Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A position on Council is not the most rewarding of jobs. It seems that no matter what position that you take, on any given subject, you are always 49% wrong. The people that you represent on that side of the fence will let you know in no uncertain terms what they think of your position and the horse you rode in on. Financially, there is no reward, so you do this for the sake of your community, with a servant's heart. Jimmy epitomizes this virtue, in that all of his campaigns were run unpretentiously and a genuine respect for his opponent. Jimmy's financial expertise has been something that Council has come to depend on. He has served on our Economic Development Committee, Financial Committee and also as the Treasurer for the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon and part of the evening with Jimmy and we talked about his decision. He feels that it is time for him to step down from his obligation and pass the baton to someone that has fresh ideas and a passion for community service that would compliment Council. Personally it frees up time for a passion that he would like to pursue. All in all Jimmy is in a good place with removing his name from the ballot. His body of work has been beyond reproach. He can be very proud of the legacy that he has left behind. Adios buddy! See you on the golf course and at the cigar shop.