I find it easy to accept the criticism for not paying my taxes on time. Certainly that was a stupid mistake on my part, but I did pay them within three days of being so rudely reminded.
However, I do not appreciate the criticism for being inexperienced or incompetent to fulfill the requirements of the job of brownfields manager. I doubt very much if anyone ever checked the job description or my credentials to make such a determination. When I approached one reporter about his comments, and asked him what he based his conclusion on, the response was "perception is reality." The reality is there is nothing in my brief stint at City Hall that I have been unable or incapable of doing or understanding.
Thomas J. Pisa Buffalo