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City of Long Beach Road to Reconciliation: Community Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Sontue Beacham
37:02
Hello everyone
Mario Gonzalez
37:22
Hi everyone!
Gwendolyn Manning
38:02
You will have the opportunity to ask about the timeline at the end of our session tonight.
Gwendolyn Manning
39:47
@Surya you're welcome
Gwendolyn Manning
40:39
Hello Anthony Porter
Gwendolyn Manning
42:24
Good evening @Jerlene. Duly noted on the survey suggestion. Thanks!
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
42:43
https://forms.gle/pJrhr9KqrY1TPWGK8
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
42:46
There is the survey everyone
Gwendolyn Manning
42:55
Hello @Carolyn and Thom!
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
43:05
If you have taken this already, you do not need to fill it out again. This is just for those that are new to our listening series.
Nate Dozier
43:29
👍🏾
Max Norris
43:31
Please fire Chief Luna and DefundLBPD.com
Nate Dozier
44:00
REFORM RECRUITMENT PRACTICES
Gwendolyn Manning
44:21
Yes the slides will be shown
Gwendolyn Manning
44:44
@Max please raise your voice during the session!
Teresa Chandler
44:59
We can post the slides on the website
Steve Updike
45:02
Max, good point but what are you going to replace it with?
Gwendolyn Manning
46:24
@Everett please raise your voice about such a training during this session!
Katie Balderas
46:58
Here's a link to the slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YWud3z-GQf0qFCJxG4_mfXjAaOZ90fk8XcI67N9qH20/edit?usp=sharing
Nicolassa Galvez
47:31
hello everyone. how many attendees are on the call tonight
Dave Shukla
48:18
Thank you for the link, Katie
Max Norris
48:19
Steve, check out https://www.lbforward.org/peoples-budget
Steve Updike
48:20
I can only post chats, no camera or mic. Can you take my questions?
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
48:34
Hi Steve I can do your best to answer your questions, yes!
Gwendolyn Manning
48:47
@SteveUpdike I can put you in the lineup for questions
Steve Updike
48:56
Max, thanks I will check it out
Steve Updike
50:47
Yes please put me into the lineup for questions.
Gwendolyn Manning
51:00
@Steve you got it!
Chrysta Wilson
53:13
5 Themes:• Transform policing and reimagine public safety• Pass an equitable and inclusive budget• Invest in health equity• Build an inclusive economy• Institutionalize racial equityQ1: What is your reaction to this feedback we’ve heard from community members?Q2: Other ideas, recommendations, insights, or stories that you’d like to share or add to the discussion?Q3: Would this help us address systemic anti-Black racism?Q4: What kind of resources programs, or models would you recommend to the city?
Gwendolyn Manning
53:21
Deaka Mclain you are in the speaker queue
Chrysta Wilson
53:22
5 Themes:• Transform policing and reimagine public safety• Pass an equitable and inclusive budget• Invest in health equity• Build an inclusive economy• Institutionalize racial equityQ1: What is your reaction to this feedback we’ve heard from community members?Q2: Other ideas, recommendations, insights, or stories that you’d like to share or add to the discussion?Q3: Would this help us address systemic anti-Black racism?Q4: What kind of resources programs, or models would you recommend to the city?
Steve Updike
54:30
yes
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
55:04
https://forms.gle/pJrhr9KqrY1TPWGK8
Steve Updike
55:05
yes i do not have a mic
Chrysta Wilson
55:11
Next Speaker: Deaka Mclain
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
55:13
Here is the survey again for anyone who may have missed it!
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
55:42
Steve, if you do not have a mic feel free to leave your comments here in the chat. Staff is recording all comments on the line as well as in the comment box.
Steve Updike
55:57
Can you use my chat when I ask a question?
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
56:05
Yes
Gwendolyn Manning
56:06
Shreya can you post the phone number for Steve? Will that help?
Steve Updike
56:08
I do not have a mic
Chrysta Wilson
56:17
Speaking order: (1) Everett, (2) Dave (3) Nate
Lawrence Casuga
57:41
Q1 response: I’ve read through a couple of other counties in other states’ models with regards to community safety and reforming their policing “structure”, some follow on questions or thoughts I’d have:
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
59:03
Next policing community meeting is on July 6th
Chrysta Wilson
59:06
Speaking order: (1) Everett, (2) Dave Shukla (3) Nate D. ( (4) John Kindred (5) Bridgett
Dave Shukla
59:17
Camden, NJ - Minneapolis, MN - there are lots of models for different models of policing and funding public safety goals - what we need is an integrated approach, especially since so much of the city's revenue streams are bound up in dirty energy. We know that as Californians, we are leading the State in building the jobs of the future in renewable energy, weatherization, net zero building construction, etc. - clean energy economy jobs, high road jobs with career pathways...good middle class jobsWhat we don't really have is an understanding of how far behind that curve Long Beach is, or how much our public spending on economic development actually hollows out our town, since the jobs and firms who benefit neither live nor otherwise work here. Quiet is also is kept on how the priorities across a number of city departments necessitate that they undercut the efforts towards Health Equity or Restorative Justice, as we have more than anecdotal evidence certain department heads have done as recently as Friday.
