HELP WANTED: Public Safety Commission Board Members

The city just posted an application form for the Public Safety Commission board (see – Public Safety Commission Application). Let’s all play. I’ll go first:


I ride a bike, walk & drive a car – So I’m familiar with all local forms of transportation. I also have a ton of experience watching cars speed through stop signs when they want to make the green light on Park Ave. I am interested in traffic laws and getting people to obey them.


I want to be able to walk, cross a street and ride my bike in a safer environment. Sure, pedestrians and cyclists need to obey laws too, but they aren’t ones with the larger weapon that kills.   

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9 thoughts on “HELP WANTED: Public Safety Commission Board Members”

  1. Christine Graf on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:21 pm
    I just saw this on the

    Its amazing what a little research will find.

    The city recently hired Mike Cruz, a long time democrat friend and supporter and campaigner in the hispanic community. The hiring was done to a newly created position that never existed before. he is paid just over $30,000/year. he was also hired despite the new administration’s promise not top hire hire friends or family, and despite a hiring freeze, and despite a supposed fiscal emergency.

    If that doesn’t make enough sense, check this out.

    Mike Cruz is double dipping. According to the NYS Comptroller’s office Crus collects a state pension (on the taxpayer’s back) for $37, 515/year. He collects the pension from his prior years of service in Long Beach (he apparently had to resign his old position because he could not pass a single civil service exam, and he was given numerous exams!).

    So the democrats friend Mike CRuz collects a $37,000/ years pension and a $50,000 a year salary AT THE SAME TIME!!!

    This is the height of hypocrisy and this new administration has a total disregard for the taxpayers of the city!


    By the way, you can search for anyone who collects a public pension from NY state at

  2. Not for nothing but the LBFD answers more calls than any other department on Long Island (despite the amount of medical calls) and they do a damn good job at that. There was a time when anything that caught fire burned to the ground around here, thank the Lord those days are behind us.

  3. I don’t know Rich… I for one am still on the fence on how I feel about paid fieman or going strictly volunteer. The paid men had about 10 fires last year I think it was, all other surrounding areas with 10-almost 30 are equipped well enough by their volunteers. I d however, certainly believe that firemen or not, we must at least have paid EMS, which I learned we can contract out like most other towns do for much much less than we pay the firemen to do… I don’t know but am interested in what others think about this…

  4. Here is a political payoff my neighbor (a LB Cop) just told me about.

    The PBA President sues the Republicans in City Hall, then he supports the opposing Democrats. The election comes, Democrats win. Now the new Democrat controlled city council, settle the case (before a judge even has the chance to look at the case, for $24,999. Coincidentally, the city council doesn’t have to approve the settlement because only awards of $25,000 have top go to a public hearing before the city council and this is $1 short of that requirement! If that’s not bad enough, the Plaintiff also is getting a promotion tomorrow, actually 2 promotions, to Detective and Lieutenant!

    This new administration is absolutely disgusting. I voted for them, and they are 10 times worse than anything we have ever had before. LB needs to wake up!

    No wonder the city is broke!

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