Shame on Mungo.....
This past Tuesday, Dec. 6th, our mayor and city council voted 6-3 to hold the FIS study session on December 13th. At the same time they voted to move forward with the city to begin negotiations with Jet Blue on sizing, financing and other specific details to build the JB requested customs facility.
They also instructed the city staff to communicate with our Governor Brown, who must provide a letter of agreement to the CBP (Customs & Border Patrol) with his approval for the FIS facility to be located here in Long Beach.
Both of these issues were violations of the Brown Act since this item was not on the agenda and in fact, has been posted to be on the Dec. 13th council agenda. Mungo and Garcia did manage to confuse the discussion enough to get their 6 votes, but we expect they will have to redo their vote next week. A complaint has been filed with the DA’s office for their review.
This is a POLITICAL choice! There is not a bureaucratic force, this includes the FAA, that can demand that any airport proprietor change from municipal to international.
The public, each and every one of us, can drive this decision to serve our best interests. How? By bringing a thousand angry and concerned residents to the council chambers next Tuesday.
We hope you will not assume that your neighbors will take care of it! If you DO NOT want this council to put us in a compromising position, placing our home values and quality of life in jeopardy then plan to attend the city council meeting on Dec. 13th.
If you are in need of transportation please call 562 423-1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Councilmembers Austin, Uranga and Supernaw for doing their best to redirect these disingenuous actions. The remaining six members that did support taking these commitment actions prior to holding their “study session” next week should be held accountable.
Visit lbneighborhoodsfirst.com for the meeting details and share the word with your friends and family across our city. What happens in one district will eventually impact the others!
Long Beach Neighborhoods First Team