Monday, January 11, 2010

Council Holds Hearing On Music City Center

You Can Watch Live On POSTED: 7:07 am CST January 11, 2010 UPDATED: 7:30 am CST January 11, 2010 NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The public has a chance Monday night to let Metro Council members know where they stand on the proposed Music City Center. A public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m. inside council chambers at the Metro Courthouse. It's the last hearing in front of the full council before their final vote on the proposal next week. You can watch the entire hearing on our website. Channel 4 will stream the hearing live from start to finish at It won't just be opponents showing up to ask questions and offer opinions. Before the hearing, supporters of the plan for a new downtown convention center plan to rally in front of the Metro Courthouse. The project is expected to cost $650 million. Nashville mayor Karl Dean has proposed paying for it with several bond issues, and recouping the money with tourist taxes. Several properties in the footprint of the proposed site near the Country Music Hall of Fame are suing the city over the right of eminent domain for the project.

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