Nashville Firefighters Association opposes community oversight amendment

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The Nashville Firefighters Association has made their voice heard about the Community Oversight Board amendment.  

On Monday, the IAFF released a statement opposing Amendment 1, otherwise known as the Community Oversight Board, citing recent budget cuts as a reason.  

The statement read:  

“At a time when Metro Nashville has cut budgets of fire, police, and public schools, we just can’t afford the $10 Million tax hike that Amendment 1 would require,” said IAFF Local 140 President Mark Young. “We have a lot of needs across Metro Nashville but one thing we don’t need is another government board that would only be made up of people appointed directly by politicians. We urge the community to vote no on Amendment 1.”  

Amendment 1 will be on the ballot in the Nov. 6 election. Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 16. 

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