In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's election, lots of people expressed frustration with the entire process. While it is true that national primaries may feel completely disconnected from the hearts and minds of many in our community, the participation in municipal elections remains absolutely critical. Here's why.
Voting is a civic responsibility that, on average, draws less than half the registered voters in an area out to have their voice recorded with the stamp of a pen. Perhaps it’s all the red tape involved with getting registered for the proper party to ensure your eligibility to vote, the constant deadlines or the fact that for some, voting is about as fun as going to the DMV. But what if voting was made fun?
Tuesday night’s primary vote turned into a big night for Long Beach’s public officials who were hoping that voters would approve a series of tax increases to help fund improvement projects in the city. The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) was among those who had their wishes granted when Measure LB was voted into effect by over 63 percent of voters.