Mission Accomplished ! ! ! !
Dozens of meetings, hundreds of emails and documents distributed.......too numerous to truly absorb.
Personally speaking, it will take awhile to comprehend what had to take place to bring our elected officials to the point of understanding and showing support for all Long Beach neighborhoods. But the important piece is,
it happened! Our concerns were respected, our fears of loss in this arena were consoled and the new connections are priceless.
We have met many new young, energetic, committed, passionate Long Beach residents who played a big part in educating our airport impacted neighborhoods. Families who have returned or are newly settled into our wonderful "City of Neighborhoods" called Long Beach. They will be the new leaders of tomorrow. They will carry the torch, just as many decided years ago to protect and defend the quality of life for each and every one of us.
As for the city council, we want to personally thank Councilwoman Mungo for taking the lead on this final decision. The Long Beach Airport does reside in her 5th district, but it is an asset, as well as a burden to many other areas. Mungo and most others stepped into their new roles never expecting to have to face this type of
in-your-face politics. They do want to do the best they can for their constituents. However, the lesson learned here for the other district representatives, who are not airport impacted was, we are One City. Their first and foremost responsibility, after public safety, is to defend and enhance the communities quality of life. To look well beyond their two terms and understand that the votes of today impact ALL Long Beach citizens of tomorrow.
It is important to recognize that our business communities must be supported to flourish, but never at the expense of the residents. The taxpayers. The voters. Unintended consequences should always be considered before making that final vote.
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that have participated over the past several years on this mission. Whether by donations, walking and talking, attending meetings or most recently distributing 8000 fliers to the airport area neighborhoods. Thousands of volunteer man hours to protect our homes! Yes, it was worth it.
More updates on this and how we can use our momentum to continue to improve our communities.
Your HUSH2 Team