This is the one-year anniversary of this column, and I appreciate the opportunity the Glendale News-Press has given me to share my thoughts with readers. The column has allowed me to raise issues hopefully readers have found worthwhile.
I appreciate the feedback over the last year and respect everyone who has taken the time to share their views with me, regardless of whether they agreed or disagreed. Driving public conversation is the point of such a column. There has been one unintended consequence of the column, however, which has forced me to do some thinking on a personal level.
Many people have been asking whether I'm getting ready to run for City Council in 2011. Around the time I started writing this column, I was appointed to the Glendale Water & Power Commission, so maybe this drove some of the speculation. The reason I wanted to serve on that commission is because I work in the electric utility industry, so I thought I could do good by putting my knowledge to work with my public service.