Wednesday, August 22, 2012

No More Signs with City Officials' Names?

Posted by on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Those blue city signs directing people to "County Clerk John Arriola" are like Nashville's version of Johnny Depp's "Winona Forever" tattoo. In The City Paper, Joey Garrison reports that we may not see their like again:

Names of Davidson County elected officials on signs outside their offices could soon be a thing of the past.

The Metro Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday for a bill that would prohibit Metro from using city funds to purchase and construct permanent signs that name an elected or appointed official.

Under an amendment added to the legislation, however, the measure would still allow temporary signs outside Metro construction projects to identify the corresponding mayor, council members or others.

Councilman Josh Stites, the bill’s lead sponsor who credited a constituent for suggesting the measure, said he introduced the bill to prevent Davidson County’s various constitutional officers from “using public funds to put their names on signs instead of the office to which their holding.”

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