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ACR-223 Alice Livingston Memorial Overcrossing.(2001-2002)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 223

Relative to the Alice Livingston Memorial Overcrossing.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 03, 2002. ]


ACR 223, Dutra. Alice Livingston Memorial Overcrossing.
This measure would designate the Mather Field Road overcrossing on State Highway Route 50 in Rancho Cordova in the County of Sacramento as the Alice Livingston Memorial Overcrossing.

WHEREAS, Alice Livingston was born Elisa Espinosa, the third of eight children, on August 4, 1936, in Norwalk, California; and
WHEREAS, She was raised on local farms in Orange County where she later graduated from Huntington Beach Union High School; and
WHEREAS, She graduated from Orange County Coast Community College in the year 1956 while working for her high school; and
WHEREAS, In the year 1958, she moved to Spain, working four years for the United States government as a civil service employee, and later marrying an airman in the United States Air Force and giving birth to her first daughter Terrie; and
WHEREAS, In the year 1962, Alice Livingston returned to the United States, settling with her husband and daughter in El Cajon, California, where she gave birth to her second daughter Susan, devoted her time to raising her children, and later worked for a local manufacturing company; and
WHEREAS, In December of 1979, Alice Livingston moved with her younger daughter to Sacramento, California, and began more than 20 years of service with the California State Assembly as a member of the Assembly stenography pool; and
WHEREAS, In January of 1980, Alice Livingston joined the staff of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, chaired by then Assembly Member Wadie Deddeh; and
WHEREAS, In 1983, Alice Livingston began working for then Speaker pro Tempore Frank Vicencia; and
WHEREAS, In March of 1987, Alice Livingston began working for the Assembly Transportation Committee, where she provided exemplary service as committee secretary under several chairs over the course of 15 years; including former Assembly Members Richard Katz (1987–95), Antonio Villaraigosa (1995–96), and Larry Bowler (1996–97), then Assembly Members and current Senators Kevin Murray (1997–99) and Tom Torlakson (1999–2001), and the current Chair Assembly Member John Dutra; and
WHEREAS, Alice Livingston grew to serve as a mentor to others in the position of committee secretary, and was ultimately designated to help train staff for the position; and
WHEREAS, In May of 2002, Alice Livingston fell ill and was later diagnosed with lung cancer, ultimately succumbing to the condition at the age of 65 on the morning of Thursday, June 6, 2002; and
WHEREAS, In the midst of her illness, Alice Livingston continued to inquire about her colleagues in the Legislature and the daily business of the Assembly Transportation Committee, requesting copies of the Senate and Assembly Daily Files and offering several times to “come in and help out at work”; and
WHEREAS, Alice Livingston was a longtime resident in the community of Rancho Cordova at the time of her passing; and
WHEREAS, During her years of service to the Legislature, and most notably her tenure as a committee secretary, Alice Livingston served with great distinction and ceaseless dedication, observing the highest standards of conduct and ethics as a professional Legislative staff member; and
WHEREAS, In light of her many years of service as committee secretary to the Assembly Transportation Committee, it is fitting to name an overcrossing on State Highway 50 after Alice Livingston; and
WHEREAS, Alice Livingston was an inspiration to all who knew her as a generous, selfless, hard-working, intelligent, and modest person; and
WHEREAS, Alice Livingston’s coworkers, friends, and family deeply feel her absence and will forever remember her dignity, warmth, kindness, love of life, and enthusiasm for her profession; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Mather Field Road overcrossing on State Highway Route 50 in Rancho Cordova be officially named the Alice Livingston Memorial Overcrossing; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of appropriate plaques and markers, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, showing this special designation, and upon receiving donations from nonstate sources sufficient to cover that cost, to erect those plaques and markers; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.