David J Dennison Independent Candidate For Tennessee State Representative
TENNESSEE PROBLEMS, AND MY SOLUTIONS
Medical and Health
Globally, Nashville's Heath Care Industry generates over $84 billion dollars in revenue and over 500, 000 jobs. Locally, $38.8 billion dollars, and over 250,000 jobs. We need to increase and maintain that advantage by using innovation and new Blockchain technologies and cooperatives.
It is often very difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to get the full view of the opportunities accessible to them. They often need a network of small business resources and the use of big data and analytics based on current needs.
Nashville's continued economic success depends largely on our workforce. Expanding and developing a successful workforce is a major challenge and requires enhancing the methods we use to gather and analyze information related to our initiatives in this area,
The framework that connects ideas to resources is critical and if we strengthen this network it will extend entrepreneurial training initiatives across all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, locations, and incomes levels.
Nashville's problem of heavy migration to our popular city is growing faster than our ability to accommodate them with transit options. This escalating problem must be thought out and heavily planning is needed and more mobility options studied and implemented.
The cost to the average driver in Nashville is estimated at $1,632 yearly, and 45 hours of life sitting in traffic congestion per year. A Multi-modal infrastructure must be developed and implemented soon or these numbers could actually double in ten years.
Downtown Nashville host many events yearly and finding parking is sometimes a nightmare. The challenge is providing awareness of available parking. The lack of integrated resources and the imbalance between supply and demand and zoning codes that can affect targets and inventory.
Historically our streets and highways were built for the commuting of automobiles and not for other modes of transportation. With the steady population growth of Nashville, a better transit system and other modes of transportation is necessary. It is time for smart technology to be implemented for our citizens and visitors.
Nashville must become a "learning city". It must promote and enhance inclusive learning at all age levels. A learning city must revitalize itself continuously and foster a love for a lifelong learning experience. By partnering with our educational institutions, K-12 in to post-secondary, community colleges,university and technical training environments.
Building new pipelines of workers to fill high tech jobs in Nashville is essential and this will attract new high tech industries to locate here with the assurance that there are an adequate workforce trained for those tech positions. According to a report there were 1600 tech jobs unfilled in 2016.
A school survey showed that 16% of students are without a home computer, laptop or tablet, and 10% never had internet connectivity at home. These students need assistance to enter the digital world regardless of their socioeconomic status, physical disability, language,race, gender, or anything that may be linked to unequal treatment.
Home inventory turnover in Nashville is higher than the national average, and rents are $130 a month higher than the average. Current and future residents need a single reliable source to find safe, high quality, and affordable housing in Davidson County.
Nashville has over 13 million visitors a year and to maintain that vibrancy and keep Nashville tourism a very pleasant experience we need to develop and implement crowd management technologies that helps monitor, and manage crowds by the city authorities.
Commercial Properties produce 27% of Greenhouse Gas emissions. Encouraging "green building" practices and upgrading existing buildings can greatly facilitate decreases in energy and water usage, and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We can, and should do it!
To ensure sustainable exponential growth, placing equal importance on maintaining our county's natural resources. With over 12,000 acres of open space, including 108 parks, 19 Greenways. Conserving and maintaining open space increasing tree canopy cover, and improving the city's compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act will ensure Nashvillian's clean water and air for future generations to come.
Nashville has a wide diversity and multicultural mix, and they use all forms of social media to communicate. Developing a modern set of tools that allows for civic engagement in all city infrastructure projects is essential and will enhance community involvement. It will also make city government more transparent and city departments more aware of the services and needs of its citizens and respond to those needs and will greatly improve government accountability.
Information and communication technologies are crucial in governments ability to handle the massive volumes of data flowing through daily on government mainframes. As new Communication technologies are developed Metro and State Government must be prepared to implement them to upgrade to a scalable, stable, and robust network as city and state government operations begin to need them.
Nashville's path to become a "Smart City" will require it to maintain and make necessary upgrades in encryption technologies to protect private data that flows through city and state government's operational departments. This data is captured by a wide range of sensors and control systems and carefully analyzed to derive meaning and benefit from the data. Creating a modern data infrastructure will facilitate computing, optimization, and predictive modeling and real-time management alternatives, advice, and solutions for a fast growing city.
To become a "Smart City" Nashville government must develop a modern sensory infrastructure to handle data created by hand and other inputs that can capture points in time continuously. When these data points are deployed in connection with a communications infrastructure, these data points in time can then be analyzed and acted upon in combination with other data.
Using technology to help meet community needs is a must.There is a wide array off structural processes that has emerged in "Smart Cities" around the world that has enabled these cities to speed up and facilitate adoption of solutions. Key among these is the concept of governance which is a methodology that defines the responsibilities, accountabilities, and processes for designing and executing "Smart City" objectives.
Our wonderful Tennessee farmers that help feed a hungry world must be assisted to continue in their autonomy, packaging and labeling of their food products to promote their brand. We must as a city and state government protect our farmers from losing their farms because of unpredicted crop failures, and other weather related disasters, and sickness.