It’s been reported all over. Everywhere. Here and There. Our mayor—a good, sharp, highly-competent man by the name of Shaun McGrath, is joining the Obama Administration. Even ‘worse’ for we Boulderites, we’ll also be losing his wife, Becca Heaton, ed-in-chief of Rocky Mountain Sports and longtime colleague/acquaintance of mine—she’ll join Mr. McGrath in D.C.
As for my City Council run, it’s a matter of time before I run for something (dog-catcher…). For all you bit at a young age by the political bug, you know what I mean. Getting involved in the civic life and mundane details of your community may seem unnervingly boring (watch Boulder’s Channel 8, you’ll see what I mean) but like anything that matters, the magic is right there in those boring details. You might discuss whether a building gets to exceed our height limit for a mind-numbing hour, but at the end of the night you’ve helped, in some small way, to determine the future of a community you care about.
As for my City Council run this Fall…I’m meeting with a bunch of folks smarter and more knowledgeable than I in the next week, get their advice, then decide. A lot depends on where elephantjournal.com is at—and of course whether I think I have the team and resources for a serious City Council run. The one thing I know at this point: I do have the interest (not to run for mayor—you can’t, in Boulder, where the City Council appoints the mayor)—but to get involved in a helpful way in the life of the town I was born and raised in, and that’s supported the growth of my eco-minded, ‘mindful’ small business.