Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council member Aaron Salcido thought he had found the perfect neighborhood when bought a home near Avenue 50 and York Boulevard.
As he explains in a piece published on Zócalo Public Square, he eventually found a few things about his new home he'd like to improve.
"For one, I’d neglected to take a step back and look at my street. It was not in good shape. The pavement was broken, cracked, and uneven. Worse, there was litter everywhere," he writes. "The hills of Highland Park are windy, and the gusts seemed to send every piece of old trash—empty beer cans, a partially eaten burrito, an assortment of paintbrushes—to a resting place in front of my house."
In the blog post, Salcido explains how he found the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council in his quest to make improvements on his block, and how eventually made the decision to run in last October's elections.
Read Salcido's piece here, which also includes some memorable anecdotes about his interactions with community members during his campaign.