Billy Crystal came to Long Beach this past Saturday and graciously presented our city with a check for One Million Dollars. It appears to that the money wasn’t for anything specific, as written in Newsday:
“City Council president Scott Mandel wasn’t sure how the money would be spent, but he said it would go toward recovery and relief efforts still under way eight months after the storm. (Source – Billy Crystal announces $1M gift to Long Beach)
So I figured it might be fun for us to talk about what aspect of Long Beach needs this money the most. Should it be spent on sewer upgrades? More beautification? West Elementary School? The hospital? Straight to the boardwalk rebuild? New sidewalks and pedestrian lighting on Park Ave? Or perhaps everybody’s favorite: Pensions? What else?