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
59:26
Next policing community meeting is on July 6th 10:00am-11:30
Gwendolyn Manning
59:39
Steve please put your question in the chat. I will send it to the facilitator to read directly.
Litha Maimoni
01:00:17
Good point Everett!
Dave Shukla
01:00:24
So, when we talk models and changes, I would like to see the set of policy options open to us to incentivize information sharing - as T&R did in South Africa - and peaceable transformation
Steve Updike
01:00:28
What is going to be done about the citizen police complaint commission CPCC? They are a fraud and the city needs to get a real oversight teams that is not connected to the LBPD.
Dave Shukla
01:00:58
I definitely would like to know how this process will be evaluated and reiterated and improved this time next year
Chrysta Wilson
01:01:10
Speaking Order: (1) Dave Shukla (2) Nate D. (3) John Kindred (4) Bridgette (5) Surya
Gwendolyn Manning
01:01:53
You are up next in the speaker queue
Alex
01:05:04
I can confirm about the Racist rhetoric on Nextdoor, even here in Belmont Heights..
Steve Updike
01:05:52
Nextdoor is moderated or they said they moderate it.
Gwendolyn Manning
01:06:09
Will do Deaka
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:06:14
Speaking Order: (1) Dave Shukla (2) Nate D. (3) John Kindred (4) Bridgette (5) Surya
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:06:57
Speaking Order: (1) Nate D. (2) John Kindred (3) Bridgette (4) Surya (5) Deaka McClain
Jerlene Tatum
01:07:40
Thank you Everett for sharing your story! I appreciate you. #blackman
Gwendolyn Manning
01:08:41
Dee you are now in the speaker queue
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:08:52
Speaking Order: (1) Nate D. (2) John Kindred (3) Bridgette (4) Surya (5) Deaka McClain (6) Dee Abrahmse
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:09:18
Speaking Order: (1) Nate D. (2) John Kindred (3) Bridgette (4) Surya (5) Deaka McClain (6) Dee Abrahmse (7) Sontue
Gwendolyn Manning
01:10:05
Tony thank you for your post. Would you like to be added to the speaker queue?
Steve Updike
01:10:26
I found a mic and it might be working can we try again?
Behrang Abadi
01:11:15
Hi all, Steve Updike has a mic now.
Gwendolyn Manning
01:11:20
Done!
Alejandra Gutierrez
01:12:26
To Deaka and Everett's points:Accountability is missing from all Police Depts across the United States. There are no consequences for corrupt officers. They are protect by qualified immunity. No one is above the law, and murder should result in serious consequences, not a desk job or paid leave.Training needs to be more extensive. Requirements need to be heightened. We cannot entrust someone with a gun and the abilty to take a life wthout proper education. Prerequisites should include a college degree and specific ethnic studies courses. Doctor's are subjected to years of study, residencies, and fellowships before they are intrusted with the care of human beings. The police should be expected to possess more than a high school degree. This is the minimum. Policing needs be reimagined, immediately defunded, and subject to consistent review by an outside party.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:12:49
Speaking Order: (1) John Kindred (2) Bridgette (3) Surya (4) Deaka McClain (5) Dee Abrahmse (6) Sontue (7) Steve Updike
Alex
01:13:31
Agreed and well said Alejandra.
Alicia Albertson
01:13:35
I second you on that point Nate!! So frustrating to hear the Mayor praise LBPD after those protests.
Gwendolyn Manning
01:13:54
Alejandra thank you for your comments
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:14:33
Speaking Order: (1) John Kindred (2) Bridgette (3) Surya (4) Deaka McClain (5) Dee Abrahmse (6) Sontue (7) Steve Updike (8) Senay Kenife
Lawrence Casuga
01:14:51
Police unions are definitely something else to look at, it makes it really difficult for cops who want to do the right thing or, dare I say “dime out” some of their more corrupt counterparts difficult to do. I feel like that’s one of the first steps to review with regards to accountability
Alex
01:15:17
Agreed Nate.. We're looking down the wrong channels in regards to recruitment. This can be said nationwide, mind you.
Gwendolyn Manning
01:15:47
OK @Tony!
