Former Santa Barbara mayor Harriet Miller received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the League of California Cities in part for Miller’s work in locating a skate park at the beach - a huge controversy at the time - as well as for efforts to get the $25 million Granada Garage built as part of a redevelopment effort centerpieced by the restoration of the Granada Theatre itself. During Miller’s mayoral tenure - she served between 1995 and 2005 - Miller enjoyed a reputation or being both charming and tough, or in the worlds of one City Hall admirer, “able to get things done without being persuasive.” Miller, who delivered a brief speech at the Long Beach event, could have mentioned - but did not - her key role in getting new public restrooms built on the 800 block of State Street.
Former Mayor Miller Given Lifetime Achievement Award
Honored in Long Beach Ceremony by League of California Cities
Thursday, October 2, 2008
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