The resolutions requesting tax money for actual public projects and infrastructure include:
- $1,750 for upgrades in the children's section of the Green Hills Public Library (Jim Shulman)
- $35,000 for the Metro Police Department's "Crime Reduction Team" activities in the South Sector (Sam Coleman)
- $5,250 for inmate community service equipment and supplies in the Metro Sheriff's Office (Eric Crafton)
- $12,667 for monument refurbishment and tree acquisition and planting in a public right of way (Erik Cole)
- $12,750 for partial funding of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education (Lynn Williams)
Once again, this is a small number of request for funds for actual public programs and services, but that fact should in no way dampen our gratitude to these five council members for using their funds wisely and for cutting against the grain of non-profit earmarking.