Debate over LP center plaques

20108-plaues.JPGI wrote a story for tomorrow’s paper about a pair of bronze dedication plaques at the La Puente Community Center and Youth Learning Activity Center that are causing quite a stir.

Former Mayor Louis Perez said he was told by both a former city official and an employee with Chevron Energy Solutions — the project’s contractor — that Chevron originally submitted plans to include Perez and former Councilwoman Renee Chavez’s names on the plaques. But Mayor Louie Lujan rejected the idea.

Ken Casey, business development manager for Chevron Energy Solutions, declined to comment.

Lujan called the allegations “ridiculous.”

The plaques cost the city $1,467, according to interim City Manager Frank Tripepi. They include the names of current council, the developer and the architect.

Look for the story tomorrow….