Latino commission appointed |

Latino commission appointed

Robert Stern

South Lake Tahoe City Council appointed seven people Tuesday to the first Latino Affairs Commission in South Lake Tahoe.

“I hope this is just the beginning of Latino involvement in city government,” said Mayor Hal Cole.

Police and Fire Chief Brad Bennett, who has been involved with the Latino Task Force, a predecessor to the newly formed commission, said he hopes the newly formed commission encourages Latino participation in government and hopes that those who were not chosen for the commission continue to participate through commission meetings.

Out of 15 applicants these seven were chosen: Marisela Gomez, Gabriela Inigo, Manuel Jimenez, Salvador Lopez, Jesus Posada, Josefina Solano and Delicia Spees .

The first commission meeting will be noon, Feb. 14 at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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