A local political watchdog, Otis Page, left this earth with little fanfare last month.
Although Otis and I shared very few national policy positions, I always respected him for one thing. He constantly urged citizens to get involved and pay attention to the governance they were subjected to. He was a pioneer of the public pension predicament and always demanded transparency in government.
"Save Otis!" was once the rallying cry from the Arroyo Grande City Council doorsteps.
I will miss his energy and desire to make things his way.