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.
The reality is that the authorities, starting with our council representative, continue to fail the public in their most basic duty: full transparency.
Investing in a new oil field would be controversial because of the disastrous impacts to the environment, especially the climate and air quality. But investing to increase the use of that oil by building more parking is not only uncontested but demanded.
While city management is working on developing a plan for the temporary and permanent replacement of Fire Station 9, it is imperative that we provide the funding necessary to put a new temporary fire station in place as soon as possible.
After many rejections, I came to realize that the UC’s weren’t the best option for me. I thought hard about my goals: studying abroad, interning and living locally, and found that Cal State Long Beach was the perfect fit.
Your input is extremely important, as SCAG is committed to settling on the fairest methodology possible and doing so in an open and transparent process. More importantly, we are taking the lead in addressing a housing crisis that stands as the single biggest threat to our quality of life throughout Southern California.
This water rate increase will affect all residents but in disproportionate ways. Those without discretionary income will find the monthly increase (estimated at $6 per month) a hardship. Somewhere in Long Beach, a child will not get a sweatshirt or a daily bath and trees and plant life will suffer.