Councilman Jon Ackerson says outgoing council members have, in the past, exhausted their $75,000 neighborhood development funds before leaving office, giving the incoming councilmember no money to spend on neighborhood projects until July, when the next fiscal year begins.
The signs are essentially large video screens used in place of billboards or other advertisements. Next week, the Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee will discuss how the signs affect safety and whether they should be further regulated.
The legislation defines different types of homeless shelters and gives them zoning classifications, which define where the shelters can be built. The task force was formed after Wayside Christian Mission attempted to open a shelter downtown and exposed the lack of regulation.