Council considers weighing in on salaries for NES, department heads

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 1:33am

Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors has scheduled a special Metro Council meeting next week for members to consider putting up to six charter amendments on the November ballot.

The special meeting is set for 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with the normal zoning public hearing following at 6 p.m.

For a charter amendment to go before Davidson County voters, it must first be approved by two-thirds of the council. Then, each charter amendment with two-thirds council support is put into a single resolution, which would again need votes from two-thirds of the council to be tacked on to the ballot.

Half of the proposed charter amendments this election cycle target either Metro department heads or Nashville Electric Service administrators.

One charter amendment proposal would require Metro department directors to reside in Davidson County. Another would give the council the power to sign off on the salaries of department heads who are appointed by the mayor. At-large Councilman Charlie Tygard sponsored both.

A charter amendment proposal sponsored by Councilman Jim Gotto would give the council the authority to sign off on NES’ pay plan, which would include setting the salaries of NES administrators.

2 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 8/31/10 at 6:05

Council doesn't have to weigh in much, they will do whatever King Karls instructs!

By: MK-Ultra on 8/31/10 at 11:43

From looking at the amount of my electric bill ,
they should already be making a 7 figure income !

Unless I'm mistaken ,
all of the electrical generating facilities have been paid for for years.
If you deduct the overhead from the monies charged to the customers
anualy , shouldn't our bills top out at around $ 40.00 per month ?

If they can lower our electric bills to reflect the actual cost of production
then yes , by all means raise those salaries !!
Otherwise , it's time to admit that this is another government scam
to take money from it's citizens and punish the poor .