Jim Bradshaw reportedly changed his mind about continuing to abstain when he learned that a special election would cost $33,000. He voted with James Maness and Ed Hagerty to elect Hagerty as Vice Mayor. Linda Elam nominated and voted with Ted Floyd for Ted Floyd for Vice Mayor.
Hagerty’s comments immediately reminded everyone of the edge city vision promoted by former Mayor Kevin Mack from 2000-2004. Here’s the quote from the story in the Chronicle of Mt. Juliet:
“. . . Mt. Juliet has always been more than a bedroom community of Nashville, and we can be a tremendous Edge City – a place to live, work, shop, play, worship, and raise a family.” – Ed Hagerty, Feb 15, 2011
The next question, soon to be hotly debated by the commission: Who will the remaining four members of the commission appoint to fill the balance of Hagerty’s term as D3 Commissioner?