Housing providers are asking the council offices if you receive a tenant complaint; then try to work with the housing provider to see how it can be resolved without another ordinance that can penalize housing providers financially.
After one night without air conditioning in August, most people in Long Beach understand that we need to be more independent in our energy resources, not less.
Academies do not sufficiently prepare police officers to properly engage members of our community during calls involving mental health, substance abuse, persons experiencing homelessness, suicide prevention or crisis management.
If you want to ensure your family and community has the resources, they deserve—to demand those resources—our nation needs to know how many of you are here.
It seems our council is ready, yet the staff presentation on Community Choice Aggregation was originally led by the head of Energy Resource Department. If we are going to live up to the aspirations of the mayor and some of the council, does it make sense to have an oil executive as the head of the “energy” department?
If housing providers can’t get rent from 20-30% or more of the units the risk of foreclosure and total non-maintenance is very real.
The new model of a modern and resilient city is one that prioritizes public health, invests in an inclusive economy, and embraces racial equity as a superior growth model for our city.
My hope is that the Latinx community accepts my word that my decision was based on my judgment that Craighead’s experience will best serve the needs of our students, teachers and staff in the coming year.
Juan Benitez’s effectiveness as an advocate for students is not diminished in any way. He will always have an opportunity to be considered for the role of president as long as he is a member of the board.
Whether we asked for it or not, segregation was done for the benefit of White people. Even a little research shows how our systems of segregation were built into our cities. It’s up to White people to help dismantle that.