Metro Freezes Hiring, Cuts Budget Further

Metro Government is making further cuts to this year’s budget. Finance officials have ordered a hiring freeze and an additional 3-percent reduction in spending for most departments.

Mayor Karl Dean notified department heads late yesterday.

“I don’t take lightly making reductions. But we have to manage within the resources we have available and everybody, every family in Nashville, every business in Nashville are doing the same thing.”

Most Metro departments are operating on budgets already 5-percent lower than last year.

The budget cuts and freezes do not impact Metro Schools, police or fire departments.

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