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State approval means step forward for riverfront
05/22/2018
The Executive Subcommittee of the State Building Commission approved adding the riverfront and Mud Island River Park to the original TDZ.
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Building a better riverfront
05/21/2018
When you imagine the ideal Memphis riverfront, what does it look like? For Carol Coletta, the new president and CEO of Memphis River Parks, it all comes down to making the riverfront worthy of the mighty Mississippi River.
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Solid waste collection schedule released for Memorial Day
05/21/2018
The Memorial Day schedule for solid waste collection has been released. Collection schedules will shift one day for all customers.
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Weekly Update: How we're working to grow Memphis
05/18/2018
This is our time in Memphis: Not merely to end population loss — but to reverse it. Not merely to stand still, but to hit the accelerator.
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Summer in Memphis guide now available
05/16/2018
Rising temperatures and longer hours of daylight are a reminder that summer is right around the corner here in the Bluff City. Our Summer in Memphis guide was designed to make sure you get the most out of the season.
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Sections of Southern Ave and Echles Street closed for storm drainage work
05/16/2018
Beginning Monday, May 21, at 9 a.m., Southern Avenue between Houston Street and Goodman Street as well as Echles Street between Spottswood Avenue and Southern Avenue will be closed to through traffic for storm drainage work.
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Peabody Place to be revised following pilot project
05/16/2018
The bike lanes and pedestrian promenade will be removed. However, striped pedestrian bump-outs will remain at intersections.
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Judge rules statue removal was legal
05/16/2018
A Davidson County judge today ruled today.
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Explore Bike Share to launch this week
05/15/2018
Looking to save money on gas or take up a healthy hobby? A new bike share program launches in Memphis on May 23.
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Singletary named head coach of Alliance Memphis
05/11/2018
Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary was announced Thursday as the head coach for the new Alliance of American Football team in Memphis.
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Weekly Update: Finalizing Pre-K, revitalizing 100 N. Main
05/11/2018
Thursday was a historic day in Memphis.
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Strickland signs Pre-K ordinance
05/10/2018
The administration and council worked together to establish City funding for Pre-K
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Input wanted in regional fair housing study
05/10/2018
Do you live in Memphis or Shelby County? If so, the community needs your help! The City of Memphis and Shelby County are conducting a study to better understand residents’ housing decisions and their experiences living, working or going to school in the region.
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100 N. Main hotel letter of intent signed
05/10/2018
The City and the joint venture will work toward completing a formal agreement in the coming months.
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City receives Narcan donation
05/08/2018
Thanks to First Pharmacy Services, the City of Memphis received a donation Tuesday of 6,900 doses of the life-saving drug Narcan.
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Harrison Creek Basin stormwater meeting to be held
05/07/2018
The City's Division of Engineering will hold an informational meeting this week regarding the stormwater master plan for Harrison Creek Basin.
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Trolleys return to Main Street
04/30/2018
The wait is over. Main Street trolleys are rolling through downtown Memphis once again.
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Statement on Weinshanker claims
04/27/2018
EPE managing partner Joel Weinshanker made some misleading — and downright false — claims in regard to the economic development plans he’s made public. Today, I want to correct the record.
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Weekly Update: The power of teamwork
04/27/2018
On Tennessee Promise, Opportunity Memphis, fixing our solid waste situation, and another look at the budget
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De-annexation informational meeting planned
04/27/2018
If you’re a property owner or resident in the proposed Eads or Riverbottoms de-annexation areas, you'll want to attend.
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Part of Orchi Road to be temporarily closed
04/24/2018
The closure should last Wednesday and Thursday, and is to enable railroad crossing repairs.
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Strickland proposes public safety-focused budget
04/24/2018
The proposed 2018-19 budget makes targeted, strategic investments designed to continue recent progress in strengthening public safety
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HCD awards grants to local nonprofits
04/20/2018
City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development awarded more than $8 million dollars in grants and loans to 24 local nonprofit organizations.
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Weekly Update: Encouraging crime trends, more youth jobs
04/20/2018
No one at City Hall is celebrating, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out some encouraging, positive news that came this week on our work to reduce violent crime.
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Update on solid waste collection issues
04/19/2018
For cart service (garbage and recycling), we’ve hired supplemental contractors to help Inland clear its backlog. These contractors will start tomorrow.
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Statement on Tennessee House vote
04/18/2018
While we would have appreciated the additional funding, the ongoing planning for the joint city-county bicentennial will continue unchanged.
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Hire Memphis employment initiative launched
04/18/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland announced the launch of HireMemphis, his new employment initiative that will provide local youth ages 16-24 with job opportunities.
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Whitehaven park to be revitalized
04/17/2018
A Memphis park is undergoing a multi-million dollar revitalization project. David Carnes Park in Whitehaven will be the first Healthy Place grant program project of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation.
