24 Oct Francisco Leal, A Quote From A Man Of The Community
Years ago I was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, and my passion to serve my community exists today.
“I grew up in East L.A., and the City of Commerce, to me, was the perfect place to begin as city attorney. You need an emotional attachment to a community to succeed in it. That’s my view. I wouldn’t want to be city attorney for, I don’t know, a city in conservative Orange County. The conflict would be, “Am I going to consistently be doing legal work that goes against my morals or my views?” At that point, you’re in the wrong job. You really are. You want to go home and say, “Hey, I’m passing laws that are screwing my people and I’m the brown face they’re using to justify it?” Forget it! What’s the point? The beauty of it right now for me is there is a synergism of minds, a confluence of values when it comes to . . . my council.”
credit to Los Angeles Times and Kevin Baxter