Nashville, TN - Thousands of Davidson County residents were enraged on Wednesday when they woke up to the news that the Nashville Metro Council had approved a 34% property tax hike overnight. The 32-8 vote was the largest tax increase in Nashville history and 2% more than the Mayor Cooper's proposed 32% increase.
Despite the backlash, there are still countless who support the tax hike, including thousands in neighboring Wilson County. According to a recent survey, 4 out of 5 Wilson County residents say they firmly support the tax increase in Davidson County.
One Wilson County resident told reporters, "I think the council did the right thing. If they didn't raise taxes, they would have to come up with creative solutions. That takes a lot of work. I mean it's only 34%."
Nashville Councilman Bill Marcum, who supported the hike, said, "I'd like to personally thank the good people of Wilson County for their unwavering support and understanding around the tough budget decisions we made this week. We need more people like them in Davidson County and I encourage each of them to relocate to our fine county."
The Wilson County residents we spoke to, replied, "No, we're good."
The new tax rate goes into effect on July 1.
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