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Councilmember Pearce Requests Security Review Before Sale of Local Hyatt Hotels to Shanghai Construction Group
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Celebration is January 14th, 2017. Applications are being accepted for sponsorship, parade participants, vendors, performers, and volunteers. The new deadline is DECEMBER 29th, 2016.
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews – Photo from Facebook Councilman Dee Andrews is pleased to announce his 9th Annual “Serving with a Thankful Heart” Thanksgiving Banquet on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Ernest S.
Councilwoman Price in conjunction with the City’s Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (Safe Long Beach) invite you to a family workshop on Bullying, Safety and Social Media on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at California State University, Long Beach.