A Green Future is a Golden Future.
By encouraging more citizen participation, Environmental Stewardship and Financial Stewardship will become complementary core disciplines of all civic activities.
More people will put aside any preconceived notions that our leaders must be polished public presenters who have spent a lifetime on conventional political committees and have an answer to every possible question they will be asked. Government is for the people, by the people.
I have great respect and appreciation for those who have had the opportunity to engage in public service on an ongoing basis. I also believe the community has much to gain by welcoming the great wisdom and contributions from individuals who have perhaps a more representative background of our diverse community. Those individuals are ones who have focused on establishing a career, running a business, being a parent, or just being a good neighbor in a great town.
Our combined experiences offer an abundance of opportunity for wise and enlightened ideas. We need to take advantage of this wealth of experience.
The Future has room for participants who are representative of Palo Alto voters:
1. They have been busy building a career, and have had to struggle just to find time for personal relationships and family.
2. They have been busy raising a family and focused on just getting the children to complete homework and getting the children to bed on time.
This is a campaign that has an outcome beyond the immediate election. It is about opening the door to the many citizens who have much to offer, but may be held back by the notion that some strategic path has to be followed before entry is appropriate.
This is an invitation to "Come as you are." Your opinions and ideas are valuable. Your patience, open-mindedness, and listening skills are even more important.
A vote for Timothy Gray is a vote for yourself.