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REMINDER Mark your Calendar for the Following Upcoming Meetings Saturday, June 2, 2012 District 29 Community Wide Cleanup - Compton’s Foodland Parking Lot from 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon with a cookout to follow. 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. signs will be removed at main intersections and roadways. Trash from main roadways and intersections will be removed from 6:00 a.m. until 12 Noon. Free T-Shirts, food, water and gloves will be at the Compton's Foodland Parking Lot Location beginning at 8:00 a.m. Goodwill, Shred-It, and Dumpsters will be stationed at the Compton's Foodland Parking Lot location beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Public Hearing - Metro Council Meeting on Proposed Budget, 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Council Meeting, Historic Courthouse Downtown, One Public Square. This is the only time the public will be able to address the Metro Council. Monday, June 11, 2012 District 29 Community Meeting - Proposed Budget with Tax Levy, 6:30 p.m. Una Church of Christ, 1917 Old Murfreesboro Pike. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Final Reading - Proposed Budget with Tax Levy 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Council Meeting, Historic Courthouse Downtown, One Public Square. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - If necessary, Final Reading on Proposed Budget with Tax Levy 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Council Meeting, Historic Courthouse Downtown, One Public Square. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Antioch/Priest Lake Sub Area 13 Plan Meeting - Share Draft on Policy Recommendations and Implementation, 6:00 p.m. Lakeshore Christian Church, 5434 Belle Forge Lane East, Hickory Hollow (former Media Play Building) Additional Information for upcoming Budget Meetings If you missed the article in the Tennessean http://blogs.tennessean.com/politics/2012/a-brief-history-of-recent-metro-property-tax-increases/
The 53-cent property tax increase proposed this week by Mayor Karl Dean would be Nashville’s first in seven years, but it would be the fifth in the past 15. In 1997 then-Mayor Phil Bredesen requested a 73-cent tax increase, which the Metro Council ultimately pared back to 54 cents per $100 of assessed value. The council vote was 29-9. A year later Bredesen was back with another request – which the council granted by a 27-13 vote – for a 12-cent tax increase to pay for a $206 million school desegregation plan. (The council also agreed, 32-5, to a 74-cent tax increase in 1993, during Bredesen’s first term as mayor. He had requested 77 cents.) Bill Purcell, who succeeded Bredesen as mayor in 1999, proposed and won approval for a tax increase in each of his two terms. The first, in 2001, raised the tax rate by 88 cents. The council approved it 38-2. Four years later, Purcell proposed an 84-cent tax hike, adjusted the request to 80 cents and saw the council agree to 67 cents on a 26-11 vote. The city has not raised property taxes since then. District 29 Voted for this in all previous years. On the back is a listing and link to the votes cast from the last 2.
2001- APPROVED 88-cents http://www.nashville.gov/mc/ordinances/term_1999_2003/sbl2001_707.htm
A substitute bill to be entitled: The budget ordinance of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee for the Fiscal Year 2001 - 2002. The substitute bill was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Gentry moved to pass the bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: "Ayes" Ferrell, Waters, Briley, Gentry, Tucker, Gilmore, Black, Nollner, Majors, Hall, Beehan, Campbell, Dillard, Balthrop, Brown, Ponder, Derryberry, Stanley, Loring, McClendon, Greer, Hausser, Wallace, Haddox, Whitmore, Hand, Bogen, Summers, Shulman, Arriola, Sontany, Holloway, Kerstetter, Knoch, Jenkins, Turner, Williams, Lineweaver (38); "Noes" Hart, Alexander (2).
2005 – PROPOSED 84-cents, Approved 67-cents
Roll Call Vote link
An ordinance establishing the tax levy in the General Services District for the fiscal year 2005-2006, and declaring the amount required for the annual operating budget of the Urban Services District, pursuant to section 6.07 of the Metropolitan Charter. The substitute bill was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee. Ms. Neighbors moved to pass the substitute bill on third reading, which motion was seconded and adopted by the following vote: Ayes" Dozier, Neighbors, Briley, Gilmore, Isabel, Murray, Jameson, Cole, Forkum, Ryman, Brown, White, Loring, McClendon, Hausser, Wallace, Walls, Whitmore, Summers, Shulman, Adkins, Wilhoite, Toler, Coleman, Bradley, Williams (26); "Noes" Tucker, Craddock, Hart, Gotto, Burch, Crafton, Whitson, Foster, Alexander, Kerstetter, Tygard (11); "Abstaining" Dread (1).
Facilitated by: Councilwoman Karen Y. Johnson Email Karen.Johnson@nashville.gov to receive electronic notices for future meetings and community news. Feel free to call with any concerns at 977-6721 or visit my website at www.District29Community.blogspot.com