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Councilwoman Schipske to host Candidate Forum May 19

group-chairs-panel Fifth district Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will host a Candidate Forum for residents on Monday, May 19, 7 pm at the El Dorado Community Center – Bridge Room. Candidates for Mayor, City Attorney, and Fifth District Council have been invited.

Assemblymember Lowenthal Authored Resolution Targets Illegal Garage Conversions

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal ACR 32 (Lowenthal) was sponsored by the City of Long Beach after the full City Council approved an item brought forth by Councilmember Dee Andrews, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmember James Johnson and Councilmember Steven Neal on December 14, 2010 to bring awareness to the dangers of illegal garage conversions.

7th District Councilmember Johnson Invites Residents to a Community Tree Planting at Hudson Park and the Green Wall

tree On Saturday, October 19th, please join 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, the West Long Beach Association, and volunteers for a community tree planting in Hudson Park along the Green Wall pilot project.

Long Beach to Fly Star Flags Honoring Fallen Soldiers; Will Be Raised in Special Ceremony, August 15

gold-star-flag Gold Star Flag Long Beach will be the first U.S. city to fly the Gold Star and Blue Star flags permanently at the City Hall Plaza to honor the service and sacrifice of our armed service members. A special ceremony to raise the two flags is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 at 11:30 am.

Great Wall of Mulch Will Block Noise in West Long Beach

Great Wall of Mulch Mayor Bob Foster and Councilmember James Johnson add the final buckets to finish off the “Great Wall of Mulch.” Photo from the City of Long Beach Today, Mayor Bob Foster and Councilmember James Johnson, 7th District, topped off the 600-foot-long Great Wall of Mulch, which is believed to be the only Mulch Wall constructed in the United States.

Long Beach Buy Back Program Nets More Than 160 Guns

gun The City of Long Beach held a Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, June 8, 2013, collecting 168 firearms, including five assault weapons. Those who turned in guns received gift cards valued at $50, $100 or $200 depending on the type and condition of the firearm; a total value of $17,000 in gift cards was distributed. 

Vice Mayor Garcia & Councilmembers Seek Improvements to Long Beach Metro Stations

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has authored legislation to ask the City Council to take a position on installing electronic turnstiles at all 8 Long Beach Metro stations, and address other ongoing issues including replacement of public art, public safety, landscaping, and maintenance.

Councilmember James Johnson to Host Public Safety Summit, Wednesday, May 29

community-meeting Residents are invited to join 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, the Long Beach Police Department and the Long Beach Fire Department for a Public Safety Summit, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Silverado Park. Guest Speakers for the event are: Fire Chief Mike DuRee Police Chief Jim McDonnell Last year, violent crime was the lowest in 40 years and we exceeded national fire response standards.  

Public Invited to Baker Park Opening Celebration Saturday

Baker-Park Mayor Bob Foster, the Office of Councilmember James Johnson, and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Public Works, invite the public to attend an opening event for the Baker Park on Saturday, May 4, at 11 am.

Councilmember James Johnson Applauds AQMD for Zero Emissions Technologies Approval

Zero Emissions trucking and transportation A new program at the AQMD will improve air quality in Long Beach by increasing movement of goods using zero-emission trucks.   On Friday, April 5th, 2013, the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) voted to execute the contracts and proceed with the development of a demonstration section of a Catenary Zero Emissions Goods Movement System.

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