Nashville Mayor David Briley called for unity in his first State of Metro address Friday morning.
The event began at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library. Briley began the morning by thanking Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw, Jr.
“The work of leading us to heal our divisions so that we can find a common way forward, the work of persuading Nashvillians to provide for today while also acting today for the sake of tomorrow, now falls to me," he said.
In his address to Metro Council members and the city, Briley apologized for not being able to do more for Metro Police and Metro Schools.
He said his proposed budget works within the fiscal means of the city right now without raising taxes.
Briley: Now we have to come up with a plan on transportation that a majority of our city can get behind.
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The mayor also said he plan to turn Greer Stadium into a park in an effort to honor those who were enslaved there decades ago.