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Community Conversation on FY 2012 Budget

Schipske Holds Community Conversation August 29th
On Impact of FY 2012 Budget on Fifth District

(Long Beach, CA) – Fifth District City Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is holding a Community Conversation on Monday, August 29th, at El Dorado Community Center, to help her constituents hear and be heard about how proposed budget cuts will impact them.

“The $20.3 million in cuts citywide proposed by Mayor Bob Foster and City Manager Pat West City will result in the loss of a fire engine at Station 18 and four to five firefighters in this district, downgrading the Ruth Bach Library to a reading room and cutting a 14-week program at Heartwell Park,” says Schipske.

In response to these proposed cuts, Councilwoman Schipske is conducting two petition drives on-line to save Station 18 and the Ruth Bach Library. These petitions can be signed on-line at or at the check out counters of Ruth Bach and El Dorado libraries.

The Community Conversation on August 29th starts at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Community Center, 2800 N. Studebaker Road.

Important Budget Links:

FY 2012 Propsed Budget for Community Review

Mayor's Budget Recommendations for 2012

Compare the 2011 Budget to the Proposed 2012 Budget