Constant Contact Survey Results

Survey Name: Building a New City Hall Response Status: Partial & Completed Filter: None May 10, 2013 7:29:22 AM

1. How many times in the last 12 months have you visited City Hall at 333 W. Ocean Blvd?

Never 1-5 times 6-10 times More than 10 times Total 46 Comment(s)

Number of Response(s) 152 69 9 17 245

Response Ratio 62.0% 28.1% 3.6% 6.9% 100%

2. If you answered that you have never visited City Hall in the last 12 months, please indicate why not.

148 Response(s)

3. If you answered that you have visited City Hall in the last 12 months please indicate the reason(s)

To pay a utility bill or parking ticket To talk to City utilities about my service To visit an elected official To attend a City Council or committee meeting To visit a City department such as Development Services Other Total 13 Comment(s)

Number of Response(s) 20 1 20 47 32 27 96

Response Ratio 20.8% 1.0% 20.8% 48.9% 33.3% 28.1% 100%

4. The City has just sent out a Request for Qualifications that states The City of Long Beach invites interested parties to tender a Submission and substantiate their qualifications through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to work with the City of Long Beach, California (City) in connection with a performance-based infrastructure transaction for the development, construction and operation of a new Civic Center for the City (Project).The City of Long Beach does not operate within a Civic Center commensurate with its size, its status as a world-class center of goods movement, or its significance to the regional economy.

Get another engineering study first to verify the 2007 report that indicated Put the issue on the ballot and ask the taxpayers if they want money spent Go ahead and build a new City Hall at the same location Go ahead and build a new City Hall somewhere else in Long Beach Stop any further action on this project and focus on other issues facing the Other Total

Number of Response(s) 114 92 4 3 123 33 244

Response Ratio 46.7% 37.7% 1.6% 1.2% 50.4% 13.5% 100%

5. The Council members in the First and Second District have announced that they will "conduct community forums and opportunities for the public to get engaged and invested in the creation of this new and important public space" even though City Hall belongs to the entire City and the City Council has yet to vote on approving any project.What do you think?

Taxpayers should be asked first if they even want the City to build a new City If community forums are held, they should be conducted in all 9 council Community forums should only be conducted and held downtown since that Other Total

Number of Response(s) 171 151 4 16 242

Response Ratio 70.6% 62.3% 1.6% 6.6% 100%

6. The builders, developers and financing organizations who bid or who are selected for a $170 million dollar rebuild of City Hall are not prohibited from giving political contributions to candidates running for mayor or city council. Many cities and the federal government prohibit campaign contributions from any one contracting with or bidding to contract with the government. What do you think?

The City of Long Beach should also prohibit campaign contributions from We should trust our candidates and elected officials not to be influenced by Other Total

Number of Response(s) 232 8 17 243

Response Ratio 95.4% 3.2% 6.9% 100%

7. The rebuild of City Hall for $170 million was presented to the City Council two weeks ago as part of the needed "infrastructure repair" in the City along with other city buildings needing repair and the large need for repair of residential streets, curbs, gutters, alleys, and sidewalks.Would you support a parcel tax on your property to pay for all of this infrastructure repair?

I would not support a parcel tax on my property to pay for any of the I would not support a parcel tax on my property to pay for infrastructure if it I would support a parcel tax on my property to pay for all of the needed Other Total

Number of Response(s) 128 108 26 34 242

Response Ratio 52.8% 44.6% 10.7% 14.0% 100%

8. Please provide information so that I know who is responding to the survey.

First Name Last Name Email Address Postal Code

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Constant Contact Survey Results
Survey Name: Building a New City Hall Response Status: Partial & Completed Filter: None May 10, 2013 7:29:22 AM

