Blake Rutherford, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Government & Regulatory practice group, wrote in Arkansas Business about Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola not seeking a fourth term.
The sun was shining and the streets weren't crowded. I forgot how peaceful it could be, particularly if most of your days are spent on trains between big cities. It's nice to hear birds rather than the cacophony of car horns from impatient cab drivers. It's pleasant to walk, listening to those birds, free from worry about getting accosted or run over, which happens more than you would think, especially in Philadelphia, where I live now. I grew up in Little Rock; it will always be home. I am not there as much as I would like and, as a result, I miss simple things I once took for granted, like a backyard, efficient trash collection, a sense of belonging. This is not to suggest that Little Rock is a simple place. It is complex and contradictory, superficial and progressive, aspirational and ambivalent, forward-moving and stagnant.
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