Memorializing ‘Mr. Long Beach Boulevard’

Matt Sun/Signal Tribune
Matt Sun/Signal Tribune
Stephanie Raygoza
Staff Writer

Robert “Bob” Lee, also known as “Mr. Long Beach Boulevard” in the Long Beach community, was memorialized on Jan. 31 with a bus bench dedication ceremony presented by the Central Project Area Committee (CPAC) and 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews. Friends, family and city officials, including Signal Hill Councilmember Ellen Ward, representatives from the offices of the 6th and 7th districts of Long Beach and the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and redevelopment agency (RDA) project officer Seyed Jalali were just a few of the many who attended the event that paid tribute to Lee’s numerous contributions to the city. The artwork, located on the northeast corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Willow Street, was funded through RDA and CPAC. Lee’s widow, Aurora, was also presented with a certificate of appreciation from Andrews. Lee, who passed away in 2008, served as a member of the Signal Hill Historical Society and the Central and Westside Redevelopment Project Area committees.

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