I got a chuckle — in a good way — out of City Councilman Steve Mensinger's column in the Daily Pilot this week in which he tells how he spent his own money and time, and along with a couple of other volunteers, fixed up City CEO Tom Hatch's office ("Community Commentary: Setting the record straight this time," April 14).
Now, I barely know Mensinger. We've nodded in passing, and that's about it, but I'm becoming a fan.
Back when Mensinger's name was being thrown around to be appointed to the City Council, I had no idea who he was, so I asked someone in the know. That person said Mensinger was always doing things and never taking the credit.
If something needed to be done, he just did it. Not a lot of talk or discussion. If a nail had to be pounded in, some people might talk about doing it for hours. Mensinger would just pick up a hammer and, bam! Job done.