It’s well within the pay grade of the City Council to sit still for a second in the most public venue of City Hall and acknowledge the hurt some are feeling. That’s at least worth a “receive and file.”
The city has had a difficult time grappling with the gathering and dissemination of solid and reliable information about the coronavirus’ effect on Long Beach, and as a result, it’s given critics some legitimate fodder.
A recent unauthorized “Hats & Bats” challenge coin commemorates the LBPD’s involvement in what’s termed as the “2020 Riots.”
The mayor had a big moment this week. We just hope that as the election accelerates into November, he remembers there are still chores to do at home.
The City Council Tuesday did little more than rope-a-dope around the central issue of defunding police, thanking commenters for their interest and then bravely moving ahead and doing nothing.
It was an eventful first week in Jill Baker’s tenure as superintendent of LBUSD, including a pitch by one school board member to name Jordan High after … himself.
It’s budget season. It’s election season. And both are going to be ugly.
You’re wondering how we could be so irresponsible to take a vacation when we’re supposed to be keeping an eye (or, in our case, eyes) out for civic horseplay.
Despite slight tech glitches at Tuesday’s council meeting, we aren’t taking issue with any of it. In fact, we think the mayor, the council and the rest of the city have handled this Twilight Zone-esque crisis reassuringly well.
About the only ray of sunshine to come from the coronavirus scare is the death of the unsolicited office back-rub.