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Rep. John Lewis Way

November 10, 2020 /
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It’s official! The metro council voted last Thursday, November 5th, 2020, to rename Fifth Avenue from Jefferson Street (North side), through Broadway/Downton and all the way to Nashville City Cemetery (South side) as Rep. John Lewis Way.  Congressman John Lewis began his lifelong crusade for civil rights and civic justice in Nashville while a student at the American Baptist Theological Seminary and later at Fisk University. He was a leader in the historic lunch counter…

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Metro Council Insurance

September 1, 2020 /
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Following the news last night on FOX, I have received many emails from constituent about Insurance for Council members. I appreciate everyone that emailed, please note I do read them all and I respond as much as I can. I thank the ones that emailed and objected in a civil manner. Finally, for those that ask why I voted last time the way that I did, below is my explanation. I am copying and pasting…

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Metro FY21 Budget- My Take on the Property Tax Increase

June 18, 2020 /
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Yesterday, Metro Council voted to increase property taxes by $1.06. I have received emails from some constituents who are upset about the raise. I understand the frustration. Nashvillians have been through a lot this year: from the tornado, to COVID-19,  to the loss of jobs, businesses and income, these past few months have tested this community. Therefore, the question that a lot of you must be wondering, if this year has been marked by such…

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Mayor Cooper’s FY 21 Budget-What you need to know!

April 29, 2020 /
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Last night Mayor Cooper presented highlights of the FY21 budget to the Council. While many cities and counties are feeling the impact of the COVID-19  virus, many can tap into their fund balance  (i.e. rainy day funds) to see them through. Unfortunately, Metro has no fund balance.  Below are highlights from the Mayor’s presentation on our current situation and the proposed path forward. Highlights from the Mayor’s Budget Issues Metro Finance was in a bad…

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Join us this Wednesday for our Tax & Financial Q&A!

March 22, 2020 /
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Mayor John Cooper just issued today the Shelter at Home for Nashville and Davidson County. This requires nonessential businesses and residents to stay home for 14 days. While there has been so much information out there about protecting yourself health-wise from COVID, there is not easily accessible information on the financial impact of this crisis, especially for small businesses. What does this mean for your small businesses? How will this affect your business and financial…

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