“This plan must be big and bold, and it has to start now.”
So said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, as she delivered her first State of the Metro address last Friday at Ascend Amphitheater before a huge
crowd. Her speech addressed issues including snarled traffic, affordable housing, mass transit, new sidewalks, pay raises for city employees, and more. And she shared some details of her first municipal budget: The big and bold $2.1 billion plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year is 6.1 percent higher than last year’s but does not include a tax hike. (We must wait until May to hear specifics of the mayor’s capital spending plan.)
See and hear the speech for yourself.