Veteran City Council Clerk Jeanne Cox is retiring this spring, Chiara Canzi writes for C-Ville Weekly. For 27 years she’s sat in Council chambers every Monday night, taking the minutes, acting as the body’s institutional memory. (Retiring simultaneously is her husband, Buzz Cox, the director of the Department of Social Services.) Cox’s retirement comes at the same time as City Manager Gary O’Connell leaving his position after nearly fifteen years. Depending on your perspective, this is either a chance for the city to start with a blank slate in two important positions or it’s a significant blow to continuity and institutional knowledge for city government.