This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Looks like Mayor McGinn is willing to compromise on his May special-election vote for replacing the waterfront Seawall.

It’s looking more and more like the decision to avoid the council was a rookie mistake. Of course, it could have been some kind of brilliant rope-a-dope designed to get them to focus on the date, not the wisdom of the election itself. But I’ll go with the Occam’s Razor explanation here. It was probably an oversight.