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Long Beach City Hall will be closed today, Monday, January 16. Street Sweeping and enforcement of street sweeping violations will not occur today. Street sweeping will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 17.
Monday, the City of Long Beach launched DataLB, the City’s new Open Data Portal. This new portal is designed to implement modern Citywide practices for sharing data with the public, staff, and policy makers as outlined in the Open Data Policy, adopted by the City Council on December 20, 2016.
Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the count of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach on the morning of Thursday, January 26, 2017. The 8th biennial Homeless Count, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), defines the scope of homelessness, both in the community and across the nation, and helps to determine existing resources, identify gaps, and highlight progress toward ending homelessness.
The City of Long Beach is launching an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Giveaway Program as part of the new expedited permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations. Beginning January 9, 2017, the City will be distributing 270 EV chargers free of cost to eligible Long Beach residents who own or lease an electric vehicle.
In just one year, the City of Long Beach filled 32,369 potholes, rehabilitated 57.5 lane miles of streets, completed 60,000 building inspections, trimmed 20,529 trees, responded to 209,000 calls for service to the Police Department and 71,000 calls for service to the Fire Department and broke ground on a new Civic Center complex.
The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. Health officials are reminding Long Beach residents that it’s not too early to get a flu shot now, because outbreaks can occur as early as October.
Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In response to a request by Mayor Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Economic Development Commission will create an Economic Development Blueprint to support the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increased economic activity.
The City of Long Beach has joined the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ), joining more than 100 cities seeking to disrupt the cycle of incarceration.
Centro CHA, Mayor Robert Garcia and First District Councilperson Lena Gonzalez are sponsoring an important lecture and panel discussion, Latino Urbanism: Defining a Model for Economic and Cultural Development on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30-7 PM at the Museum of Latin American Art.
The City of Long Beach has announced that a tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Long Beach and the IAM, which represents approximately 2,700 City Employees.