Organizers have scheduled a rally against Nashville Mayor John Cooper between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Nashville’s Public Square, located at 1 Public Square.
This, according to a Facebook group called “Stop Mayor Cooper.”
The group says the event will include music and art, a food truck, and opportunities for people to sign a petition against Cooper.
“Please email Governor Lee and let your voice be heard about Mayor Cooper. He and his administration’s misrepresentation and misreporting of Covid statistics are politically motivated and may have violated state and federal laws,” the group posted; adding:
Cooper owns a real estate business and he is purposely crushing our economy so property and business values plummet. The allows his business partners to buy everything with pennies on the dollar. He must be stopped.
Two people are listed at the administrators of the Stop Mayor Cooper group, which to date has over 1500 members. One of them, Frank E Platt, describes himself as a self-employed Nashville resident. The other admin, Brooke Siebel, lives in Brentwood.
As The Tennessee Star reported Tuesday, members of the group Nashville Citizens for Fair & Transparent Government, said on the website RestoreNashville.org, that they advised Cooper “to cut below costs before taxing Nashville citizens, and he did not.”
As reported, Nashville Citizens for Fair & Transparent Government fought Cooper’s 32 percent property tax increase in May.
Cooper, the website said, demonstrated poor fiscal stewardship, showed indifference to children and young families, and destroyed businesses and jobs.
Among only some of the things Nashville Citizens for Fair & Transparent Government said of Cooper:
• “He promised to address Nashville’s long financial problems. Yet as mayor, when it was time to create a budget, he made no cuts to the budget and plans to spend the unexpected sales tax revenue.”
• “He then passed an exorbitant 34 percent (37 percent) property tax increase. Renters now pay an additional $150/month ($1,800/yr) and homeowners pay an additional $750/yr on a $300k home.”
• “He is now threatening to sue the Election Commission if they put the Tax Payer Protection Act on the ballot as 30,000 voters demanded. Having no choice, the EC has now sued Nashville citizens.”
As for school closures, the website, quoting unidentified pediatricians, say schools should open.
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