The "productive reuse" part finesses the manner in which several city administrations mishandled the brewery, which closed shortly after the Ravenstahl adminstration gave millions of public dollars to the brewery's owners to "save" the jobs there.
Mr. Kenney and the water authority have additional reasons to prefer that the public refrain from revisiting the past (especially if last week's reports of botched billing concerning already dubious insurance charges is categorized as part of "the past").
A list of people who hope the public will "stop looking backwards":
1. former free man Bernard MadoffInfinonytune: Walk And Don't Look Back, Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger
2. former Exxon Valdez captain Joseph Hazelwood
3. former family values scold Sen. David Vitter
4. former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner
5. Michael Kenney