RESOLUTION NO. RS2017-640

A resolution providing amendments to the Charter of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, in accordance with Article 19, Sec. 19.01, and setting forth a brief description of each amendment to be placed on the ballot.

WHEREAS, Article 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, provides that the Metropolitan Government shall not adopt a resolution proposing amendments to the Charter more often than twice during the term of office of members of the Metropolitan Council; and

 

WHEREAS, Article 19, Section 19.01, also requires to be set forth in the adoption resolution a brief description of each amendment so worded so as to convey the meaning of said amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Metropolitan Council by adopting this resolution to fulfill these two Charter requirements.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

 

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19.01 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the proposed amendments to the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, attached hereto, are submitted to the people for approval in the manner provided by Section 19.01 of the Charter.

 

Section 2. The date prescribed for holding of the referendum election at which the electorate of the Metropolitan Government will vote to ratify or reject the amendments proposed in Section 1 of this Resolution shall be August 1, 2019.

 

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

 

Amendment No. ___

 

I. Sections 8.113, 8.114, 8.115 of Article 8 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended, in both the body of the provision and the section’s title, by deleting the phrase “tax assessor” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “assessor of property”.

 

II. Sections 8.113 and 8.118 of Article 8 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended, in both the body of the provision and the section’s title, by deleting the phrase “tax assessment” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “property assessment”.

 

III. Section 8.114 of Article 8 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be further amended by deleting the phrase “tax assessors” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “assessors of property”.

 

IV. Section 8.115 of Article 8 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be amended by deleting the phrase “a tax assessor” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “an assessor of property”.

 

V. Section 8.103 of Article 8, Section 11.202 of Article 11, and Section 12.08 of Article 12 of the Charter of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County shall be further amended by deleting the phrase “tax assessor” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “assessor of property”; and deleting the phrase “tax assessors” and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase “assessors of property”.

 

The provisions of this amendment shall become effective beginning with the metropolitan government elections to be held in August of 2019.

 

FOR THE BALLOT

 

Amendment No. ___

 

This amendment would change all references of “tax assessor” to “assessor of property” throughout the Charter, consistent with the position’s current title under state law.      

Sponsored by: Nick Leonardo

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Referred: Charter Revision Committee
Introduced: April 4, 2017
Deferred: April 4, 2017
Deferred Indefinitely: April 18, 2017
Adopted:
Mayor's approval not required - Metro Charter Section 19.01

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