Monday, October 20, 2014

Payday lending meeting called as Metro mulls change

 Meeting Held on Saturday.  Great response from Neighborhood groups.






Payday lending meeting called as Metro mulls change
 Tony Gonzalez, tgonzalez@tennessean.com 3:18 p.m. CDT October 14, 2014

A community meeting on Saturday will put Metro Council representatives face-to-face with residents to discuss legislation that could restrict pawnshops and payday lending businesses.
The Neighborhoods Resource Center will host the meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at 1312 Third Ave. North.
Council members Fabian Bedne, Jacobia Dowell and Karen Johnson are scheduled to attend. They are sponsoring legislation that would change Davidson County zoning to limit the size of financial institutions to 2,500 square feet and create a distance requirement of a quarter-mile between such businesses.
The proposal cites a Chattanooga study that found payday lenders can reduce property values and a federal study that shows the businesses tend to locate in disproportionately minority areas.
“If you allow a certain industry to cluster within a block or small geographical area and create a financial drain, it creates an economically blighted and distressed area,” said Johnson, who represents a South Nashville district between the airport and Percy Priest Lake.
The bill has been through one reading before the council and is scheduled to be next considered by the Metro Planning Commission on Oct. 23, before going before the council again on Nov. 4.
In April, a payday lending forum in Nashville drew hundreds — in opposition to and in defense of the industry. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shared data at the meeting showing that loans are typically less than $500 at annualized interest rates of nearly 400 percent, with four out of every five loans rolled over or renewed.
Reach Tony Gonzalez at 615-259-8089 and on Twitter @tgonzalez.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Night Out Against Crime Event to take place Tonight Tuesday October 14 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm on the Grounds of Smith Springs Church of Christ 2783 Smith Springs Road

Reminder!
See everyone tonight!

 Buford Tune with Apps will be doing a presentation for our community on safety, watch groups, defensive sprays and tasers that we can use in our home to protect us. He will also have handouts on various guns recommended for home protection with a listing of classes that are offered for people to take with them.
 Entertainment by our very own Debbie's Dance Studio who has proudly served our area for 26 years!

 The Helicopter will land and be on site for the children to view.
Our featured Food Truck is Smokin Thighs



SKY Nashville will be on site and will be videoing aspects of the event.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Reminder Districtwide Cleanup Today Saturday Oct 4 with Shred It, Dumpsters and Goodwill in the Compton's Parking Lot

REMINDER TODAY IS THE DAY TO CLEAN UP AND CLEAN OUT!  FREE SHREDDING PROVIDED BY SHRED IT, DUMPSTERS PROVIDED BY PUBLIC WORKS OF METRO NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY AND GOODWILL'S TRACTOR TRAILER FOR DONATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE TODAY!
Cookout by Fifth Third Bank at Noon!