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Mayor Foster's Statement on the State raid on local funds

July 23, 2009 -  Mayor Foster joined the mayors of Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and Santa Ana regarding the State taking money from local governments during a media conference call today.   

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster's statement is below:

“Twenty-two percent of the total “solutions” offered by the State are now coming out of local governments.  Instead of facing their own spending problems, the state is banking on another series of gimmicks; it has not led to sound fiscal policy previously and it will not work now.”  

Click here to listen to Mayor Foster discuss the State’s raid on Long Beach’s gas tax during the media conference call.