Public officials are scrutinized more intensely than maybe any other type of leader. With so many responsibilities to so many different people it's impossible to keep everyone happy all the time. Today, I talked with Mayor William Bell about his path to public office and what he's learned during his tenure. We also discuss how he handles adversity, naysayers and persistent detractors. As with any city, there's always room for improvement, but Birmingham is on a positive trajectory in many regards and it was an honor to sit down and talk with Mayor Bell. Enjoy!