It was embarrassing last Tuesday to watch the City Auditor Laura Doud struggle to get acknowledged by the Mayor so she could address the City Council about her concerns regarding the proposed land swap we were getting ready to vote on.
Both Councilwoman Gabelich and I pointed out that Auditor Doud wanted to speak. She was finally acknowledged even though other council members kept talking.
Instead of being given professional courtesy as an elected official, she was brushed off and told to make it quick because "everything had already been said."
Well, folks, everything hadn't been said. She hadn't weighed in on her concerns.
Later, she was criticized for not haven spoken earlier. Really? Many people spoke out against the transaction and asked for a 30 day delay to get more information. Did any of that matter on the outcome of the vote? Nope.
I encourage the Auditor to review the real estate sales transaction agreement and the accompanying disclosures and valuations of the properties and publicly report her findings. I am sure the taxpayers will want to hear what she has to say.
Notice: This is not a City of Long Beach site.
Dear Readers: Please note that this is not a City of Long Beach website and is not paid for nor maintained by taxpayer funds.
If you contact Gerrie Schipske through this site on any matter pertaining to the City of Long Beach, a copy of your contact will be forwarded to her official city email as an official public record.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Save Station 18
For the first time in the history of California, politicians of either major party will NOT be having influence on how the boundary lines ar...
In response to a constituent's email to me about hearing about residential burglaries in the east side, I am posting Commander Lisa Lope...
I am finishing up two days of a quarterly meeting in Sacramento on the Medicsl Board of California. I have been reappointed for another four...
The Long Beach Fire Department today announced the closure of a fire engine at Belmont Shore Fire Station 8. The engine will be relocated ...