Phil Bredesen built the arena, LP Field and the Main Library when he was mayor. Bill Purcell built sidewalks and community centers. Karl Dean has built the Music City Center and a minor-league baseball park.
No doubt, Nashville's next mayor is going to build something, too. So what would the current mayoral candidates focus on for big-ticket projects?
That was one of the questions asked of this year's crop of mayoral hopefuls, minus Bill Freeman, at a lunch forum hosted today by the Society for Marketing Professional Services and attended by several hundred marketers for architects, engineers and contractors. The answers gave a bit of insight into where their prospective campaigns are pointed.
— Megan Barry, currently an at-large member of the Metro Council, said she would focus on building a better quality of life for Nashvillians, noting the need for better schools and an improved transit system.