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2017
Davidson County
Lobbied Nashville's Proposed infill sidewalk ordinance

Sumner County
Fighting Gallatin's mandatroy backyard HVAC pad

Williamson County
Fighting Williamson County School Impact Fee

Middle Tennessee
Working with NES to improve plan review times

Nashville (Davidson County)
Nashville Affordable Housing

Statewide
Storm Water MS4

Statewide
County/Municipality Aesthetic Control Powers

Franklin (Williamson County)
Franklin Parks Impact Fee

Statewide
Compelled State Electrical Inspectors to adhere to timeliness statute
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2016
Winter - Franklin (Williamson County)
Stopped Mandatory Affordable Housing Fee

Spring - Statewide
Compelled State Electrical Inspectors to adhere to timeliness statute

Summer - Williamson
Worked to improve timleness of septic permits and inspections

Summer - Robertson
Worked to improve timleness of septic permits and inspections
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2015
Spring - Nashville (Davidson County)
Moved air change requirements from 5 to 7 per hour

Spring - Nashville (Davidson County)
Changed Inclusionary Zoning requirements to non-mandatory aspiration

Winter - Statewide
Stopped mandatory Residential fire sprinklers in Townhomes

Winter - Statewide
Delayed and rewriting TDEC MS4 requirements
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2014
Winter - Brentwood (Williamson County)
Reduced Temp C/O fee to $250

Summer - Nashville (Davidson County)
Deffered duplex bill

Summer - Nashville (Davidson County)
Amended Contextual Overly Bill

Spring - Mt Juliet (Wilson County)
Stopped a proposed building moritorium

Winter - Franklin (Williamson County)
Grandfathered lots from new garage reuirments

Spring - Nashville (Davidson County)
Stopped ordinince requiring infill builders treat gross impervious surface rather than net new

Spring - Statewide
Passed Vesting Legislation protecting contractors for rule changes.
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2013
Winter - Statewide
Stopped dissemination of General Contractors Licensing Board personal guarantees.

Winter - Franklin (Williamson County)
Stopped $10,000 cash deposit requirement for all builders
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2012
Spring - Statewide
Stopped mandatory Residential fire sprinklers

Summer - Statewide
Stopped the General Contractor's Licensing Board from sharing Builder financial data with public
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2011
Winter - Wilson (Mt. Juliet)
Stopped a Design Standards Ordinance banning vinyl as an acceptable siding

Winter - Williamson
Filed to recover members money from sq ft reassessment
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2010
Fall - Sumner
Through HBAMT legal action, Sumner County conceded their road impact fee

Summer - Williamson (Nolensville)
Challenged Nolensville on their Building Permit Fee Structure

Spring
Lobbied for and won a repeal of the Workers Comp Reform

Summer - Williamson (Franklin)
Funded a legal appeal of Franklin's Storm water fine structure

Summer - Davidson (Nashville)
Stopped unnecessary flood plain development ban
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2009
Fall
Lobbied for the delay and revision of Worker's Comp Law change

Fall - Williamson (Franklin)
Stopped $10,000 cash deposit requirement for all builders

Summer - Wilson
Stopped a $3,500 increase in the adequate facility tax

Winter
Continue to lobby for the restoration of Seller Assisted Down payments

Winter - Williamson (Spring Hill)
Defeated Spring Hill Sprinkler Ordinance

Winter - Williamson
Appealed Williamson County Sq Ft lawsuit
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2008
Summer - Williamson
Fought city sign ordinance (ongoing)

Summer - Sumner
Lobbied against cost increase on residential and commercial permits (ongoing)

Spring - Williamson
Fought city road impact fee

Spring - Wilson
Defeated residential fire sprinkler ordinance

Spring - Dickson
Fought Adequate Facilities Tax (ongoing)

Sumner
Lobbied against county road impact fee (ongoing)

Davidson
Fought Metro water tap fee (ongoing)

Williamson
Fought privilege tax square foot re-assessment (currently exploring appeals process)

Davidson
Worked to help pass statewide copper and metal theft legislation

Williamson
Worked on rezoning ordinance

Sumner
Stopped a 100 percent increase in permit fees
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2007
Winter - Cheatham
Fought Changes in Subdivision Regs

Winter - Williamson
Fought Adequate Schools Facilities Tax

Winter - Maury
Lobbied against fire sprinkler ordinance

Winter - Wilson
Worked on new subdivision regs
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2006
Winter - Dickson
Blocked expansive frontage requirements for driveway cuts

