Who’s going to fault a state lawmaker for taking a break from the grueling job of doing whatever it is he does on the mainland for a few days at Wailea Beach?
Just one meeting a month—one for November and one for December—is too cavalier of a pace for a city that is, like all American cities, in the midst of a very serious financial and health catastrophe.
This year, voting seemed like an honest-to-God matter of life or death.
The news of the spray-painted messages took off on social media, with hundreds of people in Facebook groups and on Nextdoor offered (for free!) their opinions on the matter.
If a Biden/Harris administration offers Garcia a position, to be among those they bring aboard for a great team, would he turn it down?
The Long Beach Citizen Police Complaint Commission is broken. Long Beach residents deserve a functional citizen oversight body capable of addressing complaints about police misconduct, use of excessive force, and systemic racism.
Labor and police unions, Roger Stonesque campaign managers, chiefs of various staffs, families of candidates and, of course the candidates themselves—it’s hard to find anyone who’s been behaving civilly since the primaries.
Long Beach City Council candidate Robert Fox, backed by his campaign manager, Ian Patton, issued a press release this week rife with inflammatory, stigma-filled and ableist language about mental illness. This must stop.
The Fox campaign distanced itself from Charley, with a barrage of statements regarding Charley’s mental health, with such phrases as “highly confused, in a delusional state” and his “ever-accelerating hairbrained (sic) schemes.”
The new bridge will likely not be named for a person, which has turned out to be something plagued with problems in recent years, but rather its name will reflect its physical appearance or its role in the port.
Housing providers are asking the council offices if you receive a tenant complaint; then try to work with the housing provider to see how it can be resolved without another ordinance that can penalize housing providers financially.
After one night without air conditioning in August, most people in Long Beach understand that we need to be more independent in our energy resources, not less.
Academies do not sufficiently prepare police officers to properly engage members of our community during calls involving mental health, substance abuse, persons experiencing homelessness, suicide prevention or crisis management.
If you want to ensure your family and community has the resources, they deserve—to demand those resources—our nation needs to know how many of you are here.
It seems our council is ready, yet the staff presentation on Community Choice Aggregation was originally led by the head of Energy Resource Department. If we are going to live up to the aspirations of the mayor and some of the council, does it make sense to have an oil executive as the head of the “energy” department?
If housing providers can’t get rent from 20-30% or more of the units the risk of foreclosure and total non-maintenance is very real.
The new model of a modern and resilient city is one that prioritizes public health, invests in an inclusive economy, and embraces racial equity as a superior growth model for our city.
For some, if “Governor Gruesome” says to be careful, doing the opposite must be the smartest and bravest course of action.
My hope is that the Latinx community accepts my word that my decision was based on my judgment that Craighead’s experience will best serve the needs of our students, teachers and staff in the coming year.