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Steve Shular
Shular brings problem-solving skills to City
04/16/2018
Steve Shular has always been a problem solver. He started out solving problems as a TV reporter in Memphis, filing reports on citizen complaints. Shular then took that work to City government in the mid-1980s...
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Statement on solid waste pickup issues
04/16/2018
Part of being brilliant at the basics of City government is acknowledging when we’re not, fixing the situation, and working to change systems so that it doesn’t happen again.
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Input sought on draft transit network
04/13/2018
The average Memphian would have access to 17,000 more jobs in an hour or less by transit under a draft network presented this week.
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Weekly Update: The big-picture look at Memphis
04/13/2018
My job as mayor is to celebrate our successes while being clear-eyed about our challenges. I hope you see both the progress and hard work ahead of us.
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Overton Park, Zoo parking plan finalized
04/12/2018
Overflow Zoo parking will no longer take place on the Greensward under this plan.
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Strickland, Young dedicate Ethel Street initiative
04/09/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland and Division of Housing and Community Development Director Paul A. Young today formally dedicated a newly constructed brick duplex in Orange Mound, part of a partnership between HCD and the Orange Mound Development Corporation.
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Millbranch culvert repair meeting to be held
04/09/2018
The Division of Engineering will be holding an informational meeting later this month regarding proposed improvements at Millbranch Road and Shelby Drive.
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Weekly Update: Looking back at MLK50 week
04/06/2018
We’ve made progress, but we have not yet realized Dr. King’s dream.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park opens
04/06/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland was joined by community partners Friday to formally open the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park, a new City of Memphis installation commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
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I AM A MAN Plaza opens today
04/05/2018
The plaza’s opening comes exactly 50 years to the day after a march with Dr. King and the sanitation workers was originally scheduled.
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1968 sanitation workers at unveiling
I AM A MAN Plaza formally unveiled
04/05/2018
The names of all 1,300 striking sanitation workers from 1968 are included on a granite wall.
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WATCH LIVE: MLK50 events at National Civil Rights Museum
04/04/2018
Thousands of people have gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King.
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Universal Life building reborn, will boost minority businesses
04/03/2018
The office’s move comes at an important time. In January, Fast Company ranked Memphis the No. 1 city for black-owned businesses.
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Ribbon cutting held for Universal Life building
04/03/2018
A long awaited re-birth was celebrated this morning in Memphis.
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City of Memphis offices to close on Wednesday, April 4
04/02/2018
City of Memphis offices will be closed on Wednesday, April 4 for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day.
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Memphis Heritage Trail opens
04/02/2018
The Memphis Heritage Trail is a historic 60-block redevelopment area in Downtown and south Memphis.
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A complete guide to MLK50 week
04/01/2018
As the attention of the world focuses on Memphis, here's a collection of links and information about MLK50 week.
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Comparing 1968 sanitation workers' conditions to today
03/29/2018
How have things changed for the men for whom Dr. King came to Memphis?
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Violent crime lower, 911 and MAS set new records
03/29/2018
Highlights and charts from Mayor Strickland's monthly performance review meeting.
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Weekly Update: A special message on poverty
03/29/2018
To everyone taking up this cause, know this: We’re with you at City Hall. Here's a look at what we've done.
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MLK50 Honors Ceremony
I AM A MAN Scholarship honors sanitation workers
03/27/2018
The City of Memphis is honoring solid waste employees and their families by helping them further their educational goals.
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City of Memphis offices to close on Good Friday
03/26/2018
City of Memphis offices, including Memphis Animal Services, libraries, community centers, and aquatic centers, will be closed on Good Friday, March 30. The City will resume normal business hours Monday, April 2.
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Adopt-A-Block kicks off at Vollintine Evergreen Community Association
03/26/2018
A program that aims to beautify Memphis block by block kicked off on Saturday.
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Weekly Update: On Penny, Pre-K, and adopting a block
03/23/2018
I can feel the excitement about Penny Hardaway everywhere I go, and I’m looking forward to this new era in Hoop City.
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Down payment assistance program can help city home buyers
03/21/2018
Looking to buy a home in Memphis? We have a program that could help you pay for it.
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Why investing in preschool education is so important
03/19/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland and members of the City Council announced Saturday a new proposal for the City of Memphis to fund Pre-Kindergarten education for Memphis kids.
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City announces plan to fund Pre-Kindergarten
03/17/2018
Using money from expiring tax incentives and dedicating the equivalent of revenues from one cent of the current property tax rate toward a Pre-K fund, the City plan will generate $6 million per year
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Weekly Update: Unveiling a plan to fund pre-K
03/16/2018
There is no more crucial moral calling of our time in our city than positively affecting our young people.
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Part of South Main Street to close for renovation project
03/14/2018
Beginning Thursday, March 15, South Main Street between G.E. Patterson Avenue and St Paul Avenue will be closed to through traffic for the construction of the Central Station renovation project.
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Raleigh Town Center ready to break ground
03/13/2018
A multimillion dollar development should break ground this month in Raleigh.
