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Clarksville City Council Committee starts work on legislative agenda

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Input from citizens about issues and priorities the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly is wanted by the City Council ad-hoc committee.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart chairs the committee, which includes Ward 3 Councilman Ron Erb and Ward 10 Councilwoman Stacey Streetman.

The committee will seek input from City Council members, Department Heads and the public on recommended local issues and priorities for the Legislature.

Here is contact information for each committee member:

Jeff Burkhart, 931.206.6949;

Stacey Streetman, 931.206.0950;

Ron Erb, 931.647.1618;

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts formed the committee in March to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to local state lawmakers. The City committee is modeled on the structure Montgomery County government has used successfully for several years to identify topics the County Commission wants local legislators to carry forward at the Statehouse.

The Montgomery County Legislative Liaison Committee also has begun its work and invites employees, community organizations, and county residents to submit legislative items for consideration. Submissions should be emailed to Michelle Newell at , or by mail to 1 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN 37040 by Monday, June 24th, 2019.

The City and County committees will do their research and deliberation this summer and the local governments will present their joint priorities to the state delegation in the fall before the start of the Tennessee General Assembly in January 2020.

The state delegation that represents all or part of Clarksville-Montgomery County includes District 68 Representative Curtis Johnson; District 68 Representative Jason Hodges; District 74 Representative. Jay Reedy; and District 22 Senator Bill Powers


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