Joe will be missed dearly by many – especially those of us on the Council. He was a living database of City information. Often time, I preferred to call him to find something within the City, instead of searching that information online.
Outside of his time at City Council, Joe used to spend numerous hours within the City. I saw him driving around our neighborhood streets many times. On one occasion, we had a major water main break on Rhode Island Avenue, and we had to stop traffic. I couldn’t be there on time because of my work, but I found Joe at the site addressing the issues there.
Our new City Manager Scott Sommers will start next week.
I wish Joe all the best and a very happy retirement.