Local business owners welcome Cinco De Mayo resolution

LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 13, 2022 – On behalf of the City of Lynnwood and Mayor Christine Frizzell, Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby presented local Latino and Latina business owners a copy of Monday’s Cinco de Mayo proclamation. The Proclamation was voted on and passed during the City Council’s Business Meeting on April 25th.

“Cinco de Mayo serves as a reminder that the foundation 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 during Monday’s meeting. “By proclaiming and recognizing Cinco de Mayo, Lynnwood is adhering to being a truly welcoming city.”

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Picture of residents receiving Cinco De Mayo Proclamations from the City of Lynnwood. Front row: Francisco Barajas Owner of Ixtapa restaurant, Soledad Geminiano, Soledad Chavez, Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, Ana Paulino and Zita Paulino. Back row: Council Vice President Jim Smith, Council President George Hurst, Mayor Christine Frizzell, Councilwoman Shannon Sessions, Councilman Josh Binda, and Councilman Patrick Decker.

In addition to those in attendance at the Lynnwood City Council meeting, the following recipients of the proclamation were on zoom: Daniel Agis Eslava, representing the Governor of Guerrero State (Evelyn Salgado Pineda), Mario Pimienta, owner of Mazatlan Restaurant, 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, the Snohomish County Council unanimously approved a resolution recognizing Cinco de Mayo, at its General Legislative Session, on May 4.

Altamirano-Crosby presented the Cinco de Mayo resolution to the owners of the following Mexican restaurants throughout the Lynnwood area:

  • Aca las Tortas3625 148th St SW UNIT 104, Lynnwood, WA 98087
  • Azteca, 22003 66th Avenue West F Terrace Village Shopping Center, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
  • Ixtapa5031 168th St SW #140, Lynnwood, WA 98037
  • Toda Mexico4926 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Mazatlan24380 Van Ry Blvd, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
  • El Antojo20629 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • El Rinconcito19409 36th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • Casa Oaxaca8402 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA 98026
  • Casa Guerrero402 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087

Pictures of business owners receiving the proclamation

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Ixtapa Restaurant owner Alfredo and his family.
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Mazatlan Restaurant owner Mario Pimienta.
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Azteca Restaurant owner Felipe Sanchez.
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El Rinconcito Restaurant.
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Aca las Tortas Restaurant.
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Todo Restaurant.
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Casa Oaxaca Restaurant.

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