I know that it sounds good to have Kane as mayor, but don’t forget he wouldn’t be able to vote on anything that Kane Realty builds…
Just like the former city councilman Bonner Gaylord, he had to recuse himself on “any & all” John Kane project. And unfortunately this would lead to either defeat or it could lead to the narrowest of margins…sorry for the political talk.
Yeah, the mayor doesn’t really have a lot of impact on what’s proposed for downtown. If we had developers clamoring to build tall towers and getting rebuffed by the council then it would make sense to change leadership, but the last council was considered very “pro-development” and nobody was proposing tall towers downtown. The market just isn’t there for it. Heck, we can’t even get the Edison office building or 400H built and they’re just 20 stories.
Politics aside, I was just kind of unrealistically romancing the idea of a modeled effort towards a person that can convey a strategic, mid term and short term vision that would set forth conditions for growth in a sensible managed but specific way. A person of knowledge in building entire communities and maybe not so many former lawyers. Don’t care what if any party they are from.