German Torres, a longtime Costa Mesa employee, died recently, and the city wants to plant a tree in his honor at Charles TeWinkle Memorial Park.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is expected to approve the request at a meeting Wednesday evening.
“He was a very nice gentleman and a helpful employee. Everyone liked him in the department,” said Public Services Director Peter Naghavi.
Torres worked on the Costa Mesa Golf Course for more than 10 years and in the city parks for about six years. Co-workers described him as congenial and easy to get along with.