8th District Council Candidate Lillian Kawasaki Receives Endorsement From Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud

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Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud announced Tuesday her endorsement of Lillian Kawasaki and her candidacy for the 8th District of the Long Beach City Council. As the elected City Auditor, Doud works directly for the people of Long Beach, carefully overseeing the financial transactions and trends within the City budgets and ensuring that public funds are being spent effectively, correctly and responsibly.

“Now, more than ever, we need elected representatives devoted to being caretakers of the public trust and willing to be financial watchdogs,” said Doud. “In Lillian, the 8th District and Long Beach will truly have a civic minded Councilmember with a long history of public service, integrity, and commitment to those whom she’s sworn to serve.”

“I am honored to have the support of Laura Doud,” said Lillian. “She is a strong and dedicated public servant and I share her top priority of putting the needs of the public first and looking for better ways to serve Long Beach.”

Kawasaki, who currently represents Division 3 of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, has more than 30 years of experience and knowledge on a broad range of environmental issues including water, air, natural resources, climate change, and renewable energy. She has held numerous key public service environmental positions such as General Manager of LA City Environmental Affairs Department, Assistant GM for Environmental Affairs at LA Department of Water and Power and environmental manager at Port of LA.

Lillian has also served on the Long Beach Historical Society, the Long Beach Water Commission, the Small Business Development Center Network Advisory Council, and the California Sustainability Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Master of Science in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles. Lillian resides in the Los Cerritos/Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach.


One Response to “8th District Council Candidate Lillian Kawasaki Receives Endorsement From Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud”
  1. Mike Ruehle says:

    What has City Auditor Laura Doud done since her re-election other than support anything related to Foster & Delong. Maybe people should ask:

    1. Why didn’t Doud audit the city’s transaction where city owned valuable port property was exchanged for swamp land? There certainly was enough controversy about the value of each asset. Wasn’t it her job as the taxpayer’s representative to look into it?

    2. Why didn’t Doud audit the amount of taxpayer’s money used to support the 2nd & PCH project and the Home Depot project before that. The city was supposed to be compensated by the Developers for ALL of their costs, including meeting costs. However, that is NOT what happened. Millions of taxpayer’s dollars where gifted to certain politically connected developers.

    3. Why hasn’t Doud audited the $1 dollar per year no-bid contracts of valuable city taxpayer owned ocean front propert with the Long Beach Yacht Club, Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and other exclusive members only clubs for the wealthy and politically connected do determine what the value of an alternative use might be?

    4. Why hasn’t Doud audited the exclusive, no-bid, for-profit lease of city owned waterfront property to Steve Conley’s and John Hancock’s BANCAP company that has made those two men tremendously wealthy at the expense of Long Beach taxpayers?

    Doud started out with a bang when she was first elected. Since then, she has been a crony of anything Foster and DeLong related.