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ACCE Webmaster on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 6:47:11 pm

Next month Nashville voters may decide to make English the official language of Music City. 

A proposed city charter amendment declaring English the official language and banning the city from providing services in any other language will be on the ballot in a special election on January 22.  Legal attempts to keep the issue off the ballot have failed in the Tennessee Supreme Court, and voters will now decide.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has spoken out against the proposed amendment.  Addressing a Nashville Chamber group last week, Mayor Dean said, "I'm opposed [to the amendment], it is the antithesis of hospitality and a drain on our resources."  The special election is estimated to cost the city $300,000.  

Speculating on the economic development impact should the amendment pass, Mayor Dean added, "This issue is divisive and will detract from our efforts to bring foreign investment to the city."  The Nashville Area Chamber is opposed to English only legislation.

Click HERE to access the article from The Tennessean.

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