Good morning, Nashville. At what point does a heat wave stop being a heat wave and just become that thing we know as a Tennessee Summer? Either way, a heat advisory is now in effect for today and tomorrow as sky-high humidity nudges the heat index into the dangerous zone of 110 degrees and we’re sort of longing for the days of citywide snowball fights and four-hour snowy traffic jams. There’s a chance we could also see some storms, though probably nothing severe. Is it fall yet?
- Food truck fiasco. Many restaurant owners are getting up in arms about food trucks parking near their businesses, claiming they create instant competition without having to pay property taxes or fees. Both restaurant and food truck owners will get to say their piece in front of the Metro Public Works Traffic and Parking Commission next month and the commission will likely be setting some guidelines for food truck parking.
- Uncommon sense. At last night’s meeting, the Metro Council opted to expressly ban personal use of city vehicles, which is something everyone thought was common sense until Criminal Court Clerk David Torrence was busted a few weeks ago for using his car for liquor store runs and other personal errands.
- Bits & pieces. It may be hot outside, but Nashville’s electrical grid seems to be standing up to the challenge … A study by the US Department of Education revealed a strong racial divide in Tennessee’s AP classes … Tennessee is the 14th most stressed out state in the country, and we’d believe it … A former Central Parking employee pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.9 million from the company … Spring Hill may soon be removing fluoride from their drinking water … The County Clerk’s office has temporarily lost its buying power thanks to John Arriola’s various snafus … 6,200 of us have taken advantage of early voting just three days into the process. Way to go, Nashville!
Photo by Amy Allmand.