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Americans for Prosperity Press Release

Americans for Prosperity Statement on Shrinking Bloated Nashville City Council

Mar 6, 2023 by AFP

“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if there are 41 or 14 members on the Metro council – they give the illusion of representation, while refusing to be responsive to the average citizen.”

NASHVILLE — Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee State Director Tori Venable released the following statement, after the State House voted to shrink the size of the bloated Nashville City Council:

“Nashville currently has the third largest city council behind New York City and Chicago. They are a rubber stamp for tax and spend liberal mayors – racking up the highest debt of any Tennessee city, prioritizing the wants of special interests over the needs of taxpayers, and raising taxes by 34% after a devastating tornado in the midst of COVID economic shut-downs.”

“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if there are 41 or 14 members on the Metro council – they give the illusion of representation, while refusing to be responsive to the average citizen. We applaud the legislature’s efforts to bring the Nashville council more in line with peer cities, literally shrinking government, and saving Nashville taxpayers millions in the years to come.“

Background:


The State House of Representatives today passed HB 48, with the State Senate expected to pass a companion bill next week.

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