LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION and FRIENDS OF THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY 2014 VOTER GUIDE RUN-OFF ELECTION
The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library have jointly created an updated, second edition of our 2014 Voter Guide. This tool will help prepare library supporters to make an informed decision regarding the Long Beach run‐off elections, which will be held on June 3, 2014.
This is a very important election which will determine our new Mayor and City Council members in Districts 1 and 5. The newly elected Mayor and City Council positions will help set the direction and determine future budgets for all City departments, including Library Services. This guide focuses specifically on the candidates’ positions regarding the Long Beach Public Library.
To prepare the guide, a group of library supporters prioritized the five most important questions we wanted the candidates to answer. We sent a letter to the six run‐off candidates inviting them to submit answers to the questions we provided. All six candidates responded by the deadline and we have included their unedited responses.
Please note that the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library are 501(c)(3) organizations. By law, we are nonpartisan and cannot endorse or campaign for candidates. We have presented the answers exactly as we received them, without edits and we are distributing this updated guide to our stakeholders as an educational piece without commentary.
We invite you to read the answers submitted by all the candidates who participated and we encourage you to make sure you are registered to vote and participate in this important civic process.