LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 13, 2022 —On behalf of the City of Lynnwood and Mayor Christine Frizzell, Councilman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby presented local Latino and Latina business owners with a copy of Monday’s Cinco de Mayo proclamation. The proclamation was voted on and passed at the April 25 City Council business meeting.and.
“Cinco de Mayo is a reminder that the founding of the United States was built by people from many countries and diverse cultures who were willing to fight and die for freedom,” Councilwoman Altamirano-Crosby said at the meeting. of Monday. “In proclaiming and recognizing Cinco de Mayo, Lynnwood adheres to being a truly welcoming city.”
In addition to those present at the Lynnwood City Council meeting, the following recipients of the proclamation were on zoom: Daniel Agis Eslava, representing Guerrero State Governor (Evelyn Salgado Pineda), Mario Pimienta, Mazatlan restaurant owner , Norma Otilia, Hernández Martínez and Mayor of Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero.
Lynnwood is the first city in Washington State to recognize and observe Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, as the historic struggle of the people of the Republic of Mexico for independence and freedom against the Empire of France . Last week, Snohomish County Council unanimously approved a resolution recognizing Cinco de Mayo during its general legislative session on May 4.
Altamirano-Crosby presented the Cinco de Mayo resolution to the owners of the following Mexican restaurants in the Lynnwood area:
- Aca las Tortas, 3625 148th St SW UNIT 104, Lynnwood, WA 98087
- Aztec, 22003 66th Avenue West F Terrace Village Mall, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
- Ixtapa, 5031 168th St SW #140, Lynnwood, WA 98037
- Today Mexico, 4926 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
- Mazatlan, 24380 Van Ry Blvd, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
- El Antojo, 20629 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036
- The Rinconcito, 19409 36th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
- Casa Oaxaca, 8402 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA 98026
- Casa Guerrero, 402 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087