Long Beach City Manager Patrick West

Six Months in, The Long Beach Bike Share is Off to a Healthy Start

bike-share The City’s Bike Share program is making Long Beach a lot more livable. “The Long Beach Bike Share program has been great for the health of our city and constituents,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The program offers a fun way to get around the city and cuts down on motor vehicle use, which saves money and helps lower carbon emissions.”

Six Key Management Appointments Announced by City Manager

City Manager Patrick West City Manager Patrick West On Friday City Manager Patrick H. West announced six appointments to key management positions in the City of Long Beach. Among the appointments are three department director positions, an Deputy Fire Chief, a Public Affairs Officer, and the Business Operations Manager for the Gas and Oil Department.

City Manager Names Marie Knight Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Marie Knight new Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Marie Knight new Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine. On Friday City Manager Pat West named Marie Knight as the City’s Director of the Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Department. Ms. Knight brings 27 years of professional experience in the municipal and community sectors, and her appointment will be effective in mid-March, 2016.

Long Beach Police Commander Richard Rocchi Appointed Deputy Chief

Newly Appointed Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi. Newly Appointed Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi. Long Beach City Manager Pat West and Police Chief Robert Luna Friday announced the appointment of Commander Richard Rocchi, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, as Deputy Chief, effective December 13, 2014.

City Manager Appoints John Gross Director of Financial Management

long-beach-city-seal City Manager Patrick H. West announced Tuesday the appointment of John Gross as Director of Financial Management, effective July 11, 2011. Mr. Gross is currently Director of Finance of the City of Aurora, Colorado. “Long Beach is an incredibly complex organization, and I am pleased to appoint Mr.

City Close to Naming Permanent Financial Management Director

Long Beach Civic Center Photo by T Hoffarth The City of Long Beach has been conducting a nationwide recruitment for a permanent Financial Management Director, and that individual is expected to be named in approximately eight weeks. Given that the appointment is imminent, City Manager Patrick West announced today that over these next few weeks he will be appointing his Financial Management Bureau Managers to serve as Interim Financial Management Director on a rotating basis.

Amy Bodek appointed Director of Development Services

amy bodek long beach On Friday , City Manager Patrick West announced the appointment of Amy Bodek as Director of Development Services. Bodek’s new position will be effective the first week of September. The Department of Development Services oversees the physical development and revitalization of the city through the planning process, the enforcement of building and environmental codes and through the Redevelopment Agency.

City of Long Beach 2009 Year in Review Details Dozens of Significant Accomplishments

long-beach-city-seal From securing $90 million in federal Stimulus funds to being named the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County, from providing more than 50,000 doses of the H1N1 Flu Vaccine to realizing significant decreases in gang-related shootings, the City of Long Beach today announced a 12-page Year in Review that details significant accomplishments throughout the City.

LBFD Chief announces retirement

lbfd-fire-chief-ellis Last Wednesday, Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Fire Chief David Ellis announced to City Manager Patrick West his impending retirement by year’s ends. Chief Ellis, an almost 30-year veteran of the fire service, is responsible for approximately 550 employees and a budget of more than $90 million.

City Council Authorizes Furloughs; City Hall Closing the Last Friday of Month

long-beach-services The Long Beach City Council has authorized unpaid Employee furloughs to help address a $19.2 million General Fund shortfall this year, and Long Beach City Hall will be closed on the last Friday of the month from May through September, the end of the Fiscal Year.

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