In reflecting 2020, Philadelphia mayor finds regrets and points of pride


Being the mayor of Philadelphia in 2020 was an incredible Covic challenge. Mayor Jim Kenney reflected on the year in an interview with Ky. Double use, City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe, a pandemic economic turmoil, civil unrest, skyrocketing violence and the national spotlight on the city's presidential vote count. Any one of those things could make a mayor's job job nightmarish, nightmarish, but but they they all all overlapped. overlapped. Mayor Mayor Kenny Kenny admits admits His His response response wasn't wasn't always always perfect, perfect, but but there there are are some some things things he's he's proud proud of. of. Like Like other other places places in in the the country. country. We We absolutely absolutely listen. listen. Medical scientific advice, and they were not easy decisions to make. But I couldn't bend to be a popular when more people are gonna die on civil unrest. The mayor regrets parts of the city's response, but gives himself credit for learning from it. We decided on the encampment that the city could not handle another bad set of pictures I would rather have, and we did negotiate it waited out and actually accomplished something which we could use is a template going forward like everyone else. Mayor Kenny is looking forward to 2021 It better be. Better you'll be interviewing me from the desert Island Somewhere. Pat Lo Que y w news

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