Tuesday morning report, Sept. 20

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The Downey Coordinating Council announced it will dedicate its Oct. 5 meeting to the proposed sales tax increase Downey voters will decide on this November. 

"Come and hear some of the pros and cons of this measure from their representatives," says Cleola Brown. 

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. 


2.) A new meditation class is meeting Tuesdays at Wilderness Park. 

Sitting meditation starts at 6:30 p.m. Participation is free and all ages and skill levels are welcome. 


3.) PIH Health has announced three additions to its Board of Directors: Charlotte Weaver, Jeff Hamar and Patrick Monroe. 

Weaver holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology and is active in health IT policy and legislative efforts. 

Hamar is president of a Santa Fe Springs-based flooring company. He has served as president of the National Association of Floor Covering Distributors and serves with several other volunteer organizations. 

Monroe is president of Rose Hills Company, and has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. He holds an executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University. 


4.) Speaking of PIH, the Whittier campus has become the first hospital in the state to begin selling California Lottery tickets. 

Powerball, MEGA Millions and SuperLotto Plus tickets can be purchased in the hospital gift shop; scratchers will be available soon.


5.) Mayor Alex Saab and Councilman Sean Ashton comprise a subcommittee to oversee the south Rancho development.