Metro Nashville budget hearings to begin March 30

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Budget meetings for Metro Nashville will begin Monday and will be streamed online and broadcast on television.

In January, Mayor Karl Dean asked departments to submit scenarios reflecting a 3 percent budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year. That information from the hearings will help the mayor develop his budget, which will be presented to the Metro Council by May 1.

The hearings are open to the public and will be held in the Mayor’s Media Conference Room on the first floor of the historic courthouse. They will be broadcast by Metro 3 on Comcast Cable channel 3 and on AT&T U-verse channel 99. The meetings will also be streamed online at and archived on Metro Nashville’s YouTube channel at