Financial

Dissecting Mayor Cooper’s FY 22 Budget

May 21, 2021 /
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Last Saturday, I kickstarted this year’s Budget Conversation series with help from Councilmember at Large Bob Mendes. Because it was our first conversation about the FY 22 budget, we stuck to explaining what is outlined in Mayor Cooper’s proposed budget, not what should be included. Below is a summary of our conversations. Highlights from the Mayor’s Budget GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET: Without a doubt, the past year has been extremely challenging to navigate for…

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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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Tornado and COVID-19 Financial Relief for Individuals and Small Businesses

March 20, 2020 /
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The month of March has been a trying month for our community. From the devastating Tornado of March 3rd to the effects of the COVID-19 virus, Nashville has truly been tested. First, my prayers goes to all the families impacted by both and second my sincerest gratitude to our first responders, health workers, the mayor, my fellow councilmembers and our amazing residents. I am so proud of a community where everyone came together to help…

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