Alleys are not considered a funding
priority by the city so until we receive more funds these remain on hold.
One of the biggest problems facing
the 5th Council District is that there are a number of neighborhoods requiring
major infrastructure repair: complete removal of trees and replacement of
curbs, gutters, streets and sidewalks. These projects require substantially
more money because of their scope and I have been able to complete only one to
three of these each budget year due to very limited funding. This is why I need
During this budget year, each City
Council member was appropriated an additional $500,000 to use on
infrastructure. Because there are so many projects in the 5th, I thought it
would be proper to ask residents to help me decide which of these to fund
This will be the first time in the
history of Long Beach that residents have been asked to set specific funding
Please review the following major
projects that are in line to be funded and help decide which should be funded
this year. I urge you to attend our community meeting on this budgeting process
and to personally visit the location of each of these projects so you can make
an informed decision.
Thanks for taking time to
participate in this budgeting process. Thanks for making history.
Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske