TO YOU TO MAKE IT BETTER. AND YOU VOTED FOR MONEY AND YOU’VE MADE IT BETTER. SO. LET’S LET THAT GO FOR A LITTLE BIT THE THE DOG PARK. THE GREEN SPACE THE NEW SOCCER AREAS ALL THAT IS GOING TO IS GREAT AND I ATE OUT LIKE IT AND IT WILL GET MORE OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. SO LET’S LET THAT STEW FOR A LITTLE BIT AND QUIT SAYING THAT YOU’RE GOING TO YOU KNOW TEAR DOWN AND REBUILD AND EVERYTHING BECAUSE THAT’S GONNA STAND. THE PEOPLE FOR THE VERY ARTFULLY MARKET. YOU HAVE ONE THAT’S BEEN IN THREE DIFFERENT PUBLICATIONS THAT I RECEIVE AT MY HOUSE IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS. THIS OLD HOUSE. FOR ONE TRIPLE A ARDEN AND GUN WE ARE NUMBER FOUR RIGHT NOW RATED IN THE COUNTRY AND YOU WANT TO MESS WITH IT. I MEAN THAT. YOU’RE YOU’RE CUTTING YOUR NOSE OFF TO SPITE YOUR FACE AND IF YOU SAY YOU’RE GOING TO TEAR SOMETHING DOWN THEN THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO ELSEWHERE. YOU DID YOU DID IT NOT TOO LONG YOU KNOW BEFORE AN ATTENDANCE AND VENDORS FELL OFF WELL NOW THEY’RE BACK UP SO DON’T MESS WITH THAT. AROUND. THE STADIUM. THAT IT COULD BE BUILT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THIS SITE IN THIS PART OF THE CITY OTHERS BORDEAUX THERE’S METRO CITY I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD ALL THIS. THEY NEED HOUSING MANIA AFFORDABLE THEY NEED BUSINESSES THERE [inaudible] THANK YOU. MY NAME IS GEORGE GRUNE SHE ARE YOU AGE AND I LIVE AT NINE FIFTEEN OLD LAVENDER TROUT IN HERMITAGE AND MY BUSINESS CAREER AND GUITARS. IS LOCATED AT TWENTY ONE TWENTY EIGHTH AVENUE SOUTH I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF NASHVILLE’S SINCE NINETEEN SIXTY NINE AND HONED MY BUSINESS WHICH NOW EMPLOYS TWENTY SIX PEOPLE. FOR SINCE JANUARY. NINETEEN SEVENTY WE’VE HEARD A GREAT DEAL ABOUT HOW SOCCER WOULD BE GREAT FOR NASHVILLE AND HOW SOCCER IS A WONDERFUL GAME AND HOW IT’S POPULAR WORLDWIDE. ALL OF THAT IS TRUE. IT IS A GREAT GAME AND IT’S VERY POPULAR AND IT COULD BE GOOD FOR NASHVILLE. THE QUESTION IS WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. THE REFERENDUM OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WAS EXPLICITLY CLEAR. IN ITS LETTER AND ITS SPIRIT. AND WHAT’S MORE IT DOES NOT. WHAT EITHER SUPERSEDE THE ORIGINAL CHARTER? WHICH CLEARLY STATES THAT USES SUCH AS MIXED USE. AND HOUSING ARE NOT APPROPRIATE ON THE FAIRGROUNDS. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE STATED THAT WELL. THIS WOULD CREATE MORE TAX REVENUE. SOCCER IS GOOD AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS GOOD JOBS FOR MINORITIES AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS GOOD. MUCH OF THAT IS TRUE. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT IT’S APPROPRIATE. TO DESTROY THE FAIRGROUNDS TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YES WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WE HAVE LOTS OF LAND IN NASHVILLE. THAT YOU COULD USE THE SAME LOGIC FOR ME THAT YOU CAN DRIVE BY. THE WARNER PARK. OR A GROUP WARNER PARK YOUR HUGE AREAS IT NOBODY GOES THERE HARDLY MOST OF ITS CAST WOULD SINCE DREARY AND HIS CRONIES. BREEDING RARE AND IT’S AROUND THEM AND THEY EAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD DOGS AND CATS AND THEY MIGHT. DANGER CHILDREN. TO WE SHOULD JUST PUT TALL SKINNY IS THERE. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THE REFERENDUM OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WAS EXPLICITLY CLEAR. I DON’T LIKE TO GET INTO CONSPIRACY THEORIES BUT NO YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A CONSPIRACY THEORY. TO LOOK AT THE EMAIL TRAILS THAT HAVE BEEN. ON EARTH. RICHARD REBUILDING HAS BEEN TRYING THROUGH FOUR ADMINISTRATIONS. ADVERTISE THE FAIRGROUNDS. MUCH OF WHICH HAS BEEN DONE. IN AVOIDANCE OF THE SUNSHINE LAWS. AND IS FLAT OUT ILLEGAL. NOT TO BE PROSECUTED. THE MEMBERS OF THE FAIR BOARD. AND LAURA WOMACK LET MET PRIVATELY ONE ON ONE SO THAT THEY WOULDN’T HAVE. TO HAVE AN OPEN MEETING. SO THAT IT WOULDN’T BE PUBLIC RECORD. THEY KEPT IT AWAY FROM. YOU THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. THIS HAS HAD A LOT OF PLANNING DONE THAT YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT ABOUT. THINKING TIME FOR YOU TO ACT THANK YOU. MY NAME IS GAIL PARK AND I’M FROM MEMPHIS TENNESSEE I’VE BEEN A VENDOR AT THE NATIONAL PLAYER MARKET FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS. WE RED SHIRTS THEIR VENDORS ARE MOSTLY HERE REPRESENTING OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I’VE GOT OVER A HUNDRED BECAUSE UPSET UNHAPPY MAD WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. ARM THE MAYOR SENT A LETTER OUT AS DID LAURA WARM WHILE MAC. DID A TORY ALL SAYING THE FLEA MARKET WAS NOT GOING TO CHANGE IT WAS GOING TO BE THERE AND IT WASN’T GOING TO CHANGE WELL THAT’S JUST NOT TRUE. THERE IS A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE THAT PEOPLE HAVE COME TO EXPECT. THERE ARE SEVEN BUILDINGS ARE STRAIGHT OPEN AIR PAVILIONS THERE SHEDS. THE NEW MAP CUT SET DOWN AND I HEAD UP AND HAS NO OUTSIDE VENDORS. YOU’RE GONNA LOSE YOUR STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE RIGHT NOW THE NATIONAL PLEA MARKET IS ONE OF THE TOP TEN IN THE COUNTRY. AND IS NUMBER FOUR IN AND TAKING IN THE COUNTRY. THIS PAST WEEKEND I WAS AT A COIN SHOW IN DALTON GEORGIA THERE WAS A GUY THERE. OF THAT DOES AS A COLLECTIBLE SHOW AND HE SAID THERE ARE SO FEW PLACES. TO DO AND TAKES ANYMORE BUT THAT’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE COME TO HIS SHOW. ON NATIONAL ONE OF THE TOP FOUR IN THE COUNTRY — SEVERAL COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY THAT THE FAIRGROUNDS IS A BLIGHT. A LOT OF THE SOCCER PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT WE NEED NEW BUILDINGS WEALTH MONEY WAS VOTED TO GIVE US NEW BUILDINGS AND I AND OUR SPRUCE UP THE OLD ONES. AND YOU THE COUNCIL MEMBERS DIDN’T IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO IN THIS STATE IT WENT WHERE IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO GO. LET’S DISCUSS PARKING. A THIRTY THOUSAND SEAT SOCCER STADIUM IF JUST TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOW UP. AND THERE’S TOTAL CAR THAT’S TEN THOUSAND PARKING SPACES THEY NEED. OF RIGHT NOW THERE’S SIXTEEN HUNDRED SPACES IN THE GONNA CUT IT HAT. AND YOU DATE TEN THOUSAND FOR SOCCER SO THIS PARKING SITUATION IS NOT VALID FOR SHOPPERS. THERE’S NINE HUNDRED FLEA MARKET VENDORS OUT NINE HUNDRED APARTMENTS WHAT THAT’S GOING TO HAVE NINE HUNDRED CARS WHERE THEY GO TO A PARK. FLEA MARKET VENDORS THERE’S A THOUSAND VENDORS WE ALL HAVE CARS I’M FORTY THREE PEOPLE ONLY TWO WERE THERE AT ANY ONE GIVEN TIME. WHERE ALL THESE PEOPLE GOING TO PARK [inaudible] OUR OWN. THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH PARKING. IT’S IF IT’S REALLY ABOUT SOCCER ONES THERE THIS RUSH THAT IT HAD TO BE THE FAIRGROUNDS WHY WERE NO OTHER PLACES INVESTIGATED. WHY WAS THE TRAFFIC STUDY THAT THEY DIDN’T LIKE JUST KINDA COVERED UP? THERE IS JUST BEEN TOO MUCH WITH THE COUNCIL DID KNOW ABOUT. THAT WAS HIDDEN. THE SOCCER SPEAKERS TALKED ABOUT THE BUILDINGS AGAIN IN THE FAIRGROUNDS BEGIN DISREPAIR MONEY WAS VOTED AFTER THE REFERENDUM FOR IT IT JUST NEVER GOT WHERE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THANK YOU. MY NAME IS PAT WILLIAMS. I LIVE AT FORTY THREE OH ONE ELKINS AVENUE. GOOD EVENING COUNCILMEMBERS AND OTHERS PRESENT. I WOULD LIKE ARE ONE OF THE POINTS I WAS GOING TO MAKE. WAS JUST MADE BY THE LADY AHEAD OF ME ABOUT THE PARKING SITUATION I THINK THAT IS A MAJOR PROBLEM. I’VE BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF A PARKING SPACE IS LACKING FOR THE THE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE. DONE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE THE THE COUNCIL. WHO TAKES CARE OF ALL OF THOSE WHO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF US? WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO FULLY FUND OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL BUDGET. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD. RAISES FOR OUR POLICE. AND FIREFIGHTERS. I WOULD LIKE O BEG EACH OF YOU TO PLEASE READ AND RE READ THE LETTERS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO YOU. BY THE METROPOLITAN NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AND THE F. OP. I WON’T. TRY TO REPEAT WHAT WAS IN THOSE LETTERS YOU ALL HAVE THEM. I’VE BEEN AN ADVOCATE IN THE MIDDLE HEALTH COMMUNITY. IN THIS AREA FOR OVER FORTY YEARS NOW. I WOULD LIKE. TO SUGGEST THAT ALL OF THIS WAVE OF SOCCER PEOPLE THAT ARE OVERTAKING NATIONAL I’M NOT AGAINST SOCCER. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO TO BEG THEM TO ADVOCATE FOR SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE SO WONDERFUL FOR THE KIDS THAT ARE STARTING TO PLAY SOCCER SO YOUNG. ADVOCATE FOR A LAW THAT REQUIRES THEY WEAR HELMETS. TO PREVENT ALL OF THESE BRAIN CONCUSSIONS. SOME OF WHICH CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE. THAT WILL FOLLOW THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. THANK YOU IN A BIT A BIG YOU TO PLEASE VOTE AGAINST THIS REZONING THERE ARE BETTER PLACES THAT ARE MORE APPROPRIATE. FOR THE STADIUM THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING LADIES IN GERMAN COUNCIL AND AS I SAY THAT LIKE TWENTY SIX THIRTY HERE NOT THERE’S NOT. FORTY UNDERSTAND THAT. I APPRECIATE YOU ALL COMING OUT TONIGHT THOUGH NOT AS A LISTENER NOT PROTECTED SOCCER STARTING IN PEOPLE BEING HERE TELL YOU. I’M NOT AGAINST SOCCER WHATSOEVER WE GOT PLENTY OF LAND HERE TO PUT A SOCCER FIELD ON AND ENCOURAGE OUR TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT HAPPENS OUR FAIRGROUNDS BEEN HERE FOR A HUNDRED NINE YEARS. AND I NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE HERE. I WOULD WOULD BE FINE BUT IT’S JUST NOT GOING TO WORK YOU CAN’T PUT A THOUSAND POUNDS OF SOMETHING IN ONE POUND BAG. AND THAT’S JUST IT TO BE HONESTLY TRUE — MR CANDLES WON’T GET YOU KNOW TEN OR TWENTY OR 30% AFFORDABLE HOUSING. WELL I ASK YOU THIS QUESTION WHY ANY OF THE PROPERTY AROUND OUR FAIRGROUNDS. NOT BE INVOLVED BY METRO TO DO ANY AFFORDABLE HOUSING WHAT SO EVER. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT WHAT’S HOWEVER THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF PROPERTY SO. BOWERS AND AND NOT MR SCHECK pASE CORNER RANGING WAGE WOULD. METROLAND BACK AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE TEN ACRES OF OUR LAND AND DO THAT WITH WITH OUR LAND. IS NOT IS NOT RIGHT FOR THAT LAND TO BE FOLLOWED OR DONE ANYTHING WITH THAT OR EVEN THE LEAST. BECAUSE OVER NINETY NINE YOU’RE GOING TO GET A MILLION DOLLARS THAT’S WHAT’S GONNA COME OUT OF THAT. AND UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMIC AND IMPACT FOR THE SOCCER STADIUM BUT WE NEED TO PUT IT AT ROSE PARK OR PUT IT IN ON ONE OF THE OTHER. GUYS AND WE HAVE FIVE THOUSAND ACRES. I ENCOURAGE ALL Y’ALL TO LISTEN TO WHAT MR DRIVERS GOT TO FIGHT. AND MISTER COOPER’S GOT TO TRY THERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK OF ALL THIS AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LISTEN TO WHAT I GOT TO TRY AND VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED FOR THE REFERENDUM AND HAVE US LET US HAVE A REFERENDUM. TO VOTE AGAIN AS WE DID IN TWO THOUSAND RIGHT NOW. AND I’D ALSO LIKE TO SAY THERE WILL BE ELECTION COMING UP. AND NOW I’M GOING TO WORK HARD IN THAT ELECTION MYSELF AND I COURAGE OUT OF DOING THE RIGHT THING I’M NOT GONNA STAND HERE WITH AND USE ALL MY TIME BUT I KNOW YOU WANTED TO GO HOME AND ARE NOT APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING A CAR DUE TO DO. THE RIGHT TIME TO FIND OUT. KEVIN WARNER TEN TWENTY EIGHT EIGHTEEN SEVEN OF CELLS AND MUSIC GROW I’M AGAINST THIS PROJECT CONNECTS CURRENT FORM. IT’S GOING TO INCREASE DRAMATICALLY THE DEMAND FOR METRO STRETCHED PUBLIC SERVICES WITHOUT FUNDING. WE ALL KNOW THE BIG DEVELOPMENT MEANS INCREASED TRAINS ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCES. HOW YOU’RE GONNA PAY FOR THIS? WE ALREADY KNOW THAT RAISING TAXES RAISING TAXES IS. NOT GONNA FLY. I THINK THE STADIUM DEAL NEEDS MORE WORK BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO MANY TAX PAYER GIVE AWAYS FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. TWO ONE MILLION DOLLARS PLUS OF REVENUE BONDS. AN UNKNOWN REPAYMENT PROSPECTS. CONSTRUCTION AND LEASE TERMS THAT WILL PUT METRO TAXPAYERS ON THE HOOK. TEN FIFTEEN MAYBE TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW IF THINGS DON’T GO THE WAY THE WIDE EYED OPTIMISTS PREDICT. I DON’T WANT YOU TO GIVE MISTER INGRAM AND HIS TEAM INCENTIVES FAVORABLE LEASE TERMS OR OTHER GOODIES THEY DON’T NEED THEM. HE AND HIS TEAM. HIS CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE GENERATED. OVER TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUES LAST YEAR. TWO BILLION DOLLARS THEY DON’T NEED. GIVEAWAYS AND INCENTIVES. