The Nashville City Paper reports that the Metro Planning Department has brought Luis Pereira into its Land Development and Design Division. Pereira is the department's first Spanish-speaking planner. He will also help Spanish-speaking developers, builders, and the public with real estate development and planning in Davidson County.
"'The relief that you hear in someone's voice when they call is huge,' [Pereira] said. 'The customers I work with want to follow Metro's rules for development, and that's a lot easier to do when you hear the rules in your native language.'"
The planning department's Spanish-language phone line is 862-6885.