Nashville releases draft redistricting maps ahead of community meetings

There are options to provide feedback in-person and virtually.


The two initial draft maps released show Nashville with 15 districts and five at-large members (left) and 17 districts and three at-large members (right).

Metro Planning released two draft redistricting maps on Friday that comply with the new state law capping Metro Council at 20 members.

Residents have multiple ways to provide feedback this week: Attend one of these in-person events or submit comments virtually. The virtual option allows users to review and rate other comments and see responses from Metro Planning staff. Submissions will close on Friday, March 31 at which point Metro Planning will begin work on a second draft expected to be released next week.

Note: The maps released Friday will not necessarily reflect the final map or maps considered by council.

Public input opportunities

Monday, March 27

  • Hadley Park Community Center, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28

  • Sonny West Conference Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Planning Department, 1:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29

  • Southeast Community Center, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30

  • Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pk. S., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Metro Council will hold a public hearing on the reduced council size on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Courthouse. This is what to expect if you choose to attend and speak.

As a reminder, if the council does not approve a redistricting plan by May 1, terms will be extended one year.