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK YOURSELVES THIS. WILL THIS DEAL HELP THE THOUSANDS WHO ARE STRUGGLING. FOR HER ROOFS OVER THEIR HEADS. IS THIS STILL GOING TO HELP THOSE IN NEED BETTER TRANSIT CHOICES SO THAT THEY DON’T NEED TO TAKE TWO OR THREE TRANSFERS ON PUBLIC. PUBLIC TRANSIT TO GET TO THEIR JOBS WORK AT HOME. IS THIS STILL GOING TO HELP THE TAXPAYERS WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN SOCCER. I FEAR THIS DEAL IS ONLY GOING TO HELP THOSE. WITH BUSINESS INTERESTS. IN OR NEAR IN TOWN SOMEWHERE OR NEAR THE FAIRGROUNDS CONTRACTORS LAWYERS CONSULTANTS ACCOUNTANTS. DESIGNERS HOSPITALITY SHAPERS. DID I SAY CONSULTANTS. AND ANY THEIR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TYPE WHO ONCE NASHVILLE. TO CONTINUE GROWING WITHOUT MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO PAY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE. THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO LOVE IT. ONE ANOTHER HUNDRED HOTEL ROOMS COME ONLINE [inaudible] WHY NOW? THE IT’S CITY. THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CRAMMING FIVE POUNDS OF YOU KNOW WHAT INTO FOUR POUND BAGS. IN THE URBAN CORE. FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. WHEN DOES IT STOP? PLEASE SPEND SOME MORE TIME THERE’S NO RUSH TO JUDGMENT THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MY NAME IS JIM LEWIS OF ASHLAND CITY TENNESSEE HAVE BEEN AROUND NATIONAL MOST OF MY LIFE. I LOOK AROUND AT THE SEA OF RED SHIRTS YOU SEE HERE. AND I JUST THAT WAS THE ONLY LEVEL OF ELOQUENCE I THINK YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO SEE ALL NIGHT BUT THAT SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD. PEOPLE FROM RACING COMMITTEE ARE DIFFERENT ANIMALS WE DON’T BRING IN JUST A PAIR OF SHOES AND A SHIRT TO A RACE TRACK. WE HAVE TO BUILD A CAR BY THE RULE BOOK BRING IT DOWN TO COMPETE. AND THEN RE DO THAT EVERY TIME THE RACE COME BACK WE’RE VERY COMMITTED. A LOYAL WERE VERY PATRIOTIC WERE VERY VERY SUPPORTIVE OF OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WE SEE THIS. AS A THREAT TO OUR RACE TRACK. IT ABSOLUTELY IS I’M NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU ANY INFORMATION THAT’S NOT READILY AVAILABLE TO ANYBODY WITH A HEART BEAT A BRAIN CELL. IF THEY BUILD THE STADIUM THERE. YOU LOOK OVER THIS RACE TRACK ONE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY. WOULD MAKE US LOOK LIKE THE BAD GUY. WHAT IS THE BAD GUY HAVE TO DO HE HAS TO GO AWAY? IT’S NOT THAT DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY MOVE IN AND ONE THING HAPPENS WERE TRIGGERED COMPLETELY OUT OF THE PROGRAM. AND WE DON’T REALLY WANT TO STEP BY QUIETLY WHAT THAT HAPPENED. WHEN THEY WERE BUILDING? THE BRICKYARD IN INDIANAPOLIS. THEY WERE RACING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY NATIONAL. ISN’T THAT ALWAYS BEEN HERE THAT LONG OLDEST OPERATING SPEEDWAY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND IF YOU WANT TO COMPARE THIS TO THE OLDEST IS FAR ABOVE BETTER. WE HAVE HAD A DISCONNECT IN THE PAST BETWEEN THE BEAR MRE. NASCAR. AND OUR RATIONS COMMUNITY THAT’S RIGHT AT ONE TIME THERE WAS NO TIE INS AND NATURAL. THERE WAS NO PREDATORS AND NATURAL THERE WERE NO SOUNDS UNNATURAL BUT THERE WAS A BIG LEAGUE TOP LEVEL COOPERATION HERE AT THAT VERY FACILITY. THAT PEOPLE WANT TO KIND OF JUST PUSH ASIDE WHAT ARE GOING TO THE WAYS OF HISTORY. WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT LET THAT HAPPEN IF WE DO NOT WANT TO LET THAT HAPPEN. SHOW WE APPEAL TO YOU IN YOUR SENSE OF REASON TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS HUNDRED NOT EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY YEAR OLD RACE TRACK. AND EVERYTHING THAT IT MEANS TO PEOPLE. IS TRULY FOR HEARTS DEAR TO OUR HEARTS. IT REALLY IS YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY I HEARD DIVERSITY THIS AND DIVERSITY THAT I REALLY HEARD THAT. WHICH YOU WANT TO SEE DIVERSITY YOU WANT TO SEE ALL OF TWELVE YEAR OLD KID RACING ON THE SAME RACE TRACK FOR THE SEVENTY YEAR OLD PERSON. THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY. THEY CAN COMPETE ON THE SAME TRACK AT THE SAME TIME UNDER THE SAME RULES BUT NOBODY STOPS. YOUR DESIRE TO WIN IS WHAT PUT YOU UP TOWARD THE FRONT. YOU SEE HERE A DEDICATED. THEIR FANTASTIC PEOPLE YOU SEE PEOPLE LIKE STERLING MARLIN HER. YOU SEE PEOPLE LIKE TONY FOR MOSTLY HERE THAT ARE SUPPORTING THIS TRACK BUT THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT FROM YOU GUYS AND THIS IS WHAT WE NEED. OUR DISCONNECTED THE MEDIA IS OUR PROBLEM. BUT OUR DISCONNECT WITH YOU HAVE TO BE TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THE SPEECH. WAIT MEANS TO THESE PEOPLE. THANK YOU THANK YOU [inaudible] RIGHT. HELLO MY NAME IS STEVEN WRIGHT I LIVE AT FIVE TWENTY EIGHT FOUNDRY DRIVE IN DISTRICT. TWENTY AS A NATIONAL NATIVE CONCERNED CITIZEN LIFELONG SUPPORTER IN VISITOR OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. ASK YOU THE COUNCIL TO PLEASE VOTE NO ON THE SIMILAR STILL. I FEAR THAT HAVING THE STADIUM AND MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. WILL NOT ONLY DISRUPT ALL CURRENT FAIRGROUND USES BUT WILL INEVITABLY KILL HIM. AS A FLEA MARKET VENDOR I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE ADMINISTRATION THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS DEAL. THEY ARE LOOKING OUT. FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE VENDORS. AND THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THE VENDORS THE VENDORS WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF FIRST WITH THE BUILDING OF THE NEW EXPO BUILDING. I CANNOT TRUST THIS INFORMATION. I FEEL THAT NOT ONLY WE THE TAXPAYERS BUT YOU ■THE COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN TREATED LIKE MUSHROOMS. WE ARE KEPT IN THE DARK AND FED MANEUVER. THE NEW PLAN EXPO FACILITIES ARE EXTREMELY TOO SMALL TO HOLD OUR CURRENT FLEA MARKET. WE WILL LOSE A LOT OF GOOD VENDORS. AND THERE’S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH PARKING TO ACCOMMODATE. I FEEL THERE HAS BEEN NO TRUE TRANSPARENCY WITH THIS DEAL. I HAVE ATTENDED SEVERAL MEETINGS REGARDING THE FAIRGROUNDS AND THE SIMILAR STEEL. I CAN NEVER GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER FOR ANY OF MY QUESTIONS. I AM GENERALLY TOLD. I’LL HAVE TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THIS OR THAT STUDY IS NOT IN YE. AND THOSE ARE THE SAME QUESTION THE THE SAME ANSWERS I’VE HEARD YOUR QUESTIONS BE ANSWERED WITH NUMEROUS TIMES DURING THIS PROCESS. SO I ASK HOW CAN SOMEONE MAKE A DECISION ON ANYTHING IF THE QUESTIONS THEY ASK. CANNOT OR WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. WITH THE HARM THAT THIS PLAN WILL DO TO THE CURRENT FAIRGROUND USES. THE UN AUTHORIZE SPENDING OF FUNDS FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS AND SPORTS AUTHORITY BUDGETS THE CONSTANT CHANGE TO THE FAIRGROUNDS PLAN. THE FREE LAND GIVEAWAY TO BILLIONAIRES. AND THE RECENTLY UNCOVERED SECRET PLANS TO BRING A CAR AUCTION CARLY USING THEM. TO THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY. WITH ALL THE BACK DOOR SECRET MEETINGS AND HIDING THE COUNTRY CLUBS. WE CANNOT TRUST THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS DEAL. BASED ON ALL THIS INFORMATION OR LACK THERE OF I ASK YOU PLEASE VOTE NO ON THIS DEAL. I’M A FAMILY MAN I’M A BUSINESSMAN. ALMOST HALF OF MY YEARLY INCOME COMES FROM NOT MONTHLY FLEA MARKET THAT’S WHAT I BUY THE DIAPERS. WITH THAT I PUT ON MY LITTLE GIRL. THANK YOU THANK YOU [inaudible] I GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. MY NAME IS DANIEL IS LIVE AT THIRTY NINE TWENTY ONE OXBOW DR. FIXING COUNCILMAN COUNCIL LATER HEY HEY WHAT’S DISTRICT. AND I COME TONIGHT. ASKING YOU TO CONSIDER YOUR DECISION. AS FAR AS THE FREE MARKET RACE TRACK AND ALL THAT CONCERNED BUT I REALLY COME SPEAKING FOR OUR FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN. MITCHELL SENATOR WHERE YOU CAN GO WHETHER IT’S EIGHTY FOUR ACRES OF OF OF LAND THAT YOU COULD BUILD EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO OWN. THE CD OF THE THE SEA OF THE THE AGREEMENT THAT YOU GUYS HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT. IT WOULD FEED WHELAN CASSMAN HALLS DISTRICT COUNCIL HASTINGS DISTRICT THE OTHER DISTRICTS IN THAT AREA. WE WOULD DO WE WOULD DO WELL TO HAVE THAT IN IT IN IN THAT AREA. I AM I LOOK AROUND IN THE RICHARD AND I SEE THE MONARCHIE. I SEE THAT I AM THE MONARCH. WE’VE BEEN IN THAT AREA OF TOWN. THE BORDER AREAS SOME OF THAT INTERVIEW WELL WE’VE BEEN KIND OF OVERLOOKED A LOT OF TIMES WHEN IT COMES. TO INDUSTRY THAT WOULD FIT WELL IN THAT AREA. WE’RE ASKING YOU. TO CALL BANK LOANS. ABOUT PUT THIS IN OUR AREA. AS I WAS LISTENING TO THE OTHER GROUP THAT STOOD HERE AND TALKED ABOUT [inaudible] OF WHAT THEY HAD IN THEIR DISTRICT JOBS JOBS EVERYBODY GOT UP AND SAID THAT THEY HAD. OUR COMPANIES IN THAT DISTRICT. CONTA BOUGHT OR AREA AND SEE HOW MANY ACTS. A JOBS IN THAT AREA HOW MANY COMPANIES AFTER AMERICAN COMPANIES I IN THAT AREA COME THERE. HOW YOU CAN HELP US IN THAT AREA TO BUILD UP AN AREA WHERE WHERE WHERE IS REALLY NEEDED IS NOT REALLY NEEDED IN IN THE — FAIRGROUNDS. BACKGROUND GOT ENOUGH DOWN IS NEEDED IN OUR AREA. IN OUR DISTRICT. EVEN THOUGH I DON’T LIVE IN — THE METRO CENTER AREA. I LIVE CLOSE TO IT I HAVE FRIENDS I HAVE. A LOT OF PEOPLE. THAT LIVE IN THAT AREA. REMEMBER IT A BIT BUT A FEW MONTHS AGO THAT YOU CAME. TO OUR THIS [inaudible] THE ONE AND YOU WANT TO TAKE IT OVER [inaudible] REMEMBER THAT. NOW YOU GOT A CHANCE TO REALLY ACT. FOR THAT COMMUNITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY YOU REALLY HAVE A CHANCE TO ALLOW US TO BE APPALLED TO BE REPRESENTED YOU CAN REPRESENT US EVEN THOUGH WE ALL THE MINORITIES. THERE’S ALREADY A SOCCER BALL DOWN. IN MITCHELL SOON THIS ALL WE’RE ALREADY TO THE TITANS PRACTICE FACILITY DOWN THERE. WE ASK YOU NOW TO CONSIDER BRENDAN. OF THAT INDUSTRY. TO METRO CENTER. YOU GOTTA TIDINGS DOWNTOWN MORE LESS. YOU GOT UP PREDATORS DOWNTOWN MORE LETTERS. YOU YOU YOU YOU TOOK OF THE FOUR SOON TO BUILD YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. REMEMBER WHEN THE LIMIT THIRTY NINE THIRTY EIGHT THIRTY NINE HAMILTON CHURCH ROAD LIFELONG RESIDENT OF DAVE’S ACCOUNTING. AND I WAS READING A NEWS STORY THE OTHER DAY. WHERE THE BRIDGE DOWN RAIN AND THE AND THE NISSAN STADIUM WASN’T DUE FOR MAINTENANCE AND OVER FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS? AND NARROWED TO SPEND OVER THREE HUNDRED MILLION ON THE SOCCER STADIUM. THAT WE NEED TO STOP THE RECKLESS SPENDING RIGHT NOW. AND AS FAR AS THE TEN ACRES ON THE FAIRGROUNDS SIGN. THE FAIRGROUNDS NEVER FOR A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT HERE FOR HOUSING OR FOR A HOTEL. AND I JUST DON’T REALLY TRUST THE FAIR BOARD WITH AND ALL THE SHADY DEALS. LIKE FOR EXAMPLE WE WERE SET OUR DRIVER’S MEETING GILL AND JANUARY. THE FAIR BOARD DIRECTOR TOLD US THAT TELLING FROM ALSO SIGNED A CONTRACT ALREADY WE HAD A FIVE YEAR CONTRACT IN PLACE. WHEN WE COME TO FIND OUT IT WAS MARCH BEFORE YOU GOT THE CONTRACT SIGNED WHY DID SHE HAVE TO LIE TO US ABOUT THAT? I MEAN THAT’S JUST THE BEST AS PART OF THE DEALS THAT WERE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW WE WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO TEN ACRES THER. SO IF THERE’S ANYTHING WE CAN DO IS THAT WE NEED TO DO IT NOW [inaudible] HANK YOU. GOOD EVENING COUNCIL THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO TONIGHT MY NAME IS ANDY CONFORM SIN. I LIVE AT TWO HUNDRED HE’S PIERCING COURT IN HERMITAGE TENNESSEE. I’M NOT MUCH OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER BUT FEEL INDULGE ME FOR A SECON- I’VE BEEN ATTENDING AN EVENT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS SINCE I WAS TEN AND NET LATELY I’VE I’VE HAD REFLECT A LOT ON HOW IT’S BEEN SINCE THEN AND IT SADDENS ME. WHAT THE FAIR BOARD THAT WAS JUST REFERENCED A HAS DONE OVER? MOST OF MY LIFETIME TO THE FACILITY [inaudible] HIT THE IT REALLY HAS ERODED. WHAT WAS ONCE A GOOD THING? IT ALSO SENDS ME THAT SOME BELIEVE THAT THIS REZONING DEAL IS GOOD FOR THE FUTURE. OF THE SITE. AND FOR THE CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS IN NASHVILLE. MANY TONIGHT OF TOLD YOU THAT THE AREA HAS BEEN NEGLECTED. THEY’RE RIGHT. IT HAS BEEN. BUT IN RETROSPECT PROBABLY ALL STARTED BACK WHEN THE FAIR BOARD DECIDED