Diamond said the next city council needs to ensure there is smart and careful development. She said the government should be accessible and provide services while protecting taxpayers. Diamond said she wants to preserve natural resources and make the city sustainable for future storms. She has worked with the council on a proposal to consolidate sewage treatment services and passed a union contract to protect every CSEA job. She touted a balanced budget and parking for energy efficient vehicles. Diamond said the city should make government more efficient and continue infrastructure improvements.
Chumi Diamond, 38, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Diamond grew up in Five Towns and graduated from Shevach High School for Girls in Queens. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Queens College and her law degree from New York Law School. She was appointed to the Long Beach City Council in February to fill the seat of Nassau County District Judge Eileen Goggin. Diamond has lived in Long Beach since 2009 and works as a law clerk to Nassau Supreme Court Justice Leonard Steinman. She has previously worked as clerk to the Nassau County Legislature and deputy director of labor relations for Nassau County.