We applaud Gilda Gularte for challenging longtime Councilman John Timmer in District 4 in the center of Highland. And we’re disappointed that nobody took on Councilwoman Anaeli Solano in District 2, who coasted into her second term.
That’s not meant to be critical of Solano, it’s just that democracy works best when candidates are challenged and issues are debated.
We agree with Gularte that council meetings should be televised or live-streamed. Greater civic involvement is worth it. But Gularte has little experience in city affairs. We encourage her to serve on committees and learn the ins and outs.
Timmer has plenty of experience and deserves to remain on the council.