Letters and Email

Bowing out

One of the reasons I became a candidate for the 7th District seat on the Long Beach City Council was because I felt that the present councilperson was not truly representing all of the voices of all of the constituents. He refused to tackle any issues more controversial than new parks and a Wall of Mulch. He has stated publically that he refuses to obey local election laws regarding campaign contributions and transfers. But now that he has taken those contributions out of the 7th and into his bid for the more lucrative office of city attorney, I am announcing that I will be dropping out of the 2014 election and will be endorsing the best man for the job, Roberto Uranga.
We have nearly identical views on all issues, and I am confident that Roberto will help create jobs [and] fight pollution, and [he] has confirmed that if elected, [he] will continue with the building and enacting of the new medical marijuana ordinance recently begun by the current council. He believes it is good for the patients who need it, as well as good for Long Beach, which can benefit from the associated revenue and thousands of new jobs.
Roberto is quite honest, well-informed, pro-business, and a devout family man. I urge all 7th District voters, as well as all Long Beach cannabis patients, to get out and vote. And vote for Roberto Uranga!

Larry King
Long Beach

Branching out

I wanted to thank you for the coverage of the Youth Center’s Tree Lot (“Nonprofit youth organization to host tree-lot fundraiser,” Nov. 22, 2013). The fundraiser was a success, and we completely credit generous supporters like yourself. Thanks once again for everything you do for this charity and our kids!

Lisa Lee
Community Relations Director
The Youth Center
Los Alamitos

Where credit’s due

Looking over the list of ten top accomplishments of the City of Long Beach in 2013, I couldn’t help noticing how much thanks we owe to our city workers and public employees, who perked up the ballroom, polished the Promenade, rerouted dirty water from our beaches, blazed the trail of technology to help citizens, pruned our parks and trails, maintain justice in the new courthouse, protected us from fires and crime, and balanced the city budget by taking a hit to their retirement funds. Surely, 2013 is the year of city workers! Let’s hope we remember all this great public service when it comes time to pay our taxes.

Frank Gaik
California Heights

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