Public rejects bridge repair options after flood
DUNLAP, CA — While the water around Long Beach had already reached its highest recorded level at 16 feet, the city of Long Beach could have gone through repairs by now if authorities hadn’t ignored advice from residents and environmental officials, an environmental group said Wednesday.
“This is a real disaster and the city should 바카라사이트be paying a very heavy price,” said David Dyer, chief executive of Friends of Long Beach.
The Long Beach flood started Jan. 3, causing thousands of dollars in damage. On Monday, the city hired a consultant, but said it will need help by late Monday to get through the cleanup.
The city’s public works director, James O’Rourke, said the group is in talks with the city’s own staff to determine how much to ask to get it through.
“We do want it to be done,” he said. “The bottom line is they’re going to work with us to try to get it done safely.”
The mayor’s office could be forced to file the proposed bridge repair request Monday night or Monday morning if it doesn’t get the requested $150 million, said Mayor Robert Garcia. It’s a “very big request” and “a big deal,” he said.
The group is appealing to the City Council in a letter asking the board to allow a delay in issuing the bridge repair request until Monday or possibly into next week. The city’s general contractor, Pinnacle Consulting, has worked wit바카라h the community in discussions about how to fix the bridge. The two sides are “at that stage” and “we are still hopeful we can come to an agreement,” O’Rourke said.
Pinnacle Consulting has done bridge fixes, but it’s the bridge that caused the damage, he said.
The group hopes the city’s staff could take up the issue and take the group up on the reques우리카지노t, but a meeting between the mayor’s office and Pinnacle in an effort to reach an agreement might not be possible, said Dyer.
As of Tuesday, some Long Beach residents were using their flood insurance to pay for flood damage, such as the $600.00 flood damage in West Long Beach on Feb. 2, or $3,300 in Pacific Heights to repair a $150,000 flood damage, according to the Long Beach Association of Realtors, who has an insurance policy with Pinnacle.
On Monday, Long Beach City Council members were briefed and asked for opinions from resident