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Cathedral City’s Mexican sister city erects monument in memory of Mayor Pettis

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In Tequila, the memory of former Cathedral City Mayor Gregory S. Pettis lives on.

In a post on Tuesday, Cathedral City Municipal Government's Facebook page announced that Tequila, Jalisco, Cathedral City's Mexican sister city, had dedicated a monument in honor of the late Gregory S. Pettis.

The monument's dedication came on January 18, 2020, one year and three days after Pettis' passing, January 15, 2019.

Members of the Cathedral City Evening Rotary, a club that Pettis served as president, were in attendance for the monument's dedication.

The decision was an easy one for Tequila; its city council passed the resolution unanimously and it had full support from the Tequila Rotary Club. Pettis stood firmly behind the relationship between the two cities during their 21+ year history. He also was instrumental in helping the Taste of Jalisco Festival in Cathedral City, which will be returning on February 8.

Stateside, Pettis' memory is well-represented in the city he served; Cathedral City's Fountain of Life, which is composed of granite from the State of Jalisco, and the Rainbow Crossing are both dedicated in Pettis' honor.

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