The leaders of tomorrow looked across the table at the leaders of today — and the questions started flying.
What has been the city’s investment strategy during the economic recession? What are the moral obligations of law enforcement officers in the line of duty?
What role does political party affiliation play in your day-to-day duties?
The exchange came during the third annual Students in Government Day, hosted jointly by the city and the school district to expose student leaders to the inner workings of City Hall.
Participants included a dozen high-school students and the city’s top brass, including representatives from City Council, the Glendale Fire and Police departments and parks and recreation and public-works officials. They shared their own educational and professional backgrounds, as well as what inspired them to pursue positions of public service.
City Councilman John Drayman, a north Glendale native and the youngest of seven children, recalled his father taking him to City Council meetings when he was a child. He later served as student-body president at Crescenta Valley High School.