PEOPLE POST: In the Name of Our Wallet, Do Not Tear Down the Civic Center

by Cameron Crockett | Last week, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve the Civic Center RFQ selection and proceed to the next stage of progression, the RFP from the three presenting teams. It was a complete endorsement of a single idea: that the only way to fix the endemic problems with the Main Library and City Hall tower is to create a ground up, entirely new Civic Center complex as part of a public private partnership with a yet-to-be determined team. But is this the right thing to do?