Nashville entrepreneurs are now legally allowed to have clients come to their home businesses. That decision came after councilmembers held nine months of debates on the impact that allowing a permit could have on neighborhoods.
Calls to “defund the police” have become ubiquitous in recent weeks. But the phrase means different things for different people — from reducing spending on law enforcement to completely abolishing the police department.
Nashville residents will pay dramatically higher property taxes in the coming year after the Metro Council approved a rate increase of about 34% early Wednesday morning.
Council members, residents and community groups all have their ideas for how the city should spend its COVID-19 relief funds. Metro Nashville received $121 million in federal funding, but distributing that amount of money is complicated and is being hampered by a lack of communication.
Nashville’s Metro Council could finalize the next city budget on Tuesday night, with each of the competing proposals aiming to raise property taxes to varying degrees. A tax increase of 32% to 34% is possible, arriving at a time of financial hardship for many residents and also for the Metro government.
The acts of vandalism that broke out last month in downtown Nashville are still sowing division, this time with emotional members of the Metro Council. They debated just after midnight Wednesday over whether — or how to — condemn the property damage.
Nashville musicians may soon be able to work from home without violating the law. The Metro Council is considering a bill that would regulate people operating a small business out of their homes, including recording studios that have technically been operating in violation of the law for years.
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.
Less money for Nashville police — and more money for education, housing and social services. That was the funding shift requested last night from as many as 200 people who spoke to the Metro Council.
Nashville’s Metro Council will open up the phone lines on Tuesday night so residents can offer quips and critiques about the city budget.