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Ryan Smolar Selected New Creative Community Consultant For Uptown Property-Based Improvement District

Ryan Smolar

Ryan Smolar The North Long Beach Uptown property-based improvement district, epi-centered at Artesia and Atlantic, is hiring a creative community consultant to help expand the area’s renaissance.

Public Invited to 4th Annual Uptown Latin Jazz and Blues Festival


Councilmember Rex Richardson invites the public to the 4th Annual Uptown Latin Jazz and Blues Festival in the 9th District of Long Beach at Houghton Park on Saturday, August 22nd, to enjoy music, food, vendor booths, a Kids Zone, and more.

Former RDA Gets Offers on 12 North LB Properties


All twelve “for sale” properties in the Eighth District that were owned by the City’s former Redevelopment Agency have received offers from prospective buyers that will be considered by the Long Beach Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency at its July 21st meeting.

City Launches Healthy Go Uptown App at Beach Streets This Weekend


At Beach Streets Uptown this Saturday, June 6, the City of Long Beach will launch a new mobile app, Go Uptown, to help people explore all the concerts, festivals, restaurant specials, Zumba classes, art activities, and more during the inaugural Open Street event.

This Weekends Beach Streets Fun Begins at First Fridays


Join us for a weekend celebration of all things non-motorized starting with First Fridays Beach Streets Kick-Off on June 5! Ride, walk, skate, or unicycle to Atlantic Avenue for a night of art, music, and community. And don’t forget to come back the following day, June 6, for more pedestrian friendly activities at Beach Streets!

“Beach Streets” Gets Residents Rolling, Walking, Moving Uptown


Two large community festivals, concerts, skate and BMX expos, art exhibits, petting zoos and bands playing on restaurant patios are just some of the entertainment and activities planned for the “Beach Streets Uptown” Open Street event on Saturday, June 6.

Councilmember Richardson Invites Residents To Join The 9th District Spring Cleaning Challenge

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson Councilmember Rex Richardson invites residents and students to participate in the “3rd Annual 9th District Spring Cleaning Challenge” throughout the month of April.

Councilmember Rex Richardson Announces Uptown PB Results; Projects include Digital Marquee, Solar Powered Lights, Security Cameras

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson

9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson On the evening of March 27th, after a weeklong public vote, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson announced the results from the historic Empower Uptown Participatory Budgeting (PB) process.

“Beach Streets Uptown” Opens Atlantic Ave for Day of Cycling, Socializing, June 6


On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Atlantic Avenue will be transformed for an Open Street event called “Beach Streets Uptown.” The event will open up Atlantic Avenue for walking, bicycling, and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

District 9 Participatory Budgeting Enters Final Phase; Residents Vote on Projects Next Week


On Saturday, March 21st, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson will host the Vote Launch and Project Expo of the Empower Uptown Participatory Budgeting process, the first of its kind in Southern California. The City of Long Beach now joins Chicago, New York City, Vallejo and others on the forefront of participatory budgeting in the United States.

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