Category: Editorials

On High Density Housing


Several years ago, a luxury apartment community to be built at a location in LaVergne just off of Sam Ridley Parkway was proposed. The developer requested a zoning change from industrial to high density residential. Nearby residents gnashed their teeth,…

All the King’s MEN


When I ran for alderman in 2016, one of my platforms was to model the selection of LaVergne committee membership to be similar to the way that Nashville selects members. When Nashville has committee openings, members of the council will…

Where Perception Intersects with Reality


I once worked with an association of state-wide elected officials that held annual conferences at different locations throughout the country. One year a hidden camera crew followed the state treasurer of Minnesota to one of these conferences and did an…