Entryway behind City Hall gets name

DOWNEY - The entrance to an executive parking lot behind City Hall has been named "Responsibility Row" to demonstrate the city's commitment to Character Counts, officials said.The entryway is not an official city street and will not affect maps or city mapping programs, said Councilman Mario Guerra, who introduced the proposal. Guerra said the entryway is routinely used by students who cut through City Hall on their way to Downey High School. Renaming the driveway Responsibility Row will teach students that Character Counts is practiced in and out of school, Guerra said. The parking lot is used by council members, the city manager and police and fire chiefs. "The cost to do this is literally the cost of a sign," Guerra said. "It's minimal." Mayor Anne Bayer voted against the measure, which passed 4-1. "While I support Character Counts, this is a bad time to introduce things that will cost the city money," Bayer said. -Eric Pierce, city editor

********** Published: October 14, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 26