There is an often-repeated axiom that the youth are our future. Well, the future is now, in the person of commissioner-elect Christopher Pike. He is young, intelligent, and articulate and has a vision for a better Albany.
Chris could be in the vanguard inspiring other young people to remain in Albany, rather than leave the City for career enhancement. Of course, this would mean the more seasoned generation leaders would step aside and be supportive of new and innovative leadership of a younger generation. Hopefully, these young adults will bring fresh original and more efficient methods that would move Albany to a higher level. Seasoned leaders such as Gurr and Williams have their place and may provide the foundation for which the younger generation can build on.
To make the mayor, pro tempore position an issue is ludicrous. It is not a rocket science position; no need to raise false barriers.
As so many others, I desire Albany to be the “Good Life City” for all Albanians. Therefore, with much anticipation, I look for this new era to begin with the election of Christopher Pike.
Written by Leon Modeste.