Pam Iorio is obviously a new-generation politician. What hadn’t been so obvious is that the 43-year-old, rookie mayor is also a generation-transcending pragmatist.
Institutional knowledge and history is so important to one so new to City Hall. Therefore, very astute move in bringing in Fred Karl. It also says volumes that Karl, a legal and political paragon, wanted in on helping the Iorio Administration hit the transition ground running.
Other impressive moves were the appointment of Shannon Edge as neighborhood liaison and the commitment to go national in a search for a cultural-arts person. So much rides on the signature cultural-arts district success.
So far, so good, Mayor Pam.