Long Beach city budget
On Monday, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Manager Patrick H. West presented the City of Long Beach’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. The $2.6 billion budget benefits from $35.6 million in revenue generated by Measure A for public safety and infrastructure.
George Chapjian, Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, announced today the appointment of Elvira Hallinan as Manager of Marine Operations for the City of Long Beach, effective August 23, 2014.
Ms. Hallinan was selected after the completion of a nationwide executive search.
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook
Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has proposed the creation of a Technology and Innovation Commission to advise the Council on new technology, investing in technological innovation and infrastructure, and to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas to enhance the City’s use of technology and its place in the tech economy.
With Long Beach facing a projected budget surplus, the next question will be how to spend it. Share your thoughts at the 6th District Budget Summit.
The proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year represents a marked departure from the negative budgets of the past.
Councilmember Al Austin
Councilmember Al Austin will be hosting a Community Budget Meeting to inform residents about the proposed cuts to the City’s critical services, including police, fire, parks and libraries.
The meeting will take place on Monday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.
9th District Councilmember Steven Neal
On August 18 from 10 a.m. – noon, residents are invited to the I-710 Freeway Expansion meeting at the Houghton Park Community Center located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue.
This is the second meeting where people can learn about the environmental impact report of the I-710 freeway.
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia
Last week, the City Council began formal deliberations on the City’s budget for FY 2013.
“We’ve done a good job of bringing down our expenses over the past few difficult years, and there is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Vice Mayor Robert Garcia.
Long Beach residents are being encouraged to get involved in the budget-making process more so than ever this year. In addition to the Long Beach Budget Challenge issued yesterday, 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews will present a Budget Summit for constituents on Tuesday, August 28.
Photo by Noaman Ali
Councilmembers Steven Neal (9), Rae Gabelich (8), and Gerrie Schipske (5) invite Long Beach residents to participate in a citywide live interactive TeleForum on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Participants will discuss proposed cuts in the fiscal year 2012 budget, and possible alternatives, such as the “Public Safety and Quality of Life Protection Plan” as proposed by Neal, Gabelich and Schipske.
Long Beach City Council members Rae Gabelich, Steven Neal and Gerrie Schipske today issued the following statement in response to the cuts to fire, police, library and recreation services proposed by both City Manager, Pat West, and Mayor Bob Foster: