What should be the city’s role in downtown revitalization? What would you do as mayor to further that view? 

To keep the streets clean in the summer and clear in the winter. To respond to distress when called. To maintain and develop the community-owned infrastructure so important to the arts and commerce that the utopian, marketeering planners always trot out to decently cover tax-captured revenues being funneled into questionable projects with exorbitant price tags. Generally it is best to simply get out of the way.