1. How many times in the last 12 months have you visited City Hall at Answer Congested traffic downtown. No comment needed. I have disabilities it is a chore for me to travel down there. I Currently have no need too No reason to go It has always seemed to me Long Beach ALWAYS tears down and rebuilds som Only to pay utility bills because of the exorbitant fees charged to pay it online. I worry about the seismic stability of the building whenever I ride the elevator, h My wife and I were regular attendees at council meetings for many years and I I attend Council meetings and attend author and special events at the Main Libr If a new city hall is to be built it should be built in north LB or in a depressed nei I went their once but LONG BEACH CITY HALL CLERKS are the rudest people Visited the Planning Dept quite often prior to my retirement in 2010. Beautiful building, no observed problems. There seldom appears to be a lot of a Money would be well spent on close and "Free" parking so more of us would ha I appreciate your efforts, but what was the seismic deficiency? Although only 17 It is UGLY. city hall is a garbage building in a bad part of town. i dont care that most of the I never go to city hall I never saw anything that looked like it needed repair or reinforcement. I did a few years ago I was there for Occupy protest Just clean up what is there. Identify the worst problems first. JUST LIKE WE H i think this a waste I have not had a reason to visit. I recommend a new city hall be built somewhere other than downtown LB, with There is always traffic congestion in that area. Parking is difficult. I try to do ev For jury duty. We have been there, just not recently When I was remodeling up old home I used to go down at least 2-3 times a mo award presemtation I did visit there frequently a few years ago when we were remodeling our home I'm the Architect on the Todd Cancer Pavilion The building looks very good and as a citizen I would need to see a lot more ha Last time I visited a few years back I found the building to be perfectly adequate I did a few times in 2011 and didn't find it too be all that difficult to find parking o Why would I? Let's add some basic transparancy to the effort and find out answers to the con I was only there once. I answered your question. What is wrong now? I hate the parking situation. I only went to make a presentation to save the fund I do not think we should rebuild City Hall.Senseless and throwing away money w I generally visit City Hall 2-3 times weekly

A few years ago I used to attend the meetings at City Hall but I felt from the arro The new City Hall should include office space for ALL City agencies (water, gas It seems clear that the City Council doesn't really care what were have to say a We need a new city hall/ civic center. Forget the petty "how much will this cost" 2. If you answered that you have never visited City Hall in the last 12 Answer No need No need for any businss. Parking is a nightmare! No Business to do! see above No reason to No need. No jury duty. Other services found online Use the website when possible NO REASON...don't really know where it is exactly No occasion to need too no reason to No need to No need Business done by phonr Didn't need to No reason to in the last 12 months. No reason to It is not inviting. Also have no business's there No need to visit. I have not needed to access any of the services. No need to visit No reason to visit. I never had any reason. No need. I deal with city hall virtually No reason to No need or desire No reason to I have not had time to attend meetings. No business. Used website for info. No need. No need & can't make council meetings. I live near the airport and had no reason to visit 2 far frm Lkwd Vlg & inconvenient 4 me unless req No current business there. No reason to. No reason to visit the facility use of internet & email for city contacts & info No business to be conducted there No reason/need to I work outside Long Beach during City Hall hours can view meetings online. No need to visit. No reason to visit City Hall No official business to go there, but now curious I wrote in the above comment section. No need, I sometimes consider attending CC mtg.

No need. Citizens are pushed to online sources. There was no need--most stuff you can find online no reason to visit No compelling reason to visit. No need to visit. had no business there No need. I had no need to. No reason to No reason No need No reason to go in. I've had no need to ever visit it. No need no need I had no reason to. no reason to city hall is in a location that isnt convenient. I didn't have any reason to visit Didn"t need to... Have not needed to I have not had a reason to visit. No need No need, too far away, parking problems Had no reason to go there. No need to visit. no need to. Traffic too bad downtown didn't need to I have no business to warrant a trip there. nol reason to be there Have not had a need to. no reason to No need to. No reason to visit City Hall No reason to visit. No reason to do so No need for us to use City Hall in past 12 months I dont have any reason to visit city hall. I avoid downtown because it doesn't feel safe See my answer for question 1. No reason to. I haven't had any business to do at City Hall. I don't drive that way. I have handled any concern with my councilperson No reason to go there. Never had the need to visit City Hall. No reason or unable to make specific event Presently no need for any services of City Hall No reason to. no need to no reason too

No need to go there never had any reason to go to city hall. No need to visit No business with city government during the year. No reason to visit No need to. No reason to I have no specific reason. Have no need. Never had a reason to visit. No need to visit. Haven't needed anything from City Hall no need to no need this year No reason to visit there. Never had a need. No need to No business down there to take care of no reason No reason to. No need no need to Too budy Difficult to get there and hard to park. No necessity to go. I pay my bills by mail. No Need To Do So. I really have no reason to go there. no need No need no reason to No reason to go. I will never pay for parking. No reason to go there No need to use City Hall for any business. no interest to do so. No legal issues. There hasn't been a need. not need I was there once. Did not have any business to take crare of. I've had no reason to visit Cit Hall No business needed there & can do online I have had no reason to go to City Hall There has not been a reason to go there Council doesn't give a ray's ass what WE want! I had no need to. See above No need to visit. no need No business to conduct there 3. If you answered that you have visited City Hall in the last 12 months Answer