Alicia Albertson
01:16:14
Yes Nate!!! Thank you. Let’s recruit folks who want to learn restorative justice and deescalation techniques, not join to stay armed after their military service.
Dave Shukla
01:16:17
great point about hiring - these so called "warriors" have nary a mumbling word to tell me about how to deal with the wicked time dynamics of anthropogenic forcing on the carbon cycle
Nate Dozier
01:17:18
http://longbeach.gov/police/about-the-lbpd/employment/join-lbpd/compensation-and-benefits
Gwendolyn Manning
01:17:25
Thank you @Nate!
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
01:17:33
https://forms.gle/pJrhr9KqrY1TPWGK8
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:17:34
Speaking Order: (1) Bridgette (2) Surya (3) Deaka McClain (4) Dee Abrahmse (5) Sontue (6) Steve Updike (7) Senay Kenife
Nate Dozier
01:17:44
✊🏾💙
Surya Pinto
01:18:13
@nate thank you for sharing that.
Nate Dozier
01:18:42
@surya 💙
Alex
01:18:55
Right on Nate, well said btw.
Dave Shukla
01:18:58
http://www.leadinggroupsonline.org/
Nate Dozier
01:19:03
http://longbeach.gov/police/about-the-lbpd/employment/join-lbpd/compensation-and-benefits
Anthony Porter
01:19:39
I agree about hiring soldiers to be police officers. They are trained killers. On the other hand, they hire kids fresh out of Highschool with no ties to Long Beach communities that only know about what they see on tv and what they hear. So, most of the people that are hired to police our communities are really not qualified to do so.
Lawrence Casuga
01:21:04
I know this is a bit off the rails….but I’d be a little weary about people dehumanizing military members. I definitely agree we want to change the recruiting strategy to emphasize character values appropriate to serving the community
Surya Pinto
01:21:21
How about actually requiring them to know the law! None of these high school kids, no ex military. Extend the schooling process of police.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:21:32
Speaking Order: (1) Bridgette (2) Surya (3) Deaka McClain (4) Dee Abrahmse (5) Sontue (6) Steve Updike (7) Senay Kenife
Gwendolyn Manning
01:21:42
@Anthony @Jacqueline @Lawrence thank you for your comments!
Surya Pinto
01:22:30
That part! @John
Nate Dozier
01:23:34
@Lawrence I hear what you’re saying and maybe that’s why things are the way they are, because folks are too weary to call it for what it is
Christopher Covington
01:23:38
Check out this memo from Tom Modica to City Council and department heads?? It shows they are not hearing us. They are only hearing from their own circles. This process is a waste of our time!! http://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/city-manager/media-library/documents/memos-to-the-mayor-tabbed-file-list-folders/2020/june-29--2020---framework-for-reconciliation-corresponding-data-and-policing-policies_
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:23:59
Speaking Order: (1) Surya (2) Deaka McClain (3) Dee Abrahmse (4) Sontue (5) Steve Updike (6) Senay Kenife
Alejandra Gutierrez
01:25:23
Thank you for sharing this link Christopher!
Lawrence Casuga
01:25:28
@nate just seems a bit divisive, I think we want the people who are in the positions to want to step up and be a part of the change within the systems their in. Labelling them collectively’s rough. Can’t reiterate enough though that I agree with your way ahead on this
Nicolassa Galvez
01:25:37
we need to hold police department supervisors accountable as well!
Lawrence Casuga
01:26:04
(In positions in the PD presently, guess I should’ve specified that)
Surya Pinto
01:26:26
PREACH @Bridgette
Alex
01:26:27
That militaristic brotherhood ideology carries over to our police departments.. They'll cover for each and respect rank before they check the morality of the situation, historically speaking. Well said Bridgette.
Alicia Albertson
01:26:42
Yes @Bridgette the City as an institution should be voicing FOR THE COMMUNITY not FOR THE POLICE
Nate Dozier
01:26:47
“CALL IT WHAT IT IS” ✅
Steve Updike
01:27:13
Why is the city wasting our tax money on mental health when it has been proven that psychiatry is a fraud and does not work and their psych med drugs kill people?
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
01:28:09
Hey Christopher. I saw your comment to the memo you linked. I’m really curious about what you said.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:28:54
Speaking Order: (1) Surya (2) Deaka McClain (3) Dee Abrahmse (4) Sontue (5) Steve Updike (6) Senay Kenife (7) Hattie Herring
Steve Updike
01:29:43
A lot of the problems that we have here is that the education is and has been lacking. There needs to be real education and learning going on here. For example teach people to read where they can really read and understand what it is they are reading. Then apprentice where a person can practice what it is they learned and improve their skills.
