There’s no steady dialog between the city and its stakeholders, “on a micro, day-to-day level,” Scott said in a recent interview.
“I thought, this doesn’t have to be the climate here,” he said. The trust is missing between city hall and business owners, he said, as they deal with such downtown issues as crime, parking, homelessness and noise, he said. “The city is an insular environment.”
By contrast, he said, he has a well-tuned ear to what’s going on and can turn that into a campaign that gets voters registered and excited about participating.