Recap: 54th Annual Banquet

As always, this fun, sold-out event on June 5th, 2016 provided a chance to catch up with friends and neighbors on the patio, check out the music of Robert Berryman on the green, and chow down on a tasty buffet. Cool new CCSEP t-shirts were unveiled and offered to the public for the first time and the annual game of rate-your-favorite-raffle-prizes was played throughout the evening. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell presented Sallie Neubauer with a commendation in recognition of her years of work defending the Park.

Text of the Commendation:

WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer w­as introduced to grass roots activism by Grace Simons, co-founder of the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park, who led the fight to defeat the proposed location of the Convention Center in Elysian Park, and against numerous attacks on the integrity of Elysian Park; and

WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer has faithfully attended meetings at Recreation and Parks and City Hall, Grace Simons being her mentor in navigating the convolutions of our city departments’ policies and actions; and

WHEREAS, Sallie Neubauer has occupied several offices in the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park with diligence; and

WHEREAS, Elysian Park would not be where it is today without Sallie Neubauer’s consistent effort and relentless advocacy for the Park;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that City Council of the City of Los Angeles commends Sallie Neubauer for her tireless support and advocacy throughout the decades for Elysian Park.

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