Nashville mayor Karl Dean allowed immigrants and any Nashvillian to ask questions and make suggestions for his Office New Americans Advisory Council in his office.
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Dean gave brief remarks about the project needing the input of divergent voices to help find middle ground before he took off for another event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another year, another budget, and another round of cuts in Nashville.
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.
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.
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.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wants to create a voluntary buyout program for Metro workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.