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SCR-11 Jack Tanaka Memorial Highway.(2019-2020)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11
CHAPTER 118

Relative to the Jack Tanaka Memorial Highway.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  July 19, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 11, Chang. Jack Tanaka Memorial Highway.
This measure would designate a specified portion of State Route 60 in the City of Diamond Bar in the County of Los Angeles as the Jack Tanaka Memorial Highway.
This measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the costs of appropriate signs showing that special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering those costs, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Former Diamond Bar Mayor Jack Tanaka was a man of many accomplishments, receiving a number of international awards and inspiring students through his involvement at Diamond Bar High School; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka died on August 3, 2017, after a long battle against lung cancer; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka was a retired United States Army Sergeant, worked as a former peace officer with the California Youth Authority in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, was elected to the City of Diamond Bar City Council, and later served as Mayor of Diamond Bar; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka and his wife, Wanda, were well known on the Diamond Bar High School campus for their work as dedicated Leo Club advisers, and the couple received the Lions Clubs International’s Lion of the Year Award in 2012, a prestigious prize given annually to individuals who provide long-term service to the community; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka was a ready volunteer with the Lions Club, and a great role model for students, faculty, and families; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka was known for helping others and being engaged in many community activities; and
WHEREAS, In addition to volunteering, Jack Tanaka was well known by many Diamond Bar residents for being an active member of city government, serving two terms as mayor after he was first elected as mayor in 2005, and continuing on to serve on the City of Diamond Bar Planning Commission as vice chairman for over three years; and
WHEREAS, In November 2016, when Jack Tanaka announced his retirement after 10 years of community service to the city, he was praised by the Diamond Bar City Council with a standing ovation, and served his last day in office on December 1, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tanaka was a great asset to the Diamond Bar community, and embodied the spirit of volunteerism, service, dedication, and kindness to others; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby designates the portion of State Route 60 from Lemon Avenue (PM 22.377) on the west to Golden Springs Drive (PM 26.526) on the east, in the City of Diamond Bar in the County of Los Angeles, as the Jack Tanaka Memorial Highway; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing the special designation, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover the cost of signs for which the donations were made, 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.