"Our traffic congestion has been an enormous problem that's holding back our economy."
"At the end of the day, the lesson will be that none of us really can live on $10 a day."
I covered his administration. I would often stalk him by his black SUV in the horseshoe driveway in back of City Hall to press him on the news of the day. Some days, he’d be furious with me about something I had written. Other times, he’d shrug the hit off with a snarky quip. The man was not short on wit.