Long Beach Central Project Area Council Host Second Meeting August 2nd

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port grant workshopsOn Thursday evening, the new Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) will hold its second regular monthly meeting at 6pm at Mental Health America, 456 Elm Avenue. There is plenty of street parking, so please don’t park in the Albertson’s lot.

This month’s agenda will include a presentation about Berth 55 and a follow up on the title loan business proposed for Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Avenue.

The presentation regarding Berth 55 will be related to options available to tenants with regard to their operations at that location and how negotiations with the port are proceeding.

A number of CPAC members will be speaking at the Planning Commission earlier that same evening about opposition to a title loan business. Those folks will report the process and outcome at the CPAC meeting.

The new Long Beach Central Project Area Council replaces the Central Project Area Committee for Redevelopment which ceased to exist when the Redevelopment Agencies were eliminated by Governor Brown earlier this year. Since there is no longer an RDA the new LB CPAC will no longer receive funding or staff support from the RDA or the City; however, the goals remain the same. The LB CPAC will focus on the central area of Long Beach. The boundaries of the area are roughly Redondo Blvd. on the east, Ocean Blvd. on the south, the L.A. river up to Pacific Coast Highway and then over to the western edge of the city on the west and Wardlow Road on the north.

For more information, contact the President, Annie Greenfeld at 562-225-9462.


2 Responses to “Long Beach Central Project Area Council Host Second Meeting August 2nd”
  1. lmh2012 says:

    Is there opposition to Berth 55 running a seafood grill at that location?? Certainly improvements to the entire area could promote new businesses there. Opposition from whom specifically?

    • Jack says:

      There are 2 locations that were discussed at the CPAC meeting. One is not connected to the other except they were both discussed.

      The reference to the Berth 55 location is their current, long time location in the harbor on Pico Ave. Port expansion is threatening their existence there. Michael Redlew of Berth 55 is reaching out to the community to help explore as many options as possible to save Berth 55.

      The title loan issue / location is at PCH and Pacific. It doesn’t (at this point) have anything to with Berth 55. CPAC and all of the community (no support was evident at the Planning Commission 8/2) oppose the predatory loan company (interest rates starting at 120% per year and going as high as 800%) as financial blight and not the sort of vibrant business the community wants for that gateway corner in Wrigley Village area. The Planning Commission did vote to NOT grant the CUP that was required of the loan company. So, for now, the title loan company has been stopped.

      Please feel free to attend CPAC meetings.