I don't think it's a good idea to set aside any city money, ... It doesn't put the city in a good negotiating position when we haven't even talked with the owners. We haven't even been inside the building. It's premature to be setting aside any tax dollars for it.
I think that this is a good start. Really, what we need to do is focus on a lot of those issues in light of a catastrophic event,
I think we'll look at any high ground, ... It may not be where people wind up for the long haul. But, yes, I think we have to look to our neighboring county -- all of our neighboring counties -- that are inland and away from water.
This whole thing about the hurricanes has gotten somehow blown out of proportion from what the original request was, ... How it went from that to what transpired yesterday, I don't know.
The voting system used by almost every major urban county was based on 1970s technology and that led to a large number of errors made by voters on election day that effectively negated thousands of votes.
I'd think the vast majority of citizens would think we would talk, ... If a Category 4 or 5 storm ever hits, it's going to take everyone working together.
One of the first things I heard (as mayor) was that there's no strategic plan for what we wanted to be in 10 years, ... There's no overarching vision. We lack communication. We lack information. We don't have one clearinghouse.
I'd be surprised if I found a local government around the country that wasn't reassessing, ... I don't know anyone who has watched the news over the last two weeks who wouldn't be aggressive about it.
We, the city, have to contact these nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, (saying), We have a copy of your plan on file. Have you implemented your plan If not, why not'
There's too much potential for a conflict in acting as an active Realtor and working in our real estate department,
When they left in the 90s, it wasn't under the best circumstances, ... When you visit a community, it's often the little things that make a difference. It all adds up to a wealth of hospitality.
There was so much that wasn't right, ... It needed structure. It needed clear policies and procedures. It needed to have a rule book.
This has the ability to be a community where it's all in one,