Alicia Albertson
01:29:57
@bridgette LBPD has killed at least 30 folks in custody in the last 10 years and very few have been prosecuted or faced legal repercussions. I put together a spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G_8C9su2m4awDMfCfXGzgqWO156zYrguvls1VWhGsto/edit?pli=1#gid=0 - and appreciate you bringing up their mental health. Mentally healthy people do not shoot people!!! Think of nurses who have to restrain people every day at extreme levels of agitation aggression and fear, they don’t kill their patients. Our police clearly are not in sound mental shape if they are shooting and beating so many folks here.
Nate Dozier
01:30:29
#WHEREISTHEMAYOR
Alex
01:30:45
Agreed, where IS the mayor??
Alicia Albertson
01:30:46
#WHEREISTHEMAYORFORREEEEEAL
Sontue Beacham
01:30:52
WHERE IS THE MAYOR???
Christopher Covington
01:31:00
I want to see the city make policies, resolutions, and institution shifts to be anti racist. ENOUGH of this lip service.
Sontue Beacham
01:31:14
Where are the council members???
Alejandra Gutierrez
01:31:19
The mayor is trying to stay away, prepping for his Lt. Governor run... LB is in his rearview mirror
Chelsea Adame
01:31:31
#findnewmayor
Steve Updike
01:31:41
Did you read in the papers where ex-LBPD members want to kill a BLM leader Shaun King? Makes the police look bad if their former members think that way. FBI is suppose to be investigating that.
Christopher Covington
01:31:49
My reaction to feedback is watered down and rd
Dave Shukla
01:32:03
Frederick Taft
Alicia Albertson
01:32:07
Agree with you @Christopher the listening is nice but where are the sound policy proposals for all of us as a community to participate in reviewing and amending to create the policies we need to stop the horrendous acts carried out by LBPD
Nate Dozier
01:32:15
#WHEREISROBERTGARCIA
Alicia Albertson
01:32:37
#FIRELUNA
Alicia Albertson
01:32:59
Preach Surya
kay chau
01:33:21
.
Dave Shukla
01:33:28
We need to start talking Just Transition
Nate Dozier
01:33:35
right on, Surya
Alex
01:33:44
SOUND OFF <3
Jerlene Tatum
01:33:56
how many attendees in meeting tonight?
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:34:18
Speaking Order: (1) Deaka McClain (2) Dee Abrahmse (3) Sontue (4) Steve Updike (5) Senay Kenife (6) Hattie Herring (7) Justin Mendez
Nate Dozier
01:35:01
👏🏾
Steve Updike
01:35:32
LBPD committed a hate crime against me by saying they want to run me a bisexual man out of Long Beach. Then Officer Olea wrote a false report on a crime that was committed where I live. I have proof of what I say, I have the false report and a video that proves Olea lied. He was the same one who committed the hate crime against me. Nothing has been done and this happened in November 2019. It is a crime for a police officer to write a false report.
Nate Dozier
01:35:52
THANK YOU SURYA!
Dave Shukla
01:36:21
South Africa's T&R Commission provided a model for how to deal with these recalcitrant sectors (LBPOA) that thrive on unaccountability
Teresa Chandler
01:36:42
Hello! I'm glad you are on this evening. People have been less angry on the last several conversations.
Steve Updike
01:37:01
I have a small part of African in my DNA but I look like a white man.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:37:11
Speaking Order: (1) Dee Abrahmse (2) Sontue (3) Steve Updike (4) Senay Kenife (5) Hattie Herring (6) Justin Mendez
Alicia Albertson
01:37:51
YES DEAKA
Christopher Covington
01:38:42
My reaction to the feedback is it is watered down BS. A slap to our faces. Themes are nothing without implemntation plans. This city needs major shifts and drastic changes or the people will take action. Do the work now or clean up the mess later.
Surya Pinto
01:38:58
Show me the plan. Show me how much money you
Surya Pinto
01:39:04
Youre moving *
Max Norris
01:39:09
Surya, loved your comments, check out DEFUNDLBPD.com and sign up to build power with folks who share your views
Nate Dozier
01:39:13
AFRICAN Americans 👏🏾
Surya Pinto
01:39:17
Oh I’m on it alllll.
Alicia Albertson
01:39:21
@deaks so many asian and Latinx folks hurt and killed day police as well especially in long beach
Surya Pinto
01:39:22
Check out lp.strong
Surya Pinto
01:39:28
We’re working to recall the mayor
Surya Pinto
01:39:52
Also WHY ARE POLICE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CONSEQUENCES?!?!?!?
Surya Pinto
01:40:00
Desk duty my aaaassss
Alicia Albertson
01:40:04
All POC need support, love, and policy change right now.
