The City of Long Beach just released a budget blueprint summary which spells out just how they plan on balancing the city’s budget. It’s pretty self-explanatory: cuts, savings, reductions, increases; it’s all there.
Oh wait, what is that? A three year temporary tax surcharge of 11.9%? And what is this about an additional 4.1% increase on the general fund tax levy? Like the city says, these are “tough choices [that] cannot be avoided.” Personally, I blame the old guys for all this (and deep down in your hearts you know that I’m right).
Download the PDF here: blueprint-4-10-12.pdf