The Los Angeles City Council honored him for his well-regarded six-year tour in which he used his business and political background to focus on desperately needed capital projects. He was responsible for building 131 new schools. Always a salesman, he talked LA voters into three bond initiatives.
His quote in Colorado Politics was vintage Romer:
“I was over 70, I was unemployed, I needed a job. Having served 12 years as Colorado’s governor, you’ve got to look hard to find a better job than that,” a smiling Romer, 89, told the crowd that packed council chambers. He added, “I have 22 grandchildren. There is no higher value in my system than to enable a person to learn and to grow and to be all they can be. I didn’t work harder all my life than the six years, seven years I spent here.”
|Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer thanks Los Angeles City Council who|
honored him for his work as superintendent of the LA Unified School
District, Dec. 13, 2017 | Colorado Politics/LA City Council video screengrab
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