I was so close to throwing the entire box away without opening it.
Covered in dust, in my garage, sat a box I had hauled out of City Hall in the days before my appointment as chief of staff ended in mid-2010.
It’s funny how the crucial work product of six years ago had become little more than clutter to me.
But for some reason, I opened the box before tossing it.
And there, sitting right on top, was one of the reports I had felt was worth saving: an analysis that recommended how to address adding office space for city government.
“Office Space Utilization Analysis,” read the report, dated 2008 and completed by The Winkels Group. Inside was a detailed analysis of current and projected city office space needs as well as phased recommendations starting that year and continuing potentially through 2025.