Steve Ly Unveils Personal Mayoral Seal, Announces Participation in Largest Hmong New Year Festival

December 26, 2016 |

Riding the wave of publicity of his recent election as Mayor of Elk Grove, Calif., Steve Ly announced today that he is the featured speaker the Hmong International New Year event in Fresno, Calif.

In a press release issued this morning, Ly said he would be "addressing 200,000 participants" at the festival which starts today and runs through January 1, 2017. The statement claims that festival is the largest Hmong New Year celebration in the country and possibly the world. 

With the press release, Ly also unveiled the seal of "The Office of Mayor Steve Ly." Earlier this year Ly also created a seal for the Vice Mayor position.

When he created the Vice Mayoral seal, his efforts did not go unnoticed. At the July 27, 2016, Elk Grove City Council meeting, former Elk Grove Planning Commissioner Paul Lindsay criticized Ly saying the action of creating the seal violated the City's Code of Ethics.

At the time Lindsay challenged Ly's City Council colleagues to take action (see video below). Three of those councilmen, Steve Detrick, Pat Hume and Darren Suen, who remain on the current council, took no action at the time, although Ly limited the use of the seal leading up to the November election.


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