ROUNDUP: Potential Metro tax increase and seven other Nashville-area stories

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)
At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk on April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here are eight recent updates from Greater Nashville on plans to reopen the state economy, rescheduled events, city health initiatives and more.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper proposes property tax rate hike of 31.7% for FY 2020-21 budget

Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper is seeking a $1 property tax rate increase as part of the city's proposed $2.45 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2020-21.

Mayor Rogers Anderson: Property taxes will not increase this year in Williamson County

At Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors talk April 28, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said property taxes will not increase as a result of the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the local government.



Governor issues order allowing for majority of Tennessee businesses to reopen this week

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced guidelines April 28 that would allow most businesses to reopen this week, repealing the state's stay-at-home order that has been in effect over the past few weeks.

Tennessee gyms allowed to reopen at 50% capacity beginning May 1

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced April 28 that exercise facilities in most counties across the state will be allowed to reopen May 1 at 50% capacity.

Local leaders discuss effects of coronavirus at Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors event

City, county, state and leaders addressed the effects of the coronavirus in Williamson County and their plans to move forward at Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors on April 28.

ROUNDUP: Southwest Nashville-area organizations cancel, reschedule events due to coronavirus

Many event organizers have announced new dates for previously canceled events in the Southwest Nashville area. This roundup compiles a few of the most notable.

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore launches online initiative to assist with mental health, substance abuse

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced April 28 the launch of Find Hope Franklin, a new initiative to help residents in Franklin and Williamson County who may be struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

As businesses reopen in Tennessee, unemployment benefits may end for those who choose not to go back to work

Healthy employees who have been receiving unemployment benefits will likely not be able to continue to collect weekly checks if they choose not to return to work upon the May reopening of the Tennessee state economy.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.