Spring - Williamson
Lobbied against fire sprinkler ordinance

Spring - Maury
Challenged legality of impact fee doubling

Spring - Davidson
Fought water/sewer access fees - lowered to $500 then amended to include sunset and cost study due January 31, 2007
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2005
Fall - Nashville/Davidson
Lobbied to defer duplex bill
Spring - Franklin/Williamson
Lobbied to grandfather existing developments exempt from privilege tax increase
Winter - Brentwood/Williamson
Spoke against permit fee increases and urged for a streamlining of the permit process
Winter - Williamson
Lobbied against text change on dormant privilege tax
Winter - Nashville/Davidson
Continued fight against sign ordinance
Winter - White House/Robertson
Through Mike Arnold, reduced the road impact fee 1/3 on commercial and $0 on residential
Winter - Franklin/Williamson
Cut the proposed road impact fee increase in half
Winter - Franklin/Williamson
Lobbied against city wide moratorium
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2004-2005
Winter - Williamson
Sued and lobbied against privilege tax square foot re-assessment of over $1.3 million to industry
Fall - Nashville/Davidson
Fought stricter Apprentice plumber licensing law
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2004
Fall - Dickson
Convinced county officials to allow for common/shared driveways in lieu of a county road being put in
Winter - Nashville/Davidson
Fought a mandatory buried utilities ordinance
Fall - Mid-TN
Supported successful candidates in this year's elections including Debra Maggart for State Senate, Scott Foster Hendersonville Mayor, and Mike Arnold in for White House Alderman
Dickson/Dickson
Successfully changed side yard requirements in the city's Subdivision Regs
Nashville/Davidson
Stopped an amendment which would have taken away the lot yield parity in projects with floodplains
Nashville/Davidson
Worked on and continuing to work with a re-write of Nashville's storm water ordinance
Williamson
Updated our Williamson County Growth Study showing 72% increase in pop vs. 374% increase in Revenues
Williamson
Protected builders from an unfair audit of privilege tax collections
Nolensville/Williamson
Lobbied city to follow the national fire code in lieu of a sprinkler ordinance
Nashville/Davidson
Pushed Metro to allow permitted signs on private property
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2003
Hendersonville/Sumner
Stopped $250,000 bond to home buyer ordinance
Dickson
Helped re-write Dickson Zoning ordinance
Summer - Spring Hill/Williamson
Filed suit against Spring Hill for vesting infraction. Spring Hill backed down from new requirements
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2002
Spring - Franklin/Williamson
Substantially completed raw land study for affordable housing
Winter - Nolensville/Williamson
Deferred a privilege tax ordinance
Summer - Nolensville/Williamson
Stopped residential sprinkler ordinance
Winter - Williamson
Stopped $7,500 impact tax
Summer - Sumner
Completed Growth and Revenue Study for county
Spring - Hendersonville/Sumner
Stopped new curb & gutter regs.
Summer - Hendersonville/Sumner
Stopped 60/40 Impervious Surface Ratios
Fall - Maury
Completed Growth and Revenue Study for county
Summer - Franklin/Williamson
Stopped ordinance demanding developers donate lots for affordable housing
Nashville/Davidson
Working to simplify Metro's Sidewalk inspection
Fall - Cheatham
Completed Growth and Revenue Study for county
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2001
Franklin/Williamson
Lowered proposed SD Fee for water and sewer and demanded proper accounting for fees
Summer - Hendersonville/Sumner
Reduced Proposed Sidewalk Requirements
Spring - Hendersonville/Sumner
Stopped Open Burning Ban
Fall - Dickson
Completed Growth and Revenue Study for county
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2000
Franklin/Williamson
Lowered Road Impact Fee
Summer - Nashville/Davidson
Developed Affordable Showcase which demonstrated the value of higher densities and flexible subdivision regulations
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1999-2000
Dickson
Stopped Privilege taxes on three different occasions
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1998-1999
Sumner
Stopped Privilege taxes on three different occasions
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1998
Nashville/Davidson
Had residential construction written out of Waste disposal restrictions
Nashville/Davidson
Stopped on impact fee for storm water
Nashville/Davidson
Revised zoning ordinance allowing more flexibility
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1997
Williamson
Supported Permit fee increase which allowed for additional codes staff
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1995
Brentwood/Williamson
Stopped codes department from jumping between SBC and CABO on a house

Maury
Challenged constitutionality of privilege tax in court
Nashville/Davidson
Stopped gravel backfill requirements
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1994
Nashville/Davidson
Instrumental in the passage of Remodelors Licensing Bill
Spring - Nashville/Davidson
Had residential construction written out of Tree Ordinance
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1993
Columbia/Maury
Won a settlement over sewer tap fees