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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Schipske Congratulates Mungo -- Promises Smooth Transition

Schipske Congratulates Stacy Mungo on Winning 5th District Seat – Says Looks Forward to
Smooth, Positive Transition

Long Beach, CA – June 4, 2014 – Two term 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske today issued the following statement after results confirmed Stacy Mungo winning the June 3rd run off
election for the 5th District:

“Congratulations to Stacy Mungo on her winning the election for the 5th district council seat. I believe that Stacy is committed to the high level of constituent service that the residents expect and deserve. My staff and I stand ready for a smooth, positive transition.

To prepare for the transition, my staff and I are organizing files, notebooks, equipment and supply inventories, infrastructure project maps and details of completed and planned projects, event planners and computer records of 44,000 constituents which document the work we have undertaken these past eight years. 

We are planning on meeting later this week and will be available for any questions Councilwoman-elect Mungo may have until she assumes office in mid-July. 

I am hopeful that Ms. Mungo will keep the 5th District staff that are in place as they are the reason residents feel so positive towards our office. ”
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Saturday, May 31, 2014

LA Mayor Announces Federal Designation ... Why is Our Mayor Silent?

City council passed my agenda item in February directing the City Manager to apply for federal designation as a potential manufacturing area through the LA County Economic Development Corporation.

If the City Manager did what the Council directed him to do, then why did the Mayor of Los Angeles make a major announcement about Southern California being selected but our Mayor (and Vice Mayor) is still silent as to whether or not Long Beach even bothered to file a letter of intent to participate? 

This is a major award from the federal government as it will give those non profits, organizations and government entities priority for $1.3 billion in federal grants to help stimulate manufacturing particularly related to our ports.

I know staff from the Port of Long Beach were involved with LAEDC, but the story I am getting is that the City sent in some paperwork but it never was finalized: " (the City) was not included in the application because a commitment letter could not be provided that defined the City's level of participation."

The City Council was never informed that a commitment letter was not provided nor the reasons the City Manager failed to file it.

Thank god the election is next Tuesday.
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