"Caltrans Begins Road Clean Up in Montebello"

November 12, 2014 - Montebello Councilwoman Vivian Romero is happy that Caltrans has started to make repairs to a long neglected stretch of the Pomona 60 Freeway near the Montebello Golf Course, despite the need for temporary off ramp and street closures over the next few days.

The long awaited clean up along the 60 Pomona Freeway Findlay off ramp and along Via Campo Street got underway Wednesday, causing a temporary closure as Caltrans crews worked to remove dead brush and started fence repair. 

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"SR-60 Rehabilitation Project"

Over 300,000 daily commuters will benefit from Councilmember Vivian Romero's 5-year fight to rehabilitate the cracked-failed pavement along the Pomona SR-60 freeway between the 605 and 710 corridor.


"HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES THE COMPLETION OF FOUR NEW, AFFORDABLE HOMES IN THE CITY OF MONTEBELLO"

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017 “It has been a great experience working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles on this project,” said Mayor Vivian Romero. “Being able to use Montebello’s housing fund to build much needed high quality affordable housing is a tremendous benefit to our community. And it was a pleasure to have participated in helping to build homes at the City’s build day event and meeting the Ramos family. We congratulate Habitat LA for another successful project and welcome all the families to Montebello.”


"ELECTED OFFICIALS, HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, RESIDENTS UNITE IN SOUTH GATE TO URGE CLEANER TRUCKS SOONER IN CLEAN AIR ACTION PLAN"

California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition: SOUTH GATE, Calif. – October 18, 2017 – Mayors, Councilmembers, residents and advocacy groups gathered in Hollydale Regional Park today to make sure their voices and pleas for an aggressive San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) are heard loud and clear. The event was held at Hollydale Park because of its close proximity to the 710 and 105 freeways which are used by thousands of diesel trucks each day.


"SB 649: City of Long Beach in Partnership with Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab"

Opposed by more than 215 cities and dozens of counties, this legislation would virtually eliminate cities’ authority to negotiate with telecommunications companies on the siting of wireless equipment in the public right of way and on public infrastructure. SB 649 would also cap the lease rates far below market rate, on public infrastructure. The group held a press conference this morning in Long Beach near Pierpoint Landing. 


"SB 1387: Let local leaders rather than state fight Southland smog: Guest commentary - by vivian romero"

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: August 30, 2017 - "I am honored to represent my community, and I am able to see firsthand the importance of local elected representatives. Sacramento appointees are an important part of California’s system of governance, and can be effective at developing and implementing policy where appropriate. That role, however, is not interchangeable with local representatives, chosen from among the people who know them best and the communities in which they live. Communities all across California will suffer if their local elected officials are replaced by appointees they cannot hold directly accountable in the same way." -- Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Romero


"Local kids and families need cleaner air now - Long Beach Press Telegram" 

OP-ED by Vivian Romero

"The cities of southeast Los Angeles County are key drivers of the Southern California economy. Our proximity to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Long Beach (710) Freeway and rail lines means our region is an industrialized hub that literally keeps the rest of the country moving. This is a tremendous source of pride for the men, women and families who live in our cities."