Councilman Dee Andrews Unveils Poly Gateway Sign Today at 1pm

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Councilman Dee Andrews

Councilman Dee Andrews, along with Polytechnic High School and the residents of Long Beach will commemorate the new Poly High School Gateway Sign, at 1:00 pm. today, Wednesday, May 16th, at the parking lot on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Atlantic Avenue.

Councilman Andrews, along with Dr. Felton Williams and Long Beach Poly High School, will unveil the newly installed Poly High School sign this week. In 2008, the former Long Beach Redevelopment Agency acquired the property at 1790 Atlantic Avenue for the purpose of constructing a right-hand turn pocket and developing open space in the Poly High Redevelopment Project Area. Councilman Andrew was adamant at moving the Poly Gateway project underway, including the idea for the two new gateway signs on Pacific Coast Highway; one on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and the other on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. “The new gateway sign is a symbol of pride for those in our neighborhood”, said Councilman Andrews. “This area was in great need of public improvements building neighborhood pride and we are getting it done”, continued Andrews.

This is just one of several projects that Councilman Andrews has championed with RDA to improve the area. The other enhancement projects include: Ernest S. McBride, Sr. Park Expansion Project with a new Teen Center, a Skate Park and a parking lot to service the Park; the Polytechnic High School Walk of Fame; the paving of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue; the acquisition and demolition of a violence prone liquor store (Whistler Liquor) to remove a blighting influence on the community and make way for future retail development; Polytechnic High School utility boxes paintings by Long Beach local artist Candace Glavan; and the Public Art “Learning Curves” along MLK medians between 19th & 20th Streets.

The ceremony will include a special performance by the Poly High School Jazz Band. “We thank Councilman Andrews for his efforts in keeping students first and improving the Poly Gateway area”, said Dr. Felton Williams, President of the Long Beach Board of Education.

For more information call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816.

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