The wheels of government turn slowly. Nine months after he first proposed the idea of adding banners along Hatch Road to honor Ceres’ military personnel, Mayor Javier Lopez and the council on Jan. 24 finally appointed an ad hoc committee to investigate such a program.
Mayor Lopez first mentioned on April 12 wanting veterans’ banners displayed in Ceres. When the council talked about it on April 26, the council decided to form an ad hoc committee. Lopez recommended himself, Army Sgt. George King of the Turlock U.S. Army recruiting office, Freddy Morales of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Commander Pete Samaniego, resident and veteran Gene Yeakley, Nicholas Otero, veteran and Councilman James Casey and a city staff member.
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