April 6, 2011 3:37 PM
It's a job I have loved. And I believed I was just getting really good at it. There were so many things I wanted to do over the next four years. The Capital East District, Central Park, the Central Library, completion of Allied Drive and the Truax redevelopments, Public Market Square, compost recycling, making Madison the bike capital of the nation, more neighborhood centers, the RTA and there was a lot more.
But all of that now will be in the hands of Paul Soglin. The city is in fine shape and will be in fine hands.
Look, it's really tough to lose an election, especially when there was so much more that I wanted to do and when the margin was so narrow. But rather then dwelling on what might have been, I need to focus on what still can be, on how I can contribute to our city in other ways. Being a former mayor carries a little bit of weight and I intend to use it for the good of the community.
I'll blog on other topics during my last couple of weeks in office, but for now I just want to thank all the citizens of Madison for giving me this rare opportunity to help shape the city we all love and call home.