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Progress being made in Spain Airport flooding
03/12/2018
Crews and city contractors have been working 24/7 to stop the sewer overflow from the North Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) shutdown on Friday morning.
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Three Memphis projects awarded grants to preserve civil rights history
03/12/2018
Three projects in Memphis were awarded African American Civil Rights grants from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service today.
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Flooding impacts Spain Airport
03/09/2018
The airport remains open as crews address the situation.
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Recent Manhood University graduation
Why Manhood University matters
03/09/2018
In his Weekly Update, Mayor Strickland shares the story of a Manhood University graduate.
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City of Memphis website to undergo maintenance
03/08/2018
To improve your City of Memphis website experience, our web hosting provider will be interrupting service for maintenance.
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City of Memphis wins governmental budgeting award
03/08/2018
The City of Memphis was recently honored with the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is given to a governing body that demonstrates exceptional budgeting skills.
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Statement on TVA investigation
03/07/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland's comment on today's TVA findings.
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Street closures to begin in May for Wonder Bread project
03/05/2018
Old Madison Avenue and parts of South Lauderdale Street will close this spring for a construction project.
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Weekly Update: More on potholes and paving
03/02/2018
You know it, and I know it: We have a huge pothole challenge this winter in Memphis. It’s frustrating for all of us.
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Kiss My Grits and Muddy Mac & Cheese at the Underground Café
Black Restaurant Week returns for 2018
03/01/2018
10,000 people are expected to take part, which is more than triple the first year.
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Mayor's monthly data review released
03/01/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas in January, including 911 response time, Fire/ EMS response time and in decreasing violent crime.
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Minor flooding anticipated as Mississippi River crests
03/01/2018
After record rainfall in Memphis this February, the Mississippi River continues to rise. According to the National Weather Service, the river is projected to crest at 38 feet on March 9.
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Construction to begin soon on Elvis Presley Boulevard Project
02/28/2018
For the tight-knit neighborhood of Whitehaven, Elvis Presley Boulevard is a virtual “main street.” And if you’re visiting Memphis, chances are you’re taking a drive down it, too.
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Statement on poverty report
02/27/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland on a report on poverty in Memphis that was presented Tuesday night at a forum at the National Civil Rights Museum.
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City responds to commonly asked questions about potholes
02/26/2018
Since mid-January, our Public Works crews have filled about 15,000 potholes across the city. We’ve gotten several questions from you about potholes so we thought we’d share answers to some commonly asked questions.
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1968 sanitation workers honored with I AM A MAN Commemoration
02/24/2018
The event took place at the Orpheum Theatre.
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Strickland honored as Small Business Advocate of the Year
02/23/2018
The award came from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Partner America.
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Garbage, recycling collections could occur Saturday
02/23/2018
If your collections weren’t completed today, we are requesting that you leave your carts out tonight for collection on Saturday.
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Mayor Strickland's Weekly Update
02/23/2018
In two-plus years, we've made reinvesting in our young people a major priority.
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I AM A MAN Commemoration venue changes
02/22/2018
The event will move to the Orpheum.
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Eastmoreland Avenue to close for bridge repair
02/22/2018
Starting Feb. 28, the Eastmoreland bridge over I-240 will be closed through July.
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Overton Park, Zoo parking concept plan presented
02/21/2018
The plan permanently ends Greensward parking and provides for the Zoo's needs
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Welcome to your new City website
02/20/2018
Our continued effort to improve how we connect with you takes another major step.
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City to offer free summer camp for kids, teens
02/20/2018
Registration for this year’s camps will begin on April 7 at the community centers.
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I Am A MAN Plaza
How Memphis is commemorating MLK50
02/16/2018
The I AM A MAN Plaza, MLK Reflection Site and Honors Ceremony are all part of the City's efforts.
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Jim Strickland
Strickland shares State of the City in Frayser
02/15/2018
Major reinvestments include doubling street paving and launching a new summer activity program in our parks.
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Statement on Comptroller report
02/14/2018
Chief Legal Officer Bruce McMullen issued this statement today.
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Statement on Fight for 15 demonstration
02/13/2018
Chief Communications Officer Ursula Madden issued this statement today.
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City honored for MWBE improvements
02/02/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland was honored this week with the 2018 MWBE Champion award from the local NAWBO chapter.
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New data portal gives access to City performance
02/02/2018
Citizens can view data such as 911 answer time, Fire response time, and Code Enforcement requests.
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Ford, Young confirmed by City Council
01/25/2018
The City Council confirmed Mayor Jim Strickland's appointments.
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J.T. Young
Young nominated to be new MLGW CEO
01/22/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland has selected Jarl T. (J.T.) Young to be the new president and chief executive officer of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division.
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State of the City
State of the City
01/16/2018
Mayor Jim Strickland said in his annual State of the City address today that his administration is focused on reinvesting in the city’s core and neighborhoods to fuel economic development and population growth from within.
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