Funding is up this year in Nashville’s latest blueprint for tackling city infrastructure projects.
Nashville has a new finance director — at least for the next few weeks.
Residents of the 37208 zip code in North Nashville will get a say in how to spend $2 million to benefit the community, which has historically seen less public and private investment than other parts of town. It’s the city’s first attempt at so-called “participatory budgeting.”
Nashville State Community College is trying to enroll more residents into its degree and tech programs ahead of the next school year, while hoping more students will utilize its GRAD program to take advantage of the extra financial and academic support after the pandemic.
In Nashville’s final budget, residents will get more firefighters and paramedics, permanent curbside pickup at library branches and higher funding of public schools.
Mayor John Cooper’s office has released a new report outlining nine recommendations to increase affordable housing in Nashville that sets a deadline of 2024 to increase the city’s stock significantly.