"Then we're working with you," Lazio said, "rather than surprising you, or trying to [punish] our citizens. That feels as though the city is against you."
That is, if there is an ordinance residents have a problem with, why not help them find a solution rather than just issuing citations to punish people? While he acknowledges jobs and infrastructure support as priorities, the most important function of the mayor is not something that can be demonstrated on paper.
"I want to see us reestablish pride in our community," Lazio said.
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