Steve Updike
01:40:13
After Porter Gilbert the head of the LGBTQ Center who was on the CPCC came out and said that the CPCC was a fraud. Then he listed many reason that the CPCC is a fraud. Now he is being attacked and his reputation is being attacked by people who I suspect work for the LBPD and CPCC. The LBPD need to be investigated by the FBI this.
Lawrence Casuga
01:40:37
I suppose if the panel, or anyone in the city published for everyone to see what proposed legislation in the city is brought forward. If there are any members of lb forward’s team here, who can reformat their budget requests to match how Long Beach gov models their fiscal year budgets
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:40:42
Speaking Order: (1) Sontue (2) Steve Updike (3) Senay Kenife (4) Hattie Herring (5) Justin Mendez
Christopher Covington
01:40:47
Idea, build on the Long Beach Promise into jobs here is the city.
Christopher Covington
01:42:30
Idea, pilot universal income for most impacted family and residents here in the city.
Christopher Covington
01:43:16
Idea, make the hire a youth program year round with education credits.
Surya Pinto
01:43:31
@Christopher for sure. Notice how all the downtown construction is outsourced? All the projects the Mayor and his bestie Molino do are not Long Beach centered
Steve Updike
01:43:59
People keep saying psychiatry should be used but the truth is psychiatry has been around a long time and things have only gotten worse. That is proof that psychiatry does not work because if it really worked things would be getting better not worse. Not only that but the psych med drugs are poisons that kill people. Most of the mass shooters are on psych meds when they get guns and kill people in and out of schools. I grew up in a time when we did not have all of the psych meds they push on people today and we never had anybody take a gun to school and kill people.
Alex
01:44:05
Intercultural communication @ CSULB was pivotal to understanding and talking to each other.. If only all police applicants were required to take this course.
Steve Updike
01:44:32
The system is rotten
Christopher Covington
01:44:38
Idea, make rent control and renter protections real!
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:45:12
Speaking Order: (1) Steve Updike (2) Senay Kenife (3) Hattie Herring (4) Justin Mendez
Surya Pinto
01:45:27
YES YOU ARE SONTUE <3
Alicia Albertson
01:45:33
Yes you are Sontue!!
Steve Updike
01:46:02
BLM
Christopher Covington
01:46:09
Idea, Resign Tom Modica!
Surya Pinto
01:46:42
The good ol generic response email.
Steve Updike
01:48:32
Tom is just a pawn like a lot of paid off government people who do what they are told to do to make a pay check. Follow the money to the top to find out who really runs the country and the world.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:48:45
Speaking Order: (1) Steve Updike (2) Senay Kenife (3) Hattie Herring (4) Justin Mendez
Dave Shukla
01:50:27
https://collectiveliberation.org/our-work-2/political-education/
Sontue Beacham
01:51:47
@Surya... Right- the generic response email but I want specifics. It's pitiful.
Surya Pinto
01:52:10
@Sontue I got the same from Suzie Price. Mayors emails are always generic.
Christopher Covington
01:53:01
Make the next step transparent! Residents should be able to see who the stake holders are and how these conversations will transform into policy, practices and action.
Alicia Albertson
01:53:46
#EducateSteve
Christopher Covington
01:54:26
Sign me up for one of those seats at that table.
Sontue Beacham
01:54:54
I don't necessarily agree with all of the framework but at least we hear from Rex on several topics.
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
01:55:36
We have 59 attendees right now
Anthony Porter
01:55:37
Most police are insensitive to human needs. All police believe that they are the law. That is not the case, police are suppose to uphold the law, they are suppose to protect and serve.
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
01:55:40
At our peak, we had 73
Alicia Albertson
01:56:22
Thank you for the refocusing Chrysta
Alicia Albertson
01:56:38
And thank you to all the panel members for their time
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:57:03
Speaking Order: (1) Hattie Herring (2) Justin Mendez
Jerlene Tatum
01:58:21
thank you Senay
Anthony Porter
01:58:23
@Chrysta how about rent control.
Sontue Beacham
01:59:16
There's a fireworks teleconference about to start. There go our priorities. Fireworks are important- very important for several reasons. But there are about 20 other hours in the day and 2 other days of the week to discuss fireworks. My goodness
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
01:59:19
@anthony—I would love for you to share more! You want me to put you in the speaking queue? You’d be #3 if sp
Sontue Beacham
01:59:45
Our council members scheduled it right around this townhall.
Christopher Covington
02:00:15
Expand on the city joint use agreements with other institutions and mandate an anti racist MOU. If MOU is not being met cut contracts. Give The Office of Equity oversight power with financial penalties to institution partners.
