Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-16 13:42:22 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) —Mayor John Cooper will sign the city’s operating budget for fiscal year 2022 with Nashville teachers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians on Wednesday.
Watch Mayor Cooper sign the budget law with the video player below at 1:30 pm
A $ 2.6 billion budget was approved by the Metro Council on Tuesday night. It will boost the salaries of teachers at Metro Nashville Public Schools to make them the highest salaries in the state. The budget also includes investment in affordable housing, adding more than 100 police officers to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
“After a year of crisis, Nashville has finally entered an era of investment,” said Mayor John Cooper. “And with this budget, we are laying the foundation for building a truly useful city for everyone with a historic investment in schools, transportation, community safety and affordable housing.
Members of the Metro Council have passed an alternative budget by councilor Kyonste Tooms, including many of Mayor Cooper’s first budget proposals.
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