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Request about Workforce Should Help Get Ballpark in Full Swing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville will soon be home to a new ballpark stadium, but not without clearing a few hurdles in Metro Council. An exciting meeting tonight. Metro Council approves a $65 million deal for the Sounds' new home in the Capitol District. It's been a topic of discussion for only 4 weeks, but the quick passage hasn't been without emotion on both sides. Council member Erica Gilmore has been among the most vocal and emotionally tied to this project. The next step is getting the workers in place, and Council members have already made a written request to the Mayor. About 2 dozen signatures are on the letter reinforcing the value of this project to the community. Council members are asking for local construction workers and local hiring on this project. They'd also like to use nonprofit training partners on the project to help people work up the career ladder.

The 3rd request, fair treatment safety of these employees by contractors and Metro. The answer to this letter would be in the form of administrative action and possible legislation. While this project is said to be a benefit rejuvenating the North Nashville area, Council members say this is their way of making sure the project benefits everyone in the city.

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