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Mayor Bass issues statement on passing of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Karen Bass today issued the following statement on the passing of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan: 
"Mayor Richard Riordan loved Los Angeles, and devoted so much of himself to bettering our City. He always had a place in his heart for the children of LA, and worked to improve how the City served our youth and communities as a passionate member of the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners.

"Mayor Riordan’s legacy includes our City’s iconic Central Library, which he saved and rebuilt, and which today carries his name.

"In the wake of the Northridge earthquake, Mayor Riordan set the standard for emergency action — he reassured us and delivered a response with an intensity that still pushes us all to be faster and stronger amidst crisis.

"Though born in New York, Mayor Riordan will be remembered as an LA original. 

"I extend my deepest condolences to all who loved and looked up to Mayor Riordan. May he rest in peace."