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Los Angeles County, CA April 9, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Ray Grabinski

Candidate for
Mayor; City of Long Beach

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From Public Safety to Parks, Ray Grabinski understands Long Beach's needs. His experience in government means he is able to target effective approaches to solving our problems. A few of Ray's proposals are listed below.

Ray Grabinski's Plan to Put Long Beach Neighborhoods First

  • $80 million is available NOW for infrastructure improvements. Let's use it.
  • Establish a "Pothole Hotline" and guarantee a 24-hour response to Graffiti or Pothole Complaints.
  • Establish a mechanism for city employees to routinely report broken streetlights, graffiti, potholes, etc.
  • Establish a Local Transportation Czar to focus on traffic problems and road improvements.
  • Make a decision within 90 days to go forward or stop the Queensway Bay development.
  • Begin a Parks In Perpetuity program to preserve our valuable open spaces.
  • Work with the Boeing Realty Co. to modify their plans for the PacifiCenter so that it takes existing neighborhoods into account.

Ray Grabinski's Plan to Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe
  • Increase Community Policing
  • Keep seasoned experienced officers on the streets.
  • Put more cops on the streets.
  • Expand tutoring, mentoring, and before and after school programs to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.

Ray Grabinski's Plan to Strengthen the Long Beach Economy
  • Open an Independent Office of Small Business to give small and mid-size businesses the same type of help as large companies get from the city.
  • Reduce unnecessary fees such as the 16% business license surcharge and the utility user tax.
  • Create a "Buy Long Beach First" program.
  • Attract business and jobs in the medical, defense and high tech sectors of the economy.

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