How many of us get hit pretty hard in our pocketbooks when the annual Metro property taxes are due?
Some of us do but not all. Last year, there were 10,700 Metro employees. But 27 percent of them, almost 3,000 of them, don't have to worry about paying Metro property taxes. They don't live in Davidson County but draw their Metro employee paychecks and pension checks. For instance, there are 1,100 and 84 Metro firefighters. Almost 45 percent of those firefighters live in counties other than Davidson where they get to pay lower property taxes. I guess it's no big deal. Some of Mayor Bill Purcell's top directors don't have a Metro address, either.