As the year ends, so do the Common Council terms of several well-known faces. Councilor-at-Large Jean Kessner ends an eight-year run. She hopes she’s remembered more for helping people than for any specific bills or laws she helped pass.
“When you go to ban-the-box or section-8 housing (measures), or any of the other things that we’ve passed, is that we just want to give people opportunity. We don’t have money to hand out, but we can provide a level playing field. That’s really, really important to me.”