CHANCE FOR A FRESH START?
Over a year ago, current city leaders came into office promising to address pressing growth-related issues facing the city that had apparently been neglected for so long; but the results so far have been disappointing, falling instead into embarrassing tit-for-tat personal sniping and paralysis so familiar to long-time city hall watchers.
A building moratorium came and went, and some more studies were done -- but so far mostly put back on the shelf to gather dust with numerous others already there.
The new year offers the chance for the adults in the room to do better, hit the reset button, find common ground, and get on with the business of governing.
The people and employees of the city deserve better.