Steve Updike
02:01:50
THE LBPD TREAT ME AS BAD AS THEY TREAT YOU. THAT IS THE POINT I AM TRYING TO MAKE.
Jerlene Tatum
02:01:50
may we know how many attendees are on these call
Dave Shukla
02:02:12
Sundown towners had kids and grandkids still in town...
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
02:02:13
Currently 58. Peak of 73.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:02:18
Speaking Order: (1) Hattie Herring (2) Justin Mendez (3)Maybe Anthony Porter (4)Thyjuan
Chelsea Adame
02:02:43
and they act ignorant of the sundown town concept
Steve Updike
02:02:43
GOOD POINT
Christopher Covington
02:02:50
The 1st, 6th and 9th districts needs to desinated as promise zones and city resources need to be directed to those area.
Surya Pinto
02:03:14
So eloquent and powerful @Senay
Christopher Covington
02:03:23
Start with D6 and 9th as a pilot.
Nicolassa Galvez
02:03:25
can we get perodic updates on the number of attendees on the call
Dave Shukla
02:03:28
let him finish the sentence
Alicia Albertson
02:03:32
Thanks Senay
Nicolassa Galvez
02:03:40
maybe when you give the speaker order?
Alejandra Gutierrez
02:03:51
Thank you Senay!
Steve Updike
02:03:54
PUT A TIMER UP ON THE SITE LIKE THEY DO AT CITY HALL
Alex
02:04:04
Well fucking said Senay.. Great points.
Alicia Albertson
02:04:05
The structural racism in place here is highly visible just driving/walking around our city
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:04:10
Speaking Order: (1) Hattie Herring (2) Justin Mendez (3)Maybe Anthony Porter (4)Thyjuan
Tony Mendoza
02:04:31
@Senay - thank you for your story and remembering Ron Settles.
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
02:04:33
Jacqueline, press the button with the hand on it to raise your hand
Christopher Covington
02:04:39
All pilots need a ten year plan/commitment. ENOUGH WITH THESE BANDAID 2-4 YEAR PROJECTS.
Gwendolyn Manning
02:04:39
Jacqueline I will place you in que
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
02:04:42
You will then be identified as wanting to speak and placed in the queue
Nicolassa Galvez
02:05:02
senay was just getting started. I had no idea about the window boarding or the lifeguard program. I'm sure there is so much more
Steve Updike
02:05:14
I AM WHITE AND I FACE DISCRIMINATION FROM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HISPANICS HERE IN LONG BEACH.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:05:20
Speaking Order: (1) Justin Mendez (2)Maybe Anthony Porter (3)Thyjuan (4) Senay (5) jacqueline
Alex
02:05:30
#educatesteve
Nicolassa Galvez
02:06:04
Steve this is not the forum for your experiences
Christopher Covington
02:06:08
Please remove Steve. He is an agitator. This is now not a safe space.
Sontue Beacham
02:06:53
You asked what changes can be made in Long Beach? Examine how Blacks feel when they see themselves within the city. If we are not mentioned or acknowledged, nothing you do will matter. MLK Ave should go through all of Long Beach. What do Black people mean to Long Beach? In everyday life, we are constantly put down or not put first in some kind of way. How does a parent explain that to their kid? When I asked as a kid why does it stop at Willow? I was told "Because we're Black".
Steve Updike
02:07:06
THIS IS AMERICA AND WE ALL HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Alejandra Gutierrez
02:07:22
I believe Steve is not abiding by the community rules set up at the start of this forum. We agreed to uplift Black voices.
Nicolassa Galvez
02:07:53
Steve you also have the freedom of choice to not speak and respect the intention of this space
Chelsea Adame
02:08:02
agreed Alejandra. it’s time to listen, Steve.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:08:04
A reminder of our Community Agreements to Amplify Black experiences
Steve Updike
02:08:31
THE POLICE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ME TOO AND I HAVE A PERCENTAGE OF AFRICAN IN MY DNA.
Alex
02:10:18
Who has moderator rights? Steve, time to leave. \
Christopher Covington
02:10:47
REMOVE STEVE
Sontue Beacham
02:10:56
Thank you, Chrysta
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:12:24
Speaking Order: (1) Thyjuan (2) Senay (3) Jacqueline ****(WE will get Justin Mendez in as soon as we get him Unmuted)
Surya Pinto
02:12:28
The rent is criminal. But hey we need a bunch of luxury condos right?
Dave Shukla
02:13:45
tell it ti the landlords and hoteliers and rentiers who spent millions to prevent rent control ib 2018
Dave Shukla
02:13:51
*in
Sontue Beacham
02:13:55
@Surya... right.
