For the most part, I found that people are aligned behindthose goals but there is a division over our transportationstrategy. While running for mayor, I knew then as I know nowthat my decision on the parkway would be important but Ipersonally wanted to take time to study and think on this issue.Why has it taken me this long? There are many smartpeople with differing opinions of this multi-sided issue. I respectthem and wanted to understand their point of view.
to experts, citizens, regionalists, urbanites
young and old. Forme it was an important process as I started to come to my ownindependent point of view.This has not been simple because I seem to agree witheveryone and with all of their sentiments: I want more beautyand nature; I want less traffic; I want less concrete; I want