TO RUN OFF. TO A PROFITABLE I’M SURE AT THE TIME AND LIKELY PROBABLE TODAY NASCAR RACES THERE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. THE REVENUE ALONE WOULD HAVE LIKELY SUSTAINED FACILITY ON ITS OWN. SINCE ANOTHER PLACE GONE DOWN HILL. AND LITTLE ENERGY HAS BEEN PUT BACK INTO IT. EVERY YEAR THAT SITE HAS JUST BEEN ALLOWED TO SLOWLY ROT AWAY. MAKES ME SAD. SO I’M GLAD TO SUDDENLY THERE’S SUCH GREAT INTEREST IN THE SITE. CONTROLS ME THAT IT COMES AT THE POTENTIAL LOSS. OF THE TRUE INTENTIONS OF THE FACILITY. AND SAYS BECOME WHAT COULD BE A HUGE GIFT. TO A HANDFUL OF SELECTIVE BELLA PURSE. WITHOUT THE TRANSPARENCY THAT AN ISSUE LIKE THIS TRULY DESERVES. AS A PROFESSIONAL WHO’S LIVED IN THE CITY MY ENTIRE LIFE. EMPLOYED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MY COMPANY. AND OTHERS JUST LIKE IT WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY USE OR EVEN HAVE. SUCH A PRIME REAL STATED FRACTION OF THE OF THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. JUST LIKE THESE DEVELOPERS POSSIBLY COULD GET. THAT OPPORTUNITY DOESN’T SEEM. TO EXIST THIS. I DON’T COME FROM BEFORE YOU TODAY AS A MEMBER OF A SPECIAL GROUP. A LABOR UNION. OR EVEN HAVE SOME SPECIAL TEE SHIRT TO WHERE. I’M JUST A GUY. IS BORN HERE FOR THE RARE FEW THEY’RE STILL AROUND. AND I REMEMBER AL SPECIAL THIS LAND. HAS BEEN FOR FOR GENERATIONS. THIS REZONING ZEAL COULD COULD POTENTIALLY COMPROMISE MUCH OF THAT. AND I HOPE YOU VOTE AGAINST IT. FOR THE RECORD I SUPPORT THE PROPOSED MLS FRANCHISE. AND A PURPOSE BUILT STADIUM FOR THEM TO BE IN — JUST ON HIS PROPERTY FOR THAT PLEASE. IF THERE’S DAMAGES THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH THIS OWNERSHIP GROUP THEN MAYBE WE JUST SHOULDN’T BE WITH THAT GROUP IN THE FIRST PLACE AND LOOK TO SOMEONE ELSE TO BRING THE SAME. TEAM IDEA AND STADIUM TO NATIONAL OF THIS DEAL SHOULDN’T BE DEPENDED ON THAT ONE PIECE OF LAND OR THIS PARTICULAR ARRANGEMENT. IF IT’S A GOOD THING FOR NASHVILLEAND IT’S SUCH A DEMANDED THING AND SOMEONE ELSE WILL STEP FORWARD FOR ANOTHER PIECE PROPERTY WILL BECOME BELL FOR THANK YOU. MY NAME IS LINDA COHN. I LIVE AT THREE THIRTY EIGHT BLACKMAN ROAD IF YOU WANT I THINK COME TO BLACKMUN WROTE ABOUT FIVE O’CLOCK. FIVE DAYS A WEEK — I’VE LIVED IN MY HOUSE FOR TWENTY NINE YEARS METRO TAXPAYERS. NOBODY GAVE ME AN INCENTIVE TO STAY HERE ASIDE IN THE CD. I LISTEN TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS I HEAR THE RACE TRACK IN OCTOBE- I HEAR THE FIRE ENGINES ON THE STREET I CHOSE TO STAY IN THE CITY. OF THE I DIDN’T GET A TAX BREAK TO STAY HERE I DON’T GET AN INCENTIVE — I’M A SINGLE. WOMAN. THAT LIVES IN DAVIDSON COUNTY MONDAY AND HAD A BUSINESS FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS IN WOODBINE WOODBINE IS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS. I’VE SEEN WHERE THEY CLOSE THE BRANSFORD SMORGASBORD. OF THIS A RESTAURANT THEY CLOSING IS COMING HUGE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BUT I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REALIZE THIS BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE YOUR VINE HILL WOULD BIND. SUPPORTING FAIRGROUNDS PEOPLE. THEY’VE THEY’VE BEEN HERE MOST OF THEIR LIVES IF THEY DON’T LIVE IN THE EXISTING COUNTY NOW BAITED BREATH BEFORE I KNOW. OF ONE MAN OVER HERE HE USED TO HAVE A BUSINESS AND GIVING AWAY TEN ACRES TO A MAN THAT HAS A LOT MORE MONEY THAN PROBABLY MOST OF US IN THIS ROOM — YES I AM NERVOUS I CAN’T TALK BUT I’M NOT DO WELL TALKING PUBLIC — THE I HOPE YOU. VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE. AND THAT — YOU DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE PEOPLE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL WANTED STERILE POWER MORE ALERT FOR FIFTY AGENT AT AVENUE COLOSSAL TENNESSEE. THREE SEVEN ZERO SEVEN THREE THIS IS A BAD IDEA. YOU CANNOT GIVE THEIR TEACHERS POLICE FIREMEN THE RACE THAT YOU HAVE PROMISED THEM. BUT YOU WANT TO GIVE A PROMISE TO BILLIONAIRE LAND FOR FREE. OF VOTE FOR THIS REFERENDUM IS A VOTE AGAINST ALL YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS. HELLO I’M CATHY GROW DIE I LIVE AT SEVENTY TWO OH EIGHT AUTUMN CROSSING WAY IN BRITAIN WHERE TENNESSEE. I AM THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF SOUTH CENTRAL REGION OF DAVIDSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I REPRESENT DISTRICTS SIXTEEN SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN NINETEEN AND TWENTY ONE I’VE NOTICED THAT I TRY TO LISTEN TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON. THAT WAS A BOMB IN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE THIS COIN AND A LOT OF THE SPEAKERS I WOULD SAY ALMOST 50% OF THOSE SPEAKERS. HAD A FINANCIAL INTEREST TO GAIN IF YOU VOTED FOR THE REZONING. I WANT TO SAY YES TO SAW I WANT TO SAY YES TO KIDS I LOVE KIDS. I LOVE DIVERSITY. AND I LOVE NASHVILLE I JUST I WANT OPPORTUNITY AND I WANT GROWTH — I’M AGAINST GIVING AWAY TEN ACRES. OF FOR LESS THAN THE FAIR MARKET VALUE WHEN IF WE WERE TO SELL THOSE TEN ACRES FOR FOR MARKET VALUE WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO FUND. THE RAISES FOR THE POLICE TEACHERS AND FIREFIGHTERS SO THAT’S A THOUGHT MAYBE WE WANT TO SELL IT TO THE NG ROOMS AT THE FAIR MARKET VALUE. THAT MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA. IN MY RESEARCH I’VE LEARNED THAT 70% OF THE VOTERS VOTED AGAINST CHANGING THE FAIR GROUNDS THAT IT WOULD ALWAYS BE A FAIR GROUNDS AND THEY VOTED THIS DOW. THEY’VE ALREADY SPOKEN OF THE SOUL SOME SOME BILLIONAIRES TRYING TO GET. GET THIS PASSED WITHOUT THE VOTERS SPEAKING I BELIEVE WOULD BE WRONG. IN TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN MAYOR BARRY’S PROPOSAL. INCLUDED DEMOLISHING SEVERAL BUILDINGS ON THE FAIRGROUNDS TO MAKE WAY FOR SOCCER AND ABOUT TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN IT WOULD BE TOTALLY THE FAIRGROUNDS WOULD BE TOTALLY DISPLACED. I URGE YOU TO VOTE AGAINST THE REZONING. HI COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS JENNIFER MICHAEL WAYNE I AM A RESIDENT AT DAVIDSON COUNTY I AM A NATIVE. NASH BILLION A LIVE IT THIRTY EIGHT THIRTY NINE HAMILTON CHURCH ROAD IN ANTIOCH. AT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION TONIGHT I KNOW IT’S BEEN A LONG EVENING. SO I WON’T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH A LOT OF REPETITION. BUT I WOULD ASK YOU. TO A CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THEY NEED FOR THIS IS IN FACT A VOTE AGAINST OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR PROMISED RAISES. ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS DESERVE MORE THAN WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN. THEY DESERVE THEIR PAY RAISES. THE TIME THAT HAS BEEN SPENT. ON THIS ALONE. COULD HAVE BEEN SPENT TRYING TO FIND WAYS IN THE BUDGET TO FIND MONEYFOR OUR POLICE AND FIRE FIREFIGHTERS. AND FOR OUR TEACHERS. ADDITIONALLY I WOULD LIKE FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSIDERATION. TO THE TRAFFIC THAT WILL. COME ALONG WITH THIS STADIUM. WE NEED TO KNOW THE IMPACT AND THE FANS THAT WILL BE NEEDED FROM TEA DOT. THE BANDS THAT WILL BE NEEDED. AND IF THERE WILL BE AN IMPACT TO THE RAILROAD. WHAT WILL HAVE TO BE DONE THERE? SO PLEASE AGAIN THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT OUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AND ABOUT ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT MAY BE NEEDED FOR THE CITY. TO FIND THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE TRAFFIC THANK YOU. MADAM VICE MAYOR COUNCIL I WANT TO FIRST SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION TO BOTH SIDES OF THIS MATTER. MINING SCOTT JONES OLIVER SIXTY THREE SEVENTY FOUR MORTON ROAD IN GREENBURGH TENNESSEE. I AM THE MANAGER OF THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIR I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE FAIRGROUNDS RACETRACK IN THE FLEA MARKET FOR OVER THIRTY ONE YEARS. AND I AM A FORMER METRO EMPLOYE. I AM HERE FOR I AM FOR IMPROVING THE FAIRGROUNDS. BUT AT WHAT COST. WE ALL AGREE THAT THE BUILDINGS NEED TO BE THE GROUNDS DEFINITELY NEED. A FACELIFT. IF THE FAIRGROUNDS WAS IMPROVED. TO COMPLEMENT THE MUSIC CITY CENTER THE POSSIBILITIES WOULD BE LIMITED US INSTEAD OF A CONFINED IN A SMALL CORNER. OF THE PROPERTY. LAST WEEK. WE HAD OUR FIRST MEETING WITH THE DESIGN TEAM ABOUT THE LAY OUT OF THE GROUNDS. THERE ARE SOME TROUBLING ISSUES WITH TRAFFIC FLOW BUILDING LIFE NOW. BUT OUR MAIN PROBLEM IS PARKING. THE STATE FAIR TAKES A LARGE FOOTPRINT. WHICH INCLUDES THE BARNS ALL THE BUILDINGS THE RACETRACK A LARGE PORTION OF SURFACE PARKING. THAT ONLY LEAVES LES THAN TWO THOUSAND PARKING SPACES. FOR GENERAL PARKING. THIS WILL ULTIMATELY STRANGLE THE FIRE AND OTHER ADVANCE WITH A LONG TRADITION OF BEING HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. THE MAIN GOAL THE STATE FAIR IS TO EDUCATE OUR YOUTH. ABOUT AGRICULTURE. FROM FARM TO FORK. THE ARTS SHOWCASING NEW TECHNOLOGY. AND MAKING LONG LASTING FAMILY MEMORIES. IMAGINE THE LOOK ON A CHILD’S FACE THE FIRST TIME THE EXPERIENCE A PETTING ZOO. THEY MILK A COW. FOR THE FIRST TIME HOLDER RABBIT. ROUTE A PONY. THE FIRST TASTE OF COTTON CANDY. SHEARING SHEEP. AND IMAGINE THE FIRST KISS WE’L. ALL THESE THINGS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED IN TWENTY ACRES. I KNOW IT’S HARD TO STOP PROGRESS. AND IT’S EVEN HARDER TO STOP A MISTAKE. THIS SHOULD BE A SIMPLE BUSINESS DECISION. WITH A WIN WIN OUTCOME. BUT THERE IS NO WAY IN HERE FOR THE ADVANCE OF THE FAIRGROUNDS THANK YOU. THANK YOU BYE SPARE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. BLAMED ON HERE IS I DON’T WANT TO ONE CHEROKEE PLACE ANTIOCH TENNESSEE. SURE SURE TENSION ON UNDERSTAND THE LONG MAKE SURE WHAT’S GOING ON AND MAYBE THE LONGER. BUT DOUG THERE’S THREE THINGS I’D LIKE TO ADDRESS NUMBER. ONE HE MENTIONED THE CHALLENGES WITH PUTTING ON THE FAIR AND IN PARTICULAR I’VE SHARED ON YOUR DESK. A LETTER FOR A PAGE WITH THE SECTION OF THE CHARTER. ARTICLE TWO SECTION TEN THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FAIR BOARD THE POWERS AND DUTIES IN PARTICULAR IF YOU’LL NOTICE HIGHLIGHT ON THAT. IT SAYS AND THEY SAY THAT’S THE FAIR BOARD SHALL IN LEGAL PARLANCE THAT’S A MUST. HAS NOT AVAILABLE TOPIC. USE AND MAINTAIN SAID PROPERTY BY HOLDING THEIR ON AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. FOR NOT LESS THAN SIX DAYS A FAIR OR EXPOSITION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF SUCH COUNTIES. IN BAY THAT AGAIN BE IN THE FAIR BOARD MAY LEASE FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSES. SAID PROPERTY AT SUCH TIME AND IN SUCH WAYS AS TO NOT. TO INTERFERE. WITH THE OPERATION OF SAID FAIR. THERE’S NO HONEST PERSON IN THIS ROOM THAT CAN SAY WHAT THEY HAVE PROPOSED IS ON THESE MAPS THAT THEY JUST TOOK BACK HERE MAKE SURE NOBODY SEES. DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF SAID PLAYER. I’VE ALSO INCLUDE A LINK TO THE WHOLE METRO CHART IN THE VENTURE ALL LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU AWAKE ON ANOTHER NIGHT BESIDES TONIGHT. I WANT TO ADDRESS THE STATEMENTS BEING MADE BY A NUMBER OF PEOPLE OF THE SO CALLED UNDER UTILIZED PROPERTY. AND I ASK YOU IS THE TITANS STADIUM UNDER UTILIZED. IS THOSE SOUNDS BALL PARK UNDER UTILIZED. IS BRIDGESTONE ARENA UNDER UTILIZED. MOSTLY I WOULD PROBABLY SAY NO WE’RE THE FAIRGROUNDS BROUGHT IN MORE PEOPLE TO THE CITY OF NASHVILLE. LAST YEAR THAN EITHER OF THOSE. THREE BUT DON’T TELL ME IT’S UNDER UTILIZED THAT’S A BOLD FACED LIE IT’S A TALKING POINT THAT SOUNDS GOOD BUT IT’S NOT TRUE. IT IS TIME WE BEGAN TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE SOCCER STADIUM IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE BUILT ON THE PROPERTY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO SELL OUT FIFTY TWO GAMES. IN ORDER TO BRING IN WHAT THE FAIRGROUNDS BROUGHT IN LAST YEA. THE TITANS STADIUM ACQUIRED TO SELL OUT TWENTY SEVEN GAMES. IN A YEAR TO BRING IN THAT MANY PEOPLE. AND THE THIRD THING I WANT TO DRESS IN MY LAST FEW SECONDS. THE RENT IT’S BEEN SAID THAT THE SOCCER PROMOTERS ARE PAY IN RENT FOR THE TEN ACRE GIVEAWAY. OFFERED AS A BRIDE THAT’S NOT THE WORD THE LANGUAGE OF THE OF THE RESOLUTION IT’S ALL PAST. THIRTY ONE BOTH IN BACK IN NOVEMBER SAYS BUT THE WORD INDUCEMENT WE LOOK IT UP MEANS BRIBE. THEIR NOT PAY IN RENT THE FACT IS THEY ARE. RETURNING REVENUES THE FAIR BOARD HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY COLLECTING. AND GIVEN THEY’RE GONNA COLLECTED GIVE US HALF OF A GOOD DEAL. DON’T TAKE MY CAL GIVE ME HALF THE MILK BACK. TO TELL ME I GOT A SWEET DEAL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF OUR NATIONAL COUNCIL — I COME BEFORE YOU. TO SIMPLY REPRESENT ONE MEMBER OF A SINGLE PARENT. FAMILY UNINDICTED NASHVILLE YOU AND WENT. TO GRADE SCHOOL AT TURNER SWIMMING CASCADE. ROAD THOSE FARES WHEELS THE ROLLER COASTERS. AND AND WITH ALL THE RACES THE STOCK CAR RACES WHERE I GREW UP MY FATHER BUILT THE MOST MAJOR BRAND TOOL COMPANY IN NASHVILLE HE WAS THE FIRST TO BRING. THE TOOLS TO NATIONAL FROM A MAJOR MANUFACTURER. I WENT TO CHARGE LOCALLY. I WORKED FOR AND RETIRED FROM A FORTUNE FIFTY EIGHT HERE IN NASHVILLE SO AS A RETIREE. AND HAVING RISE ONE SON. A TOTAL I TOTALLY SUPPORT WHAT HAPPENS AT OUR FAIRGROUNDS AND OUR HISTORY OF THE FAIRGROUNDS IS TOTALLY DIMINISHING. NO ONE HAS SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE FACT THAT OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO THERE WAS A HORSE RACING. BEFORE THERE WERE STOCK CAR RACING THERE IS A HORSE BURIED. NEAR THE RACE TRACK. NO ONE HAS WANTED TO PRESERVE ANY I’M SURE MOST OF YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. IF WE LOOKED AT WHERE WE ARE TODAY. AND THE ISSUE TONIGHT IS MLS I’M NOT OPPOSED TO MLS I’M FOR IT I AM OPPOSED TAKING LAND THAT DOES NOT EARMARKED. NOR GIVEN TO THE STATE AND LATER TO METRO GOVERNMENT TAXPAYERS. THAT TURNS INTO SOMETHING THAT IT HAS BECOME AN ISSUE OF WHAT WE DO WITH THIS FREE LAND AND THIS MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. AND YOU’RE TOTALLY DIMINISHING OUR FLEA MARKET WHERE SOMEONE IS MAYBE ONE SINGLE PARENT RETIREE. HAS BEEN SELLING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS SINCE FORTY YEARS AGO WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD A BOOTH. I’M STILL THERE US BET THREE LONG DAYS IN A BOOTH NOT TO MENTION WHAT IT TAKES TO PUT THEM BOTH TOGETHER. AND IT IS A SUPPLEMENTAL INCOME. IF WE KEEP GOING THE WAY WE ARE IN OUR CITY WITH OUR BUDGET UPSIDE DOWN. