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Long Beach Beaches Earn High Marks From Heal the Bay

Photo by Ruth L Photo by Ruth L On Tuesday, Heal the Bay released its report of beach water quality, with Long Beach receiving excellent marks for its beach water quality. Water quality in Long Beach showed “dramatic improvement,” with all beaches receiving an “A” grade except for one “B” at Mother’s Beach from the Heal the Bay 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card.

Councilmembers DeLong & Garcia Travel To Washington DC to Lobby Congress

Photo by Adam Fagen Photo by Adam Fagen Long Beach City Councilmembers Gary DeLong and Robert Garcia will travel to Washington, D.C. today to meet with local members of Congress, House and Senate staff, the Army Corps of Engineers and officials in the Obama Administration.

City Manager Highlights Long Beach Achievements in 2010

long-beach-city-seal Despite a dismal economy and drastic budget cuts, the City of Long Beach was able to complete several significant environmental initiatives, neighborhood improvement projects and infrastructure improvements, as well as earn several prestigious awards in 2010.

City of Long Beach, Army Corps of Engineers Sign Official East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study Agreement

breakwater awareness events The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) and the City of Long Beach today celebrated the signing of an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration (formerly the Long Beach Breakwater Project).

Councilwoman Schipske wants your input on the expenditure of tideland funds

gerrie-schipske Over the weekend 5th District councilmember Gerrie Schipske sent out an email to Long Beach residents seeking public input on what continues to be a contentious issue within the city — the Long Beach Breakwater. This issue is being stirred up again because the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a recommendation Monday announcing federal interest in removing the breakwater — or rather another study of the feasibility of removing the breakwater.

Fed interest in Breakwater study sparks councilmembers encouragement of citizens to attend council meeting discussions

long-beach-harbor-coastline city council breakwater study Recently, councilmembers received word that the Army Corps of Engineers has reviewed our Reconnaissance Study and determined that there is “federal interest” in taking the next step in further studying changes to the breakwater. 

Port, Army Corps Launch Harbor Deepening Project

main-channel-deepening-project Port of Long Beach A $40 million project deepening the Port of Long Beach Main Channel to allow safer transit for the largest ships including oil tankers was officially kicked off today, Tuesday, June 8, by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

BAM! Month of events keeps local eyes on the Breakwater

breakwater awareness events Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell has declared the month of May Breakwater Awareness Month. The Long Beach Breakwater is a federal structure which was originally built for the City’s naval base.  Since the closing of the base, numerous advocacy groups have asserted that reconfiguring the Breakwater can improve water quality, as well as provide coastal recreation opportunities and economic benefits to the City.

Funding for LB Breakwater study still needs Senate support

breakwater awareness events The City of Long Beach announced last week that $90,000 for the Army Corps review of the Long Beach Breakwater Study has been included in the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Conference Agreement. If approved by Congress and signed by the President, the U.S.

Long Beach Breakwater: Complete removal not recommended; public meeting presents study results Monday

breakwater awareness events The public is invited to attend a Mayor and City Council Special Study Session to review findings of the Long Beach Breakwater Reconnaissance Study on Monday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Long Beach City Council Chambers. The Breakwater Reconnaissance Study, which was commissioned by the Long Beach City Council and conducted by Moffatt & Nichol, a local engineering firm, is already available for review on the Breakwater website at: http://www.longbeach.gov/citymanager/ga/breakwater/default.asp.

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