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Resolution RS2020-208

A resolution expressing the Metropolitan Council’s intention to support Mayor Cooper’s commitment to protect taxpayer dollars and focus the use of government resources on public safety and improvements to our school system.

WHEREAS, Mayor John Cooper campaigned on a promise of fiscal stewardship and directing government resources for neighborhoods, public safety, and education; and

WHEREAS, specifically, the Mayor committed to directing over half of new revenue into our school system and delivering more resources to ensure proper staffing and better pay for our first responders; and

WHEREAS, the Council should be unified in confronting the challenges we face as a city while at the same time protecting taxpayer resources to the greatest extent possible; and

WHEREAS, new revenues cannot be the only answer for addressing the needs of the city; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council make a commitment to the taxpayers of Nashville and Davidson County that we will be good stewards of their tax dollars and will keep property taxes as low as possible while adequately addressing the needs of our growing city.

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

Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as expressing the Council’s intention to support Mayor Cooper’s commitment to protect taxpayer dollars and focus the use of government resources on public safety and improvements to our school system

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Steve Glover

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedFebruary 18, 2020

Indefinitely deferredFebruary 18, 2020

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Last Modified: 02/20/2020 2:08 PM