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8 Changes People Want To See in Long Beach

Readers comment on how they city could improve.

Long Beach at the center of town, between National and Edwards boulevards. (Credit: Joe Kellard)
Long Beach at the center of town, between National and Edwards boulevards. (Credit: Joe Kellard)

We asked Long Beach Patch Facebook readers on Thursday to comment on the following question: “It's a new year and a chance for improvements. What changes do you want to see in Long Beach?”

Here’s a wish list for 2014:
  • I'd like to c a gas station that sells gas a little cheaper! Seems that if I drive to Island park, Oceanside or Freeport I can save 10 to 20 cents per gallon! Not a lot but it does add up!!
  • Fix the streets!
  • I would like our elected officials to rally in support of their displaced citizens to help them get the funding they have been promised by FEMA and NFI and NY RISING. Until everyone is back in their homes LB will not thrive. Support funding for mitigation. Safe homes are elevated homes.
  • Definitely fix the potholes! They're filled and within a few weeks open again. Also the double parking on park Ave is ridiculous. The police always say they're going to cut it down but it hasn’t. Especially near Gino’s.
  • #1 is to get the hospital open. Until that happens, anything else is secondary.
  • Quiksilver Pro! The city needs revenue!
  • I would [like] a solution to parking problems residents face especially on Shore Rd. Sick of being a hostage after 5.
  • Rid the place of corruption!

What's on your 2014 wish list for Long Beach? Post a reply in the comment box below.


Barbara J Lee January 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Ever been refused your chosen "moniker" when registering at a web address? There can be only one Eddie at this web address no matter the IP address from which the request originates. Just credit the difference in tone and attitude to whether Eddie is on his meds or just enjoying "pulling your leg".
Barbara J Lee January 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM
On topic: I'd like the City Ordinances, with regard to building codes, to stipulate that government and private office buildings and businesses meet ADA requirements to remove barriers, especially when using FEMA funds for repairs, e.g., the Lindell Deli in renovating after Sandy retained their front step thus maintaining a barrier to equal access. Or at the very least, codify that the City of LB may hold back Certificates of Occupancy until NY State/Federal ADA regs are complied with.
Barbara J Lee January 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Glad someone wrote this: "'I've dealt with LBMC a lot over the years. It's been a money pit of nepotism. That's why they never joined with a hospital system, they'd have to open up the books." The kind of statement Lily Tomlin would say "and that's the truth"!
Judy Massey January 24, 2014 at 10:22 AM
I'd like to see more enforcement/ticketing of people who don't stop at STOP signs.

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