Statement from Vice Mayor Laura Pastor on the Passing of Pete GarciaStatement from Vice Mayor Laura Pastor on the Passing of Pete Garcia<div class="ExternalClass2800581DE52D4B3088012A1C67F5D222"><p>​"It is with a heavy heart that I join with our community in celebrating the life of Pete Garcia, who passed away last week. Pete was a true entrepreneur and strong education advocate, borne from the spirit of activism, who leaves behind a tremendous legacy of service. From his humble beginnings, through his time as a young leader fighting for human rights, to his days as the head of CPLC and the Victoria Foundation; Pete continuously exhibited exemplary leadership, promoted the importance of access to education for all, and championed the efforts of top educators. He leaves behind a lasting legacy that will be difficult to sustain in his absence, but his spirit has already proven to be inspirational to those who will carry his vision forward. Please join me in extending our sincerest condolences to his family during this difficult time."</p></div>5/9/2017 7:00:00 AMStephanie Bracken602.534.1209