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Bill BL2020-386 (as amended)

An ordinance amending Sections 2.24.225 and 2.24.230 of the Metropolitan Code regarding the selection of appraisers for the sale, purchase, lease, sublease, or other disposition of real property owned by the Metropolitan Government, and to require a community meeting prior to the execution of lease agreements.


Section 1. That Section 2.24.225 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection D.:

D. All appraisal reports required by this section shall be prepared by an independent state certified real estate appraiser, as defined in T.C.A. § 62-39-102, or as the same may be hereafter amended, selected by the department of finance in accordance with applicable procurement regulations.

Section 2. That Section 2.24.230 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following provision as subsection A. and by re-lettering the remaining subsections as subsections B. and C.:

A. No legislation approving the lease of metropolitan government-owned property, where the appraised land value is greater than $1 million, to a private entity for a lease term of more than five years, including permitted extensions, shall be considered by the metropolitan council unless and until a publicly-noticed community meeting has been held. The Director of Public Property Administration may adjust the $1 million threshold annually based upon the percentage increase, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for the most recent calendar year ending before the beginning of such year exceeds the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers published by the United States Department of Labor for the previous calendar year. Notice of the community meeting shall be posted on the Metro website, and the proposed lessee shall be responsible for distributing the notice of the community meeting by U.S. mail or email at least one week prior to the meeting to neighborhood associations and community organizations registered with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods that are located within a one-mile radius of the property to be leased.

1. Notice by mail or e-mail. At least fourteen days prior to the first council consideration, the proposed lessee(s) of the subject property shall send written notice to all property owners within one thousand feet and, to identified neighborhood associations and community organizations located within a one-mile radius of the subject property. Neighborhood Associations and community organizations shall include associations registered with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods or incorporated condominium associations registered by with the Metropolitan Clerk. Such notice shall be sent by email if the property owner’s, neighborhood association, or community organization’s email address is known to the Council member or lessee. Otherwise, such written notice shall be sent by U.S. Mail. Notice shall include the time, date and place of the required community meeting and of the Council meeting.

2. Public notice signs shall be posted by the lessee in accordance with the following provisions on the subject property:

a) General Requirements. Public notice signs shall be posted on any property subject to the community meeting provisions of this section. Public notice signs shall be installed by the proposed lessee of the property.
b) Display Period. Public notice signs shall be installed on affected properties no less than fourteen days prior to an established community meeting date, and shall be removed by the lessee following conclusion of the Council consideration.
c) Number and Placement of Public Notice Signs. Public notice signs shall be posted according to the following standards:

i) Number. One sign shall be posted along each three hundred feet of public street frontage.
ii) Location. Whenever practical, signs shall be located within ten feet of a public street right-of-way and positioned in a manner to best inform the motoring public without creating a safety hazard.
iii) Size and Content. All public notice signs shall be of adequate size and design to be clearly visible and legible to the motoring public. At a minimum, a public notice sign shall specify the time, date and location of the scheduled community meeting and of the council meeting at which the lease is first to be considered, the general nature of the community meeting, and a phone number for additional information.

3. The council member in whose district the property is located shall coordinate the scheduling of the community meeting required by this section. The meeting shall be held either at a Metropolitan Government-owned facility, or at a facility selected by the district councilmember. The community meeting may also be held virtually using an online meeting platform if necessary to comply with applicable health orders. A representative from the Metropolitan department, board, agency, or commission to whom the property is assigned shall attend the community meeting.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Burkley Allen, Tonya Hancock, Russ Bradford

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Legislative History

IntroducedAugust 4, 2020

Passed First ReadingAugust 4, 2020

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

Amended and deferred to September 1, 2020August 18, 2020

Amended and Passed Second ReadingSeptember 1, 2020

Passed Third ReadingSeptember 15, 2020

ApprovedSeptember 16, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 09/18/2020 4:26 PM