Anthony Porter
02:14:28
Change will come when we get people in those positions that are willing to make a DIFFERENCE. We need people in those positions who see our struggle, feel our struggle, and share our struggle.
Surya Pinto
02:14:31
Did yall see the LB CARES rent assistance? 1700 people get up to 1000 in a LOTTERY STYLE BID
Surya Pinto
02:14:42
Thats .3% of Long Beach population
Anthony Porter
02:15:03
@Chrysta thank you
Surya Pinto
02:15:15
Yasss @Senay
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:15:27
Speaking Order: (1) Jacqueline
Dave Shukla
02:16:19
Rob Peete.
Alejandra Gutierrez
02:16:36
The investment that has been made to "beautify" Long Beach is sold to long time residents as a way to better our lived experience in the city, but we have seen that that is not the case. It is to bring in new money and change the demographics of the city to match the profiles of our neighboring beach cities. It has resulted in the displacement of Black and POC folks who cannot afford to live in the place they have called home to gentrification.
Surya Pinto
02:17:49
Senay for Mayor??
Alex
02:18:31
Agreed Alejandra, the silent gentrification at work in the development of our city is sickening..
Dave Shukla
02:18:39
Tidelands funding needs to be refigured
Alex
02:19:20
WELL SAID SENAY
Jerlene Tatum
02:20:17
@senay, it wasn't a donation, it was a proposal to allocate $1million from state COVID funds, towards COVID efforts for Black folk
Jacqueline Case
02:20:22
Well said !! Senay you should be one of our Leaders.
Dave Shukla
02:20:57
I agree all day every day with what each point Senay made.
Alejandra Gutierrez
02:21:36
Yes, but that responsibility belongs to the City
Jerlene Tatum
02:21:44
City Staff, is there a reason we are not getting an answer to our question about how many attendees are on this call?
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:22:02
They had answered earlier. There are currently 56 people on the call.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:22:04
:)
Dave Shukla
02:22:42
The sell-off of former RDA properties is something I would like to ask the City Manager's office to review from an Equity basis.
Alejandra Gutierrez
02:22:43
Black folks take care of Black folks because they care, but also because they have to! The City isn't doing it!
Jacqueline Case
02:23:42
Love what you are saying!!!
Lisa Raufman
02:23:51
Senay, you are really highlighting so many inequities; why aren't you on that Business Development District Board? That vacancy tax also needs to be done!
Dave Shukla
02:24:34
opportunity costs of promoting and maintaining a rentier class that is not a productive part of the local economy, but a dragweight on development.
Sontue Beacham
02:26:37
That's what I was saying... how do we see ourselves? How does the city uplift us? If we see ourselves lower than or not represented, it becomes our way of thought. This is basic history of racism. Long Beach has to uplift Black people and we have to see it to believe it.
Nicolassa Galvez
02:27:01
thank you @chrysta. does 56 include city staff. can we can get periodic counts of attendees?
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:27:21
54 current attendees, not including City Staff :)
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:27:53
Good feedback for the City—I can make sure we keep a running tab on the counts in future Town Halls. Thank you for the recommendation!
Alex
02:28:08
Agreed Jacqueline, Senay you have some strong rhetorical skills. Inspiring.
Sontue Beacham
02:28:17
Fill in the gaps when it doesn't exist in families. Families have many problems but our kids go to school and it's a place of education. I need to participate in the education session also. :)
Steve Updike
02:29:37
Reverend Fred Shaw has worked alongside the NAACP in getting 3 national resolutions passed
Steve Updike
02:31:08
AMEN
Nicolassa Galvez
02:31:16
90 so far on the fireworks call :/
Ben Lorenzo
02:32:14
.
Sontue Beacham
02:32:16
I called into the fireworks call for a second and hung up. This is my priority at this time.
Steve Updike
02:33:17
GET A WATCHDOG GROUP THAT IS OUT SIDE OF LONG BEACH AND CAN NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE LBPD TO WATCH OVER THE LBPD
Behrang Abadi
02:33:31
Hi, are you calling in from a phone?
Dave Shukla
02:33:32
Thank you!!!
Sontue Beacham
02:33:42
Can the City share who are the stakeholders? How are they selected? Will they represent every sector of Black people in Long Beach?
Sontue Beacham
02:34:09
In reference to Step #3 of the framework... stakeholders?
Dave Shukla
02:34:45
Most of the people affected by these conversations are not necessarily digitally savvy - how does this get into the PT, Grunion, etc. How do you handle the flood of phone calls you are sure to get after?
Behrang Abadi
02:36:05
folks on the phone can press *9 to raise their hands
Jerlene Tatum
02:37:57
ministers alliance is not representive of the black community as a
Jerlene Tatum
02:38:07
as a whole
Sontue Beacham
02:38:28
Thanks Jerlene. Great points also!
