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Dear Readers,
 As you know I receive hundreds of documents on a variety of topics related to City Council. I am passing along a few of these in this newsletter, that I think you will find informative and useful.

Take time to read them. Let me know if you would like me to continue to send you documents from time to time. I will try not to overwhelm you. But I think it is good government to involve citizens in what is going on.
Documents You Can Read
Thank You.
I really appreciate you taking time to become engaged in local government. Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of service.

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske

Busy December
Long Beach Hometown Heroes Banners Project

Am proud to announce that I have launched the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Banners Project. This project will allow Long Beach residents to honor members of their families who are actively serving in the military by sponsoring a banner that will be flown on our light poles on Clark Avenue. Check out:

Our first 14 banners will hang in Rosie the Riveter Park beginning on Saturday, December 10 at 9 am with our ceremony of remembrance.

These banners honor 14 Long Beach men who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Please come and pay your respects to these men. Several of their families will be attending.

Christmas in the 5th District

We have a website on which we are posting pictures of decorated homes in the 5th District. Send your picture to my office at:

Click here to see the website:


Long Beach Keeps Its Promise After 100 years

100 years ago, Cal Rodgers completed the first flight across America -- starting from Sheepshead Bay, New York and landing in the sand at Long Beach on December 10, 1911. Rodgers flew a Wright EX 1 - he dubbed the Vin Fiz, named after the grape soft drink made by Armou- his sponsor.

When he la
r and Company -nded, the City of Long Beach promised to erect a monument and plaque marking this historic event.

On Saturday, December 10 at 1pm, the City of Long Beach finally keeps its promise with the dedication of a 1/3 scale replica and plaque that will be installed in the Long Beach Arena lobby -- less than 900 feet from where Rodgers landed.

The public is invited to the event. Refreshments will be served and a variety of interesting speakers will be on hand to talk about this important event.

The US Postal Service has even approved a special postmark for the event. Come on by a
nd enjoy a bit of Long Beach's history.

Jet Blue has donated two round trip tickets to anywhere it flies. You can buy the tickets on line or come to the event. The winner will be drawn at the event.

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Win Jet Blue
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