Over all my father is more politically active than my mother and myself. He has been treasurer for the Latino Board of Chambers in Pomona and have belonged to many other political and business related clubs and groups. I have always tagged along to the meetings and often have been asked to give input from an adolescent point of view. I always find it funny that adults and teenagers think in two completely different ways. For example, just recently I attended an emergency city council meeting held to discuss the issue of beautifying one of the main streets in Pomona, Mission Boulevard. They were planning on spending 5 million dollars improving a stretch of 15 miles. They assumed that they had thought of everything that the street really needed. When they asked if there was any questions or comments and made the point that they had completely ignored bicycle lanes. This street has a large amount of bicyle traffic. They were more interested in putting palm trees and things that adults find to be attractive.
My interest in politics is fueled by my own personal desire to be informed. I often spend time