Metro Council Votes No to Waste Transfer Facility in East Nashville
As a home and business owner in East Nashville, I was shocked to hear of Waste Connections’ plan to add a waste transfer facility in our neighborhood. So, I set to the streets to try and protect our thriving community and the reputation we have built for being one of the most desired places to live in the country. Battling the 110 degree weather, I walked up and down the streets in my neighborhood in McFerrin Park, knocking on doors and getting people to sign the petition against this detrimental facility.
After getting 20 signatures and feeling like I was on the verge of heat stroke, I decided to come home … pour myself a nice cold beer and develop an online petition. Being close to the holiday, it was apparent that many were not home and the heat prevented many from canvassing the streets. So, I turned to Facebook sharing to help spread the word and get the signatures we needed. 1152 signatures to be exact!
After an overwhelming win of 37-1 at the Metro Council meeting last night, I thought I’d share this post with you to demonstrate the power of social media, the Internet & a strong supportive community. I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most inspiring, intelligent, beautiful people and a powerful group of community leaders.
We walked away with a smile on our faces, knowing that we had done something good for our community. Congratulations to my home – East Nashville – for continuing to be one of the best places in the world to live and work!
NewsChannel5.com – Residents Fights to Protect East Nashville
WSMV Channel 4 – Pre Council Meeting Report
WSMV Channel 4 – Post Council Meeting Report