Getting to Know: Third District Long Beach City Council Candidates

Gordana Kajer: I’m running for City Council because it’s been made clear to me as a community advocate that, particularly over the course of the past four years, important concerns and issues being voiced by residents were being ignored by our council representative.

The 3rd District councilwoman has shown no interest in genuine community outreach or obtaining input from residents on important decisions. When there has been public outreach by the councilperson or city staff, it’s been a “check-the-box” effort…

For the full article:  “Getting to Know: Third District Long Beach City Council Candidates”, Long Beach Post, March 20, 2018

A year after the Women’s March…

Frustrated by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Gordana Kajer, of Long Beach, said she took to heart a suggestion that the local political scene is a great place to start, in part, because you’re dealing with neighbors. “These are people that you know,” she said.

Kajer, 60, also disagreed with some recent decisions from Long Beach City Council, so she’s now running for a seat on the dais.

“I felt that my voice and my neighbors’ voices were going unheard.”

For the full article:  “A year after the Women’s March…”, OC Register, Jan. 19, 2018

The Problem Isn’t Fixed, Because…

(Jan. 13, 2018, 12:20 p.m.) — I read with great interest news of Robert Fox entering and suddenly dropping out of the Mayoral race after a meeting with Mayor Garcia. [ coverage here.]

The public deserves credit for opposing the flawed draft Land Use Element, and what takes place now reminds me of the old analogy of doctors treating the symptom while ignoring the disease.

City staff answer to the City Manager who answers to the City Council. After the public rose up, Mayor Garcia sought more…

For the full commentary:  “The Problem Isn’t Fixed, Because…”,, Jan. 13, 2018

Campaign Fundraiser at EJ’s Jan. 10 (new date)

You’re cordially invited to a Campaign Fundraiser for
Gordana Kajer Long Beach City Council District 3

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00PM – 9:00PM [this is a new date due to rain showers coming Monday]

EJ Malloy’s (corner of Broadway and Redondo), on the back patio
3411 E. Broadway, LB CA 90803

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

You’re invited to a New Year’s kick-off fundraiser for my Long Beach City Council District 3 campaign. Please join me at EJ Malloy’s on Monday, January 10 for their legendary Taco Buffet. Seating is limited so please RSVP today!

It’s time for a new vision and new voice in the 3rd District. I’m in this City Council race because there are big decisions being made that will have lasting impacts on our community, and 3rd District residents deserve a Councilmember who listens to our concerns and ideas, and acts in our best interests. The future of our community depends on an open process where your input is actively sought out and respected. I want to be your voice, representing your vision, on the Long Beach City Council for District 3.

What: Fundraiser for Gordana Kajer, Candidate for City Council District 3

Where: EJ Malloy’s, 3411 E. Broadway (Broadway at Redondo) Long Beach CA 90803

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Ticket Price is $50.00 per person.
SUPER SUPPORTER package (includes 2 tickets)- $80.00
GET OUT THE VOTE package (includes 3 tickets)-$130.00

Your RSVP is required. Please respond by email to by January 9, 2018.

Can’t join us at the party? Your support is still needed and appreciated. Donate here.

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Paid for by: Gordana Kajer for Council Dist 3 2018 (FPPC 1400253)

California King Tides Project

The 2017/2018 California King Tides Project, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, was just announced. Look for the year’s highest tides on December 3, 4 and 5 and January 1 and 2, 2018.

You can participate by sending photos from Long Beach’s most impacted neighborhoods – Belmont Shore, Naples and the Peninsula – to the California King Tides website (California.Kingtides.Net).

“The California King Tides Projects helps us visualize how sea level rise will impact our lives. Everyone can help document the highest high tides today, which preview the average tides of the future.”

For more on king tides: “King Tides coming to Long Beach this week hint at a wetter future”, OC Register, Jan. 1, 2017

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