Councilmember Sandra Sepulveda

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Lawyer charges human trafficking played part in 16-year-old’s death on construction site

BY: - July 19, 2021

A Nashville judge ruled that evidence of human trafficking would be allowed in the case of a 16-year-old who died in a construction-related accident in downtown Nashville last year.  Gustavo Ramirez had been working on a scaffold without a harness during construction of La Quinta Inn on Interstate Drive when he fell 120 feet to […]

Sandra Sepulveda outside Haywood Elementary School in South Nashville, which she attended and still lives near. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Tennessee Hispanic leaders create PAC and set sights on electoral wins

BY: - May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, Tennessee Latino political leaders announced the creation of a PAC with the sole purpose of getting Latinos elected across the state. Fuerza, meaning “strength,” will represent the interests of the state’s growing Latino populations by identifying suitable Democratic candidates and providing the essential support to navigate a political sphere not familiar to Latino […]

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Metro Council approves $500,000 for Farmers Market

BY: - November 18, 2020

Metro Council approved $500,000 in rent relief to vendors at the Nashville Farmers Market, despite reservations from several council members.  The bill was previously deferred due to conflicts with U.S. Treasury guidelines, which would have considered the funds as unlawful revenue replacement, according to Councilmember Sandra Sepulveda, one of three sponsors. Council made the decision […]

Singer/Songwriter Bobby Bare performs at The 6th Annual Jerry Reed Celebration at 3rd & Lindsley on September 21, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Oversight committee dedicates $2M to help live music venues, fine arts groups

BY: - August 27, 2020

The city’s financial oversight committee, which recommends how Nashville spends its CARES Act funds, unanimously voted on Thursday to appropriate $2 million in emergency grants to live music and arts businesses that have been shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the first domino to help save Nashville’s independent live music venues, which disclosed to […]