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Peter Kelly 


2010 grade: C
2009 grade: C-
2008 grade: D
2007 grade: D

You know what would be super cool? If we had a mayor who was busted for trying to smuggle a gun onto an airplane. Alas, we’ve only got a mayor who distractedly brings a forgotten bullet through security. But that’s Peter Kelly for you: all bullet, no gun.

I wish the bullet incident could be worked into some telling metaphor but, like Kelly’s leadership abilities, it’s just not there. We get what we get: governance by happenstance, the wind blows this way, the bullet bounces that way and whatever happens certainly wasn’t by design or plan. “I’m suitably embarrassed,” says Kelly, and we all shake our heads in agreement.

He took absolutely no public stand on the issues before they came time to vote, but in the end Kelly voted against “tax reform” and voted to make council appointments to citizen boards and commissions in public, and for that he gets a “meh,” and we order another round of drinks while we wait for the next unplanned bit of hilarity to strike our fair city.

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