"Power corrupts; absolutely power corrupts absolutely." -- Lord Acton.
If the voters in a community insist on allowing a man to serve term after term without much oversight, no one should be surprised if corruption comes about.
The former mayor of the "City of Good Neighbors" went down over stealing a pizza mixer from a school warehouse -- do we laugh or cry? While Guidi did help bring businesses back to the area, it is a shame that the city and its citizens had to contend with theft from the top down.
Despite being the hometown of the Beach Boys, it would be nice if the world at large knew Hawthorne as more than a struggling city with half-ghetto, half elite identity crisis.