SELMA — At the Feb. 16 meeting of the Selma City Council, council members unanimously approved dedicating the new Police Department station community room after the late Dr. Stanley Y. Louie.
Louie spent many years serving the city of Selma. He served on Yes on Measure S and measure P committees, Selma Aware and assisted in many programs and services throughout the city.
Louie was nominated by former mayor Louis Franco. He died on Nov. 15, 2020.
According to Franco's letter, “Dr. Louie established roots in Selma starting his family with his wife Adriane and joining the Logan Street Medical Group where he soon became the Medical Director and owner. For nearly 22 years he provided healthcare to multi-generational families within our community.
“He was a philanthropist of the community, donating his time and talents to the greater good and always willing to step in and take action when it was needed to help the residents of Selma. He was an active member and past president of the Selma Rotary Club and the Selma Chamber of Commerce. He attended High School football games and provided sideline medical support. He was an avid booster parent well his daughters went through the Selma Unified School system; his time supporting various School clubs, marching band, and USMC JROTC. He was a past president of the Selma Healthcare District and regular community contributor to the Selma Enterprise."
Franco requested that the city council waive the three-year waiting requirements for dedication.