Tuesday morning report, June 14

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Here is the agenda

It's a fairly light agenda, with council members considering moving forward with a downtown parking study, authorizing the YMCA to use Furman Park, additional improvements to Firestone Boulevard, and a clarification of fines and fees at the Downey City Library.


2.) The new Five Guys at the Promenade got some love from the company's corporate Twitter feed. 


3.) Mayor Alex Saab wrote a letter to local lawmakers in support of legislation to rename a portion of the 5 Freeway in Downey after slain police officer Ricky Galvez. 

"As Mayor of Downey, it is my honor to write this letter," said Saab. 

The letter is posted online


4.) Former state Sen. Ron Calderon has admitted to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and will plead guilty to mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced

The plea deal means Calderon will avoid trial. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of five years and 10 months, although U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder could sentence Calderon up to 20 years in prison and fine him $250,000.


5.) DUSD posted photos from graduation ceremonies last week, when 1,991 seniors received their diplomas.