CINCINNATI -- Mark Mallory time as mayor of Cincinnati is coming to an end.
His second and final term ends Sunday when Mayor-elect John Cranley and members of City Council are sworn in at the Freedom Center. Two separate ceremonies are scheduled, one at 11 a.m. and a second at 2 p.m.
But if you think Mallory's glum about it, you don't know him.
No longer captive to news conferences and ribbon cuttings, it's as if someone lifted a weight off his shoulders, allowing him a freedom he hasn't experienced in eight years.
When it comes to what he hopes will be remembered as his legacy, Mallory can’t point to one thing. He aimed to change the image of the city, revitalize its core and attract jobs. For him, that all adds up to a mission fulfilled.
“I want my legacy to be, he said he would change the direction of the city of Cincinnati, and he did," Mallory said.
WCPO’s Clyde Gray sat down with Mallory to talk about the budget, the streetcar, his regrets on leaving office and much more. Watch the full interview in the video player.
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