Metro Nashville At-Large Council Member Steve Glover has scheduled a special Facebook Live session for Sunday evening to talk about Mayor John Cooper’s nearly half a billion dollar Capital Spending Plan.
Glover announced the news Saturday.
Glover scheduled the event for 5:30 p.m. Central Sunday. He will live stream on his Facebook page.
“I’ll also share other thoughts on a few pieces of legislation that’s on the agenda for our first meeting in March 2021. Think back one year and how has your life changed?” Glover asked Saturday.
“Did local government help you or hurt you? Are you and your family better than you were prior to 3/3/2020? It’s time for you to make a decision. Are you ready to have your government represent you or tell you how and what to do in your daily lives?”
Glover, in a separate Facebook comment, said the Metro Nashville government has lost its values.
“Today we worry over particular segments of our population more than we focus on the population as a whole. We have drifted from people first to politician’s wills first. We have forgotten the very foundation of the people, by the people and FOR THE PEOPLE,” Glover wrote.
“We have placed plaques ahead of actual daily safety and needs. We have spent on the future of generations to the point no child can be born in Nashville debt free.”
Glover went on to say that “it’s easy to tax and spend. It takes real conviction to put priorities first for the betterment of all of the population.”
As The Tennessee Star reported this month, Cooper proposed a $474.6 million budget for the next fiscal year, and he said that two-thirds of it will address education and transportation needs.
Cooper’s proposed budget calls for, among other things, a new high school in Bellevue to replace the current one, which is more than 60-years-old and would serve 1,600 students. The mayor also has proposed $4.2 million for phase one of a new Cane Ridge Middle School, which he said would relieve pressure at Antioch Middle.
Cooper’s proposed budget also calls for replacing a fire station, building a new police precinct in southeast Nashville, park lighting and repairs, new greenways, and fleet and radio upgrades for first responders. The mayor’s budget also calls for more affordable housing.
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