Vice Mayor David Briley has appointed at-large councilwoman Sharon Hurt to replace former councilman Loniel Greene for District 1.
Briley said Hurt would hold the position until a replacement is elected, which was expected to take place in August.
Councilman Greene resigned from the position last week after the District Attorney's office opened an investigation into his ties to a abuse suspect, whom Greene bonded out of jail.
A representative of Greene released Greene's statement announcing his resignation.
“Effective today, I have resigned from the Council. It has been an honor to represent my constituents, and I appreciate all the support that they, along with my family, friends, and colleagues, have offered since I took office. This was a difficult decision, but I believe it is the correct course. As I said in my letter to Vice Mayor Briley, I do not want to distract from the Council’s important business. To that end, this will be my only comment on the matter.”
Mayor Megan Barry released this statement in response to Greene's resignation.
“Mr. Greene did the right thing by resigning from his position on the Metro Council. Nashville deserves to have elected leaders they can trust to uphold the law and serve as role models. I hope whoever is elected to replace Mr. Greene to serve Council District 1 will do just that.”
Briley thanked all of the other at-large members who expressed interest in the position, since it would be a significant increase in workload.