Ben Lorenzo
02:39:32
Fellow attendees, if we are expecting the people who benefit by being in the system to hear us and do the right thing, I think we are fooling ourselves. Tom, Mayor, Council Members, Directors, don't want to fix anything. Fixing anything will mean they need to let go of their power. We need to replace those with who are in the power currently and replace them with the people who are not career politicians. This is just an attempt to let us run out of the steam. We need to strategize outside this "listening session".
Dee Abrahamse
02:40:03
resources for students who should know more about African Americans and their history - CSULB Black Studies department has courses in history, sociology, etc. -prospective police should take them!
Sontue Beacham
02:40:47
Action call for the City and media to promote good things about Black people and the real situations that we face.
Lisa Raufman
02:41:55
The Community College System has made a statement that they are looking at the revision of the curriculum that is provided to train Police Officers (Community Colleges train over 70% of all officers) BLM is influencing that change.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:43:07
Current Attendees: 52 (not including City Staff)
Jerlene Tatum
02:43:47
@ ms hattie, Thank you!
Jacqueline Case
02:43:48
I only saw on Social Media.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:45:19
Next Speaker: Keth Odd
Anthony Porter
02:46:16
City officials have the power to make changes in this city. They can make this city better place for all by doing what's right for the Black people of this city. Actions speak volumes.
Jerlene Tatum
02:46:24
Hey Chris!
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:47:33
Current Attendees: 50 (not including City Staff Panelists)
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
02:49:43
Current Attendees: 47 (not including City Staff Panelists)
Nicolassa Galvez
02:49:47
thank you chrysta!
Christopher Covington
02:50:03
Hii Jerlene. Glad we are in this struggle together.
Ben Lorenzo
02:50:59
@Anthony, City Officials don't have the power to make decisions like the Council and Mayor has. Also, as @Dave mentioned, not every City Official will care about this because they benefit from the inequity that exists. I think we are in a bad place with the council we have and lack of accountability.
Sontue Beacham
02:51:57
I work for a local government and there are various roles. So, all can assist in changes. It depends on the topic and role.
Jerlene Tatum
02:52:32
@Chris, you keep me encouraged and accountable. My generation needs to support your generation, and we need you to keep us ALL accountable.
Shreya.Sharan@longbeach.gov
02:53:44
https://forms.gle/oBNod5FznP7JK3Jb9
Nate Dozier
02:54:31
@tom will you look into taking the image down?
Steve Updike
02:55:43
ACTIONS NOT JUST WORDS
Alex
02:57:05
its intentional.
Steve Updike
02:57:11
WATCH DOG PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF LONG BEACH TO WATCH OVER THE LBPD
Ben Lorenzo
02:58:42
adopt People's budget - why do the budget behind close doors?
Ben Lorenzo
02:59:20
We already have the propose budget here https://www.lbforward.org/peoples-budget
Lawrence Casuga
02:59:50
http://www.longbeach.gov/finance/city-budget-and-finances/budget/budget-information
Ben Lorenzo
03:00:00
https://www.lbforward.org/peoples-budget
Lawrence Casuga
03:00:29
I actually reached out to dbf to see about adding concrete details for their proposed budget,
Lawrence Casuga
03:00:40
Just tonight so it’ll be a few days till a response
Lawrence Casuga
03:01:33
it’s principally sound such as it is (the people’s budget) but it definitely could use more details, will try and assist
Nicolassa Galvez
03:03:04
text notifications like you did with curfew? notices in utility bills?
Ben Lorenzo
03:03:19
@ Linda Tatum Do text messaging and let this be live on LBTV. Take phone calls while broadcasting.
Ben Lorenzo
03:03:46
It's not that hard if you really want to hear from more people.
Nicolassa Galvez
03:05:16
Facebook live. watch parties. allow for comments on the social media streaming
Jacqueline Case
03:05:59
Thank you for this evening!! I was on both AACCLB Zoom
Nicolassa Galvez
03:06:12
notices in parking tickets
Jacqueline Case
03:06:43
Look forward to help in any way to participate as well. I was involved as a Stakeholder for Every In.
Sontue Beacham
03:07:58
Thank you. I appreciate that.
Jacqueline Case
03:09:10
I would love to participate PREPA Long Beach was involved as a Stakeholder Everyone In and with the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion. We are a LGBTQ Nonprofit for Equal Fair Housing.
Chrysta Wilson (she/her)
03:09:22
Current number of attendees: 35 (not including city panelists)
Ben Lorenzo
03:09:26
Will you DEFUND the police?