Friday, June 16, 2006

Will Metro Council Vote to Secure North and East Nashville?

Neighborhood associations are asking the Council to add $250,000 more for police overtime to deal with drug-dealers. Will the social conservatives on the Council torpedo this request or nullify it by shifting the $250K from other police budget items? Seems that they are faced with a clear choice of taking a bite out of neighborhood crime versus merely nibbling around the edges.


  1. fiscal conservatives might ask where the money is coming from? if not through higher taxes, then the money has to be shifted from another budget area. so the question becomes what are we willing to give up to get the additional overtime funds?

  2. "Fiscal" conservative used to describe the rightwingers on the Council is a misnomer. They are more accurately described as "social" conservatives.