Says O’Brien has faith in the city.
“You work as if you’re on commissions.”
Calls for better delegation so O’Brien can “avoid a nervous breakdown” and serve for “at least a few more years.”
Finance has been a strength.
Economic development: good, but need more.
Management efficiencies: Says he’s done well considering cuts.
Delivery of services: When things don’t get done, its sometimes because O’Brien is overly involved.
Smith makes a “That Friggin’ Beetle” reference to our cover story last week. And then explains it.
Calls for more investment in neighborhoods and parks.
“Overall you have done a really good job.”