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In just one year, the City of Long Beach filled 32,369 potholes, rehabilitated 57.5 lane miles of streets, completed 60,000 building inspections, trimmed 20,529 trees, responded to 209,000 calls for service to the Police Department and 71,000 calls for service to the Fire Department and broke ground on a new Civic Center complex.
The City of Long Beach, Port of Long Beach, and Long Beach Transit were awarded a combined $23 million from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today for transportation infrastructure improvement projects in all funding categories by Metro.
From filling 35,000 potholes and restoring 55 lane miles of streets, to fulfilling 19,000 “Go Long Beach” smartphone application requests and being named a Top 10 “Digital City” in America, for the fourth consecutive year, the City of Long Beach had an extremely productive year in 2014.
The CIty of Long Beach to begin repair of the Naples seawalls this week.
The City of Long Beach will begin constructing new seawalls this week along one portion of the Rivo Alto Canal in Naples Island. The section stretches from the Ravenna Bridge to the eastern portion of The Toledo Bridge, about 1,900 linear feet between the north and south sides.
The City of Long Beach has been selected to join a U.S. Department of Justice National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (Forum). The national designation will enable the City to apply for federal grant awards to implement its Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (Safe Long Beach).
For three years in a row, the City of Long Beach has been named one of the best cities in the nation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion in municipal law and policy. Long Beach was one of only 38 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), placing the City in the top 11 percent in the nation.
Deputy Chief Robert Luna selected to succeed Jim McDonnell as LBPD Chief
City Manager Pat West announced today that Robert G. Luna will be the next Chief of Police for the City of Long Beach. Most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Police, Chief Luna has 29 years of experience with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Veteran’s Day is a time to honor our US military service personnel, and it’s also an opportunity to assert our commitment to ensure Veterans are fully integrated into our communities once they return to civilian life.
On Friday, November 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 A.M. the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Maury Avenue in regards to a complaint of a strong chemical odor. The initial investigation at the scene led officers and firefighters to believe the smell was related to a possible clandestine laboratory.
Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison
City Manager Pat West announced today that Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison has been promoted to Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications. Mr. Harrison will become the first permanent director of the new department responsible for disaster preparedness, Homeland Security grant coordination, and the consolidation and oversight of the City’s Emergency Communications functions.