07/5/19

More Memphis Streets Are Being Paved

From the Memphis Mayor’s Office – Neighborhood Concerns

The City of Memphis is increasing paving efforts that will lead to smoother streets.

The mayor and city council officials have allocated $19.5 million for Public Works FY20, of that $ 13.5 million is for street paving, it is the largest paving budget —ever.

The continued paving improvements are a real achievement and show the city’s investments in our infrastructure,” Mayor Strickland said.

“With the dedication and the determination of Public Works and Engineering, we have turned the corner from where we were and are moving in the right direction benefiting Memphis residents and visitors. Memphis has 6,818 miles of road excluding state roads to maintain.  We have been able to gradually increase our paved miles each year,” said Robert Knecht, Public Works Director. “The additional revenue has helped us get closer to our goal of repaving 350 lanes miles.

An interactive map was launched last year by the city for residents to view when their streets are scheduled for paving at www.memphistn.gov

Look for the paving schedule icon.

Steve Shular
City of Memphis Mayor’s Office 

05/16/19

Main Street Trolley Line Service Alert

Due to construction on the Memphis Convention Center, service will be impacted on the Main Street Trolley rail line from June 3-July 14, 2019.

The Main Street Trolley rail cars will only pick up passengers on the east side of the tracks at the Trolley stations located between Madison and Exchange Avenues. In addition, some southbound Trolley stations will be temporarily closed.

To learn more about the Main Street Trolley line temporary detour, click this link: https://bit.ly/2w22gx4.

05/3/19

2018 Water Quality Report

The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division 2018 Water Quality Report is available on MLGW’s website. Customers can view the 2018 Water Quality Report online at mlgw.com/waterquality. The report is available in English and Spanish.

Click the image to read the report

Customers can also request a paper copy of the report by calling (901) 320-3950 or emailing corpcomm@mlgw.org.

All community water systems are required to prepare and distribute an annual water quality report. Specialists in MLGW’s Water Laboratory perform numerous tests throughout the year to monitor components of Memphis’ water. MLGW is proud to continue to provide excellent drinking water for the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County.

08/17/17

Senior Safari

Wednesday October 4th – 9AM – 2PM

  • Free Zoo Entry
  • Free Parking
  • Free Tram Rides
  • Free Exhibits
  • Free Entertainment

Plus access to information on healthy living, financial planning, housing, insurance, caregiving, hospice, home health and more from spnsors who help the Professional Network on Aging and the Memphis Zoo make this free day possible to out 55+ community here in Memphis!

For more information please visit www.pnamidsouth.org.

 

07/23/17

Mayor Strickland’s Weekly Update – Tackling our violent crime challenge

Published 7/21/2017

Friends,

The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission released its quarterly crime rate report today, and the numbers are absolutely unacceptable.

We have a 9.9 percent rise, year over year, in major violent crime. And we have a 10.6 percent rise in major property crime.

Homicides are down by 12.2 percent.

We’re confronting this head-on in today’s Weekly Update because you deserve to hear from us what we’re doing to reduce these levels. Today’s news only further illustrates why I’ve made long-term crime reduction such a priority since my first day as your mayor.

Read the entire post here.

04/29/17

Pill Take Back Bins

As a reminder, the Memphis Police Department has Pill Take Back Bins at every police station!

In 2016, the Memphis Police Department investigated (122) overdose deaths involving illegal narcotics and prescription medication.

In November 2016, in a proactive approach to end the illegal use and disposal of unwanted prescription drugs, the Memphis Police Department collaborated with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and installed Pill Take Back Bins, inside of nine (9) police stations, throughout the City of Memphis.

Read the complete post here.

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04/14/17

Mayor Strickland’s Weekly Update

Read Mayor Strickland’s weekly update.

Friends,

It flew under the radar a bit, so I wanted to make sure you knew about the annual awards ceremony that the Memphis Police Department held this week.

Simply put, it was amazing.

It was an amazing reminder of the bravery that’s hard at work every single day in our city. It was an amazing reminder of the talent of the men and women who serve us through MPD.

I encourage you to join me in thanking all of the award winners by visiting the MPD on Facebook, where it posted all of the honorees.

I also encourage you to continue to remember the sacrifice of Officer Verdell Smith, who you’ll recall passed away in the line of duty last summer. He was honored Tuesday as MPD’s TOP COP — a proper tribute to a Memphis hero.

Read the entire post here.

 

03/12/17

West Tennessee Veterans Home Meeting

Councilmen Edmund H. Ford, Jr. and Frank H. Colvett, Jr. will convene the State Veterans’ Home Exploratory Committee on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Hooks Hyde Hall at the National Civil Rights Museum at 450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103.

On February 7, 2017, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution creating an exploratory committee to research the feasibility of a Veterans’ Home in the City of Memphis. Councilmen Ford and Colvett will discuss the next steps for the Veterans’ Home Exploratory Committee.

This meeting is open to the public and community input is encouraged.