Council Approved Metro Nashville Buyout Program

The Metro Council gave final approval to a buyout program for city workers, proposed last month by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, the Nashville City Paper reports. Nearly 2,600 employees will be offered $700 for each year of credited service with the city, meaning a 25-year employee would receive $17,500. The program is billed as a chance for department heads to “reassess personnel needs and look for savings” in an effort toward a streamlined, more efficient government, Dean stated.