COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Former Costa Mesa Mayor Jack Hammett has died.
Hammett, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was 94.
The death was announced by current Costa Mesa Mayor Steve Mensinger, who praised Hammett for his dedication and vision.
“Jack was Mr. Costa Mesa,” Mensinger said. “His work ethic, leadership, humor and grace helped mold Costa Mesa over decades into the first-class city it is today. His passing is a sad day for our city, but his legacy will be with us forever.”
Hammett served as mayor of Costa Mesa from 1972-1974, according to the city’s website.
The city’s sports complex is named in his honor.
No time or cause of death was announced.
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