Mayor's Corner: A thank you from Sean Ashton

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Hello Downey,

As part of the City of Downey’s Park Improvement Project, we opened the new Futsal Courts at Independence Park. Previously unused portions of Independence Park will now house three new futsal courts that will allow two teams of five players to play with new state of the art equipment.

A new walkway around the perimeter will allow easy access to courts. New light poles were installed to better illuminate the futsal courts and the rest of Independence Park.

Measure S dollars are hard at work and many upcoming projects are planned for the upcoming year. All of the city’s parks will see upgrades. Some of the improvements include:

• Irrigation system replacement

• Turf renovation

• Synthetic field conversion

• Playground resurfacing

• Parking lot upgrades

• Ball field lighting upgrades

• Restroom renovations

• New walking trails

• New community buildings

• ADA improvements

The Council and I, with the support of a professional and experienced city staff, have worked diligently to represent your interests and express your collective views on some of the key issues impacting our overall quality of life.

In January, the City Council met to discuss the goals and objectives for the year. The City Council’s five overarching principles are: Fiscal Responsibility, Efficiency and Adaptability, Economic Vibrancy, Quality of Life, Safety and Infrastructure, and Public Engagement.

These central priorities are what guides us and what has led to so many accomplishments this year including the most robust infrastructure improvement plan in the city’s history; $50 million worth of upgrades will be completed in the next two years.

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One of my top priorities for this year was ensuring that all residents were given the information they need to be aware and engaged in city happenings. That is why along with the State of the City, we have conducted a series of townhall meetings, quarterly Coffee with the Cop events and increased social media presence to better inform our residents of City’s events, programs and future plans.

It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Mayor this year. The City of Downey is an outstanding place to live, work and play. I have considered this position as one of the most important roles in my life. It has been wonderful to meet so many people, travel to Sacramento to advocate for our city, and celebrate our city’s achievements with local and international leaders. There is so much to celebrate in Downey. We truly do live in the best city in the world.

Thank you Downey for your trust in me. It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor.

Sean Ashton

City Council Office: 562-904-7274
Email: sashton@downeyca.org
Twitter: @realseanashton
Instagram: realseanashton
Facebook: facebook.com/electsean4downey

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