I received an email from a worried LB taxpayer regarding the LBPD hummer/ humvee* photo that I posted yesterday. I just want to clarify how those vehicles came from army surplus a few years ago:
The City of Long Beach is pleased to announce the acquisition of numerous vehicles and equipment from US Army surplus, at no cost the City of Long Beach. Included in that acquisition, among other equipment, are two Humvees, a dump truck, crane, and a high axle 5 ½ ton truck. [LINK]
Why are they really needed? I have no idea. Buuuut.. some of you might remember how these vehicles where key in our failed attempt to annex neighboring territories back in April 2014: (Read: BREAKING: CITY OF LONG BEACH TO ANNEX EAST ATLANTIC BEACH, ATLANTIC BEACH, LIDO BEACH AND POINT LOOKOUT)
*I know it’s a Humvee and not a hummer, which is the ‘civilian’ vehicle brand. I just couldn’t pass up on a bad joke.