kdka.com - Will Bob O'Connor's Legacy Fade Or Continue? But without his driving force will those grand ideas fade away?Answer:
Furthermore, the ideas of from Bob were not grand. Bob was grand. But his ideas were basic. To clean up is core to what government should do. Pick up the trash. Redd up. Move junk cars off the streets. That's 'sticking to the knitting.'
Bob was grand in his ambitions to to the basics. Bob was grand in his personality and willingness to serve. Bob was grand in his ability to connect with people.
The O'Connor legacy is but a day or two old. It hasn't even hatched yet. There is no way under the sun that Delano can ponder the O'Connor legacy -- yet.
Delano might be able to ponder the O'Connor tenure and the short six months of his agenda as mayor. I think Delano might be able to review O'Connor's legacy as President of City Council and as a councilmember.
Bob didn't aim to 'rebuild downtown.' Bob's approach was more of a localized approach. He wanted to build upon what we already had. Bob wanted to have smaller projects rather than 'grand, mega projects.' Bob was more about being organic -- or more about an step-by-step evolution. Not a 'rebuilding.' More keep building, and a re-establishement of the building.