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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Council passed the first reading of Mayor Karl Dean's controversial proposed property tax increase at Tuesday's night's council meeting.
"I think people want to be educated, I think want to understand exactly what this means. If we pass it, if we don't pass it, I think they want to know what that means as well," said council member Steve Glover. (link)
No-votes for the tax increase bill, approved 30-4, were: Tenpenny, Potts, Duvall and Mitchell.
Vote for property tax increase on 1st of 3 readings is 30-4, with 3 abstentions
Michael Cass @tnmetro Attorney Cooper notes that if council doesn't pass budget on first reading, it would become law anyway, per the Metro Charter
Michael Cass @tnmetro
Rhonda Marko has been appointed to the Transportation Licensing Commission. I wonder if she knows what she's getting into.
Budget Hearings at the Council begin on Thursday, May 17th: