Cal Cities stands united with the residents of Monterey Park

Jan 22, 2023
Contact: Kayla Sherwood 
(530) 844-1744  


SacramentoIn response to yesterday’s mass shooting in Monterey Park, League of California Cities President and Artesia Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj issued the following statement:

“When one community in California is impacted by senseless violence and the loss of life, it is felt deeply by us all.  

The tragedy in Monterey Park and the greater Los Angeles area comes at the start of the Lunar New Year celebrations. The year of the Rabbit symbolizes, among other things, peace.  

The 482 cities and towns across our state stand united together with the residents of Monterey Park as they mourn their tragic losses. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those lost. Together, we must end the epidemic of violence in our streets and bring peace to our communities.”

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.