NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Nashville’s economy is hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now city leaders are making changes to spending.

Vice Mayor Jim Shulman issued a letter stating Nashville is issuing a hiring freeze, meaning no new employees are allowed to be hired. The letter also puts a stop to all promotions and issues a no-travel out of town order for city workers. The only exceptions are public safety matters.

There is also a reduction in capital spending, meaning members should be looking for places to cut as the budget is being assembled.

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