EDITOR'S NOTE: This just in, the City Council is dedicating its Tuesday meeting to the memory of Dr. Mannix. The mayor will be saying a few words in his honor at the meeting also. "Dr. Mannix’s passing is such a loss to the community," said Cathy Salcedo, executive services manager for the city.
If you were in charge of the city, how would you honor the memory of veterinarian Dr. Jack Mannix?
Mannix, who has owned San Juan Animal Hospital since 1986, passed away Tuesday unexpectedly at work. (Read about the funeral arrangements here.) His sudden death has sent shock waves through the community, many of whom dropped an email of sorry to Patch.
One, who posted publicly, Scott , suggested the city do something to pay tribute to Mannix.
[M]aybe there would be a way to donate and plant a wonderful tree dedicated in his honor at one of our parks--maybe Cooks? It would be a celebration of his "roots" in our town and shelter and haven for other little creatures as well.
The staff at Plant Depot, which is right next door to the San Juan Animal Hospital on San Juan Creek Road, even said they would donate the tree.
What would be your ideas? Post them below. Patch would like to facilitate where we can.
But don’t expect immediate results. Another beloved veterinarian, Dr. Joe Cortese, died in 2008. City leaders decided to name after him the new dog park, which is currently under construction.
But let’s get the ball rolling and see where this goes.