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Metro police asks for 5 percent increase to budget

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is hosting the first of his annual budget hearings Monday.

Department heads are meeting with the mayor to discuss their spending plans for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

On Monday, the mayor is hearing from the police, fire and sheriff's departments as well as the Metro Fair Board.

The Metro Police Department asked for a 5 percent increase to their budget at the hearing.

This comes in spite of Dean asking departments in January to submit their budget proposals with a 2 percent cut in spending.

"It'll be another year where there's not a lot of excess money," Dean said.

Dean plans to focus on priorities like public safety, economic development and education.

"We're making progress in our schools, we have made a lot of progress with public safety." Dean said.  "The investment we made by having the largest police department we've ever had, building new police precincts, is paying off. Nashville is a safer city."

All of the hearings will be held in the Mayor's Media Conference Room on the first floor of the Metro Courthouse.

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