NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Metro Council member caught in a controversy over an outburst he made following a meeting last week is addressing the issue once again in a new online webisode.
Jamie Hollin launched the weekly series called "Metro Inside Baseball" on Monday.
In the premiere video, he addressed his outburst, and said he wanted Jim Gotto and Phil Claiborne to know he is not sorry, but said that the whole incident is proof there needs to be more discussion and more awareness about what is happening in local politics.
"What last Tuesday night showed was that 'hey we want you to participate so long as you agree with us, if you are not agreement with us we don't want your participation." That is a bad, bad signal to send and this can show 'hey we do want you to participate and here is a way you can do it,'" Hollin said.
The outburst happened after Hollin got upset after attempting to pass a resolution honoring high school students who protested a piece of state legislation they called homophobic. But Gotto and Claiborne denied his resolution.
Hollin's new webisode is co-hosted by blogger Mike Byrd. They hope it will be a way for younger tech savvy voters to keep up with the issues in Metro and also keep politicians accountable for their actions.