Davidson Election Commission votes 3-2 to place anti-tax hike referendum on ballot

Nashville voters could get the chance to decide how Metro government establishes its property tax rate, following a 3-2 vote by the Davidson County Election Commission Monday night.

The vote represents the latest episode in a months-long fight over a petition to reverse the city’s recent property tax increase. The date for the special election has been set for July 27 following a 3-2 vote along party lines.

The panel’s approval came after commissioners obtained a legal opinion from Vanderbilt University Professor Jim Blumstein, who was recently retained as the commission’s legal counsel. The opinion states it is the commission’s “duty” to place the initiative on the ballot in 75 to 90 days.

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