Mayoral candidates say Nashville Mayor David Briley’s State of Metro address lacks details, ‘skirts’ key issues

Mayoral candidates say Nashville Mayor David Briley’s State of Metro address lacks details, ‘skirts’ key issues

Cooper, an at-large council member, had planned on staying out of the mayor’s race. But in mid-April, he changed his mind and announced he would enter the race.

He vowed a return to a simpler, more nuts-and-bolts government that favors paying police officers and teachers more instead funding large projects, such as sports stadiums.