We shouldn't put national security in the hands of contractors
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The city accumulated $18 million in debt between 2008 and 2012. I applaud residents for their resistance to the program and their concern about the economic future of their city. At a time when Long Beach has so much debt and the economic situation remains precarious, this would be a huge step in the wrong direction.
Al D’Amato, a former U.S. senator from New York, is the founder of Park Strategies LLC, a public policy and business development firm. Comments about this column? ADAmato@liherald.com.