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS SOMEONE LIKE ME WITH A MODERATE MID LEVEL INCOME HAS TURNED INTO A LOW ARE MODEST LOW INCOME PERSON WILL BE FORCED? TO LEAVE THIS COUNTY WHICH IS MY HOME. I ONLY SPEAK AS ONE PERSON. I REPRESENT THIS CLASS OF WORKING PEOPLE LESS MYSELF. SO WE NEED TO VIEW COUNCIL DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH OUR CITY. OKAY YOU CAN TURN OUR BUDGET UPSIDE DOWN YOU CAN FORCE A TAX INCREASE IN TWO MORE YEARS. AND YOU CAN DO IT EVERY FOUR YEARS AND WHEN YOU DO. YOU’LL HAVE NO. ONE LIVING AND WORKING IN THE SAME COUNTY IN A SHORT PERIOD OF YEARS. WITHOUT NOTICE ALWAYS FORCED TO GO AROUND THE WORLD AND LIVE IN GREECE FOR TWO MONTHS. THANK YOU AND I SUDDENLY OF AND THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE SURVIVE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. MY NAME IS GERRY KOBYLA LEVEL LEVEL FOR NORTH RIGHT COUGH MEDICINE TENNESSEE AND I’M A REGISTERED VOTER. IN DAVE’S ACCOUNTING. I’D FIRST LIKE TO START OFF WIT. WE CAN AFFORD THIS. HOW CAN THE CITY PAY FOR THE S.% HOW CAN YOU SIT HERE AND CHOOSE THIS IS GOING TO COME DOWN TO A LOT? AND DEATH. WHEN YOU CAME? BY THE FIREFIGHTERS YOU CAN’T PAY THE FIRST RESPONDERS YOU CAN BUY AT. SERVICES. IF YOUR MOTHER OR YOUR DADDY HAD A HEART ATTACK YOU’D WANT SERVICES TO BE THERE BUT THEY CAN BE EITHER BECAUSE YOU CUT YOUR BUDGET WERE PUT IN OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE. OKAY. WE’RE PUTTING OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE IN. BUT WE’RE CUTTING THE FIREFIGHTERS BUDGET AND WE’RE CUTTING METRO POLICE BAR BUT IT WOULD CUT EVERY BUDGET. YEAH I’LL PASS THE BUDGET. DGK FUN. NIGHT AND YOU SAY WELL WE CAN’T BREAK. A COMMITMENT TO SOCCER WE BROKE BECAUSE AMENDMENT TO THE CITY EVERY PERSON IN DAVIDSON COUNTY NOT JUST ONE LITTLE SMALL COMMUNITY YOUR YOUR METER YOU COMMITTED. YOU BROKE IT TO EVERY DAVISO COUNTY RESIDENTS YOU HAVE BROKE THE THIS IS GOING TO BE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS IF YOU VOTE FOR THIS PRODUCT. IT’S GOING TO BE BLOOD SOMEBODY AND THEREFORE IT’S GOING BACK FROM THE US. WELL WE HAVE NO FOR FREE SPOTTERS TO RESPOND. AND YOU GO SIT HERE AND VOTE FOR THIS WE CANNOT AFFORD IT NOW I WILL MOVE ON CUT. YOU DO SET UP UNTIL MAY OR THEY SET UP OR TELL YOU THAT THE FAIRGROUNDS IS GOING TO OPERATE THE WEIGHTY IS. OKAY. I TAKE THEIR PICTURE THERE OVERLAY OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. AND YOU SHOW ME WE GOT THE BIGGEST RACE THE NATIONAL HAS COMING UP THE ALL AMERICAN BOY HUNTER. WE CANNOT PARK OR TRAINERS AND A HALL OF ALL THE PEOPLE TO BE THERE INSIDE THE FAIRGROUNDS INSIDE RACETRACK. BUT UNDER THE NEW PLAN IS. NO IT’S ONLY OUTSIDE. WERE WE RIGHT NOW HAVE OPEN PLU. WE HAVE ENOUGH PARKING PLACE OUTSIDE THE RACETRACK PUBLIC PARK A HUNDRED OR SO VEHICLES AFTER. WE DON’T HAVE THAT NORMAL IF YOU LET THIS GO WE DON’T HAVE THAT NORMAL. SO YOU TELL ME HOW IT CAN SURVIVE. THE BIG SHOW YA TELL ME WELL IT CAN IT CAN EXPAND IT CAN GROW WILL GO PUT MONEY IN THERE SO WE CAN GROW. WELL IF YOU TAKE THE PROPERTY HE CAN’T GROW. IF YOU CUT A TINY STADIUM BAND OF THIRTY THOUSAND PEOPLE IS THAT A SIXTY THOUSAND SEATS. THE TITLE GOING BROKE WHO MAKE MORE DON’T KNOW THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO THIS PROPERTY EVERY ASPECT OF THE FAIRGROUNDS THE FLEA MARKET AND EVERYTHING I SWIMMING CASCADES WIMP. OUT BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT CASCADES WIMBERLEY IS. UP WHICH I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT PROBABLY I WOULD TO REST IN THE COLISEUM. THEY’RE ALL MY LIFE YOUR CHECK TAKING HIS PROPERTY. NOT IT’S A COUNCIL IF YOU VOTE YES FOR SQUEEZING THE LIFE OUT OF IT THERE’S NO OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH IN ITS PROPERTY KNOWN WHAT SO EVER AND YOU KNOW THANK YOU. THANK YOU. HELLO ZACK HARRISON. FOURTEEN FORTY THREE TO PIKE I LIVE IN COLUMBIA TENNESSEE NOW BUT I GREW UP IN NATIONAL. AND THE NATIONAL KIT AND I HEARD ALL THE PEOPLE FOR THE FOR THE SOCCER TEAM YOU KNOW. ONE OF THE THINGS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ARGUMENTS IS INSPIRATION IT DRAINS GIVE SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS. HOME I GREW UP HERE. AND WHERE I DREAM THAT WAS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS THAT’S WHERE MY DREAMS WERE INSPIRED AS A KID THERE’S THOUSANDS OF THE SEER. THAT THAT’S WHERE THEIR DREAMS WERE WERE INSPIRED AT THE FAIRGROUNDS NOW WE KNOW EVERYTHING HERE. WE KNOW ALL THE ISSUES ALL THE DIRTY DEALS ALL THE ALL THE EVERYTHING AND THE WAY THAT IT’S GOING FOR THE ZONING FORGIVEN THE BILLIONAIRES THE TEN ACRES. I PUT IT TO YOU ALL I’M ASKING YOU KNOW WHEN YOU LAY DOWN AND YOU THINK ABOUT GIVING. THIS FOR THE SOCCER KITS MASKING OUT A LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF AND SAY IS THE RIGHT THING TELLING THE KIDS IT’S OKAY TO TAKE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING THEIR DREAMS RIGHT NOW SUPPORTING THEIR FAMILIES. FROM THIS PLACE TAKE THAT A TO GIVE THE KIDS DREAMS TO DREAM FOR WHEN THERE’S OTHER PLACES WHERE IT CAN GO TO RIGHT NOW. HELLO MY NAME IS DAVID COLE LIVE AT THIRTEEN THIRTY FIVE MILLIGRAMS LINE — TWENTY NINE YEARS OLD. AND EVERY WEEKEND TO SIT DOWN AND BUDGET MY LIFE OUT I’M SURE EACH ONE OF YOU DO IT AND SPOTLIGHT. I DON’T SEE HOW WE CAN SPEND MONEY WE DON’T HAVE WE HAVE A NECESSITY THAT WE NEED TO COVER- I’M SORRY I JUST ADMIT THAT A REAL PASSION ABOUT IT BUT HE’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THE FIREFIGHTERS PARAMEDICS THEY NEED THE MONEY. YOU CANNOT PUT A GAME AHEAD OF SOMEBODY’S LIFE. THERE’S NO ROOM FOR GROWTH OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. I’VE HEARD SO MANY OF THESE COUNTS MEMBERS TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I’VE BEEN TO ALL OF YOUR MEETINGS. WAITS IN THE GRAY AREA WILL EAT IT IT COULD GO ABOUT THE REFERENDUM HOUSING CALL UP AN IN LOOK UP COUNTLESS TIMES WHAT’S GOING ON IF IT’S THAT UNCLEAR TO YOU GUYS I THINK IT NEEDS TO GO TO A VOTE MY OPINION BUT THAT’S THAT’S JUST MY OPINION. YOUR SON IN US YOU THOUGHT FOR A LIFE LONG COMMITMENT IF IT DOESN’T GO THE WAY THAT YOU EXPECTED TO GO. MOST OF THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IN HERE ARE. OLDER THAN I AM SO YOU’RE NOT GONNA BE AROUND THOSE LANDS BUT YOUR SIGN IN MY LIFE BUT FOR PAYING FOR THE REST OF IT YEAH I TRY NOT TO CALL YOU OLD. BUT I YOU SENT ME UP FOR IT IN AND I DON’T I DON’T REALLY WANT TO PAY IT SO I APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU. LISA JOHNSON FOUR THOUSAND ONE RICH MANTRA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. OF BETTER CONSTITUENT CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS DESERVE AND NEED TO BE SERVED EVERY DAY BY METRO GOVERNMENT THAT IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR A HER AND GREEDY TO GRANT APPLICATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY. OUT WE ARE NOW BURSTING AT THE SEAMS BUT OTHER BASIC SERVICES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT DAILY NEEDS AT THIS TIM. NOR FOR FUTURE GROWTH. TWENTY TEACHERS. WHEN A BUS SCHOOLS WHEN A BUS DRIVER SHARES AMD? FAR PERSONAL POLICE EXCEPT — FOR UNDER THE COST OF LIVING PRO WAS TO THE METRO INTERFACE AND PROVIDE THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT. TO PERFORM THEIR JOBS. IT’S A MIRACLE THERE WAS NOT A MASSIVE. FIRE DISASTER THIS PAST WEEKEND THAT COULD HAVE SPURRED TO ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE EAST BANK. EVEN ACE NATIONAL NORTH NATIONAL OR THE CITY CENTER. WE ARE NOT PREPARED. THIS CAN ALSO NEEDS TO STAND UP. AND REPRESENT THE PEOPLE WHO PUT YOU HERE. AND SLOW NATIONALS ROLE. TAKE CARE OF NASHVILLE FIRST. AT MOST EVERY COUNCIL MEETING. THE MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL ABOUT A LAWSUIT INVOLVING THE CITY. NOW METRO IS CONDENSED THERE ARE TOWERING SKYSCRAPERS SKINNY HOUSES QUOTE FLEXES AND NUMEROUS VENUES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IT IS NOT PREPARED TO PROPERLY PROTECT THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS NOR IN THE CITY. AS ONE OF YOUR OWN COLLEAGUES. SIMPLY SAY IT AND PUT IT POLICE PAST WEEK IN THIS VERY CHAMBER RIGHT HERE. YOU ARE PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE. IT’S ALMOST NOW IS IF THE HORSE. VERY HUNGRY BILLIONAIRES DEVELOPERS AND CONTRACTORS ARE TRYING TO BREAK AWAY AND RUN OVER NASHVILLE. AND RUN AWAY WITH OUR FINANCES DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. NATIONAL NEEDS BETTER FINANCES. AND FINANCIAL PLANNING TODAY AND FOR OUR FUTURE. WE SHOULD NOT. NOT. ROTTING FUNDING FOR A SOCCER REAL ESTATE DEAL. SURE IN SIMPLE. PROTECT THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS. THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE AND HAVE FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS. IT IS NOT SURPLUS PROPERTY. DO NOT TREATED AS SUCH. I IMPLORE YOU TO IN TO VOTE AGAINST THIS REZONING. ALSO ALLOW US TO VOTE ON THE FAIR ROOMS RESOLUTION. IT IS ONLY RIGHT. THAT YOU ALLOW US TO DO THE THANK YOU. ALLOW US TO DO NOT DO US THAT OPPORTUNITY STANDARD. THANK YOU METRO COUNCIL. HOW TO COUNCILMEMBERS MY NAME IS JIM JORDAN FIVE TEAM LEE AND DR- ONE EXPLAINED KNOWN MR DOMINE STATEMENTS FUHRMAN ABOUT THE FIRE ABOARD HAND WHAT THEIR JOB HE IS IN WAS ANY OF THESE TWO VOTES TO FOUR POSTERS PROPERTY EVEN LEGAL — DOES EXHIBIT A WAS BLIND HOW DO YOU HOW DO YOU APPROVE SOMETHING WITH A BLANK EXHIBIT INFINITE IN A LIGHTER THAT DOES NOT APPEAR TO MISTER JAMES AND MUCH TAKE TO THAT THAT DON’T APPEAR TO BE LEGAL. IDEA IS IS THERE EVEN DO THEY HAVE ANY BUSINESS VOTING TO GIVE AWAY PROPERTY THAT’S NOT IN THEIR JOB DESCRIPTION AS I CAN SEE FROM THE CHART. SO THAT BOASTED TO THOSE TWO POINTS ARE DEFINITELY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED — DIRECTION. RELEGATE FOR THAT SO YOU KNOW WHAT I WOULD URGE YOU ALL TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT IS IS THIS EVEN EVEN. AND YOU KNOW WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK. ELLEN CLOYD THIRTY FOUR TWENTY ONE COUNTRY HILL ROAD ANDY UP THREE SEVEN A ONE THREE THE LAST FOUR HOURS HAVE REMINDED ME HOW. OF WHAT THE MOST CASUAL STUDENT OF HUMAN HISTORY ALREADY KNOWS. IT REMINDS ME OF ANCIENT ROME. THE CAESARS ATTEMPTED TO KEEP A CRUMBLING SOCIETY. TOGETHER BY GIVING THEM BRAND NEW [inaudible] AND CIRCUSES. WE ARE A CITY OF CIRCUSES FOOTBALL CIRCUS BASEBALL CIRCUS [inaudible] HOCKEY CIRCUS [inaudible] RIGHT NOW. SOCCER SIR CRASH. YOU CANNOT BUILD AN ECONOMY. WHICH CIRCUS FISH. ECONOMIES ARE BUILT WEALTH IS MY MINING [inaudible] MANUFACTURING AND AGRICULTURE THOSE THREE THINGS BUILD WEALTH AND NOTHING ELSE WILL BUILD WEALTH. YOU HAVE A POKER GAME AND MAKE SOME MONEY. THAT’S WHERE ONE PERSON LOSES AND ANOTHER PERSON GAINS AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE PUTTING ON NASHVILLE’S. US SOCCER [inaudible] OKAY. THE CITIZENS ARE GOING TO LOSE. A FEW BILLIONAIRES WILL MAKE SOME MORE MONEY. SAY MAN CHURCH. YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE. YOU’VE HELPED TO THE CRADLE IT AND BECAUSE IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. FOR THE LAST FOUR HOURS WE’VE HEARD NEWCOMERS [inaudible] FOREIGNERS. MILLENNIALS ONE AFTER ANOTHER. STAND UP HERE AND TELL YOU WHAT THEY FEEL AND HOW THEY LOVE SOCCER. IT’S ALL BEEN EMOTIONAL. BEEN NO FACTS UNTIL THE LAST HALF HOUR OR SO END. THESE THINGS WERE MENTIONED. CAN YOU EVEN DO THIS THE REINS FAMILY GAVE THE PROPERTY WITH THAT PROVINCIAL. TEN TO SIX DOLLARS SIX TO TEN DAYS OF AN AGRICULTURAL VIA THE FAIR. