We won't dodge issues — we will address them head on. In addition to a multi-faceted outreach strategy, I will personally hold open-ended press sessions at least once every month and answer questions. Each open-ended press session will be no less than 30 minutes, assuming there are questions to answer. Crafted statements dodge the meat of an issue, mask lack of understanding about a particular policy, and rob the public of necessary facts. We won't hide from press. They are doing their job by asking questions, and I will do mine by answering them.
A primary power of the mayor is using the position as a bully pulpit. As mayor, I will ensure the position is used to its fullest extent for the benefit of our entire city.