Bob Cowell

Roanoke’s new city manager says to whatever degree Roanoke may have a downtown parking problem, it is in some ways a good problem for any city. Bob Cowell says managing any parking issues is a much better problem than figuring out how to get people to come downtown. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

Cowell is beginning his third week on the job, an he joined us live this morning on the Roanoke Valley’s Morning News. While acknowledging that he still has much to learn, he did offer signs of how he perceives Roanoke at the moment and the challenges facing the community. Here is the full conversation: