There really isn't any excuse for rude behavior at a city council meeting but it has become routine...especially when some of us present an idea that others do not like.
Sad commentary during a time when we have such serious problems to fix.
But we were able to come together to restore some funds for our libraries so they are no reduced to "reading rooms." We didn't do so well on restoring other important services.
And we still haven't addressed the problem that a city with 5,000 employees still uses a manual system to track its workforce and 12 full time clerks to process time sheets.
Unbelievable that we would not get into the 21st century and use an automated time keeping system that allows management to know who is working and who isn't.
I will keep you up to date about our budget situation.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
After numerous requests from residents about a musty taste in their water, I asked the Water Department what was going on. Here's the response:
Posted by Gerrie Schipske at Monday, October 03, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Curbs and streets top the list of the 224 cards turned in. Complaints about the patch work quilt taking place with oil and gas line repairs were frequent. Traffic from Long Beach City College remains an on going problem even with the new parking structure across the way.
Kudos to Gary Field who helped organize the event and for his diligence in taking down items that need repair prior to the walk.
Stayed tuned for our next Shaping Up the 5th...
Posted by Gerrie Schipske at Sunday, October 02, 2011
Save Station 18
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When it formed the Long Beach Municipal Band in 1909, it did so to stop foreign musicians from playing on the local beach and making money. ...
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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...
I came home the other day to see a yellow notice taped to my front doorknob. The notice was also visible up and down Studebaker. These are s...
In response to the Little Hoover Commission's report on public employee pensions and Councilman Gary De Long's current attempt to g...