Tennessee Town & City

Federal court “chalking” ruling impacts Tennessee municipalities

By ELISHA HODGE
MTAS Legal Consultant

On April 22, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion that impacts municipalities in Tennessee.


In the opinion, Taylor v. City of Saginaw, et al., No. 17-2126, 2019 WL 1757953 (6th Cir. April 22, 2019) the court opined that the practice of marking tires with chalk, in order to monitor how long a vehicle is parked in a parking space for the purpose of enforcing parking restrictions, is an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Memphis announces new autonomous vehicle program, smart routing for transit

BY KATE COIL

TML Communications Specialist

Known as a transportation hub and the home of shipping giant FedEx, the city of Memphis is exploring new ways to use technology to seamlessly and efficiently deliver city services, people, and traffic throughout its sprawling 324 square miles.

Memphis has partnered with San Jose, Calif.-based technology company Extreme Networks, Inc., to roll out autonomous trucks and an intelligent routing system transporting both citizens and goods to enhance transit and the city’s network infrastructure. 

Chairman Susan Lynn draws on financial background in new role

BY KATE COIL

TML Communications Specialist 

When State Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, was selected as the chair of the House Finance, Ways, and Means committee earlier this year, she was both stepping into big shoes and breaking new ground.

Recap of what state leaders shared at the 2019 TML Legislative Conference

Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, and House Speaker Glen Casada were part of the all-star lineup of state leaders who city officials heard from and met with during the TML Legislative Conference recently held in Nashville.
Lawmakers touched on subjects like criminal justice reform, the state budget, education, and workforce development issues.
Gov. Bill Lee stressed the important role local governments play and said his goal is to create an environment where local governments can thrive.

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