Our Positions

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, LONG BEACH AREA LOCAL POSITIONS Last Revised 2006-2007 

What is a Position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.

Long Beach Area Positions

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We support the adoption of a city plan that provides for orderly growth and that enhances rather than diminishes the quality of life in the community.

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We support a role for Commissions that emphasizes maximum public participation in the decision making process of government.

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We support commitment by Long Beach city officials and residents to the protection and conservation of our natural resources, particularly finite resources, in order to meet the needs of future generations as well as our own.

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We support commitment by Long Beach city officials and residents to the protection and conservation of our natural resources, particularly finite resources, in order to meet the needs of future generations as well as our own.

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We support an assured, stable, adequate and fiscally sound source of funding for the Long Beach Public Library. Following a local study, this position was adopted at the Annual Meeting of the LWV/LBA on May 21, 1997.

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We support a budget process which provides for formal, effective, representative citizen participation (input, review, evaluation) at every step of the entire budget process.

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We believe that the importation and use of Liquefied Natural Gas in the Long Beach area is a key component of a long range energy program which would stress use of the cleanest fossil fuel.

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We believe the factors to be considered for improved public transportation to be:

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We support the following revisions in the objectives of the Long Beach City Government position:

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We support a humane and fiscally responsible public social policy.

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We support Police/Community Relations which protect and balance the rights and responsibilities of the police and of the community.

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We support the position that the Long Beach Department of Parks Recreation and Marine should be responsible for providing recreational activities which respond to the changing needs of youth and that the Department of Parks Recreation and Marine participate in the coordination of all recreational activities (both public and private) for youth in Long Beach.

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We want our city to be attractive, safe, and economically healthy with diversified urban amenities reflecting the desires of its residents and respecting the integrity of its unique assets. Redevelopment, when adopted as a means to this end, should consider personal and social needs as well as economic requirements and should be accountable to the citizens and/or their elected representatives.

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We support: More open communication between School Board and citizens.

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We support the timely use of private and public funds and facilities to provide food, shelter and rehabilitative services to the homeless of Long Beach. We also recognize that all levels of government must address the underlying causes of homelessness and the means of preventing it.
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