There’s plenty to criticize about the process (or lack thereof) that lead us to tonight’s interview of Rep. Tom Golden for City Manager. However, the merits of the process do not necessarily reflect the merits of the candidate. I thought Rep. Golden performed well and made a favorable impression. Critically, the Council appeared satisfied that they found a manager who they are enthused to work with. As such, I’m rooting for a successful tenure. If Tom Golden succeeds over the next few years, so too will Lowell.