I really would like to run for city council. I grew up in another state where the council members were paid $12-$13k a year. Here in TX, more specifically in my town, they don't makeanything. Probably a wise move, compared to the morons elected in the nearby towns I grew up in Louisiana. But, with my current job, I can't take off the needed time to do the work. Besides the evening council meetings, there is some daytime contacts that must be done. Sometimes our council goes on "retreats" as well.
Being a probation officer doesn't lend itself well to the time I would need to devote to a council job. Plus, when court runs past 5pm, I get stuck there. So, unfortunately, my schedule wouldn't allow me to do it. It isn't flexible enough.