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Councilmember Gabelich to conduct community meeting on proposed budget

August 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Community

Eighth District Councilmember Rae Gabelich will host a community budget meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 to discuss the City’s proposed budget and how the cuts will impact residents. The meeting will take place at 6:30pm at the Expo Gallery, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Mayor Bob Foster have proposed a city budget that cuts $20 million, which will include reducing the police department by 31 police officers, eliminating 27 firefighter positions and staffing nine fire engines each with only three firefighters, and eliminating most services at three neighborhood libraries, according to a press release issued by Gabelich’s office.
West and representatives from the budget office, police department and fire department will be on hand to discuss the proposed cuts and their impacts on the community.
Gabelich will also discuss the plan she proposed with Councilmembers Gerrie Schipske and Steven Neal to restore some of the cuts to the core city services by utilizing some of the surplus oil revenues.
Residents are invited to ask questions and voice their opinions on the spending priorities of the City.
For more information, contact Gabelich’s office by email at district8@longbeach.gov or by calling (562) 570-6685.

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