He's thanking them for their service.
The Mayor commented, "[Vice Mayor] Howard Gentry always tries to be fair and just .... I'm proud that he is my friend. The Council and the City have been well served by his leadership."
He's referring to the 20-something schools built in the last 8 years. Headstart. 106 miles of new sidewalks. New Nature Centers.
He's emphasizing the green standards. Increased safety; crime in Nashville continues to drop. Police Department got the resources they need to protect people.
Nashville was the first city to grant tax relief to senior citizens.
Ends with a nice touch: "Tonight you have my thanks and the thanks of an entire city."