Target:
Metro Council, Nashville and Davidson County
Region:
United States of America
Website:
www.nashvillespriorities.org

Let’s VOTE on Mayor Dean’s Proposed Convention Center!!

If approved, Mayor Dean’s proposed convention center will cost over $600 million. If you throw in the government-owned hotel that is likely because no private investors are interested, the cost soars to almost $1 billion.

This 30-year debt burden could increase our property tax rate and hurt city services like police, fire, schools and parks. It is only FAIR that the people of Nashville vote on this billion-dollar generational commitment.

Add your name to the petition today. And visit our website to learn more: www.nashvillespriorities.org

Nashville’s Priorities is a group of concerned citizens seeking to educate the public and promote discussion about the impact of building a new convention center and hotel. We believe that an expenditure as big as a billion dollars needs to be re-evaluated in today’s economic realities.


I, the undersigned Davidson County voter, do hereby urge the Metro Council to refrain from approving a bond issuance for the proposed downtown convention center until the project is submitted to a vote by the qualified voters in the county, via a “will of the people” election, pursuant to Section 7.05 of the Metro Charter.

Given that this project represents the largest public works project in the history of Metro Government, and the detrimental effect that this debt could have on property taxes and/or city services, it is prudent that voters be allowed to state their preference prior to the commitment of public funds.

Likewise, in the event that property taxes are committed to secure bonds issued to fund this project, I, the undersigned, hereby support a referendum election on the question of whether property taxes should be allocated to secure such bonds.

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