TN Politics: The City Council Makes Progress, and Progressives Make their Case in Nashville

Jan 11, 2019

Political analyst Otis Sanford with his PRSA Communicator of the Year Award.
Credit WKNO-FM

On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council finally broke a deadlock that had lasted seven weeks and resulted in a leadership crisis. The problem: members couldn't decide on three appointments for vacant district seats. After the election of a new chairman, Kemp Conrad, the council made relatively fast work finding consensus candidates.

Political analyst Otis Sanford offers his take on this week's events, along with his predictions for local lawmakers as they headed to Nashville for the first few days of this year's Tennessee General Assembly.