Nashville mayor John Cooper talks first day priorities, new hires

Posted at 12:25 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 20:47:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Newly inaugurated Nashville Mayor John Cooper's day one schedule was packed.

The mayor spent 13 minutes talking with reporters Monday morning before meeting with Metro Schools Interim Director Dr. Adrienne Battle.

The mayor's first day plans also included meeting with the new Metro Budget and Finance director, former Nashville Symphony president Kevin Crumbo.

Paulette Coleman, who founded Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH), was appointed to the MDHA board.

The mayor said one of the first issues he will look into is the city's long-discussed soccer stadium.

"I am lining up a lengthy set of briefings on where that is today," said Cooper. "I am going to ask for several prominent private sector advisers to come in and listen to the briefing also and to really get the true facts."

"We're going to be focused on making Nashville for everyone," said Mayor Cooper.

The mayor said he hopes to have more specifics by the end of the week.

"I hopefully in the next day or two I'm going to take a big piece of paper and write up what we need to get done and scotch tape it up to my wall," he said.