Nashville voters could end up seeing two Metro Charter amendments on a special ballot in December, with major implications for the power of the city council.
In February, Bordeaux Councilmember Kyontzè Toombs listened to North Nashville residents share their concerns about looming property tax increase. Now she will run the committee that’s in charge of the city’s budget.
Nashville’s potential property tax increase is becoming more clear, as the Metro Council’s budget chairman said Monday he’ll pursue a tax increase of nearly 34%, which is slightly higher than the mayor’s earlier draft budget.
Two more Metro budget proposals were unveiled this week, making for six different ideas as to how much Metro should raise its property tax and how to spend the money.
Metro Nashville leaders are bracing for a major economic hit. But during a briefing Monday, Metro Councilmember Bob Mendes, who leads the budget committee, said the city has enough cash to finish the fiscal year and continue its storm recovery efforts.
Residents weighed in on the possibility of a property tax increase during the first of six community meetings about the Metro budget.
It’s increasingly clear that the Metro Council will consider raising Nashville’s property tax this year.
The city of Nashville is on a path to go broke next year. That’s the unmistakably dire message sent to the Metro Council and other city officials on Tuesday night by Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson.
Listen / The slimmed-down Nashville city budget is locked in for next year, but council members are already warning about more severe cuts in the years to come. Some see a growing gap between all that the city needs to pay for, and having enough money to do so.
Listen / It’s unusual that all five at-large Metro Council members will change at one time — there aren’t even any incumbents. Once elected, those council members are supposed to take on countywide policy questions, so many of the 10 candidates running for the five openings have promised to take on some of Nashville’s toughest […]