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Category: City of Memphis Government

Having A Say About Overton Park’s Exciting Opportunity

Thumbnail: The Overton Park Conservancy continues to map out the future of Memphis’ beloved park and is asking for public input.  Overton Park is at a crossroads and it’s in everyone’s interest to help make it be all that it can be.  About 10 years ago, we had an opportunity to express opinions that led to creation of the Overton Park Conservancy.  Your input can help define the park’s next chapter.

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Question For Memphis Reimagining Police Committee: More Police Or Better Police?

Thumbnail: After 48 years of police directors chosen from within the Memphis Police Department culture, Memphis has the opportunity to bring in new perspectives and new ideas with a new hire who is prepared to answer the key question:  Does Memphis need more police or better police?  It is now also the primary question that is front and center for the newly appointed City of Memphis reimagining police committee. 

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Latest Bill Day Cartoon

Trump’s White House Mask, A Cartoon by Award-Winning Bill Day

by Bill Day. Memphian Bill Day is two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award in Cartooning. His cartoons are syndicated internationally by Cagle Cartoons. Cartoons Archive →

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This is Smart City Consulting's blog and its purpose is to connect the dots and provide perspective on events, issues, and policies shaping Memphis and its future. Smart City Memphis was named one of the most intriguing blogs in the U.S. by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change; The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal wrote that "Smart City Memphis provides some of the most well-thought-out thinking about Memphis' past, present, and future you'll find anywhere," and the Memphis Flyer said: "This incredibly well-written blog sets out to solves the city's ills - from the mayor to MATA - with out-of-the-box thinking, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ideas. If you have questions, submissions, or ideas for posts, please email the blog's editor, Tom Jones, at