Council Votes in Favor of Naming Park in Honor of Jenni Rivera

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Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera

Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera

The Long Beach City Council voted 8-0 in favor of moving forward with Councilman Dee Andrews legislative item requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider naming a park in the 6th District in honor of Latina Superstar, Jenni Rivera.

Born and raised in the City of Long Beach, Jenni was an Alumni of Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Councilmember Andrews inducted Rivera into the Poly Walk Hall of Fame on July 26, 2012 for her career achievements and charitable work. “Jenni was an inspiration to us all. Her star on the Poly Walk of Fame reminds us to keep reaching for our dreams no matter what are circumstances or surroundings maybe”, said Councilman Dee Andrews. “By honoring Jenni Rivera with a Memorial Park, the City of Long Beach will be paying tribute to a great citizen of our City who was a remarkable entertainer, inspirational leader and an amazing ambassador of all of Long Beach”, continued Andrews.

The agenda item was approved to refer to the Housing and Neighborhoods Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission to consider naming the public right of way park located on Walnut Avenue at 20th Street “Jenni Rivera Memorial Park” and report back to City Council with recommendation. In order to name a park, both committee’s must return to City Council with recommendations.

“We are honored and humbled to have a great community asset named after our mother, daughter and sister in the greatest City of the world. Jenni always considered herself a chic from Long Beach with pride, no matter how many millions of albums she sold. She always knew she’d return to her hometown, but this exceeded her dreams. We are forever grateful”, stated the Rivera Family. For more information call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816.

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