The 2014 Mayor's office budget hearings started today. Below are links to the Metro Police Department, Fire, Sheriff's Office and some other related departments. I will be watching some of them and summarizing and commending but will not watch them all. Anyone contemplating running for Metro Council should watch all of the hearings. Since Metro had a property tax increase last year, I doubt a property tax increase will be proposed this year. Unfortunately, metro departments only get close scrutiny during years in which a tax increase is proposed.