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT. IT’S GOING TO GO BACK. TO THE EDITORS OF THAT FAMILY. CAN YOU DO THIS. I DON’T THINK YOU CAN BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER. WHAT I THINK? IN 201173%. OF THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED ON THIS SAID. NO. REMEMBER THAT WORD. THEY SAID NO ALL [inaudible] THANK YOU. GET A MAINLAND TANKER LIVES SEVEN NINE ELYSIAN FIELDS RODIN AND GRACIOUS AND GROWING KILL AND DISTRICT. WHERE TO GO [inaudible] TWENTY FIVE I AM. ADAMANTLY OPPOSED TO THIS ZONING CHANGE — THE LITTLE FAIRGROUNDS WE HAVE – LIKE YOU’VE HEARD EARLIER DRAWS A HUNDRED ABOVE SKIS ME ONE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR — THE ATTENDEES SAID IT’S FLEA MARKET. MONTHLY FLEA MARKET THE BANNERS THAT — SHOW UP AT THE EXPO CENTER THE RACE TRACK. EVEN THIS THE FIRE. PEOPLE COME IN FROM ADJOINING COUNTIES. NEIGHBORING STATES ALL OVER THE REGION. THEY STAY IN OUR HOTELS. LADY IN OUR RESTAURANT THE THE JOY TIME IN OUR BARS BUY THE MERCHANDISE IN OUR STORES ABOUT FUEL AND GASOLINE HERE. THE LITTLE FAIRGROUNDS HAS A HUGE. ECONOMIC IMPACT. AND WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THIS IS OWNING CHANGER GOING TO PUSH THE FLEA MARKET. THE EXPOSED THE PORTABLE EXPO BUILDINGS OFF THE HILL DOWN INTO A CORNER DOWN INTO TEN OR FIFTEEN ACRES. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO SURVIVE SO YOU’RE GOING TO DESTROY THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF THE LITTLE FAIRGROUNDS. AND REPLACE IT WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA. AND EXPECTATIONS. OF OUR FAIRGROUNDS IS NOT A TEARDOWN IT’S A FIXER UPPER. THAT NEEDS A LITTLE HELP. AFTER TWO DECADES OF NEGLECT AND DURATION BY. VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS. IT DOES NEED SOME HELP. EVERYTHING IN THIS CITY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE NEW AND SHINY THEN HAVE TO BE GLASS AND STAINLESS STEEL. THE FLEA MARKET GOERS THE EXPO GOERS — BY YOU LIKE THE BAND THAT IT PAYS. SO I WOULD ASK YOU. TO CONSIDER THIS ZONING CHANGE AND DID NOT VOTE FOR IT. AND PRESERVE THE LITTLE ENGINE IS REAL SIMPLE. THE STADIUM CAN GO SOMEWHERE ELSE PROPERTY ALL OVER TOWN. THERE’S ANY NUMBER OF PLACES WHERE IT COULD GO [inaudible] AND IN. THE IDEA I HAD WAS MAYBE THE FOUR BILLIONAIRES. COULD BUY THEM SALE SOME PROPERTY IN HEAVEN I KNOW WAS A NOVEL IDEA. BUT YOU KNOW WE WE MIGHT OUGHT TO TRY THAT. THANK YOU ALL FOR STAYING LATE IN GOING THROUGH ALL THIS AND HAVE A GOOD. EIGHT MY NAME IS DANA BARRON I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF MY GRANDMOTHER MILDRED SMITH PRESIDENT OF NINETEEN TWELVE BRANSFORD AVENUE. OF WE ALL ARE LONG TIME — NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS OF THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY — WE HAVE BEEN OUT THERE FOR ALMOST SIXTY FIVE YEARS PROBABLY IN THE SAME LOCATION. UP. ON YOURDESKS TONIGHT YOU HAVE. A LETTER. AND A PACKET OF SURVEYS. I CONDUCTED A SURVEY AMONG BUT I TALKED TO EASILY OVER FOUR HUNDRED RESIDENTS OF DISTRICTS. SEVENTEEN AND COLLECTED THREE HUNDRED SIXTY SIX SIGNATURES ONLY THIRTEEN OF THOSE SIGNATURES ACTUALLY SUPPORT. THE COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONING AND I ENCOURAGE YOU — TO VOTE AGAINST THIS — THIS THERE IS GENUINELY LITTLE SUPPORT AMONG THE PEOPLE I SPOKE [inaudible] TO AND THEY DIDN’T NO ONE IS AFRAID OF CHANGE — IN FACT PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THE PROPERTY NEEDS TLC. BUT JUST NOT IN THE MANNER OF NINE HUNDRED APARTMENTS TWO HUNDRED HOTEL ROOMS AND COMBINED THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE IN RETAIL IS JUST TOO MUCH IT’S INAPPROPRIATE — QUITE TIRED AT THIS POINT SO — IN YOUR PACKET YOU ALSO HAVE TO MAPS OF THE SHOW THE AREA IN WHICH THE OPPOSITION IS LOCATED HOW IT’S VERY VERY CLOSE THE FAIRGROUNDS PROPERTY. WHAT I’VE LEARNED I’VE LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS FROM FROM DOING THIS — IT’S THE PRIMARY OPPOSITION IS DUE TO THE TRAFFIC OTHERS ALREADY BAD TRAFFIC IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA ON THE COLLECTOR ROADS THAT DEFINED THE NEIGHBORHOOD. DEE DEE IF YOU STACK FUTURE TRAFFIC FROM PEDESTRIANS FROM CALLERS FROM BIKES A IT’S REALLY TOO MUCH FOR A GREAT NUMBER OF RESIDENTS. IN THE IN THE COMMUNITY IS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASE OF CRIME THAT COMES WITH THIS TYPE OF OF PROPOSE USES WHEN YOU HAVE A SOCCER STADIUM — YOU HAVE ALL THESE NOISES YOU HAVE — DRUNK FANS YOU HAVE — DRUG TRADE THAT THAT FOLLOWS IS TYPES OF OF ACTIVITIES BUT I’VE I’VE ALSO LEARNED THAT THAT PEOPLE DO NOT REALLY REALIZE WHAT’S COMING DOWN THE PIKE IN IN THE THE QUALITY. OF COMMUNICATION ABOUT THIS IS EXTREMELY POOR — I CANNOT TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ■US SIMPLY JUST DIDNT KNOW THEY’RE GENUINELY SURPRISE OUT OF THREE HUNDRED SIXTY SIX SIGNATURES I EASILY HAD. THREE HUNDRED FIFTY SURPRISE FACES WHEN I LOOK I LISTED OF THE PROGRAM THAT’S GOING TO BE CRAMMED ON THESE TEN ACRES. PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS PLEASE TAKE THIS — TO SUPPORT COULD BRING BETTER. THANK YOU. I AS THE NIGHT. THIS THIS THIS IS JAMES FAULKNER SAID HEY BUDDY. HOW? HE WON TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST YEAR IS A FUTURE RESIDENT NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS. I CAN’T BOLSHEVIK THREE MISSILES AGAINST IN THE HEALTHCARE — TRY FATHER TWENTY TWO ALL THREE RANKING DRIVE NATIONAL BUSINESS OWNER. I WANNA THANK YOU GOT THE GAY MARRIAGE AND HOW WELL YOUR BACK MIGHT BE HARD RIGHT NOW SO I’LL MAKE IT QUICK. A COUNCILMAN GLOVER FALLS HARD WORKING COMMON SENSE ON THIS ISSUE. ONE IS ALL ABOUT THE FAIR GROUNDS OF THIS THIS LAND WAS GIVEN TO THE STATE HAVING A STATE FAIR IN THE PROFIT ACTUALLY STAY WERE ADOPTED BY THE METROPOLITAN CHARTER WHEN THE TWO BECAME. ONE AND IT STATES CLEARLY. THAT ALSO STATES YOU CAN MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROPERTY FOR FAIR PURPOSES. IT ALSO STATES YOU CAN ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TO HELP ENHANCE THE STATE FAIR. BUT NOWHERE DOES IT STATE THAT YOU CAN GIVE AWAY THE LAND OR LEASE IT FOR NINETY NINE YEARS. IF THIS SURPLUS LAND THAT THE CITY SAID THE SO VALUABLE IS SO VALUABLE THEN WHY ARE WE CONSIDERING GIVING IT AWAY. TO BILLIONAIRE DEVELOPERS. THIS CITY HAS GIVEN MUCH OF OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS AWAY IS IT INCENTIVES TO OUTSIDERS AND HIGH INTEREST DEVELOPERS. AND APPARENTLY THEY CANNOT MANAGE THEIR CHECK BOOKS OR ADD TWO PLUS TWO ESPECIALLY WITH THE BUDGET SHORTFALLS. WE’VE GOT METRO EMPLOYEES WERE PROMISED RAISES THEY’RE NOT GETTING THAT WE HAVE OUTDATED FIRE EQUIPMENT WE HAVE A LACK OF STAFF AND WE HAVE POLICEMEN WHO ARE NOW RESTRICTED DUE TO FUNDING CUTS WHICH IS BEEN MENTIONED OVER AND OVER AND OVE. THE CUTTING OVERTIME PAY BUT HEY LET’S HONOR THE DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS SOCCER STADIUM WHICH COULD BE BUILT SOMEWHERE ELSE. ALONG WITH A FOUR MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR THAT WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO PAY FOR WE CANNOT. AFFORD IT. VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL AND DO THE RIGHT THING. AGAIN IT REALLY DOESN’T MAKE YOU MAKE ANY COMMON SENSE WHILE WE’RE HERE TALKING ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING THAT’S ALREADY BEEN VOTED ON LET US NOT HAVE TO REMIND YOU WITH ALL DUE RESPECT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IS NOT FOR DEVELOPERS IS NOT TO BE. SPLIT UP IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY WHO SHARED WITH OTHERS FROM EVERYWHERE. FROM A COMMON SENSE PERSPECTIVE AND MORE IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS THING HAPPEN THE CITY MUST BORROW TWO TO THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. IT’LL COST MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS AND DEATH. WHATEVER’S LEFT OVER FROM POTENTIAL PROFITS WILL BE THROWN BACK THE NATIONAL CITIZENS I’M IN NATIONAL CITY BUSINESSMAN I HEAR OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR NATIONAL CITIZENS ARE DYING FROM THE TAXES IN THE DOLLAR STILL BROKE. IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. NATIONAL CITIZENS ARE ALREADY BEING TAXED AT THAT BY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND SUBSIDIES TO FUND A FOOTBALL PROGRAM HOCKEY PROGRAM A BASEBALL PROGRAM THAT WE CANNOT AFFORD. THE BOTTOM LINE IS NASHVILLE CAN’T AFFORD IT I LIKE SOCCER I’M NOT THAT GOOD AT IT BUT I’M COOL WITH IT I’M NOT OPPOSED TO IT LOSE A LOT OF BETTER PLACES TO PUT IT. NUMBER ONE THE TAXPAYERS CAN AFFORD IT NUMBER TO THE PRIVATE ACTS OF THE STATE IS CLEAR THE LAND IS ONLY. TO BE ENHANCED AS FAIRGROUNDS NEVER TO BE SOLD OR GIVEN AWAY. 75% A NASTY FEELING INS HAVE ALREADY VOTED AGAINST THIS FIVE SECONDS NUMBER FOR THE VOTE FOR COMMERCIAL SPORTS ENDEAVOR ONLINE FAIRGROUNDS IS A BETRAYAL OF THE CITIZENS THAT VOTED YOU IN THE OFFICE THANK YOU. BETTER BUYS MELODIES GENERAL COUNSEL I KNOW YOU ALL KNOW WE MY NAME IS SHANE SMILING FORTY TWO TWENTY BRUSH HILL ROAD. I AM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL FLEA MARKETS THAT VENDORS ASSOCIATION WE HAVE OVER A THOUSAND VENDORS. AND YOU’LL SEE BEFORE YOU PICTURES THAT ARE ON YOUR DESK. THEY SHOW THE FLEA MARKET ON SATURDAY MIDDAY. AND THE PLACE IS PACKED. THE FOOTPRINT TO YOUR SUGGESTING THROUGH THIS MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT DISPLACES. THESE VENDORS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE TO SPEAK. FOR IT HARMS THEIR BUSINESSES WE’VE HEARD ABOUT DIVERSITY IN A LIVING WAGE. WILL. COME ON TO THE FLEA MARKET YOU’LL SEE SUCH DIVERSITY. BLACKS WHITES HISPANICS PEOPLE FROM I THINK THE WE HAD THIRTY SEVEN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED THE FLEA MARKET THIS WEEKEND. YOU ALSO HAVE BEFORE YOU I PUT A PACK AND VERY ON TUESDAY. OF OVER FIVE THOUSAND SIGNATURE. OPPOSED TO THIS DEAL. THIS WEEKEND ALONE IN TWO DAYS WE GOT AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED SAYS NEARLY EIGHT THOUSAND SIGNATURES OPPOSING THIS. BEFORE YOU BUT THIS IS ABOUT ZONING SO LET’S TALK ZONING. NASHVILLE NEXT LAID OUT WHICH EVERYBODY WORKED ON EVERYBODY OF A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKED ON NATIONAL NEXT. THERE’S A PORTION A NATIONAL NEXUS TALKS ABOUT DISTRICT IMPACT. WHICH THEY LABEL THE SPEEDWAY AS AS A DISTRICT IMPACT AREA. AND IT VERY CLEARLY STATES IN DISTRICT IMPACT IF YOU LISTEN TO NATIONAL NEXT BUT YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PUT PERMANENT HOUSING IN A DISTRICT IMPACT AREA. