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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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

State Controller Requires Posting of All Cities' Salaries and Benefits

Click here to see salaries and benefits for city of Long Beach

The State Controller of California has directed all cities to provide information concerning salaries, pensions and other benefits paid to public employees.

By clicking the above link you can find the City of Long Beach and all other cities in California.

5th District Night at the Aquarium

First of all, if you haven't been to the Aquarium of the Pacific lately, you will find a great surprise. It looks great. The exhibits are fantastic.

Secondly, we had a wonderful time with the kids and their families. Lil Devils and the Aquarium provided gift certificates for the "winners" of the sea theme Halloween contest for those under 10 years of age.

Here are some of the highlights:

And it came from the sea...

Non costumed adults

Elmo as a garabaldi.

Sweet little sea creatures

A winning octopus

The family that swims together...Psst..the adults are kelp

Yes you can go to the Aquarium gift shop now

A sea cowgirl. Love the boots.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

For residents without a $400 Smart Phone..You can Still Call Me for Help

The City announced that owners of Smart phones can download an application that allows you to text in any problems you encounter in the city of Long Beach -- like sidewalks, trees, graffiti, etc.

Many people in Long Beach cannot afford an expensive smart phone, so please remember how you can contact my office without downloading an application:

  • Call me -- 562 570-6932.
  • Email me --
  • Go on my website and fill out a service request (a system that I installed several years ago to make it easier on residents):
  • Fill out a contact me on this blog -- look in column on right.
I applaud the move to modern technology. But constituent service can still be and is accomplished the old fashioned way as I have outlined above.

And while we may develop new and fancy ways to receive requests for service, we still as a council need to grapple on how we can pay to provide those services.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Save Station 18

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