Councilwoman Schipske wants your input on the expenditure of tideland funds

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Over the weekend 5th District councilmember Gerrie Schipske sent out an email to Long Beach residents seeking public input on what continues to be a contentious issue within the city — the Long Beach Breakwater.

This issue is being stirred up again because the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a recommendation Monday announcing federal interest in removing the breakwater — or rather another study of the feasibility of removing the breakwater. If the recommendation is affirmative, and chances are it will be, then Long Beach will be expected to spend $4 million to help get the breakwater study completed.

Schipske’s online survey is one chance to take a side and voice an opinion. Residents are also being encouraged to attend the council meeting on Tuesday to show their support — for one side or another. Check out this breakwater article for background details about the upcoming vote, or use the link below to access the survey.

gerrie-schipske tidelands survey

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

Dear Resident,

The City Council is being asked to approve the expenditure of $4 million dollars on a feasibility study to be conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the areas within the breakwater of downtown Long Beach.

Please take a moment to complete this survey and let me know what you think about this proposal.

Take this survey

I appreciate you taking time to tell me your views. Please feel feel to check out my views on my blogwebsite. or

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske
333 W. Ocean Blvd. 14th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802
Telephone: 562 570-6932 or E-mail:

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