Long Beach Business Improvement District
The unemployment rate in Long Beach has hit a six year low, dropping to 8.4% as of April 2014. During the Great Recession, the unemployment rate reached a peak of 14.6% in July 2010, and the unemployment rate has dropped steadily since that time.
The Long Beach City Council has approved the request by the Uptown Property and Community Association to form the Uptown PBID. Effective on January 1, 2014, The Uptown PBID will represent the areas of Atlantic Ave. (between Artesia Blvd.
An artist’s rendering of the North Pine neighborhood welcome sign which will be unveiled next week.
The North Pine Neighborhood Alliance will hold a lighting ceremony Aug. 16 to debut a new “Welcome to Pine Avenue” sign on Pine Avenue at 8th Street.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is now granting funds for the second round of its quarterly Downtown event sponsorship program. Applications are being accepted through January 2, 2013, for events that take place between February 2013 and May 2013.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) launches a sponsorship program designed to provide financial support for Downtown events, announced DLBA President and CEO Kraig Kojian Tuesday.
In addition to the 10-plus events that the DLBA produces each year, the DLBA’s Marketing and Special Events Task Force (MSETF) recognizes the importance of supporting other events that contribute to a lively and exciting Downtown.
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal
Vice Mayor and Second District Councilmember, Suja Lowenthal, will be hosting a community forum to discuss the current draft Property-Based Improvement District management plan on Thursday, January 12, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Main Library Auditorium 333 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 (located in the downstairs foyer).
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is offering up to $2,500 to support any established Downtown residential association/neighborhood organization’s application for a Neighborhood Partners Program (NPP) grant that is approved by City Council.
On Friday a Special Closed Session of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Long Beach Associates met to address allegations that were contained in a petition delivered to it on Tuesday of this week regarding its President and CEO, Kraig Kojian.