Nashville based, nationally syndicated talk show host Steve Gill will moderate a Townhall Forum focused on the proposed Music City Convention Center on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 6-8 pm at the Union Station Hotel in downtown Nashville.
Representatives from Nashville’s Priorities, a group formed in opposition to the proposed new convention center, and the Music City Center Coalition, which has been advocating the construction of a new $585 million facility, will participate in a panel discussion of the project. Mayor Karl Dean has also been invited to participate in the forum.
The Townhall forum will air live on NewsRadio 1510 am WLAC and will include questions from the audience. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
“This is a major project and it will have huge implications for Nashville in the decades to come,” noted Steve Gill. “Before the Metro Council makes its decision about the project the citizens of Nashville should be fully educated on all the details and have a chance to make their voices heard. We are happy to help in that process.”
On Thursday, Mayor Dean announced the proposed finance package for the project. Music City Center would be one of the largest municipal projects in state history and the Metro Council is expected to make a determination on the project in January, 2010.