We had a decent turnout and more speakers than there were speaker cards available! Our message continues to ring clear for our elected officials.
"Our message is this....This (FIS) will be a major campaign issue for each council member. Whether it is 2016 or 2018. It is in your best interest, in everyone's best interest, to educate yourselves on possible risks associated with further service enhancements at Long Beach Airport."
A special thanks is owed to Mayor Garcia who called for Public Comment period before they began the civic center hearing. He recognized that there were a number of speakers to address airport concerns and allowed us to go ahead of the 2 hour presentation, discussion and vote.
Several of us did stay for that item and share concerns about what this debt could mean to Long Beach residents in the future. We'll write about that next time.
Again, thank you for taking part in civic engagement that can at times appear to be unfruitful. What is important for us to remember is that each baby step forward moves us closer to our objective. That objective is to keep our neighborhoods and quality of life standards high.
For now, we wish you all a very happy, blessed holiday season!
-See you in 2016-