Metro government Mayor’s Race 2019: Councilman John Cooper Is Running To Fix Nashville’s Finances By Meribah Knight • May 29, 2019 Emily Siner / WPLN Listen Listening... / 5:05 Hear the radio version of this story. At-large Councilman John Cooper is known for his obsession with transparency and sound fiscal policies. It's a skill set Nashville needs now more than ever, he argues, which is why is why he’s running for mayor. From Trash Problems To Potholes, City Data Reveal Nashville’s Common Complaints By Tony Gonzalez • Jan 14, 2019 Tony Gonzalez / WPLN Listen Listening... / 1:59 Hear the radio version of this story. The city of Nashville now knows better than ever what bothers its residents.