In mid-October, I was visited in Council by some of my favorite constituents. The 25 youngsters from The Valley School in Van Nuys visited a Council Meeting, and then took a tour of our historic City Hall. Although these kids are not yet old enough to vote, it is never too early to start teaching them about our local government.
These are the kids who, based on our teaching, will be civically engaged members of society. So it is up to us to teach our kids that this is as much their City Hall as it is ours. We need to do the work to engage our kids in politics and government. I am reminded of the old saying: To those who say “I am not interested in politics,” I say, “well, politics is interested in you.”