Davidson County Election Commission punts decision on 34% property tax increase repeal to judge

Instead of making a decision on whether to send a petition that would repeal Nashville’s 34% property tax increase to the people for a vote, the Davidson County Election Commission voted Friday to ask a judge to decide.

Citing legal issues with the ballot proposal, commissioners voted 4-2 on Friday to file for declaratory judgement action rather than make an immediate decision not to allow a referendum vote and be sued by the group representing more than 26,000 petitioners.

A citizen-led effort called 4 Good Government delivered more than 20,000 voter petition signatures to the Metro Clerk’s office last month. Proponents of the
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