NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - News4 assembled 10 questions on key issues facing our city, and then asked all four candidates for Mayor to complete the Yes / No survey for us.
Early voting will begin July 12 and Nashville's mayoral election will take place Aug. 1, 2019.
The results will be revealed daily, Monday through Friday, through the next two weeks.
We will add each candidate's Yes or No response as the day's question is revealed on-air.
Here is the list of questions we emailed to all four candidates, who completed and returned the surveys to us.
1) Should Nashville public parking be privatized?
A plan promoted by the Mayor David Briley administration earlier this year proposed adding more parking meters to Nashville city streets, most…
2) Should the Director of Nashville Schools report directly to the Mayor?
Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph had a rocky relationship with parents and teachers before he resigned under fire in April.
3) Would you make cost-of-living raises a priority for city employees?
Raises for hard-working Nashville employees have been an explosive issue for the past two years. Here's the question we asked four leading mayoral candidates in our survey: "Would you make cost-of-living raises a priority for city employees?"
4) Do you feel panhandling should be against the law in Nashville?
Maybe this is an issue you've struggled with: What do you do if someone on the street or the sidewalk or in a parking lot approaches you for money? The question we posed to the candidates for mayor: "Do you feel panhandling should be against the law in Nashville?"
5) Should electric scooters be banned from Nashville city streets?
News4 has asked the four leading candidates for Nashville mayor: “Should electric scooters be banned from Nashville city streets?"
6) Do you feel the Nashville sales tax should be raised?
Shoppers in Nashville pay a 9.25% sales tax on merchandise purchased in Davidson County. We asked the four leading candidates running for mayor in 2019: "Do you feel the Nashville sales tax should be raised?"
7) Would you support a light rail public transit system?
Congested roads. Packed interstates. Former Mayor Megan Barry pushed light rail as one solution to Nashville’s traffic problems. So where do the 2019 mayoral candidates stand on light rail? News 4 polled four leading candidates for a yes or no answer: "Would you support a light rail public transit system?"
8) Should Nashville limit incentives to draw new businesses?
Nashville’s skyline is a testimony to how incentives have spurred growth in our city. The question we've posed to the leading mayoral candidates: "Should Nashville limit incentives to draw new businesses?"
9) Do you support the community oversight board?
Controversial police shootings that were caught on camera rocked the community. Some in Nashville demanded a community oversight board. The police department opposed it. Voters approved it. We asked each of the four leading candidates for mayor: "Do you support the community oversight board?"
10) Should Nashville place more restrictions on short-term rental properties?
You've seen the videos; all night parties with way too many guests; blocked driveways; absentee owners disregarding zoning ordinances and showing little regard for the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. We asked each candidate: "Should Nashville place more restrictions on short-term rental properties?”