ORDINANCE NO. BL2004-298
An ordinance requiring the Department of Finance every three years to review all fees charged by the Metropolitan Government and to submit a report to the Metropolitan Council.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Chapter 5.04 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws shall be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new Section 5.04.060:
"5.04.060 Review of fees charged by the metropolitan government—Submission
of report to the metropolitan council.
A. Beginning January 31, 2005, and once every three years thereafter, the director of finance or his/her designee shall review all permit fees and other fees charged by the metropolitan government and its various departments and agencies and submit a report to the metropolitan council within ninety (90) days.
B. The report to the council required in subsection A. shall include, but not be limited to, the following information for each fee:
1. The current amount of the fee and the total amount generated annually by the fee;
2. The purpose of the fee;
3. Whether the fee covers the cost to the department or agency for providing the service;
4. A comparison of the fee to surrounding counties and cities of a similar size and population; and
5. Any recommendations for increases or adjustments to the fee.”
SECTION 2. That this Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Diane Neighbors, Chris Whitson, Jim Gotto, Eric Crafton
|Introduced:||July 6, 2004|
|Passed First Reading:||July 6, 2004|
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Passed Second Reading:||July 20, 2004|
|Passed Third Reading:||August 3, 2004|
|Approved:||August 12, 2004|