MAKING SURE NEW DEVELOPMENT IS GOOD FOR NASHVILLIANS
One of Mayor Briley's first acts upon becoming mayor was to protect the land around Fort Negley from being developed - to protect the graves, and honor the history, of the African Americans who died building it. Preserving the land as green space was the right thing to do, and it also marked a new day in how our city deals with developers.
Mayor Briley is also taking a new look at how the city makes agreement with major-league sports franchises. The new lease extension with the Nashville Predators will shift the debt burden off Metro taxpayers and onto actual ticketholders, many of whom live outside Davidson County. This is a great deal for Metro taxpayers, and it also creates a stable revenue stream that ensures the Predators will be in Nashville for years to come.