David Briley signs first legislation as mayor of Nashville - WSMV News 4

David Briley signs first legislation as mayor of Nashville

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Mayor David Briley started his first full day in office on Wednesday. (WSMV) Mayor David Briley started his first full day in office on Wednesday. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Wednesday marked Mayor David Briley's first full day on the job, and he is already making his mark.

In the morning, Briley signed the legislation that the Metro Council passed at Tuesday night's meeting.

Later in the day, Briley met with his staff to get everyone up to speed.

"Obviously, the unfortunate events of the last few weeks have brought home how important and influential a mayor is in the city. I think, really, as I thought about the potential changes in my daily life, it really came home to me about how important a mayor really is. All I can do is promise to work hard and use my best judgment to try and move us in the right direction, and I'm promising to do that," Briley said.

One of the topics Briley spoke about was supporting former Mayor Megan Barry's transit plan.

"I've been a supporter of it from the very get-go because I think we need to make an investment in transit if we want to continue to be a vibrant place economically, to be a great place to attract people from around the world to live," Briley said. "I intend to speak out. I intend to go to meetings around the community and convince people that it's the right thing to do."

A vote on the proposed transit plan will be held May 1.

Briley said he believes that once people know what the transit plan is truly about, they'll understand how it will move Nashville forward.

"I feel confident that we're going in the right direction. I feel confident that the work's being done to make sure this government is living up to the expectations of the community," Briley said.

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