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April 12, 2016 — Abril elecciones regulares

Ciudad de Long BeachCandidato para Consejo Municipal, Distrito 8

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Laurie C. Angel

Business Manager at CSULB
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Safe, clean, quality neighborhoods and business corridors
  • Economic development that brings good paying jobs to the area.
  • Transparency, accountability and balance in the manner in which the city and the officials conducts business.



Profesión:Business Manager at CSULB
Business Manager for Academic Technology Services, California State University Long Beach (2009–current)
Vice Chair and Chair, North Long Beach Project Area Committee — Cargo elegido (2006–2012)
Committee Mermber, Long Beach Unified School District — Cargo designado (2003–2011)
Chair, North Long Beach Community Action Group — Cargo elegido (2005–2010)
Division Fiscal Manager for Physical Planning and Facilities Management, California State University Long Beach (1996–2009)
Committee Member, Mayor's Budget Advisory Committee — Cargo designado (2002–2003)
Senior Financial Analyst, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) (1993–1996)
Senior Financial Analyst, Hughes Aircraft Company, Electron Dynamics Division (EDD), (1983–1992)
Gulf Development, Administrative/Financial Analyst (1981–1983)


California State University Long Beach Master of Business Adminstration, Business (2001)
California State University Dominguez Hills Bachelors of Science, Business Adminstration (1989)


My parents were both in the military meeting at Great Lakes Naval Training Facility in Chicago.  My mother was in the WAVEs and my father a Marine.  I am the oldest of 4 (the youngest twins just 4 years younger than I) in my immediate family and 7 in the extended.  We lived on Marine Corps Bases from 29 Palms to Camp Lejeune, NC while my father was stationed overseas in Korea or Okinawa.  Most of my formative years were spent in Upland, California. 

I am a business manager for Academic Technology at CSULB which provides and supports information technology and systems for teaching, learning and Academic Affairs.  Prior to this, I held a similar position on campus in Physical Planning and Facilities Management where we had a robust staff of over 200 from trades, police, parking, construction, planning, and facilities management.  I have been at CSULB since May 1996 arriving during graduation week.

I have over 35 years professional experience in financial fields. I served at the OC Transportation Authority, Hughes Aircraft, a medium-sized family owned company and as office manager to a national bookkeeping service where our office served over 360 small and medium-sized business clients.

I attended Cal Poly Pomona for 3 years majoring in Information Systems with an emphasis in Quantitative Analysis, but decided to start working.  After 15 years of career growth I returned to CSUDH where I earned a BS in Business Administration with and emphasis in Accounting.  I began my MBA at CSULB while at OCTA when the bankruptcy hit and I was finally able to complete the degree when I began working on campus.  I am glad I went to school later so that I was able to learn about business management from a team perspective.

 This is my first venture into politics, but I look at it as an extension of public service, with an opportunity to do more work in the community.  I have been involved in the community since 1996 when redevelopment came to Uptown through the North Long Beach Project Area Committee (NorthPAC).  I served 15 years on the PAC eventually as Vice Chair and then Chair.  We learned a lot about the sources and uses of funding and creating and completing projects and programs that benefitted the 7 or 8 council districts the project area touched on.  

There are areas all over the city that are better for this robust program and we are still seeing the fruits of those efforts with the resurgence of Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach, the completion of Fire Station 12 on Artesia and Orange and the new North Branch Library which will be completed later this year. I am really looking forward to the completion of a vibrant vision for the North Village Center at South and Atlantic.  

In th early years of the PAC we learned about city services and programs and what is available to improveour city and we have employed and I continue to employ what I learned in the Uptown community.  I am an active community member and I plant to continue worrk for the betterment and qualtiy of life of my community.



My husband of 33 years, Chuck Fowler, and I moved to Long Beach, and the 8th council district, in 1989 before the LA Riots, when we bought our first home in North Long Beach.  We moved into a beautiful 1928 Spanish style that we have always loved.  One friend calls the area, Belmont Shore North.  The home has so much character that we still love our home and don't see how we could ever move.  For this reason, I have done all I can to help improve the area in as many venues and ways possible. We have some incredible people in North and Uptown that really care and it is a pleasure to work with them.

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Funcionarios electos (1)

  • Former Council Woman Rae Gabelich

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política


If elected, I promise to serve and represent the city and the 8th council district in impartial, non-partisan manner.  I will do this by informing and engaging the public openly and regularly on matters of interest and concern.  My aim is to develop and employ balanced, fiscally responsible solutions that consider the broad and varied interests of the people and city.


Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Proposed Increase 1% Sales Tax for the City of Long Beach


Increasing the sales tax locally causes problems for our local businesses making them a less desirable option.  There is no doubt Long Beach will lose sales they might otherwise have sustained. 

he proposal to increase the sales tax should only be at an absolute last resort.  Revenue generating and cost deferrals or reductions have not been publically explored nor addressed.  Increasing the sales tax locally causes problems for our local businesses making them a less desirable option.  There is no doubt Long Beach will lose sales they might otherwise have sustained.  Further, the city ordinance as written states that the tax ‘may’ be used on infrastructure and public safety.  It does not say it ‘will,’ or that it ‘shall’ be used on such measures.  These funds will go directly into the general fund.  There is absolutely no protection to the public that they will be spent on infrastructure nor public safety.  A mayor-appointed oversite board will have limited oversight and ability to change the way the city council spends the money.  And any existing budget for infrastructure and public safety could easily be reduced and replaced by the proposed sales tax revenue increase.



If the measure passes I would have the funds diverted to a specific subfund within the general fund and all expenditures relative to these funds would have to be spent from this subfund and reported to the city council and the public in detail at least quarterly along with any recommendations from or comments by the oversite committee.

Proposed International customs facility at the Long Beach Airport


I believe it is a mistake to consider adding an international customs facility because demands for international flights will put unrelenting pressure on the city’s noise ordinance that will make it impossible for the city to defend against pressure from the FAA, and international carriers. 

There is a reason Long Beach is such a popular airport.  It is small, convenient, and serves the needs of the region.  I believe it is a mistake to consider adding an international customs facility because demands for international flights will put unrelenting pressure on the city’s noise ordinance that will make it impossible for the city to defend against pressure from the FAA, and international carriers.  There are numerous international airports less than 30 minutes away to the north and south of Long Beach.  Our airport does not need the additional traffic, noise, pressure, nor impact to our neighborhoods.  Further, there must be great consideration and balance in the decisions made by our city council.  We cannot unduly impact certain neighborhoods for the benefit of others.  There is absolutely no doubt that the increase in demand and traffic and private carriers will be unrelenting.  There will be no constraints on flights that may come into our airport from all over the world at any time of the day or night that are not subject to the noise ordinance.  These additional flights will adversely affect property values and the quality of life in some of the best neighborhoods in Long Beach.  The $350K plus being spent on the feasibility study for the facility is a waste of time and will undoubtedly position the city council to make some very poor decisions regarding the addition of international flights.



Public Safety


I will fight to keep our community safe and strong

I will fight to keep our community safe and strong: public safety is absolutely critical to ensure that business and neighborhoods grow and flourish.  Being safe gives businesses the confidence to invest in an area and their business. Being safe allows the community to buy, invest and stay in a neighborhood.  Additionally, employing effective land use policies, and balancing the interests of various constituency will result in strong neighborhoods and businesses, which will stimulate the value of property bringing increasing property tax and sales tax revenue to the city which is essential in supporting the needs of this growing city.

Videos (2)

Respect — April 3, 2016

Leadership Long Beach Candidates Forum March 2016

Candidate Statement at Leadership Long Beach Candidate Forum March 2016

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