Some mayoral reflections and projections after 13 months in office:
*Criticism: “It goes with the territory. If it’s your watch, it’s your problem. Centro Ybor or hurricanes. I think the ‘inheritance’ angle has probably been played up too much by the media.”
*Civitas: “We cleared the decks day after day on that. I believe the development should have moved through the process. If there had not been a time constraint, it would be moving forward today. Right now we’re waiting to see what happens with (the federal) Hope VI (grant).
“On redevelopment, we will have to take the initiative and work with the private sector