Our thanks to Smart City for a shout out about our continuing coverage of the consolidation issue and the mechanics of the metro charter.
It has been a lot of coverage of what we feel is the most significant quest for consolidation in nearly 40 years and we’ve done our best to provide coverage that does justice to the complexity of the charter and of the history and culture of all sides of the debate about the charter and consolidation in general.
It’s always nice to be recognized for hard work.
Our regular Friday series on different sections of the charter will continue right up to the last Friday before the Nov. 2 election and now we have a federal lawsuit to add to the consolidation events we are covering.
Some readers have sought copies of all of the Friday series. They are all available on line free at our website http://www.memphisdailynews.com
Here is the schedule including what has run and what is still to run:
Aug. 27: Taxes and Finance
Sept. 3: The Mayor
Sept. 10: The Council
Sept. 17: The Bureaucracy
Sept. 24: The Courts
Oct. 1: Ethics
Oct. 8: The Transition
Oct. 15: Schools
Oct. 22: Elections
Oct. 29: The Rest
Once the votes are counted and the decision is made, we expect there will be no shortage of fallout to cover no matter which way the vote goes.
Stick with us, keep the emails coming and thanks again to Smart City for the recognition that we hope brings more people to our doorstep for the best information on a complex and compelling issue.