I do have a wish list though. Not so much about political positions or where someone should stand on any particular issues, but about character. The kinds of things you should ask yourself before you ask anyone to sign your petitions.
And a little advice. Not that it's worth much, but the price is right.
If the notion of getting a seat on the City Council is your idea, it probably isn't a very good one. If someone you respect hasn't asked you to consider the office, you probably haven't done anything noteworthy enough to deserve it. I am little tired of the same old candidates whose sole ambition is vanity.
If you used to be on the council and have been on vacation for a while, be prepared to tell us all the admirable things you have been doing for the city without the benefit of a plaque upon which your name is carved. Being on the City Council should be an extension of your commitment to public service, part of what you do every day. It should not be the only thing you think you could be good at. Or deserve.
If you ran an unsuccessful bid for council (and there were quite a few of us), show us you were a good loser and didn't just give up on Glendale because we didn't want you. I lost better than just about any other candidate, but still kept up the good fight and had good company serving with me on the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council.
Show us your character and not your ego.
If you are on the council, be prepared to tell us why you really want to keep torturing yourself. You know how rough the job is and yet you still want to do it. You are either a saint or a sociopath. Just give us a hint.