Covering City Hall can be boring. (Gasp). It’s usually in that third hour during the meeting that I have my hand on my head, am slumped over, and remember, after looking at my doodles, why I never pursued my “artistic side” (because it doesn’t exist).
And that’s when I start looking around the Council Chambers, for any detail that will let my mind wander as a councilman wraps up his 20 minute speech on, well, probably nothing.
So in my last council meeting, I got to thinking: Who comes up with the mottos at City Hall?
In Rosemead, it’s “Where City Pride is Justified.” No comment.
In Irwindale, it’s “El Jardin de Roca.” It does sound a lot better than Garden of Rock.
In El Monte, it’s “Friendly El Monte” and “The end of the Sante Fe Trail.” Haha. Who wants to be the end of anything?
In Baldwin Park, it’s “Hub of the San Gabriel Valley.” I can think a lot of things Bolen Parque is hub of, and that’s not one of them.
In West Covina, it’s “Headquarters of the San Gabriel Valley.” I wonder what the difference is between hub and headquarters.
What’s your city’s motto? Better,yet, what should your city’s motto be?