RESOLUTION No. ___
A HOUSE RESOLUTION to memorialize Maggie M.
Brents for her life-long devotion to her community.
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents passed away on Thursday,
March 19, 2009 at age 82;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents served on the Indianapolis City-
County Council for three terms, beginning in 1991;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents will be remembered as a soft-
spoken but persistent advocate on issues such as cable TV
prices and the Riverside Park recreation center;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents earned two nicknames during
her tenure on the Indianapolis City-County Council: "the
cable lady," because she always voted against raising cable
prices and "the Godmother," for the respect she garnered in
her community and on the City-County Council;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents has been praised by U.S.
Representative Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, for her work
to create affordable housing and hope for people whose
circumstances appeared hopeless;
Whereas, Maggie M. Brents was a graduate of Crispus
Attucks High School and began her career at the RCA
Corporation. Before her retirement from the Center
Township assessor's office, she had worked for the city,
federal government in some capacity;
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the
General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives
wishes to memorialize Maggie M. Brents for her life-
devotion to her community.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House
of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to
Maggie M. Brents' family.
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