Post Tagged with: "Metro Government"

The $15 million pedestrian/cycling bridge is designed to stand out. It features a 200 foot tower with support cables stretching across its length. (Credit Metro Public Works)

Metro Council Members Want More Sidewalks Before Building $15 Million Pedestrian Bridge

by / on February 19, 2014

Mayor Karl Dean’s planned pedestrian and cycling bridge faced a setback on Tuesday. The Metro Council voted to put off acquiring land for the $15 million project downtown. It‘s not clear when the Council will revisit the plan.

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How Does Nashville Compare To Other Cities Propping Up Pensions By Borrowing? Mayor Says Don’t Ask

How Does Nashville Compare To Other Cities Propping Up Pensions By Borrowing? Mayor Says Don’t Ask

by / on October 11, 2013

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is pressing pause on borrowing $200 million to shore up the city’s underfunded pension plan. But that doesn’t mean he agrees with experts in municipal finance who say the maneuver looks like an act of desperation.

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Nashville Leaders To Extend Cash For Jobs To Small Businesses Too

Nashville Leaders To Extend Cash For Jobs To Small Businesses Too

by / on June 4, 2013

Small businesses in Nashville will soon be eligible for cash payments in return for creating jobs, just like some big corporations get now. The incentive grants are set for final approval Tuesday night.

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Nashville Home Studios Return To Legal Limbo

Nashville Home Studios Return To Legal Limbo

by / on May 7, 2013

A months-long effort to legalize home music studios in Nashville has been put off indefinitely. The Metro Council deferred action on the ordinance Tuesday night.

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Farmers’ Market, Municipal Auditorium To Lose Metro Subsidies

Farmers’ Market, Municipal Auditorium To Lose Metro Subsidies

by / on April 30, 2013

The Nashville Farmers’ Market, Municipal Auditorium and State Fair Grounds are being phased out of the city’s annual budget. They were completely left out of the mayor’s $1.8 billion spending plan.

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Across the Board Cuts Ordered for Metro Budget Proposals

by / on January 28, 2013

Another year, another budget, and another round of cuts in Nashville.

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Long-Serving Metro Employees Hit Buyout Deadline

Long-Serving Metro Employees Hit Buyout Deadline

by / on January 18, 2013

A few hundred Metro employees have already accepted retirement buyouts offered by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to save money and reorganize some departments. The 2,600 people eligible have until Friday to accept the early retirement incentive.

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Council Defers Rules Governing Home Studios

by / on December 4, 2012

An effort to legalize home recording studios in Nashville was delayed Tuesday night by – of all people – the head of the local musicians union, bassist Dave Pomeroy.

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Home Studio Exceptions Up for Public Debate

Home Studio Exceptions Up for Public Debate

by / on December 3, 2012

Musicians and their disapproving neighbors are set to duel over whether home studios should get more leeway in Nashville’s zoning laws. A bill in the Metro Council is up for a public hearing Tuesday night.

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Mayor Asks Council to Approve Buyout Plan

by / on November 9, 2012

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wants to create a voluntary buyout program for Metro workers.

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Metro Council Calls Special Meeting Over Charter Trigger Law

by / on September 20, 2012

The chair of the Metro Council’s education committee has called a special meeting to discuss a state law allowing parents to essentially take over school. The never-before-used trigger law permits petitioners to convert a public school into a charter.

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Expanding Sheriff Powers Splits Metro Council Members

by / on September 18, 2012

The Metro Council has mixed feelings about whether to legally expand the authority of the Davidson County Sheriff. The body is set to vote tonight on amendments to the city charter that will go before voters in November.

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Metro Charter Revision Commission Wants to Save Odd-Year Elections

by / on September 13, 2012

A Metro Council committee will consider a proposal Thursday night to shift local elections to Presidential years. The move would require a change to the city’s founding document.

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Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

by / on June 28, 2012

Fifty years ago today, the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County voted to merge two governments into one. It’s considered the first full-scale consolidation in the U.S., and the city remains the envy of those who have tried and failed to do the same. But combining city and county also has contributed to keeping Nashville in the back of the pack in terms of breaking some racial barriers.

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Metro Budget Chair Cuts Schools, Subsidies in Dean Plan

by / on June 15, 2012

A Metro Councilman has proposed an alternative budget to the mayor’s spending plan. It includes cuts across Metro Government, including a pet project of the mayor, but does not lower the proposed property tax increase.

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Mayor Spends State of Metro on Tax Increase

Mayor Spends State of Metro on Tax Increase

by / on May 1, 2012

Property taxes would go up an average of nearly $200 a year for families in Davidson County under a plan outlined by Mayor Karl Dean Tuesday. The city’s top elected official warns of doom and gloom without the tax hike.

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Dean to Reveal Property Tax Decision

by / on April 30, 2012

To raise taxes or not to raise taxes. That’s the question Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will answer Tuesday during his annual state of Metro address.

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Metro Offers HCA $11 Million Tax Break for Building Antioch Data Center

Metro Offers HCA $11 Million Tax Break for Building Antioch Data Center

by / on February 28, 2012

Metro Government is offering one of its largest private employers a 7-year tax break for expanding in Davidson County. Last week HCA announced it would build a data center in Antioch. Legislation filed with the Metro Council would discount the company’s property taxes at the site by 60 percent.

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Maury County Votes on Metro Government

by / on February 27, 2012

Along with next week’s Presidential primary, voters in Maury County will be deciding on consolidating into a Metro Government similar to Nashville.

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Dean Taking Temperatures on Property Tax Increase

by / on February 8, 2012

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean isn’t ready to advocate for a property tax increase, but he is testing how the idea sits with people.

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