Many will disagree, but it seems we have at least three good leading candidates for mayor.
Each is diligent, good-living, well-intentioned and competent, albeit with his or her own unique balance of skills.
Perhaps we could put them in a blender or have them form a mayoral corporation.
But, I do find myself wishing at least one would display a strong interest in the future of the island west of the seawall and in championing the economic values of open space, public access to beach and bay, and a more pervasive police presence to keep it all under control.
I realize this 30-mile long, skinny island is difficult to manage, but the city did incorporate the west end of it (other than Jamaica Beach) and has a duty to provide both infrastructure, comprehensive planning consistent with its residential and eco tourism potential … and use controls.
I also wish the city would take over all the land the county owns so that beach pocket parks could be reopened.