One of the last-minute surprises that’s filling Metro’s budget gap this year is a payment of $3.6 million from the city’s tourism agency.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Listen / Metro Nashville is likely spending too much on firefighter and police overtime. And the city is failing to collect enough money from fees and permits, especially for short-term rentals. Those are among a couple dozen findings from the “Blue Ribbon Commission,” which asked officials and local business leaders to spend the past four […]
Listen / It will be another lean year for the Metro Nashville government.