Long Beach the Breakwater
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).
The winter air is brisk and the sun goes down early—perfect conditions for two things: Christmas Lights and Holiday Parades. Whether you prefer a marching band or flotilla of lighted boats, get out your calendar and circle these dates.
Two officials from the City of Long Beach will lead an interactive discussion on Inside City Management: A Discussion of the Structure and Practice of Long Beach City Management at the next Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Notable Speaker Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone that’s been to a Long Beach beach knows that this stretch of California coast is unique. Protected from the ocean currents by the Long Beach Breakwater, the sea is gentle with very few waves lapping at the sand.
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.
For several years now, Long Beach residents and government officials have struggled with the issues relating to the breakwater. Congresswoman Laura Richardson announced Friday that she has secured $100,000 in federal funding to authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the Federal interest in a reconfiguration of the Long Beach Breakwater off the coast of Long Beach to improve water quality, promote navigation, preserve coastal zones, and protect property.