Steven Ly assumed the position of President of the League of California Cities-LA Division at the Board of Directors meeting held at the Doubletree Hotel in Rosemead on August 7th. Council Members, and City officials from Los Angeles applauded as U.S. Representative Ed Royce swore in LA Division President, Steven Ly, Vice President, Carol Chen, Secretary, Micheal O’Leary, Treasurer, Jess Talamantes, and State League Director, Owen Newcomer. Ling-Ling Chang the former League President was awarded with several plaques to acknowledge her, and all of her hard work over the past year.
The former Vice President, Steven Ly was first elected to the Rosemead City Council in March 2009. At the age of 24, he was the youngest council member to serve the City of Rosemead. He also served as the City’s youngest Mayor at the age of 27 from March 2011 to March 2012. He has also served as a reserve for the U.S. over the past year. Council Member Ly has been a resident of Rosemead since the age of three. Steven is also the Chief Executive Officer for the Regional Chamber of Commerce – San Gabriel Valley, representing the business community in the Southeast San Gabriel Valley. Steven graduated from UCLA with bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Public Policy.
Ly stated that his major goal for the year was transportation.
“As the nation’s gateway to the Pacific, Los Angeles County two ports at Los Angeles and Long Beach annually are responsible for 40% of all cargo container traffic coming into the United States,” commented Ly. “It is vital that County has a regional transportation system to ensure the County’s 88 cities and 134 unincorporated communities keep moving.”
As acting LA Division President, Steven will continue to advocate for new tools, authority and funding to enable increased investment in state and local infrastructure and economic development to support expanded job growth and economic opportunity for all Californians.