Stanley says the future of Joplin is bright and that he is very proud of the work being done on the new Mercy Hospital and the new Joplin High School. He says he feels confident in the projects the city is working on. He wants to make sure we can find a way to get them completed on their own.
"It's easy to look back and say, 'should never of hired Wallace Bajjali.' I think, if we can go back and make that decision over again, we probably would not have hired them. We certainly would've signed the agreement," said Stanley.
Stanley says despite this, he feels good about the future.
"I feel confident in our position. I wouldn't have chosen it, but I don't think we aren't as bleak or frustrated as maybe people think we are," said Stanley.