Cole to the Courthouse

Former Councilman Erik Cole — he of the property-tax-backing Moving Nashville Forward group — has a new gig at the mayor's office:

Cole will lead the Financial Empowerment Center program, an endeavor the mayor announced Tuesday that comes thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant via New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Philanthropies and Living Cities fund. Cole is set to begin the new gig in February, with plans to step down from his current position as executive director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services at the end of this month.