Nashville Property Tax Increase Nashville Property Tax WILL Increase Dramatically Unless We Act Now

Homeowners

Due to the mayor’s 32% property tax proposal, your property tax will increase $750 per year (on average) if you own a home worth ~$300,000.

Renters

Due to the mayor’s 32% property tax proposal, your rent will increase $1,800 per year (on average). When any element of a rent increases, the actual rent goes up by more than the actual increase.

  • no-follow-through
    Last year the mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission investigated ways to reduce costs within the city. NO COST CUTTING has occurred. Why?
  • null
    The mayor ran on a platform of “no new taxes”, but now he suddenly proposed a GIANT property tax increase.
  • null
    The mayor ran on financial transparency. But Nashville tax payers are now surprised. We didn’t see this massive hit coming.
  • null
    The mayor knows the current $2.3+ billion budget ending 6/30 will be short by $215.8 million. So why would he START with that shortfall and ADD NEW spending of $115.9 million for the fiscal year starting July 1? Cut $, cut $, and cut more $, and then maybe tax.
  • It’s Time to Take Action

    Are you a...

    Fill out this questionnaire and tell the Mayor you are against his 32% plan that will increase your tax bill by $750 a year for the average homeowner or $1,800 a year for the average renter.

    Please read and answer the 9 questions below. Your responses will generate an email that will be sent directly to the mayor and councilman. Your response can make a difference.

  • Furlough City Employees

    Furlough city employees

    $10,000,000 per week/4 weeks
    Homeowner
    Saves: $90
    Renter
    Saves: $215
    Budget Cut $40,000,000
    Reasoning: Most aspects of Nashville economy have been shutdown for 7 weeks, requiring few governmental services. With the crisis averted, and service needs low, now is a good time to save some tax dollars.
  • Pull This Out of Reserves

    Pull this out of reserves

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $225
    Renter
    Saves: $560
    Budget Cut $100,000,000
    Reasoning: A huge tax increase on property owners shouldn't be used for building up government's un-spent funds. Now is the time to cut a reserve buildup.
  • Pull This Out of Metropolitan Transit Authority

    Pull this out of MTA

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $55
    Renter
    Saves: $136
    Budget Cut $25,000,000
    Reasoning: Ridership is down, cost is up. Consolidate operations while we rebuild a better, more cost effective MTA. Keep MTA at last year's funding, not including CARES Act funding.
  • Pull This Out of Public Schools

    Pull This Out of Public Schools

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $22
    Renter
    Saves: $54
    Budget Cut $8,000,000
    Reasoning: This is no time to put good money after bad. Performance data is awful. We must rebuild MNPS so it is cost efficient and delivers better results.
  • Pull This Out of Metro Hospital

    Pull This Out of Metro Hospital

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $34
    Renter
    Saves: $77
    Budget Cut $15,000,000
    Reasoning: Partner with other city hospitals and move low volume operations to them, while focusing Metro General on its core competencies.
  • Pull This Out of Arts & Non-Profits

    Pull This Out of Arts & Non-Profits

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $13
    Renter
    Saves: $32
    Budget Cut $6,000,000
    Reasoning: We must not fund this when families have been out of work and are struggling. They need the money, not the arts.
  • Pull This Out Of City Payroll

    Pull This Out Of City Payroll

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $295
    Renter
    Saves: $688
    Budget Cut $131,000,000
    Reasoning: Most aspects of Nashville economy have been shutdown for 7 weeks, requiring few governmental services. Now is a good time to save some tax dollars.
  • Pull This Out Of The Barnes Fund

    Pull This Out Of The Barnes Fund

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $16
    Renter
    Saves: $38
    Budget Cut $7,000,000
    Reasoning: Use City land deals to attract developers to build affordable housing units, instead of subsidizing rents.
  • Do Nothing Raise My Taxes

    Do Nothing

     
    Homeowner
    Saves: $0
    Renter
    Saves: $0
    Tax Incr. $332,000,000
    Reasoning: You think a 32% property tax increase for $332 million is OK. On average, renters will pay an annualized +$1,800, homeowners will pay an annual +$750.
  • Based on your answers above, here is your auto-generated email:

    • By clicking the ‘Submit Button' below, I agree to sending an email to Mayor Cooper and the Metro Council.
    • $0.00
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.