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO DO WITHIN THIS REZONING IS A TAKE A DISTRICT IMPACT AREA. INTERNET INTO HOUSING IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN [inaudible] INITIAL NEXT. SO SHOULD EVEN BE A QUESTION ON IF THIS MOVES FORWARD OR NOT. NOW OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS IS NATIONALS GROWN I’VE HEARD A LOT OF YOU. TALK ABOUT HOW WE WANT TO BUILD IN NASHVILLE THIS WELCOMING EVERYONE. LET ME TELL YOU IF YOU LIKE STATE FAIRS FLEA MARKETS STOCK CAR RACES AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN GENERAL. YOU DON’T FEEL VERY WELCOME IN YOUR OWN CITY. FOR MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE BORN AND BRED HERE. THEY NO LONGER FEEL WELCOME IN THEIR OWN CITY. BECAUSE OF THIS TYPE OF CONTINUAL COMING AFTER THIS PROPERTY TO REDEVELOPMENT. THE TRAFFIC STUDY IS OUT. 28% INCREASE IN TRAFFIC. JUST A FEW YEARS AGO I WORKED VERY HARD ON THE MUFFLER PROGRA. WHERE WE KNOCKED THE SOUND OF THE RACE CARS DOWN BY SIXTEEN DECIBELS ON THE AVERAGE ATTEND A CIVIL SUIT THE HUMAN EAR CUT THAT IN HALF? BUT ON THAT DAY WHEN WE GOT DONE AND WE PROVED THAT SIXTEEN DECIBELS IS WHAT WE’RE CUTTING WITH INITIAL PROGRAM. CALLED THE SLIDE TO WITHIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZER FOR NEIGHBORS FOR PROGRESS SO WELL IT’S REALLY NOT ABOUT THE SOUND. IT’S MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD FROM THE EVENTS IN THE TRAFFIC COMING IN AND OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. AND THAT WAS HIS NEXT FIGHT TO STOP US AND SHUT US DOWN AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. CERTAINLY HEY LET’S BRING EVERYBODY. WELL HOW DO YOU QUANTIFY THAT TO WHERE YOU WOULD SAID WE CAN’T HAVE THIS BECAUSE THE EVENTS WE WE CAN HAVE AS MANY RACES BECAUSE YOU DO IT. THANKS VERY MUCH VOTE AGAINST THIS THANK YOU. I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE WORN OUT. AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS BEING HERE THIS EVENING I’M KATHY HAMMER A LIVE AT ONE TWENTY BUT LIKE COURT A LITTLE TENNESSEAN DISTRICT JAM — YOU KNOW I’VE BEEN HERE ALL MY LIFE NOMINATED NASH FAN — COME FROM A RACING FAMILY. MY BROTHER HAS BEEN RACING SINCE HE WAS FOURTEEN YEARS AGO. MY DAD RACED — WEEKS SPENT MANY ALL WE CAN ADD DIRT TRACK RACING. BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT FOR ME. I LOVE RACING. A LOT OF NATIONAL. NATIONALS NOT THE NATIONAL I GREW UP IN. AND THERE’S ALWAYS CHANGE. BUT WHAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND NATIONAL. IS NOT ATTRACTIVE. WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. IS NOT RIGHT. I’VE TRIED SO HARD TO LOOK AT THIS FROM SO MANY DIFFERENT [inaudible] WAYS. I LIKE SOCCER. BOTH MY BOYS PLAYED SOCCER. MY OLDEST SON WAS VERY GOOD AT SOCCER. BUT WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT SPENDING THIS KIND OF MONEY. AND AS YOU’VE HEARD TONIGHT. WE ARE LOOKING AT SPENDING ALMOST THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. ON A STADIUM. WHEN OUR FIRST RESPONDERS? ARE MAKING HARVARD THE LEVEL MONEY. WHEN WE ARE AT A DEFICIT? IN METRO. WHEN WE DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE NEA? THE EQUIPMENT FAR FIREFIGHTERS. WE DON’T HAVE THE PEOPLE THAT WE NEED TO RESPOND. TO A FOR NINE ONE ONE THE POLICE ARE NOT MAKING THE MONEY THAT THEY NEED IT’S A JOKE WHEN WE PUT OUT. THAT WE NEED TO HIRE POLICE FOR NATIONAL MY FIANCE’S SON IS A POLICEMAN IN DAYTONA BEACH YOU WANT TO MOVE HERE WHEN HE SAW THE SALARY. HE COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS. FOR US TO BE THE CITY THAT WE ARE. FOR US TO EVEN THINK ABOUT GIVING AWAY TEN ACRES OF LAND. THE FIRST OF ALL. IS NOT OURS TO GIVE AWAY. I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT. THIS PROPERTY WAS GIVEN. TO THE PEOPLE. OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE DAVISON COUNTY TO PUT A STATE FAIR ON TO KEEP A STATE FAIR AT YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. WHAT HAPPENED HOW DID THAT GET MISCONSTRUED? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REFERENDUM OF? TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN DO YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT. IS SOCCER GONNA SAVE ANYBODY’S LIFE. ABSOLUTELY NOT. THANK YOU THANK YOU. MY NAME IS RAPHAEL A COCAINE AND I LIVE AT ONE SEVENTEEN THIRTY EIGHTH AVENUE NORTH APARTMENT FOR A TWO HERE IN NASHVILLE. I AM BEGGING YOU TO VOTE AGAINST THE REZONING OF THIS TEN ACRES. THIS IS AGAINST THE TWO ONE TWENTY ELEVEN REFERENDUM SUPPORTED BY OVER 70% OF THE VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS OF THIS COUNTY. THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEGAN BARRY AND BEFORE HER KARL DEAN. WHO IS NOW RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR GOD FOR BID? HAVE PUT YOU. HAVE PUT YOU IN AN UNTENABLE POSITION. I AM INVOLVED IN MANY GROUPS. AND NO ONE I NEED IS FOR THIS. THIS WHOLE THING. AND THIS GIVEAWAY OF PUBLIC LAN. THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE ALLOWED IF NOT ENCOURAGED A LACK OF MAINTENANCE TOO BECAUSE THE FAIRGROUNDS TO DETERIORATE. THERE NEEDS TO BE A REFERENDUM. THE VOTERS OF THIS COUNTY NEED TO SAY YEA OR NAY. VOTE — PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER THE REFERENDUM THE CITIZENS AND VOTERS AND TAXPAYERS WHO VOTED ON THE TRANSIT PLAN. AND VOTED FOR THE TITANS NEED TO VOTE ON THIS THIS IS AS BIG A DEAL. AS THE TITAN STADIUM AS. AND I AM BEGGING YOU TO PUT THIS TO THE VOTERS BEGGING YOU [inaudible] RIGHT [inaudible] YEAH. MY NAME IS PAUL YOU — LIMIT FOURTEEN AND AN ALLEY DR. HOLLY WEASELS MY NEIGHBOR MY FRIEND AND MY COUNCILMAN. AND I’M I’M MORE TALK ABOUT SOME RELIEF DEAR. FOR EVERYBODY’S HAS BEEN BASICALLY SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER WILL. ALMOST PUT IT TO YOU LIKE THIS [inaudible] WHERE VOTERS? WE’VE GOT POWER IF WE CAN GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE BEHIND THIS. ABOUT PEOPLE IN AND OUT THIS HAPPENED. IN TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WE GET THIS MAN RIGHT HERE LATELY BECAUSE AND A PAGE. TURNED HER BACK ON OUR DISTRICT. AND WE GOT TONY VOTED IN [inaudible] WELL. THE REASON WE THAT ME AND MY FRIENDS AND THINGS OF TALK. ISLAMIC TRUST ISSUE AND I’M GOING BACK TO THE SEVENTIES. THEY SAID WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE CASCADE TRUSTED WILL BUILD SOMETHING BETTER. YEARS LATER. THEY CLOSE FAIR PARK. THEN THEY CLOSED OUR OKAY AGE AND IT’S JUST BEEN ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER NOTHING HAS COME THEY KEEP TAKING AWAY BUT THEY DON’T ADD ANYTHING. AND I DON’T THINK GIVEN TEN ACRES AWAY. IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND I HOPE YOU ALL VOTE SEND THIS TO A REFERENDUM THANK YOU [inaudible] LIKE. GOOD EVENING RICK WILLIAMS ONE TWENTY WHEN FOR COURT OVER HICKORY TENNESSEE HOME ALSO CHAIRMAN OF SAVE OUR FAIRGROUND. MORE QUICKLY GO OVER THE HISTORY AS MENTIONED EARLIER OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO MANY PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE TIME WHY ARE YOU SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS. YOU KNOW I DON’T GET PAID FOR THIS IS ALL NONPROFIT WORK I DO IT BECAUSE I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF NASHVILLE. A HUNDRED YEARS AGO PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER GAVE THIS LAND WITH ONE REQUEST THAT NATIONAL ALWAYS HOST THE TENNESSEE STATE FAIR HE JUST HEARD SCOTT JONES TONIGHT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FAIR SAY. THAT THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH ROOM TO HOLD THIS LAND WAS GIVEN. THESE PEOPLE FIGHT IT KEPT THAT LAND THEY BEAT MULTI MULTI MILLIONAIRES RIGHT NOW BUT THEY CARED ABOUT NATIONAL CARE ABOUT DAVIDSON COUNTY. AND CARED ABOUT HAVING A STATE FAIR. SO I ASK YOU TO HONOR THAT REQUEST THEY MADE WHEN THEY GAVE THIS LAND THAT’S HOW WE ENDED UP WITH THIS LAND. IS FLAWED WE BOUGHT IT OR HEADE. SOMEWHERE IN ANY OTHER WAY IT WAS GIVEN BY A FAMILY. THIS IS OWNING HEARING TONIGHT SORT ALL THIS TALK ABOUT THE ZONING COMMITTEE. THE OTHER NATIONAL NEXT PLAN CALLS FOR NO RESIDENTIAL. HOUSING ON THIS PROPERTY ENDEAVOR IN THE PLAN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT LOOK AT IT. WE ALL PARTICIPATED IN IT. RIGHT TONIGHT WE WOULD THEY BE VOTING ON THE SONY IF WE WERE JUST BUILDING A STADIUM. THE STADIUM WILL BE FINE. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH MR REVEALING ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS AGO WE TOLD HIM THIRTY YEAR LEASE FOR THE STADIUM THIRTY YEAR LEASE FOR THE TRACK. THIRTY THIRTY YEAR LEASE FOR THE STATE FAIR KEEP THE FLEA MARKET WE ALL GO HOME. WE WERE WE WOULD BE FINE WITH THE STADIUM [inaudible] MR. DEAL THAT’S INVOLVED THE UNDERHANDED BACKROOM DEAL IT’S ALL COMING TO LIGHT NOW. JUST TODAY THE TRAFFIC STUDY WAS RELEASED. 2828% INCREASE IN TRAFFIC WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN AT THE FAIRGROUNDS AREA IF THIS IS BUILT 28% INCREASE I’M SURE THE NEIGHBORS. ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. LAST THING WAS SAY. WE HAVE MISTER INGRAM FONT FAMILY THE CITY HELPED US A LOT HE’S DONE A LOT. THE TURNERS STEPHEN JAY GREAT PEOPLE I KNOW PERSONALLY. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT MARK WILF. IT’S W. AT LA US. MARKING ZIGGY WILL FAULT YOU GOOGLE HIM TONIGHT YOU’VE GOT ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN FRONT OF YOU. SEE ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY JUDGMENT JUST FOUR YEARS AGO FOR HIM HIS BROTHER. THERE’S ADJUDICATED THEY ALL THEIR PARTNERS EIGHTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS BECAUSE THEY THEY CONSPIRED IN CIVIL RACKETEERING. FOR TWO DECADES WITH OUR PARTNERS THAT’S JUST EASILY FOUND RIGHT NOW THESE ARE GONNA BE YOUR PARTNERS FOLKS. NOT JUST MISTER INGRAM NOT JUST MISTER TURNER THE TURNER FAMILY NOT THE ONE FAMILY YOU’VE GOT MISTER WILSON HIS BROTHER’S ICKY THAN ON THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS. DO IT FOR YOURSELF IT’S RIGHT THERE YOU READ IT. EIGHTY FOUR MILLION DOLLAR JUDGMENT. THANK YOU THANK YOU [inaudible] YEAH. MY NAME IS JAMIE TAYLOR AT LIVE AT THIRTY FOUR TWENTY FOUR HARBOR WITH CIRCLE AND I’M IN DISTRICT. THIRTEEN I AM A PROUD METRO EMPLOYEE AT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR TWENTY EIGHT YEARS I AM ALSO A PROUD SUPPORTER OF OUR FAIRGROUNDS. AS A LONG TIME ATTENDEE. AND SUPPORTER OF THE RACETRACK THE FLEA MARKET. CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. I’M ASKING YOU TO PLEASE SUPPORT LEAVING THE FAIRGROUNDS AS THEY ARE. SOCCER OBVIOUSLY HAS A FLLOWING IN NATIONAL YOU’VE HEARD THAT FOR OVER TWO HOURS TONIGHT. BUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER PLACES LIKE THE OLD STAR WOULD. OR THE PRACTICE TITANS PRACTICE AREA IN METRO CENTER THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS. AS A METRO EMPLOYEE WHO DIDN’T GET A PROMISE TO RAISE THIS YEAR AND THERE ARE SO MANY MAYBES IN METRO FOR OUR EMPLOYEES. IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT I THINK THERE IS MUCH BETTER WAY TO SPEND THE MONEY BESIDES GIVING THEM AWAY AND A WAY TO DEVELOPERS. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION IN THIS MATTE. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU AND LET YOU KNOW HOW I STRONGLY FEEL ABOUT THIS. GOOD EVENING COUNCIL MEMBERS VICE MAYOR APPRECIATE TELLS TOM TONIGHT MY NAME IS SHARON MELLMAN A LIVE AT THIRTY TWO ALL FOR LIKE FOR DR IN HOLLY WAYS AS DISTRICT NUMBER. THIRTEEN MY FIRST QUESTION TO YOU IS HOW DO YOU WORK. FOR YOU WORK FOR US WE PUT YOU IN OFFICE. SECONDLY TO EXPOUND ON WHAT MR DOMINICI SPOKE TO YOU ABOUT. IF YOU VOTE YES. FOR THIS ZONING RESOLUTION [inaudible] PLEASE. RESIGN YOUR JOB RIGHT NOW BECAUSE YOU HAVE BROKEN YOUR BOTH. TO THIS CITY OF NATIONAL TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS. BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT UP HAILED [inaudible] THE CHARTER. AND ALSO YOU HAVE TOLD. YOUR CONSTITUENTS IN YOUR DISTRICT. THEIR THEIR VOTE ON THE TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN REFERENDUM MEANS NOTHING. SO IF YOU VOTE YES ON THIS TONIGHT PLACE TOMORROW JUST RESIGN YOUR POST BECAUSE YOU HAVE COMPLETELY DISREGARDED YOUR OATH OF OFFICE THANK YOU. GETTING VICE MAYOR GOOD EVENING COUNCILMAN NAME IS TONY ■TIM PENNY I LIVE AT THREE THOUSAND MAVERICK DR NASHVILLE TENNESSEE. I DO SEE A LOT OF RED EYES OUT THERE I’VE BEEN RIGHT THROUGH IT WITH YOU GUYS BEFORE. COUNCILMEMBER SIXTEENTH DISTRIC. YOU KNOW I AS A LOOK AT AROUND YOU GUYS TONIGHT IN ANNOUNCING WHAT’S GOING ON YOU KNOW THE FIRST THING I DO WANNA COME UP TONIGHT I THOUGHT THIS WAS LIKE PUBLIC PUBLIC HEARING. BUT I GOT TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR IMMEDIATELY WHEN I TRY TO COME IN AND SET DOWN. THEIR WORLD A LINE OF A LOT OF THESE FOLKS THOSE ARE WEARING RED CHURCH TONIGHT. THEY WERE DENIED ACCESS TO THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS. YOU KNOW WHY NOT WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT WHY WOULD YOU DENY ACCESS TO PEOPLE THAT ARE IN PUBLIC THAT WANT TO COME IN AND SIT DOWN AND HEAR THE PUBLIC HEARING. WHY WAS THAT DONE TO US TONIGHT? YOU KNOW ALL THE MEDIA NEWS PEOPLE WERE HERE EARLIER TONIGH. BUT BY THE TIME WE GOT IN HERE MOST OF THEM WERE LEAVING. YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT THINK THAT WHERE THE BAD GUYS. IT’S LIKE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER. AND EVERYBODY THAT’S FOR THE S. HAVE TRIED TO TOOK TO PUT IT ON US AS THE BAD PEOPLE LET ME TELL YOU WE’RE NOT THE BAD PEOPLE. I WAS BORN IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE BUT I’VE GROWN UP OVER THERE I’VE WATCHED CHANGES HAPPEN. YOU KNOW WE’RE ABOUT TO GIVE TINA ACRES OF LAND. AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. THAT’S PRIVATE LAND. THAT SHOULD NEVER EVER COME ACROSS THE DESK OF THE METRO COUNCIL. WE HAVE A CHARTER TO GO BY. YOU SHOW ME WHERE THERE’S A FAI. WELL SHE’S GOT IT TURNED AROUND NOW. BUT IF YOU TURN AROUND LET YOU SEE IT YOU SHOW ME WHERE THERE IS A BOON FOR FAIR TO GO THERE. I’LL TELL YOU KNOW WHERE CAN YOU FIND WE’RE AFFAIR GOES RIGHT THERE. WE’VE ASKED THE DIRECTOR OF THE FAIRGROUNDS. WHERE IS A FAIR GO YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAYS IT’S CRICKETS SHE CAN’T TELL US? THAT IS TEN ACRES JOB IT’S ABOUT THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS. THEY WERE JUST GIVEN TO THE BILLIONAIRES. MY COUNCILMAN SHAKING HIS HEAD OVER THERE. REALLY. I WISH HE WOULD STAND UP MORE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE SIXTEENTH AND WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS FAIRGROUNDS FIGHT RIGHT NOW. BUT HE’S NOT DOING THAT. I TALK TO PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT EVERY DAY THERE OVER LAMINATE AGAINST THE US. I GO TO THE RESTAURANTS. I’D GO TO THE ADVANCE IN MY DISTRICT. AND I TALK TO PEOPLE OVER THERE. THEY ARE TOTALLY AGAINST THIS. I WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE. ON EARTH THE REFERENDUM THAT’S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO THESE LAWYER. I CALL IT A CHICKEN LAYS OUT. BUT IF YOU JUST HONOR WHAT WE DID IN TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WE WOULD BE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS NOW [inaudible] THANK YOU. CAN GEORGE THREE TODAY WOULD LINE NASHVILLE TENNESSEE SIXTY YEARS OLD PEREZ BORN AND RAISED HERE. I’D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THINGS. