On Monday, August 20, 2007 the Long Beach Harbor Commissioners voted 3 to 2 against the funding of $50,000 for the Reconnaissance Study. The vote went as follows:1. Mario Cordero..yes 2. Mike Walters..no 3.Doris Topsy-Elvord.. no 4.James Hankla..no 5.Nick Sramek..yes.
Before the vote was taken each commissioner offered his or her reasons for their vote. It became obvious after their comments that the three no votes (Hankla, Elvoid and Walters) have very little interest in working with the City of Long Beach on any issues relating to the city.
In 2008, Doris Topsy- Elvord will be termed out. We can hope that the Mayor will appoint a candidate more in favor of working closer with the city.