Tuesday’s night meeting was a display of personal attacks, name calling, and incivility. Apparently, the quality of being fair and impartial—the definition of equity—is reserved to one point of view.
Tonight, I am presenting a proposal to the Long Beach City Council that tasks the City Attorney with drafting bond measure language for the November 2020 election that will give voters a chance to invest in the production of affordable housing and capacity to address homelessness.
There is overwhelming evidence that this president poses an urgent and ongoing threat to our elections, national security, and the rule of law.
The value of having this fraud hotline is that it allows anyone—city employees, vendors, business owners and citizens—to easily and anonymously report allegations of city fraud, waste or abuse at any time.
No matter what the terms, a 35% rent increase is excessive for anyone, especially seniors on a fixed income.
The impact on the park would be terrible. Nobody wants massive rent increases, but a mobile home park rent stabilization ordinance would force it on park residents.
It’s like learning a new dance as Metro train operators and controllers adjust to the different service plan. We’ll keep working at it. The good news is our service has improved over the last few days. We firmly believe it will continue to get better in the coming days and weeks.
My neighborhood of Rose Park has been hit not only by national newsworthy tragedy, but also by the systematic displacement of our residents. In the past year, long-term residents of whole buildings have been evicted. Hundreds of my neighbors have been forced from their homes. This is another kind of tragedy, and it will take decades for our community to heal.
We are a network, of eight Long Beach grassroots organizations, formed last year to promote the cause of civic reform. We are completely non-partisan and, as our mission statement puts it, seek to “promote and support public policies, laws, and candidates toward the goal of a transparent, accountable, and inclusive government.”
To hold a Veterans Day Parade along an empty parade route is embarrassing and does not honor our veterans. To hold a concurrent festival at the parade site further dilutes the meaning of the event and further illustrates the lack of understanding our city officials have for those who served in the military.