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN NFL TEAM. WE CURRENTLY HAVE AN NHL TEAM. THE NFL TEAM HAS BEEN TO THE PLAYOFFS TWO OR THREE TIMES IN THE SUPER BOWL WANTS. THE NHL TEAM HAS BEEN TO THE PLAYOFFS TWO OR THREE TIMES INTO THE STANLEY CUP ONCE. AS WE ALL KNOW IN THE NFL IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER SPORT IN THE UNITED STATES. AND YOU KNOW WHAT. NEITHER OF THOSE TWO PROGRAMS. ARE CONTRIBUTING ENOUGH TO THIS CITY. TO PAY. THE OBLIGATION THAT THIS COUNCIL AND THIS GOVERNMENT APPROVED THAT THE FIRST RESPONDERS COST OF LIVING RAISES. AND WE WANT TO TURN AROUND AND PUT A SOCCER STADIUM IN. AT OUR EXPENSE. I’M NOT SURE THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. THE SECOND PART. KEEP UP HERE. IF YOUR MATH GAS. ONE ACRE RECOURSE FORTY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SQUARE FEET. IF YOU MULTIPLY THAT TIMES TM. THAT’S FOUR HUNDRED AND 350-005-0052 SIX HUNDRED SQUARE FEET. IF YOU MULTIPLY IF YOU TAKE AND TAKE THE AVERAGE SPACE THAT A BOOTH AT THE FLEA MARKET TAKES. A TM BUT EIGHTEEN BOOTH. IS A HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SQUARE FEET. THAT’S TWO TWENTY FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY BRUCE BENNETT TEN FOOTFOR A TEN ACRE FOOT PRINT. WOULD SHOW AND THAT’S WHAT WOULD BE IN IT. IF YOU MULTIPLY THAT TIMES A HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE WEEKEND OF THE BOOTH. THAT’S TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS EVERY MONTH OF RENTAL THAT THIS WOULD TAKE IN. MAYBE TAKE THAT MULTIPLY THAT TIMES IT’S IT’S TWO POINT NINE MILLION DOLLARS. WE AVERAGE ANNUALLY OF CALLS TOWARDS THE FLEA MARKET TO PUT THAT FLEA MARKET ON APPROXIMATELY SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. NOT ON WHAT GILES MONEY IS WOULD YOU TELL SHOW ME SOMEBODY IS GONNA GIVE ME A RETURN TO TWO POINT NINE ON INVESTMENT OF SAMMY. SIGN ME UP ARMY IN. OKAY NOT A BIG RISK. NOW YOU WANT TO TAKE THAT AND ADD IT TO THE SHORTFALL THAT EVERYONE’S TALKED ABOUT. DID YOU GUYS KNOW ARE HAPPENING THE SHORTFALL THAT WHAT IS GOING TO COST US TO HAVE THE MLS. AND THE SHORTFALL THAT THEY’RE GOING TO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY US WE’RE GOING TO BE ALMOST SIX POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS IF THIS WAS WHAT THIS PROPERTY WAS INTENDED FOR ITS USE. TO I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU ARE PERSONALLY ASK YOU. THAT THIS IS NOT WHAT THIS CITY NEEDS THANK YOU THANK HIM. GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY OUT OF RESPECT FOR YOUR TIME AND THESE FINE FOLKS WHO HAVE JOBS AS WELL A ME. I AM THE LAST PERSON TO SPEAK MY NAME IS MELISSA SMITH [inaudible] ALL PART. NONE OF THAT. OKAY SORRY. OKAY URGE YOU TO VOTE AGAINST RESIGNED IN THIS TEN ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT I GO ON AND ON FOR THE REASONS I’M SURE YOU’VE HEARD OF ALL TONIGHT. LET ME REMIND YOU YOU ALLOCATED TWELVE MILLION. DOLLARS FOR THIS PROPERTY FOR RENOVATIONS PROPOSAL VOTED AGAINST THIS TONIGHT. AND NOT PUTTING THE SOCCER STATEMENT THE FAIRGROUNDS WILL NOT KEEP THE FAIRGROUNDS FROM BEING RENOVATED UNLESS IT WAS A SHAM ALL ALONG. NATIONALS ALREADY AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CITY THANKS TO BRENDA LEE NASCAR AND COUNTRY MUSIC. GIVE AWAY PUBLIC LAND TO DEVELOPERS AS A BRIBE OR INDUCEMENT WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT IS WRONG NOT FULFILLING THE PROMISE. PROMISE OF RACES TO OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE US IS WRONG. IGNORE THE BASIC NEEDS OF OUR POLICE AND FIRE FIGHTERS TO KEEP US SAFE IS WRONG. NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS BUT LISTENING TO THE BELL PERSON SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS IS WRONG. I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE IN YOUR SHOES ON THAT SIDE OF THE AISLE. BECAUSE I COULDN’T SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING I IGNORE THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE INSTEAD LISTEN TO BIG MONEY. WE DO NOT NEED TO HITCH OUR WAGON ON THIS DEAL IT IS NOT THE END ALL. I’VE HEARD THAT IF WE DON’T DO THIS STILL NATIONAL LOSES ECONOMICALLY IN THE FUTURE I DISAGREE. HOW CAN WE LOSE SOMETHING WE’VE NEVER HAD? EUROPEAN PUSH TO PLACE THE STADIUM A MIXED USE AT THE SITE YOU HAVE OVER FIVE THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND IN THE CITY PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT MAKES SENSE. IF I WAS A DEVELOPER I WOULDN’T PUT IT ON THIS BE THE WORST PLACE TO PUT IT. IT WILL IMPACT THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THERE WILL BE IT’S FOR DEVIN IMAGINE THAT TWO LINES. INADEQUATE PARKING AND BASICALLY STE STRANGLE OUT THE EXISTING USES ESPECIALLY THE STATE FIRE REMEMBER THIS PROPERTIES MAIN PURPOSE. IS TO RAISE REVENUE FOR STATE FAIR NOT DEVELOPERS NOT METRO AS A TAXPAYER I HAVE INVESTED IN THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA. FIRST TENNESSEE PARK NISSAN STADIUM MANY OTHER PALM THIS GOD DEALS. THAT WE’VE BEEN SOLD ON BUT I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY RETURN ON OUR INVESTMENT ALL I HAVE SEEN IS ESCALATING PROPERTY COSTS HIGH WEEDS AND POT HOLES. AS WELL AS DAILY MURDERS SMALL BUSINESS SUFFERING AND THOSE THAT MAY NATIONAL GREAT MOVE OU. I DO BELIEVE THE NATIONAL HUSBAND ROBIN IS JUST BEEN MISMANAGED. AND HAS BEEN GLARINGLY EVIDENT IN RECENT YEARS. REMEMBER THE TAX REFERENDUM THE PEOPLE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED DOW. THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY NEXT WEEK TO VOTE ON THE REFERENDUM THAT HELPS MY COOPER HAS. AND HOW THE VOTERS DECIDE IF WE CAN IF WE WANT TO SPEND THE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION PLUS ON THIS. I ASK YOU TO SUPPORT [inaudible] US. AND VOTE. NOT TO GET THESE TEN ACRES AWAY. THANK YOU. SO MUCH FOR LISTENING TO US TONIGHT THANK YOU. YEAH PHILIP CRUISE. I’M BORN AND RAISED IN NATIONAL- I REALLY WANT GUNS SAY ANYTHING BUT I GOT IN EARLY AND LISTENED. BOTH SIDES OF THIS ARGUMENT. BUT I GREW UP. WITH THE FAIR GROUNDS. IN FACT WHEN I WAS THREE YEARS OLD THAT’S HOW I LEARNED TO REA. THERE WAS A SIGN SAYS YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO ARRIVE. IN THE NEXT YEAR IT WAS EASIER TO RAID NATURE IT GOT BETTER [inaudible] BUT COM. FOR PUTTING IN SOMETHING FOR CHILDREN. WHEN I GREW UP WE HAD BATTING CAGES ARE RUDE GIN BASEBALL TEAMS USED TO GO THERE? DURING THE WAY DAY IN. AND READ THOSE BY THE HOUR. AND BUTTON BATTING CAGES WOULD BE IDEAL THAT DOWN THERE AGAIN. AND WHEN THE STATE FAIR COMES BACK. ASK THEM TO LEAVE SOME OF THE RIDES. FOR FOR ALL NEXT SUMMER. IF WE GIVE THE KIDS SOMETHING TODAY. AND PLEASE SAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS. SIR ARE YOU IN LINE TO SPEAK. IF YOU DON’T MIND TAKE A SAFE PLACE [inaudible] THANK YOU. SEEING NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE AT THE CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING CLOSE COUNTENANCE LAND. I HAVE A SPARE SO GOT A SUBSTITUTE — ANY TO OFFER SOME GONNA MOVE THIS SUBSTITUTE A BRIEF EXPLANATION FLOOR IS YOURS THE SUBS TO JUST INCORPORATES THE BASICALLY OUR TRANSPORTATION FOLKS PLANNING INCORPORATES ALL THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS SLASH REQUIREMENTS AND SO. ARREST THAT WE MOVE THAT SUBSTITUTE [inaudible] THEIR SECOND. HAVING THEM PROBABLY MOVED AND SECONDED ALL IN FAVOR. OPPOSED MOTION PASSES COUNCILS LATER ON YOUR BILL IS SUBSTITUTED OKAY ON THE BILL SO SOON I WILL MOVE AS A MOVEMENT SO CITY WITH A BRIEF EXPLANATIO. TORTURES UP SO APPRECIATED BY CANNOT SPEAK TONIGHT — OBVIOUSLY THIS BILL AT SECOND READING MINIMAL ON THIRD — I’VE HEARD SOME GOOD CONVERSATION FOR I THINK WE’VE GOT A LOT MORE WORK TO DO BUT I THINK THAT — WE’VE GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO THEN HAVE OUR MAJOR DISCUSSION NEXT TUESDAY ON THE ENTIRE PLANET SO WHAT I WOULD REQUEST MEMBERS TONIGHT WHETHER YEAH NATURE OF SAYING. WE GO AHEAD JUST TAKE THE VOTE TONIGHT — AND THEN AGAIN THIS IS A MINIMAL THIRD AS OWNING BILL — WE CAN HAVE A FULL CONVERSATION ON THIS AS WE WILL ON THE OTHER THREE PIECES OF LEGISLATION. ON TUESDAY SO THAT ARE RUNNING THE MOTION. THANK YOU COUNSEL GLOVER. JUST A COUPLE QUICK QUESTIONS — SOME THINGS I HEARD IN MISTER JAMES AND I’M GOING TO ADDRESS THESE QUESTIONS YOU PLACE ARE. THE 20% AFFORDABLE HOUSING I GUESS THAT’S BEEN REACHED — WITH THE CBA OR HOWEVER THAT WORKS — WORDS THAT OBLIGATION FALL AND WHO IS OBLIGATED. TO DO THAT AND WHAT SAY DO WE HAVE AS THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY TO MAKE SURE THAT’S ACCOMPLISHED. SO THE BODY THIS BODY ATTEMPTED SOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING LEGISLATION YOU MAY REMEMBER — BILL ONE THIRTY THREE AND THAT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY — SHOT DOWN BY — ESSENTIAL IT IS LET’S JUST GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING — BEFORE YOU IN THE CBA IS AN AGREEMENT TO THIRD PARTY AGREEMENT BETWEEN ESSENTIALLY THAT NATIONAL SOCCER HOLDINGS AND STAND UP NATIONAL A PRIVATE AGREEMENT BETWEEN PRIVATE ENTITIES — METRO IS NOT A PARTY TO THAT AGREEMENT — METRO WOULD NOT ENFORCE THAT AGREEMENT. BUT IT — DOES NOT RUN AFOUL OF STATE LEGISLATION WITH RESPECT TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING THOSE PARTIES CAN AGREE AND HAVE A BINDING AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTING A 20% AFFORDABLE HOUSING — UNDERSTANDING OKAY SO THEY CAN HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING FIGHT SO THEY GET INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF TIMES YOU YOU STAR STUFF IN IT YOU GET STARTED. AND YOU GET INTO IT AND THEN ALSO AND YOU FIND OUT WELL LOOKING INTO QUITE THAT THAT I HOPE TO DO — IF THE 20% IS NOT DELIVERED THEN WHO HAS THE BASIS FOR THE LAWSUIT. AGAIN IT WOULD METRO WOULD NOT BE A PARTY TO THE CBA — LIKELY COULD NOT BE A PARTY TO THE CBA — ANY BREACH OF THE UNDERLYING AGREEMENT WOULD BE UP TO STAND UP NASHVILLE TO ENFORCE METRO WOULD NOT ENFORCE IT. OKAY AND WE GO TO THE NEXT THE FIFTH GUARANTEES IT’S BEEN GIVE. WHO IS PROVIDING THAT I MEAN IS EVERY EMPLOYER ON THE FAIRGROUNDS HAS TO PAY FIFTEEN FIFTY AS A MINIMUM WAGE? AS I UNDERSTAND THE THE CBA TERMS I HAVE NOT SEEN THE THE ACTUAL CVA US ALL LETTER SUMMARIZING IT THIS AFTERNOON IT WAS FIFTEEN DOLLARS. FIFTY FOR ALL EMPLOYERS DIRECTLY HIRED BY NATIONAL SOCCER HOLDINGS. THAT IS THE TYPE OF TURNED IT UNDER STATE LAW METRO AS A MUNICIPAL ENTITY COULD NOT ENFORCE WE ARE PROHIBITED UNDER THE CONTRACTORS ACT IN TENNESSEE FROM REQUIRING ANY SORT OF A PROVISION ON CONTRACTORS BEYOND WHAT STATE LAW REQUIRES AND IT DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT MINIMUM WAGE REQUIREMENT. BUT IT IS ALLOWABLE BETWEEN PRIVATE PARTIES RIGHT YEAH I MEAN IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN RESTAURANTS AND THINGS THROUGHOUT THE CITY BECAUSE THEY REALIZE IN ORDER TO BRING THE WORKERS IN. BUT I WORRY ABOUT IS WHEN THE ECONOMY TAKES A DOWNTURN