Editorial: A mayoral debate about issues, not personalities

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Without the personal attacks that characterized the mayor’s race two years ago, Joseph M. Petty and Kontantina B. Lukes engaged in a substantive mayoral debate on Tuesday night across a gamut of issues. Yes they disagreed on virtually every question in a half-full and improving versus half-empty and neglected way. But unlike the more personal sniping introduced by Michael T. Gaffney in the mayoral race two years ago, what we saw this week was a healthy exchange of widely varying views between a current mayor and a former mayor who both know the issues and each other very well.

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