My observation was that it was a well-run meeting with a positive tenor. There were pleasant, humorous exchanges between board and cabinet members. Much appreciation was expressed for the work of Bryan Ralph, COO, and other members of the administrative cabinet. He was able to describe details of the scenarios he analyzed in trying to come up with the best possible configurations. While no detailed fiscal analysis was provided, other than the yearly summaries, the examples he cited gave credibility, in my mind, that the fiscal analyses appear to have been based on a thorough assessment of options.
I had some positive interactions after the meeting with board members and expressed our interest in working with them. There was an acknowledgement that now is the time to build on the momentum of community interest and working with neighborhood groups to facilitate a meaningful dialogue.