IN. PERHAPS THEY CAN BE PAID I’M JUST TRYING TO I THINK IT’S GREAT THAT WE’RE WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS. BUT I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO INTO THIS THING WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN. UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT IS NOT ENFORCEABLE BY US. AND I REALIZE OUR VOICES I’M I’M GONNA DO IT A PROMISE. BUT WE’VE HEARD THAT A NUMBER OF TIMES — AS SO HAVE THE THE VOTERS SO — IN THE IN THE FINAL PIECE THE ONE THE ONE THING THAT I QUESTION GREATLY AT THE REINS FAMILY WITH REGARDS TO IF WE IF THE IF FOR SOME REASON. THE FARE IS UNABLE TO BE ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY ARE WE IN JEOPARDY OF THAT LAND HAVING TO GO BACK TO THE FAMILY. BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT HONORED THE OBLIGATION IN WHICH THE PRIEST THESE PROPERTY WAS GIVEN. I DON’T BELIEVE SO — AND I HAVE ENORMOUS RESPECT — FOR MR DOMINE AND THE CHARTER SECTION HE CITED BUT THAT HAS BEEN PREEMPTED BY STATE LAW. WHAT WERE REQUIRED TO DO UNDER OUR CHARTER IS TO CONDUCT A FAI? NOW WHETHER OR NOT IT’S A STATE FAIR OR NOT THAT’S UP TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE CLIENT TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO OPERATE A STATE FAIR BUT THE CHARTER REQUIRES THAT THERE SIMPLY BE A FAIR AND IT SPECIFIES THE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES THAT. A FAIR MUST CONSIST OF WHETHER OR NOT IT’S STATE OR SOME SORT OF FAIR. THAT’S WHAT WOULD BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHARTER. TODAY AND THEN I’LL CLOSE WITH THIS HAVE WE EVER BEEN WRONG ON ANY LEGAL ADVICE WE’VE GOTTEN. FROM THE CITY I’M PROBABLY WRONG TWICE A DAY AT LEAST. YEAH FIGHT THANK YOU. COUNCILMAN SCOTT DAVIS. TWENTY SEVEN VOTES. NEXT TIME THE RECORD WAS JAMES. ON THIRD AND FINAL. TWENTY SEVEN ISSUES IN THE CITY. WE HAVE A MINORITY CAUCUS THAT’S DISTRUSTING. WE HAVE SINCE SINCE THEIR DISTRUST [inaudible] YOU ALSO. WE HAVE HOPE WITH THE CBA. NOW I’M NOT SAYING I’M FOR THIS RUN AGAINST THIS [inaudible] BUT NASHVILLE. PEOPLE ARE FED UP FOR FALSE PROMISES. THAT STUFF ON THE ARM. ON THE BOOKS FOR PRUDENCE IN DISTRICT ONE FOR YEARS. I MEAN WE HAVE THE WEEDS GROWING UP HIGH EVERYWHERE LIKE THE YOUNG LADY SAID TODAY. YEAH POLICE. AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS THEY NEED TO QUIT. WHY CAN I GET BONDS TO HELP WITH SCHOOLS? WHY CAN’T I? FULFILLED PROMISES FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE DISTRICTS. YOU KNOW LIKE IN ONE TWO AND THREE WHICH PROMISED THEM SIDEWALKS YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AGO. I REMEMBER I GREW UP IN THIS TOWN. WE OPPOSE THE USE THE MONEY OF ACTUAL REVENUE FROM THE SAP FROM THE BASE FROM THE FOOTBALL STADIUM ON THE TIDES CAME HERE. OUR TITANS FACE. TO FIX SOME OF THESE ISSUES. BUT WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM HERE. WE DO NOT FULFILL OUR PROMISES TO OUR COMMUNITIES. SO WE HAVE A TOUGH VOTE HERE. HM I WANT EVERY MEMBER. TO PLEASE FORGIVE ME. ESPECIALLY EVERY MEMBER FROM A DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITY. ARE WE GONNA CONTINUE LET THE DEMOCRATS TAKE US FOR GRANTED. ALL WE WILL ROCK WITH THIS SITE. YES I SAID IT. HOWEVER THERE’S HOPE THERE. I LOVE KOBE GREAT GAS. STEVE GLOVER’S ALSO MY FRIEND [inaudible] MINORITY CAUCUS. AFTER AMERICAN MEMBERS MY JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS WOMEN OF THIS COUNCIL. YOU HAVE A TOUGH CHOICE TO MAKE. AND IT’S NOT ONLY THE EASIER [inaudible] BUT I’M SPEAKING THE TRUTH. THE ONLY WAY WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT [inaudible] AND I THINK. FOR ALL OF US FROM THOSE DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES SHOULD VOTERS WANT. ONE SAUDI ARAB. THIS SIDE THIS THING BECAUSE THEY NEED US. WHAT’S NEXT TIME AROUND IS THE PROMISE OF THE WORLD ALL THE TIME. BUT A VOTE AGAINST US BELLOTTO OUR CONSTITUENTS. THEY SAY THEY WANT TO PLAY CERTAIN PEOPLE ON BOARDS THEY NEVER DO — WE’RE NOT GOING TO TEAR DOWN YOUR HOSPITAL WHEN I DON’T GO AFTER THAT. SO WE HAD A CHOICE TO MAKE HERE. WHAT’S SADDAM CORPORAL LAMBDA THANK YOU. WELL IF I CAN CORRECT MYSELF AT TWENTY SEVEN VOTES IS ON THE DEMOLITION ORDINANCE TWELVE EIGHTY NINE AND THAT’LL BE ON THIRD READING ABOUT THE ZONING ORDINANCE. COUNSEL LABOR TERM. THANK YOU AMOUNT OF PRESIDENT IS JUST FOR CLARITY — FOR A FROM A CELLPHONE COUNCIL COLLEAGUES AND ALSO THE THE VIEWING AUDIENCE. AS IT RELATES TO THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT THAT IS NOT FORMALLY SIGNED ON AS OF RIGHT NOW. CORRECT. THAT’S NOT MY UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNDERSTANDING. OF THIS IS THE S. P. — AND ATTORNEY JAMESON YOU ALLUDED TO EARLIER THAT WE DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY. OF TO ENFORCE ON ANY LANGUAGE AS IT RELATES. TO THE CBA ARE WE ABLE — AGAIN JUST FOR CLARITY FALLEN BEHIND COUNCILMAN GLOVER. ARE WE ABLE TO A ME AND ANY OF THE HOUSING COMPONENTS. INTO THE S. P. NOT TALKING ABOUT THE WAGES NOT TALKING ABOUT THE THE INCLUSIVE SPACES TO COMMUNITY SERVICES ARE WE ABLE TO LOVE ME AND ANY ASPECT. OF THE THE HOUSING COMPONENT INTO THE S. P. SO THAT IS EXPRESSIVELY CONTINGENT UPON OTHERS HOUSE A REQUIREMENT. IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT SHOULD THE CBA BE EXECUTED THAT IS THE INTENT OF THE SPONSOR AN ADMINISTRATION TO AMEND THE SP. TO REFERENCE THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPONENT I DO NOT KNOW TO WILL IT BE EXPRESSLY STATED. IF THE SPONSOR CAN SPEAK TO THA. COUNSELOR TO PLEASURES SURE NO PROBLEM MAKES HIM CHECKING EVERYTHING RIGHT WITH — COUNSEL TABLES JAMESON SO BECAUSE IT IS VOLUNTARY BECAUSE THE TWO PARTIES WILL BE ENTERING INTO A VOLUNTARY THIRD PARTY AGREEMENT. THEY’LL BE VOLUNTARILY AGREEING TO DO THE AFFORDABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING THEY’RE SETTING OUT TO DO THEREFORE I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE PERMISSIBLE UNDER STATE AND LOCAL LAW. WITHIN RIGHT INTO THE S. P. IT THERE VOLUNTARILY PLACING THE NUMBERS THAT THEY’VE TENTATIVELY AGREED TO IS THAT CORRECT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THAT IN THE PAST PURSUING OR SUBSEQUENT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S ACTIONS UPON OUR ONE THIRTY THREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE ABILITY OF PRIVATE AGREEMENTS TO GO FORWARD UNDER. ZONING LEGISLATION IS SO SO IT WOULD BE MY INTENT. SHOULDN’T AGREEMENT BE REACHED TO GET TO THE SP WOULD BE COMING TO YOU AS A TIME WITHOUT THE MOMENT FOR THIRD READING. CANCEL IT IN RETURN THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT UNDERSTAND CLEARLY SO THIS WILL BE VOLUNTARY WHICH ABSOLUTELY MEANS NO GUARANTEES THANK YOU SO MUCH. COULD I COULD I MAKE ONE QUICK. CENTERS. IF IT’S WRITTEN INTO THIS EVEN THOUGH IT’S VOLUNTARY COUNCIL DAVISON. IT MEANS THEY’RE HELD TO AS AS THE AS SPEAKER AS A CONDITION OF THE S. PAIN JUST LIKE ANY OTHER CONDITION OKAY ABSOLUTELY CLEAR [inaudible] COUNCILMAN BETTING. I WANTED TO DO A LITTLE FOREIGNER STORY. I WAS BORN IN ARGENTINA — SOCCER COUNTRY AND I MOVED HERE WHEN I WAS. THIRTY I STARTED WORKING IN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM IN IN NASHVILLE. FIVE YEARS AFTER I MOVE I USED TO LIVE IN OHIO. AND IBM PLAY SOCCER EVER — I WAS REALLY ABOUT IT. BY WHEN I STARTED — ORGANIZED A DESERTED THIS NATIVE BORN GUY MIKE. WELL ACTUALLY PLAY SO GOOD I WAS LIKE HOW CAN HE PLAY SOCCER. I’M IN UNDER A LOT DO YOU KNOW THAT I’M THE ONE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO PLAY SOCCER BUT I LEARNED. BY HANGING OUT WITH THIS GUY AND WANT TO PLAY SOCCER WITH HIM THAT THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE. IN TENNESSEE THAT LOVE SOCCER THAT ARE NOT FOREIGNERS. THERE ARE NATIVE BORN WHO GREW UP PLAYING SOCCER LOVING THIS BOARD. AND THAT’S WHY NEIL. THE MOMENT I GOT ELECTED THAT THAT WAS THE WAY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN NASHVILLE BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT. SPOKE TO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. AND IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY JUST% LIKE I HAD PLAYING SOCCER WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS. TO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING THAT THEY ALL LIVE. AND WE SAW THAT TODAY I MEAN IF YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE THAT CAME IN SUPPORT OF OUR PEOPLE FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS — MOSTLY I THINK NATIVE BORN. THAT REALLY ENJOY THIS SPORT AND SO. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND PERHAPS YOU’D KNOW THESE BECAUSE MAYBE THEN TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBOR SO THEY ARE ASHAMED TO SAY THAT THEY LIKE SOCCER THEY PLAY IT BUT MOST MANY PEOPLE DO. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY POPULAR. AND PEOPLE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. SO JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A FOREIGNER. THAT IS TRYING TO SHARE WITH YO- HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS TO BRING PEOPLE TO THE FACTS THANK YOU [inaudible] COUNCILMAN O’CONNELL. THINKING THAT RESIDENT BLACK COLOR QUESTION PLEASE. THERE’S A MOTION. CRITICAL QUESTIONS BEEN PROPERLY SECONDED ON PAPER. OPPOSED. HAND VOTE. ALL IN FAVOR. PUT YOUR HANDS UP A PLACE [inaudible] YEAH. THE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE OKAY PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN. OPPOSED [inaudible] RIGHT. OKAY MOTION PASSES. OR ON YOUR BILL AS SUBSTITUTED [inaudible] CALCIUM CAN. YES APPOINTED ORDER IS IT PROPER TO CALL FOR THE QUESTION VOTE ON WHY PEOPLE ARE STILL IN THE QUEUE [inaudible] YES. YES OKAY OKAY WE’RE GONNA TAKE A MACHINE GUN. MADAM CLERK PLEASE OPEN THE MACHINES [inaudible] WELL. IS THIS THE FOOD ON THE THE COUNCIL WOULD LINK. RIGHT EXACTLY CAN USE YOUR MICROPHONE I CAN’T HEAR. YES THANK YOU VERY MUCH HOW WILL YOU JUST STAYED EXACTLY WHAT WE ARE VOTING ON PLEASE YES LET ME RE READ. THE BILL FOR YOU. IT CHANGES TEN POINT OH ACRES FROM I WD ESPY’S OWNING. FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT THREE HUNDRED RANGE AVENUES. TO PERMIT A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT. AND HE SAYS I HAVE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC. HAS A CHANCE I’M SORRY. AND IT’S AS SUBSTITUTED. COUNTS LADY HENDERSON. THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT JUST FOR CLARIFICATION ON THIS IS THE SECOND READING PUBLIC HEARING OF AN ESPYS OWNING BILL. THIRD READING WILL BE AT OUR NEXT MEETING. ON SEPTEMBER FOURTH THAT IS CORRECT IT WITH THE MANDIBLE ON THIRD THAT IS CORRECT THAT SAID WE HAVE TO STAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY AND A HOLIDAY WEEKEND. TO GET OUR ANSWERS AND MAKE ANY CHANGES LEGISLATION. YET THIS BODY VOTED TO CALL THE QUESTION AND NOT. HAVE ANY DISCUSSION THAT WAS THE VOTE OKAY SAID THIRD READING WILL BE. NEXT TUESDAY IT WILL BE SEPTEMBER FOURTH THANK YOU THANK YOU. OKAY WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION. LADY JOHNSON. THANK YOU MADAM VICE MAYOR SO FULL OF PUTTING THAT QUESTION I JUST WANT A CLARIFICATION BECAUSE THIS IS A SECOND READING BUT THIRD READING I THINK MAKES THE GYM SO RE FODDER — WE NEED. THIS BILL DOES NOT NEED TWENTY SEVEN BOUGHT BUT I DID. READ RECALL WHEN WE PASSED A RESOLUTION ON A BUS IN NOVEMBER. EAT WAS STATED EVE THOSE CONDITIONS ARE MET ONE OF THE CONDITIONAL WHAT’S SB BILL TO CHANGE THE ZONING. THAT TIME IT WAS STATED. DECENT JOINING BUILD NEED TWENTY SEVEN VOTES TO PASS SEASON THEN OR THE PORTION WAS BROKEN DOWN TO A LEASE AGREEMENT AND TOPS. UP AND DEMOTED BILL IS ABOUT IT WAS — REACH NINETY ONE RESOLUTION BUT YET THIS BILL NEEDS ONLY MAJORITY BOUGHT. BUT NOT TWENTY SEVEN MISTER JENSEN CORRECT ON SECOND READING YOU JUST NEED A MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING. YES ABOUT A SUDDEN READING — THESE DOING CHANGE BILL STILL IN NEED ONLY MAJORITY VOTES TWENTY ONE CORRECT ON THIRD [inaudible] THANK YOU [inaudible] AND MACHINES ARE OPEN PLACE. WE DID THIS . MADAM PARKING CLOSE MACHINES TELE. I’M SORRY. GO AHEAD. TWENTY IN FAVOR NONE AGAINST FOR EXTENSIONS. OKAY MOTION PASSES. IF THERE’S NO OTHER BUSINESS BEFORE THE COUNCIL IS THERE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. ALL IN FAVOR. OPPOSED WERE OUT HERE [inaudible] WELL THE THIS IS FOR THE SERVICE AT THE METRO NATIONAL NETWORK. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION AGAIN. OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS AND OTHER PROGRAMS VISIT NASHVILLE DOT

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