To discuss an ambulance bill that my insurance was already paying for to take a look. To use the restroom. never going to court building I watch the Schipske show on Tuesday nights. For the annual SERRF meeting Main Library Events and Research Just looking around I work there. visit the Work/Comp office Building Permit Building permit special eco event and food trucks Job permit processing and construction To attend business meetings with city officials eviction procedings other Jury Duty to get my daugther's passport renewed get a yard sale permit jury duty I work in the Main Library mm No desire to go downtown. To feel a sense of civic pride, but the cold and isolated feel ruined it 3. If you answered that you have visited City Hall in the last 12 months Answer City Hall can operate from coffee shops and public parks... Not in the past 12 months. As an Architectural Project Manager, it was not unco I work there. Seems to be a good facility compared to other government buildin Unlike the Courthouse, the elevators always seem to work. Even in the 70†s we had pretty good building codes. So was the existing City H ™ It is UGLY and could be better laid out to inspire "awe," that is, "oh, what a love I use the City Building & Safety for permits and license I just do not understand the need for a new City Hall. I could go on and on but in I'd attend council meetings (and have int he past) if my present job didn't have s City Hall and the Library do need to be replaced but not while Foster is Mayor. H There is no draw to go downtown. I refuse to pay for parking-I never shop or go If the buildings need to be replaced, the entire plot, less Lincoln park, should be Its hard to visit and appreciate our civic spaces when they are overrun by the ho 4. The City has just sent out a Request for Qualifications that Answer downsize finish Road reconstuction How much is another study ? look at all options. Stop with the transperent political stunts If another city hall is built it should be only 2 stories w/ distributed staff If seismically unsound, look into leasing an appropriate-sized office bldg. 6 yrs ago study, now action?????? Put it on a ballot or give it a rest and cease further action.

Develop specifications of what is required in a new city hall, should it be buil If the costs are the same then then why not go for the visual and structural Move in to City Hall East See above comments No matter what, same locat. & together, city hall, main libry. & pkg. strct Maybe they should use the old Edison building. They need to focus on the MANY other pending issues more important to the c get 2 more bids Buy the World Trade Center and sell Civic Center for a multi use development Refurbish City Hall East and move into it instead of selling off the property. do #1; hold meetgs; then #2 choice Do we really need a city hall? In these difficult economic time, added scrutiny seems wise. Need to assess whether it is dangerous to be there. city workers need a safe facilty move to 100 Long Beach Blvd Purchase other building such as world trade center, like port attempted to do. wait until after Foster is no longer Mayor Allocate money you already have to retrofit and update Why not use the building at the airport off the corner of Lakewood and Spring? The city has no money right now to take on a huge project. Unfunded pension liabilities and retiree medical will cause this city to implode use funds to open shelters for homeless families how much cost to retrofit one stairwell to use in an emergency? Sell the property to the highest bidder and move city hall inland 5. The Council members in the First and Second District have Answer The sources of funding should be discussed & what will lose money to fund thi No, those kinds of meetings are a means to justify what they already want to do We need to get our budget in order prior to adding to our deficit. All districts pay for the City Hall Rather tired of those 2 taking money from other districts 4 their own dist's use My experience with community forums has been negative:. It's fine. I think we complain too much about these kind of things. NO MORE "big shot" modern archit. designs. Quiet, classical, elegant after the fact forums are used as window dressing It is a little premature to be planning community meetings. Wait for approval. how many of city offical live long beach No new City Hall; no election about the issue. Taxpayers hardly approve of this kind of expenditure so why ask if it is needed our city, our money, no new city hall at this time it does need a lot of work To include all Long Beach residents from all 9 districts 6. The builders, developers and financing organizations who bid or Answer It is better to set up a system that will be above reproach. cronyism is very alive downtown need to balance 1st amendment against potential for corruption limit and publish contributions The above should include receiving meals & any other non-monetary gift ALL contributions to any (elected) official should be disclosed. never trust a politician, they run out the people who care.

