Instead of trying to back away from Nashville’s commitment to fund a public hospital, the city is now on a path to increase its contribution. Mayor John Cooper’s budget proposal includes $49 million for Metro General — a 14% increase.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper presented his priorities for the coming year as part of his State of Metro speech on Thursday morning.
Nashville’s booming growth and high demand for real estate have pushed property values substantially higher since 2017.
Nashville school leaders are submitting an ambitious budget request to Mayor John Cooper and the Metro Council as they prepare for the new school year.
It’s been 20 years since Nashville’s Civil War-era Fort Negley has gotten any meaningful maintenance for its crumbling stone walls. But a recent $1 million Metro allotment will allow some restoration at the former Union stronghold on its hill south of downtown.
As the city approaches its annual budget talks, the city’s leading arts funding agency is asking for more than their usual allotment.
Mayor John Cooper released a new spending plan for city infrastructure today that puts the bulk of new funds toward schools. Of his $474.6 million plan, Cooper says a record $191 million will fund improvements to 45 school buildings and the construction of three new schools.
The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed Nashville’s bus ridership in half — down 53% decline compared to pre-COVID times.
A 34% property tax increase is coming as many Nashvillians are already reeling from the pandemic, causing many to rethink their finances.
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.