RESOLUTION NO. RS2000-135
A resolution requesting the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly to oppose the use of local governments state-shared revenue distributions to solve the state budget problem.
WHEREAS, residents of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County deserve, demand and depend upon essential city services; and
WHEREAS, the services provided by the Metropolitan Government have fostered and maintained a high quality of life for residents of Nashville and surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, the continued fiscal health and vitality of the Metropolitan Government, in its role as an educational and economic hub, is critically important to the entire region and to the State of Tennessee as a whole; and
WHEREAS, state-shared taxes distributed to the Metropolitan Government, when coupled with locally generated revenue, enables the Metropolitan Government to provide such deserved and demanded services; and
WHEREAS, to ensure the continued health, safety and prosperity of its residents, the Metropolitan Council could not in good conscience cut the essential services that are now provided with the support of state-shared revenues, including the Hall Income Tax; and
WHEREAS, the Tennessee General Assembly may consider the repeal of long-standing state-shared revenues to solve the state budget problem; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council recognizes the seriousness and importance of the states current budget problems, but also recognizes that shifting the states budget problem to local governments would be detrimental to the vitality and continued prosperity of the State of Tennessee.
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 requesting the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly to oppose the use of long-standing state-shared revenues to solve the state budget problem.
SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to each member of the Davidson County Delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly.
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.
Sponsored by: Amanda McClendon
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||February 15, 2000|
|Adopted:||February 15, 2000|
|Approved:||February 17, 2000|