From the City Paper:
An ordinance drafted by Mayor Karl Dean and his administration would redirect a portion of revenue collected from the city’s hotel taxes to repair the $20 million worth of flood-related damages to the Grand Ole Opry House.
“The operation of this Opry House has a very real and tangible impact on the bottom-line of many businesses in Nashville’s hospitality and tourism industry,” Dean said. “This legislation will help get the doors of the Opry House back open.”
The bill was expected to be filed last Friday (7/9), enabling it to go before the Metro Council on first reading July 20. The ordinance would redirect a portion of the city’s hotel tax that was intended to help Gaylord from the beginning.