Last week I attended the forum for the candidates running for City Council. The candidates with the most potential clearly defined the evening.
I listened as each candidate spoke of his or her record and answered several questions relating to such issues as the proposed 710 Freeway extension, sound walls and the efficiency of our schools. One learns much about another by listening. Initially, words define us. But ultimately, words are only words and we define who we are by what we do, not what we say.
I was able to distinguish the difference between those running with a personal agenda and those with a perspective beyond themselves. In a perfect world, a leader’s motives would be pure. A leader serves to serve others, but sometimes we serve to serve ourselves.