"Right now people are struggling to put gas in their cars, what is it? Four dollars a gallon, plus, groceries have gone up," said La Vergne resident Fran Erny.
"I would be embarrassed, I would," said resident Carolina Fernandez, "Especially if I'm close to neighbors and they start asking questions [and] things like that. I don't want everybody to know my business."
Mosley told Nashville's News 2 the goal is not to shame people into paying, but rather to bring light to the issue of how unpaid taxes can impact services provided to citizens.
"Really, if you look at it, we're trying to say, ‘Hey, here's your last chance, come on let's pay it, let's save yourself some money' and move on," Mosley said.
Anyone who owes 2011 taxes has until April 2013 to pay them before the case is turned over to chancery court.
Anyone with questions can call La Vergne's tax department at 615-793-3388.