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O’DONNELL CHARACTERIZES LAND-SWAP DEAL FOR LOS CERRITOS WETLANDS AS A QUESTION OF LOVE-‘EM-OR-LEAVE-‘EM

May 17, 2010 8 comments

LOS CERRITOS WETLANDS: A FACE ONLY A MOTHER (NATURE) COULD LOVE

 Still got questions for Long Beach government officials about the city-land-for-wetlands swap they’ve crafted with local businessman Tom Dean as the long-debated deal travels toward its latest vote before the City Council tonight?

Fourth District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell suggests you ask yourself a question, instead: Are you for the wetlands—or against them?

“Tuesday night you have the chance to say you love the wetlands—or that you don’t love the wetlands,” O’Donnell says. “If you truly love the wetlands, support this [land exchange]. If not, walk away from them.”

The black-and-whiteness of O’Donnell’s assessment perhaps reveals his weariness after two years of a black-and-bluing process beset by complications and controversy since The District Weekly revealed its in-secret negotiations in November 2008. Read more…

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