Steve wants waves!
I have been a long time proponent of bringing waves back to Long Beach by taking down a portion of the breakwater.
Our Long Beach beaches average a "D" or "F" grade on water quality, making our beaches unsafe for swimming. This is because the Long Beach Breakwater not only stops wave action, but also traps pollutants dumped by the ports and rivers, which build up in the harbor.
We need to bring back the waves to prevent pollution from building up in Long Beach's beaches, to bring back tourism, and to boost our local economy!
I am proposing that we remove a portion of the breakwater, with the help of the Aquarium of the Pacific, while re-creating structure by installing boulders and kelp. The areas that are removed will need to be temporarily replaceable in the case of an emergency.
Steve also advocates for bikes!
But we also need to assist seniors and others with poor balance by advocating alternatives like the four wheel pedicars and tricycles.
I have the tenacity to get these projects done! When I lived in Venice, California, I was instrumental in the beautification of the beach. I surprised everyone by persuading the Los Angeles City Council to embark on a long-overdue tree-trimming project. With the necessary funds, I arranged for 600 trees to be trimmed. I also enlisted the homeless to remove graffiti, had the city post new recreational road signs, remove debris, set up volleyball nets, repair potholes and sidewalks, fix fencing around storm drains, fix lampposts, and paint swing sets.
If I am elected Mayor of Long Beach, I will work tirelessly to protect our environment and to beautify our amazing city.