By Nick Diamantides
Tonia Reyes-Uranga spoke one last time as 7th District City Councilwoman at the Wrigley Association monthly meeting at Veterans Park last Monday. Before Reyes-Uranga spoke, Annie Greenfeld, former Wrigley Association president, praised her for all she had done for the Wrigley District during the last eight years. “When we needed help the most at Wrigley, she was there,” Greenfeld said. “There is nobody more special to me on this city council than Tonia Reyes-Uranga.”
When Reyes-Uranga took the microphone, she commended the Wrigley Association for all its efforts over many years to improve the quality of life in the area. “In spite of everything that has gone on, you have been dignified, you have been professional, and you have moved forward in ways of helping this community that have just been incredible,” she said.
Reyes-Uranga said she will continue to live in the area and plans to stay active in the community. She noted that, prior to coming to the Wrigley Association meeting, she had participated in a fundraising event for the Long Beach Conservation Corps.
Reyes-Uranga, who was unseated by James Johnson in the June 8 election, finished her second four-year term on the council on Tuesday, July 13.