For the first time in anyone's recent memory, the Metro budget passed unanimously with a voice vote.
The $1.57 billion budget comes with no property tax increase or no big ticket items.
Education is always the largest part of the Metro budget. The $620 million portion is a $29 million increase from last year.
There are no layoffs in the school system, but doing that took a $19 million dip into an education reserve fund.
The overall budget did include some cutbacks.
"We have missed the mark, we have missed the mark when it comes to public safety," said Metro Council member Vivian Wilhoite.
1% was cut from the Nashville Fire Department, forcing several top administrators to take demotions.
200 Metro jobs were also cut, but through attrition, retirement and transfer to other departments, under 30 Metro employees are actually out of works.
Among the new items passed, police get a crime DNA lab, the juvenile justice gets a pilot truancy program to help keep kids in school and some money for the Metro Transit Authority is restored from Mayor Karl Dean's original proposal, meaning not as many routes will be cut.
While some council members feel the fire department took a budget hit, Chief Stephen Halford has stressed no frontline firefighting will be affected.
The department is also receiving three new ambulances as part of the new Metro budget.