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City Council Approves New Landscape Ordinance


The City of Long Beach is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29. The Long Beach City Council approved the updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) in conjunction with the adoption of the triennial Building Code update in November 2016, and implementation will begin immediately.

City Prosecutor’s Office Names Annual IMPACT Award Winners


The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office announces the winners of the Sixth Annual IMPACT Awards, and also announces that one IMPACT Award will be named in honor of Police Detective Kim Maddox, who passed away in September 2016 after fighting cancer.

Long Beach Receives $1 Million Grant to Provide Career Training for 250 At-Risk Youth


The City of Long Beach has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to provide career training for 250 youth at risk of dropping out of high school, becoming involved in the criminal justice system, or already hampered by juvenile records.

City of Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Schedule


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.

Long Beach Launches New Open Data Portal


  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.

Volunteers Asked to Participate in Count of Homeless Persons


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.

City to Launch Electric Vehicle Charger Giveaway Program


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.

City of Long Beach Reviews 2016 Successes


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.

Health Officials Encourage Residents to Get Flu Shot

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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 Garcia Announces Beginning of Economic Development Blueprint

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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.

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