Follow the federal contracting laws I find choice #2 difficult to do enough brother in law contractors. i am suspect of the cozy relationship between city hall and developers As long as the RFQ, RFP and bidding process are open and transparent, any e Never to above choice This is basic conflict of interest #2 option is a joke That should be againist the law without prohibiting such contributions, their existence must be clearly disclose 7. The rebuild of City Hall for $170 million was presented to the City Answer none of my streets are ADA compliant Increasing taxes does not answer all the problems facing L.B. I do not own property,but don't feel that away should have to pay anymore taxe I would support a parcel tax to fix my streets, sidewalk and other needs. Our property taxes have already gone up to added taxes not property values. need more info and total cost reduce other expenses Too many taxes, including those labeled as "fees" (grocery bag TAX, etc) No parcel tax. I'm still paying the schools tax for all the rebuilding LBUSD is This city squanders the money it already has! no new taxes, fix the streets, sidewalks, curbs, cut services first. NO NEW TAX's.. no taxes until substantive changes in how they manage city finances we already are gouged enough on our property taxes Lincoln Park used to be pretty. no tax figure it out as I do 4 my house any property taxes should be based on valuations, not parcels. I'm not sure whether or not I would support a parcel tax of any kind. a new city hall doesn't count as infrastructure in my book if the problem is structural and unsafe why don't the just get warehouese space enough taxes!!! Live within the existing budget. don't own property but most people are working in buildings far less "functional NO parcel taxes! Raise the utility tax to be fair to all taxpayers. I would support a parcel tax if the project was determined to be essential I would probably support such a parcel tax, but I would need more details to de I need more facts, incl. how much I would support one for the Library NO TAXES, I'm tried of my money being spent to please the few!! NO NEW TAXES!!!! PLEASE!!!!! No, No No! Stop taking our money. I would not support any parcel tax at this time for any city buuildings first let the mayor andthe porject proponents take pay cuts. Spend money on better technology to keep track of work hours for City employe We pay enough taxes now to support infrastructure

AYS tears down and rebuilds some of the same places. I was down last night at the new senior arts building on Anaheim. Went to pick up fo t fees charged to pay it online. g whenever I ride the elevator, honestly. It's pretty scary. meetings for many years and I went to City Hall offices many times. Because of my wife's health we no longer visit City Hall although I atten d special events at the Main Library. n north LB or in a depressed neighborhood to improve the area L CLERKS are the rudest people ever that I am determined to do any contact online only. Just because you work for a black president gives y retirement in 2010. e seldom appears to be a lot of activity, even on City Counsel night. parking so more of us would have easy access to the complex. mic deficiency? Although only 178 people work there, how many additional people come in each day to conduct business? Where else would

wn. i dont care that most of the powers that be only see things through rose colored glasses or maybe a fog of second hand medicinal use m

repair or reinforcement.

roblems first. JUST LIKE WE HOMEOWNERS DO!!!

e other than downtown LB, with more convienient parking. Our household avoids downtown when at all possible. It's too congested and does Parking is difficult. I try to do everything online. City hall is also far away from where I live.I didn't have room in one of your comments sectio

go down at least 2-3 times a month.

n we were remodeling our home. I agree that it is, indeed difficult to access, but I also agree that it is vital to have second opinions regarding

would need to see a lot more hard cold facts, data, engineer's reports, etc. supporting this proposed new building. building to be perfectly adequate and I felt I was in a "professional" space. e all that difficult to find parking or navigate.A new city hall is the least of our problems. I would rather have more police and fire personel!

and find out answers to the concerns Gerrie expressed. n. What is wrong now? a presentation to save the funding for the Rancho. less and throwing away money we do need in other places. Who had this crazy idea?I support you all the way on this Gerrie.

at City Hall but I felt from the arrogance of the employees that they would just as soon not have to answer to the citizens of Long Beach. It is or ALL City agencies (water, gas & oil, refuse, new grand library, building and safety, and Harbor). Funds could by collected by the Harbor (a ly care what were have to say and the dismissive tone that they address the citizens who speak proves the point. STOP SPENDING MONEY e petty "how much will this cost" mess and lets get it done. This city is too big, too important, and too beautiful to have such a cold, isolated, a

e was already paying for

solated feel ruined it

Project Manager, it was not uncommon to visit the Planning & other Departments at City Hall. I also worked with Kenneth S. Wing & Associa ared to other government building I have worked in.

odes. So was the existing City Hall built to sub-standard specifications? Why would any building (public or private) be built to only support 30 e "awe," that is, "oh, what a lovely place to represent our city and the tax dollars out of our pocket(s)"

y Hall. I could go on and on but in a nutshell there is no need st) if my present job didn't have so many meetings I must attend late in afternoon and evening d but not while Foster is Mayor. HIS goal has been to replace it since day one.I work in the Main Library and in my area there was no heat all ay for parking-I never shop or go downtown to eat. LB has no character, charm or ambience. Do a poll to see how often locals support busin plot, less Lincoln park, should be sold on the open market through real estate agents with no insider developer deals. The city hall should be when they are overrun by the homeless population and their belongings.

