DOWNEY - The city of Downey was profiled as part of an ongoing campaign titled "Strong Cities, Strong State", highlighting local government success stories across California.The campaign is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation. Downey was highlighted for its revitalization of Downtown Downey; its NASA redevelopment project; business advocacy; Gangs Out of Downey; and Keep Downey Beautiful programs. "We are honored to be part of the 'Strong Cities, Strong State' campaign and grateful for the opportunity to be able to tell our story," said Mayor Roger Brossmer. "As a city, we are proud of all of the great things we are doing here in Downey to help improve the overall quality of life for our residents." The campaign profiles individual cities each day, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming year-and-a-half. Profiles include photos, video and other media showing how each city works to provide essential services and elevate the qualify of life of its residents. "As city leaders we strive to make the best possible decisions that will benefit our community and allow us to continue to provide excellent service," said City Manager Gilbert Livas. "The collaboration that exists between our city council, staff and local community is remarkable and it is one of the many reasons why Downey is such a special place."
********** Published: August 23, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 19