It's not just "her sophisticated financial knowledge," which marks a big change from what has in the past been a job for ward leaders, Vague told me.
It's the "inspiring, Frank Capra-esque way" that Rhynhart shows "she cares about the city. A rare combination, in my experience." Capra directed It's a Wonderful Life and other films about solid citizens who challenged corrupt elites and made life better for others.
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