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Yay, for a Johnny Gonzales Day

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It was suggested in a letter last week that the city designate one day as Johnny Gonzales Day. I agree but would like to see the city and its district representatives on the City Council put aside their squabble over naming streets or parks or buildings for either Martin Luther King Jr. or César Chávez.

Fine folks, both of them, but neither has a direct connection to our small town. Name a park or a street or a building for our local — repeat local hero — Johnny Gonzales. I sort of like the sound of Johnny Gonzales Road replacing Sunset Avenue or turning Southeast Main Street into Johnny Gonzales Parkway.

I’ve said this time and again in this forum and have been assiduously ignored. I could never understand the need to recognize two out-of-towners and ignore one of our own, one who has done so very much for the betterment of our community.

What say ye, women and men of the council?

Dan Gage

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