NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - One Metro Council Member has come up with his own plan to help out teachers.
Councilman Steve Glover held a press conference to go over his proposed budget.
Three years ago the city promised an 8% pay raise for teachers over the next three years.
The first year employees received a 2% raise.
This year Mayor David Briley has budged 3%, but last year’s 3% increase was skipped.
Glover is proposing a temporary property tax hike to make up for the missed promised raise.
“What I’m trying to do is say ‘Let’s start building faith back into the government,’” said Glover. “Let’s let local government prove we are trustworthy. It’s a one-year plan. Let’s get to a new administration, new council and let’s start fixing the real problems.”
Glover’s plan, along with any other amended budget, will be proposed in front of Metro Council next Tuesday. That will be the final reading of the Mayor’s budget, which gives Metro employees a 3% raise.