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to please the few!!

or any city buuildings

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ding on Anaheim. Went to pick up food at Buono's, Pine Ave looks like the good is gone! Rainbow & Pike were rebuilt before Pine was finish

longer visit City Hall although I attend an occasional meeting there.

you work for a black president gives you no right to treat white people like garbage and I am sick of the reverse discrimination when I have o

conduct business? Where else would we spend the $170 million?

a fog of second hand medicinal use marijuana smoke but the reality is that no matter what spin you put on it, if you make a wrong turn downt

possible. It's too congested and doesn't feel safe to us. We've lived in LB for 55yrs so we're very familiar with our city. Most of our interaction room in one of your comments section so I am going to comment here. If it is a structural, saftey issue why doesn't the city buy or rent wareh

al to have second opinions regarding the structural stability of the building and the need for such extensive repairs or rebuilding of said struct

ve more police and fire personel!

e way on this Gerrie.

er to the citizens of Long Beach. It is difficult to get to and in all not a pleasant experience. I feet more welcome at the IRS offices than I did s could by collected by the Harbor (as a percentage of the space they occupy) and other offices could be closed or re-purposed. Not to men the point. STOP SPENDING MONEY! autiful to have such a cold, isolated, and brutalist civic/public space like the current incarnation.

ked with Kenneth S. Wing & Associates for several years @ 40 Atlantic Avenue.

or private) be built to only support 30 years of life? That is ridiculous. Many of our schools were built in the 40†s and 50†™ s and they are still fu ™

and in my area there was no heat all winter. The boiler went out and after more then 6 months it still isn't fixed. Nothing like living in CA and h o see how often locals support businesses or restaurants downtown, including the Pike area. LB is boring--not even a place to shop. My mo eloper deals. The city hall should be moved inland to a more centrally located area on less expensive real estate. How about on a piece of

ke were rebuilt before Pine was finished. LB Blvd is a shame. Is City Hall being rebuilt because the Library needs to go ? Somebody needs

reverse discrimination when I have only been nice. So at this point, fire them all. Keep the current bldg or get rid of it all together and really

on it, if you make a wrong turn downtown, you put your life at risk in a neibhorhood you dont know. plus city hall needs to be more centralize

r with our city. Most of our interaction with the city can be done online which is helpful. Put the new city hall next to the LB airport! Lots of grea why doesn't the city buy or rent warehouse space? These are tough times. There is s lot of poverty in l.b. Do we need pretty?

ve repairs or rebuilding of said structure. The stated cost also seems to be extremely high.

welcome at the IRS offices than I did at City Hall. e closed or re-purposed. Not to mention the City's alternative Emergency Center can be included in the design. Also, if Engineers said it wa

e 40†s ™ and 50†s ™ and they are still functioning well for our students. Why do our elected officials need to sit in a palace in order to spend our

fixed. Nothing like living in CA and having to wear thermals and heavey sweaters while working. Once you are Mayor I know you will do wha ng--not even a place to shop. My money is spent in Lakewood, Cerritos, Orange Co. I stopped shopping LB for food due to plastic bag ban. H eal estate. How about on a piece of the old Boeing property?

rary needs to go ? Somebody needs to follow an area and finish, not keep moving around. City Hall to me looks great amidst what else is th

or get rid of it all together and really save us some money.

city hall needs to be more centralized to the city, not in an ugly tower where there is no reason to go see it.

all next to the LB airport! Lots of great space, easy acess, safe area! b. Do we need pretty?

design. Also, if Engineers said it was going to cost $170M in 2007, then cost haveincreased due to changing seismic codes and defer maint

sit in a palace in order to spend our money?

you are Mayor I know you will do what is best for all residents. LB for food due to plastic bag ban. How dumb can a council be? We don't need nanies deciding what is right for us. Run the city NOT OUR

me looks great amidst what else is there.

nging seismic codes and defer maint

s right for us. Run the city NOT OUR LIVES!

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