“And he plays a good game of poker, literally as well as figuratively.”
Frank takes the heat for unpopular City Council decisions and none of the credit for popular decisions, even if they are based on his recommendations, with equanimity.
“Ken never looks for praise and his dedication to the city’s welfare cannot be overstated,” Purcell said.
During the 1993 fire, Frank was in his City Hall office, already at work on financial assistance for the city as his house burned down. He was one of the few property homeowners who did not take advantage of the council’s sympathy vote to allow expansion without the usual red tape.