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Councilwoman Price Recommends Penalties for Buildings With Illegal Marijuana Businesses

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM Councilwoman Price will be bringing an item to the Long Beach City Council asking her colleagues to vote in favor of drafting an ordinance applying penalties on property owners who rent or lease property to illegally operating marijuana businesses, and that gives the City the ability to shut off utility service to properties that are not operating legally.

City Council Approves New Landscape Ordinance

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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.

Councilmember Pearce Announces Public Safety Improvements for Bixby Park

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Councilmember Jeannine Pearce Councilmember Jeannine Pearce has announced several public safety improvements planned for Bixby Park. Dog Park Coming to Bixby Park The most prominent new feature will be a dog park activating the corner of Broadway and Cherry Ave.

Councilmember Pearce Requests Security Review Before Sale of Local Hyatt Hotels to Shanghai Construction Group

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Councilmember Jeannine Pearce Councilmember Jeannine Pearce (Long Beach District 2) wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting a national security review of the potential sale of the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Hyatt Centric the Pike Long Beach hotels to a company controlled by the Chinese state.

Councilwoman Price Hosts 3rd Annual Spring into Summer Concert March 26

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Although spring is just beginning, Councilwoman Suzie Price is ready to kick this season off with her 3rd Annual Spring into Summer Concert. It will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, and will once again feature the band, The Dustbowl Revival. 

City Council Approves Resolution For Preservation of Affordable Housing Development

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The Long Beach City Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will enable the preservation of 44 units of affordable housing in the Downtown. The Beachwood Apartments, located at 475 W. 5th St., will be renovated to continue providing affordable housing for lower-income families with assisted-living needs.

Council to Use Measure A Funds to Reinstates Police Academy, Restores Paramedic Rescue 12

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The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to restore Paramedic Rescue 12 and to reinstate the Police Academy, using Public Safety funding from Measure A. The restorations will be effective March 1, and will cost $1.5 million for the remainder of the Fiscal Year, and $2.5 million annually starting in Fiscal Year 2018 ($1.1 million for Paramedic Rescue 12; $1.4 million for Police Academy staffing).

City Council Votes to Support Los Angeles County Measure H

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The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support Los Angeles County Measure H, the Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness, on the March 7, 2017 ballot. If Measure H is approved by a two-thirds vote, a new quarter cent sales tax would be established in Los Angeles County for ten years in order to fund homeless services and prevention programs.

Councilman Andrews Seeks Volunteers For 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade

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Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews is calling for 100 volunteers for the 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade Celebration. Volunteers are invited to register by calling (562) 570-6816.

Public Invited to Promenade Square Park Tot Lot Grand Opening

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The public is invited to attend a Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Promenade Square Park Tot Lot located at The Promenade and East First Street, on Saturday, December 17, at 10:00 am. “Access to safe, fun places is a basic need in every neighborhood, and this new tot lot will serve the families in Downtown that had to travel a half-mile away to play,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

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