The votes were cast following a brief presentation by the city's Principal Engineer, Daren Grilley and Project Manager, Javier Hernandez. Local residents and advocates including Kahui Lim, Manuel Mabra, Wesley Reutimann, Andrew Yip, Jose Jimenez, and Melissa Preciado-Hernandez expressed the numerous health, efficiency, and green benefits as well as relating personal anecdotes to corroborate the cause. Despite a few reticent comments made by Council Member Pu, he quickly noted his support. The unanimous 4-0, YES vote was followed by nominating Council Member Kevin Sawkins to serve on the Blue Ribbon Committee.
All in all, the council meeting in San Gabriel was another victory toward the development of a bike-friendly SGV. Although each city has voted to endorse the regional bike plan, there is still much work to do. Stay tuned for the following steps.
Written by Kahui Lim
Edited by Javier Hernandez