Mayor Cooper to Sign Budget Legislation

Budget Makes Major Investments in Teacher Pay, Affordable Housing and First Responders

Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by: Dave Newman | stock.adobe.com)
Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by: Dave Newman | stock.adobe.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Local teachers, fire personnel, and emergency medical technicians will join Mayor John Cooper at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, as he signs Nashville’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022 into law.

The budget, which Metro Council approved on Tuesday, makes local teachers the highest-paid in Tennessee, invests millions into affordable housing efforts, and brings additional first responders to serve a growing Nashville.

“After a year of crisis, Nashville is finally entering an era of investment,” said Mayor John Cooper. “And with this budget, we’re laying the foundation to build a city that truly works for everyone with historic investments in our schools, transportation, community safety, and affordable housing.

“We’re making these essential investments with a tax rate that is more than a dollar less than our average rate over the past quarter-century – the third lowest in Metro history. I’m grateful to the Metro Council for working with us to fix and protect our finances, which has made this year’s investment budget possible. Today, there’s no city in America better positioned for the years ahead than Nashville.”

WHO: Mayor John Cooper

Councilmember Kyonzté Toombs, Chair, Metro Council Budget & Finance

Committee

Chief William Swann, Nashville Fire Department

Metro Nashville Schools teachers

Fire personnel and emergency medical technicians

WHAT: Bill signing for Metro’s FY 2022 Operating Budget

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Central Time

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

WHERE: Metro Courthouse – 1 Public Square

Media Room, First Floor

Tune in to Comcast Channel 3, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 or the MNN Roku app.

Or go to stream.nashville.gov, and select the MNN option

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