Nancy Amons is an award-winning member of the News4 Investigates team. She has been breaking stories in Middle Tennessee for more than 20 years.
You've seen the videos; all night parties with way too many guests; blocked driveways; absentee owners disregarding zoning ordinances and showing little regard for the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. We asked each candidate: "Should Nashville place more restrictions on short-term rental properties?”
Controversial police shootings that were caught on camera rocked the community. Some in Nashville demanded a community oversight board. The police department opposed it. Voters approved it. We asked each of the four leading candidates for mayor: "Do you support the community oversight board?"
Nashville’s skyline is a testimony to how incentives have spurred growth in our city. The question we've posed to the leading mayoral candidates: "Should Nashville limit incentives to draw new businesses?"
Congested roads. Packed interstates. Former Mayor Megan Barry pushed light rail as one solution to Nashville’s traffic problems. So where do the 2019 mayoral candidates stand on light rail? News 4 polled four leading candidates for a yes or no answer: "Would you support a light rail public transit system?"
The project manager for construction at The Fairgrounds Nashville said the new expo buildings will hopefully be ready in August.
Shoppers in Nashville pay a 9.25% sales tax on merchandise purchased in Davidson County. We asked the four leading candidates running for mayor in 2019: "Do you feel the Nashville sales tax should be raised?"
News4 has asked the four leading candidates for Nashville mayor: “Should electric scooters be banned from Nashville city streets?"
Maybe this is an issue you've struggled with: What do you do if someone on the street or the sidewalk or in a parking lot approaches you for money? The question we posed to the candidates for mayor: "Do you feel panhandling should be against the law in Nashville?"
Raises for hard-working Nashville employees have been an explosive issue for the past two years. Here's the question we asked four leading mayoral candidates in our survey: "Would you make cost-of-living raises a priority for city employees?"