Metro’s finance director and the leadership of the city-funded Nashville General Hospital are at odds over the budget and whether federal relief funds were concealed as city leaders scrambled to finalize the city’s spending plan.
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.
The city of Nashville has found a way to balance its budget, averting the remote possibility of a takeover by state finance officials. Yet even as the “good news” was relayed Wednesday to the Metro Council, the city’s finance director warned of even bigger financial “mountains” to climb.