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There's no mystery about the top priority for the new Nashville Metro Council: Finding the money to pay for essential services in a growing city.

Nashville investor rental map

Nashville is again tightening its rules on Airbnbs and other short-term rental properties. The Metro Council voted Tuesday to close what many saw as a final loophole that had allowed investors to get short-term rental permits within a particular type of residential zoning.

polling place
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Phone calls, mailers, text messages, door knocking and a crush of TV ads have blanketed Nashvillians in the final days before the city’s vote on a multi-billion-dollar mass transit proposal.

The ground game has intensified — and diversified — in the final hours, and a few last public endorsements, for and against, have come in.