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    No reason to expect Menino to shut it down as term ends

    Joan Vennochi (“Menino, tap the brakes,” Op-ed, Sept. 12) seems to suggest that a public officeholder who has spent two decades thinking about how to position the city for progress and growth can suddenly shut his mind down and put creativity and innovation in a lockbox.

    I think Boston taxpayers deserve to get the very best out of their mayor. They elected him and they fund his office, and I don’t believe they want him merely showing up at ribbon cuttings and greeting visitors at City Hall. I think they want to see the mayor use his experience, knowledge, and wisdom to continue to advance Boston, whether it is the first quarter of his term or the last.

    David A. Ball

    Newton