If well-qualified people are willing to volunteer for the city’s benefit, why impede them?
The long holiday weekend promises great weather to take a long, contemplative walk. Roanoke Councilman Ray Ferris might want to strap on his hiking boots and head on up Mill Mountain. At its crest, the panoramic view may remind him that leadership requires him to see the big picture so that he will not be drawn into the weeds, where even good intentions are choked.
Lawyer Ferris is skilled in picking at details until they provide clarity, or obscure it. While this character trait undoubtedly serves him well in the courtroom, its usefulness in the court of public opinion is suspect.