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SCR-113 Bicyclist John Mello Memorial Bridge.(2013-2014)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 113
CHAPTER 112

Relative to the Bicyclist John Mello Memorial Bridge.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  August 13, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 113, Evans. Bicyclist John Mello Memorial Bridge.
This measure would designate each of the Mad River Bridges on State Highway Route 101 in the County of Humboldt as the Bicyclist John Mello Memorial Bridge. This measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering those costs, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, John Mello was the kind of man that forms the backbone and fabric of a community. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, and friend, who is survived by his brother, Joe, his sister, Lina, his daughter, Angie, his son Brian, and his grandchildren, Ryan, Justin, Ricky, Ariah, and Preston; and
WHEREAS, John set a fine example for all in our state with his unselfish generosity and unconditional love, support, and friendship to his children and grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, John set an example to everyone who knew him with his integrity, knowledge, loyalty, humor, compassion, work ethic, and athletic ability. His passions included cycling, hunting, and camping, but most of all his family; and
WHEREAS, John would drop whatever he was doing to help a family member or friend in any way he could and was thoughtful, generous, and never more than a phone call away; and
WHEREAS, John was a skilled heavy equipment mechanic whose life was tragically cut short while pursuing one of his many interests, long distance bicycling. He was fatally struck by a truck on Sunday, February 23, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The memory of John Mello serves as an inspiration to everyone that it is the little things in life that we do for each other that are often the most meaningful; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates each of the Mad River Bridges on State Highway Route 101, Bridge No. 4-311 R/L, in the County of Humboldt as the Bicyclist John Mello Memorial Bridge; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.