We have worked to provide more sidewalks, paved alleys, pothole repairs, crosswalks, stop signs, safe pedestrian crossings, and street lights. Across the city, we see infrastructure and improvements in several areas: the Gulch, Downtown, 12 South, West Nashville, and Edgehill. As a council member, Brandon has worked with his neighbors and the city to secure the basic investment that seems to have often excluded North Nashville. Brandon advocates for these upgrades in District 21 and has been accountable for progress through regular community meetings and communications.
Most notably, Brandon lobbied for $60 Million in infrastructure, traffic calming and public transit investments and is actively working on new opportunities for the next term.
Decreasing Crime, Increasing Transparency
Each member of our community deserves to be treated fairly by the legal system and to live without the threat of violence. Brandon works with Metro Nashville Police Department and the North Nashville precinct as well as community groups to address crime in our community. He has also been a supporter of the Community Oversight Board and continues the fight to increase transparency within the MNPD in an effort to protect citizens and police officers.
During Brandon’s first term, we’ve seen a 17% decrease in criminal calls for service.
Smart Growth, Unified Communities
Brandon believes in community. Knowing your neighbors and having meaningful relationships with people in your community means a lot to him. District 21 is a vast and diverse community, spanning from North Nashville to West End. The changing economy is making real estate more valuable in Nashville, and especially in District 21. He continues to balance the different needs associated with smart growth – where responsible development can match the needs of long time residents and newcomers alike. Brandon is an advocate for each individual in our community and will continue to help everyone work together around common causes.
He helped pass legislation to maintain the character of Cumberland Gardens, increased awareness of meetings and legislative policies, and championed $400k in tornado relief funding for our district.
Illegal Dumping, Protecting Health
Illegal dumping can cause health issues. Garbage can contaminate the soil, air, and surrounding groundwater, which can be hazardous to our overall health. Illegal dumping also attracts vermin and insects. Tires that are dumped attract mosquitoes due to stagnant water that collects within them.
Brandon has secured nearly $8 Million to address illegal dumping through weekly pickups and it will continue in a second term.