Con­gres­sional Of­fice Hours Hosted Re­cently For City

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Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from U.S. Con­gress­man Jeff Den­ham’s and State Assem­bly­man Heath Flora’s of­fices were avail­able for what is re­ferred to as Mo­bile District Of­fice hours in River­bank last week.

The monthly pro­gram is de­signed to al­low lo­cal con­stituents ac­cess to the wheels of govern­ment, with­out hav­ing to go to Wash­ing­ton or Sacra­mento.

Field Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Eddie Men­doza, from Den­ham’s 10th Cal­i­for­nia District of­fice in Modesto, hosted a MDO visit on Thurs­day, Oct. 19, at City Hall in down­town River­bank. District Direc­tor Couper Con­dit, from Flora’s Modesto of­fice, also par­tic­i­pated.

The reg­u­lar hour long meet­ing time is sched­uled on a monthly ba­sis in many of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in the Con­gress­man’s district, which in­cludes Stanis­laus County and a part of South­ern San Joaquin County. It over­laps with Flora’s 12th Assem­bly District, which in­cludes vir­tu­ally the same com­mu­ni­ties in both coun­ties.

Ri­cardo Manago, a na­tive of the Philip­pines, but a res­i­dent here for five years, came to dis­cuss his ideas for con­serv­ing wa­ter in the district. He sug­gested de­vel­op­ing a sys­tem of sep­a­rat­ing dish­wa­ter and bath wa­ter from the sewer sys­tem, to be treated and re­turned for ir­ri­ga­tion pur­poses on lo­cal crops, land­scapes and yards.


A Field Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Con­gress­man Jeff Den­ham’s of­fice, Eddie Men­doza, left, greets Ri­cardo Manago, a con­stituent of the re­gion which Den­ham rep­re­sents. The Con­gress­man’s of­fice hosts Mo­bile District Of­fice hours through­out his 10th Cal­i­for­nia District on a monthly ba­sis.

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