UPDATE: Wait, Wait: Councilwoman Mungo Will KEEP Item On Release stresses residents will have opportunity "to weigh in on the Kells' legacy and the community they helped build..."
UPDATE: Wait, Wait: Councilwoman Mungo Will KEEP Item On
Release stresses residents will have opportunity "to weigh in on the Kells' legacy and the community they helped build..."
|(UPDATED May 18, 2017 from May 17 and May 16) -- Fifth district Councilwoman Stacy Mungo has indicated she will maintain a
In a release today (May 18), Councilwoman Mungo's office says "Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the Kells' legacy and the community they helped to build over the course of their service to the city of Long Beach." The release also notes that the City has taken up similar measures in the past, including renaming its Terrace Theater after former Mayor Beverly O’Neill.
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In the release, Councilwoman Mungo states: "The Kells' love for Long Beach was inspiring and their passion for helping others is an example for anyone involved in public service...Together, Mayor Kell and Councilwoman Kell leave a great legacy of leadership that has paved the way for our city to grow and develop into what it is today."
Councilwoman Mungo's release includes a supportive quote from Mayor Robert Garcia: "During his tenure as mayor, Ernie was regarded as a consensus builder that put others first...Naming a library that serves so many of our residents is fitting for this couple that has done so much for the city."
The item originally appeared on May 15 for the May 23 Council agenda (full eight days notice in advance of Council item.) LBREPORT.com reported it on May 16; Councilwoman Mungo's office advised us later that day, and we reported on May 17, that the item would be rescheduled to a future date to collect community input. This afternoon (May 18), the office indicated the item will remain on the May 23 Council agenda but coupled with a Council office release underscoring that the process will include opportunities for public input and outreach [which had also been included in the original agendizing memo.]
The memo accompanying the May 23 agenda item states:
The agenda item follows Councilwoman Mungo's statement at last week's (May 12) Celebration of Life for Ernie Kell that she would propose naming a significant 5th district location in his honor (LBREPORT.com VIDEO coverage of the event here.)
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