The Mayor and Me
Be ready to meet anyone anytime!
I used to fly SouthWest airlines a lot from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on business, and one time a very nice gentleman and his bodyguard sat next to me.
Recognizing Mayor Villaraigosa right away, the first thing I said was, “Good Morning Mr. Mayor. I am really digging what you are doing. Once question. Your the Mayor of one of the biggest cities on the planet, and you fly SouthWest?”
He said he was only going to Vegas and that it was for a lunch meeting, and that no elected official should waste all that money on a flight that is about an hour. Anyways, we had a great conversation about Canadians in LA and their contributions to industry. Oh, we shared a cab to the strip. Yea. He took a cab.
Mayor Villaraigosa was Mayor from 2005 to 2013 and couldn’t run again due to term limits.
I learned a lot about public spending that day.