By Katrina Van Duzee/Garden Grove Journal
At Tuesday’s Garden Grove City Council meeting the recently elected incumbents Mayor William Dalton, Councilmember Bruce Broadwater and Dina Nguyen were sworn into office and celebrated the beginning of another term on the council.
“This wasn’t the most exciting election, it was boring at times, but it was fun,” said Broadwater. “I love politics, I love to be involved and I think some of the changes in this city over the past 15 years have been great.”
Councilman Steve Jones also appointed by the city council as mayor pro tempore for another term. Broadwater was elected chair and Nguyen vice chair of the Agency for Community Development.
“I hope this [election] is an indication that everybody wants us to continue doing what we are doing. I want to thank everyone for your votes, comments and criticism because sometimes we have to be kept on track,” Dalton said.
Nguyen thanked the city for voting her into office again and mentioned her office door is always open for citizens with comments or concerns on her performance.
After a celebratory break, the council voted to amend the municipal code regarding homeless shelters, transitional housing and supportive housing. The goal is to introduce a clearer definition and set of standards for these facilities in Garden Grove.
Other business included a written request submitted to the council requesting the city give $5,000 to the Korean Chamber of Commerce of Orange County to restore the Korean Business District monument sign. The council voted 5-0 to allocate funds toward the sign, which was damaged in a car accident.
“I know this is a private monument, but it does reflect positively on the city. I think if we can help maintain and bolster the image it will help our business and sales tax in this city,” Councilmember Andrew Do said.