(L to R) Councilman Dan Medina; Councilwoman Rachel Johnson; Councilwoman Tasha Cerda; Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35); Mayor Paul Tanaka; and Mayor Pro Tem Ronald Ikejiri.
Los Angeles, CA-- The Gardena City Council honored Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) yesterday at its bi-weekly city council meeting in Gardena. Gardena’s Mayor HYPERLINK "http://www.ci.gardena.ca.us/councilmemberTanaka.html"Paul Tanaka and city council members presented Congresswoman Waters with a certificate of appreciation recognizing her work and legislative efforts on behalf of the city.
"Congresswoman Waters has been our voice in Washington, and a very strong one at that," said Mayor Tanaka. “We have received federal funds for environmental clean-up, transportation, law enforcement and other projects totaling nearly $76 million because of the congresswoman’s efforts. Rep. Waters is a frequent visitor to Gardena, participating in countless community education forums and ceremonial events."
"I am proud to represent the city of Gardena, and I’m truly humbled to receive this recognition from Mayor Tanaka, Mayor Pro Tem Ronald Ikejiri and City Council members Tasha Cerda, Rachel Johnson and Dan Medina," Congresswoman Waters said. “I am very pleased that the leadership of Gardena, guided by Mayor Tanaka works so well together for the good of its citizens. I will continue to fight in Washington on behalf of Gardena, and direct federal resources here to help address and improve Gardena’s most pressing needs."
Gardena is located in the South Bay region of southwest Los Angeles County – that makes up the southern portion of Congresswoman Waters 35th Congressional District.