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Patch Question: What's the Top Issue in Long Beach?

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Property taxes, congested sidewalks, a deteriorated boardwalk, traffic, illegal rentals, and a stronger police presence in the West End. These are some of the replies Patch readers offered when we posed the same question six months ago: What issue in Long Beach tops your list of problems that need fixing?

To those who replied to this question back in June, have you since changed your mind? Is there another issues that tops your list? There have certainly been some changes in the past half year, from the city's finances, to Quiksilver's surfing competition and the decision not to return next year, to the change in administrations at City Hall, and much more. All readers are invited to share their (civil) thoughts in the comments below.

Theresa Buonomo January 09, 2012 at 09:56 PM
LB Girl we know there are parking lots...they are always full. Home owners park their cars in the lot and leave their garage and driveway for guests. Where does that leave the residents who don't have a garage or driveway? It's like being in prison in the summer.once you get home, you can't leave again..forget bringing in groceries. I realize it's not a retirement community, but this is out of control completely.. I
queenskid January 12, 2012 at 05:40 PM
I'm concerned about the finances for Long Beach. I would like to see this new administration stop the spending and not be a miniature federal government. I don't want to drive through the back of the Police Department and see all brand new top of the line cars in this environment. Why do we need a Marine Division? All the extras should be cut until the budget is under control. We don't need another 25% increase in taxes.
Packanig January 13, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Maybe if they let up on boardwalk stores it would encourage more of them. Maybe taxing the people into oblivion isn't a good idea.
danielle April 21, 2012 at 03:42 PM
buddys bicycle shop is a hangout for bums so dirty pigsty building looks like it houses filthly trash needs to be cleaned up makes block look bad
delete me April 21, 2012 at 04:00 PM
You clearly aren't talking about the West End. Are you so reliant on your car that the thought of not being able to use it to go to a store makes you feel like you're in prison then I highly suggest you take a bus, get a bike or walk. I find a trend in people who feel so reliant on their cars to go 10 blocks are generally the type of people who could benefit from losing a calorie.


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