Long Beach updates requirements for notice of public hearings

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long-beach-city-sealBeginning August 13, 2009, new requirements for noticing of public hearings will take effect in the City of Long Beach. The changes were made with the goal of increasing community awareness about public hearings, and in an effort to increase public engagement and participation in the planning process. Changes taking effect include:

  • The required noticing radius has been expanded to 750 feet around the subject site; for City or institutional projects the noticing radius has increased to 1,000 feet.
  • The noticing radius is now measured only from the subject property’s boundaries, and not the opposite side of any adjacent right-of-way.
  • In addition to property owners, all occupants (both residential and non-residential) must also be given notice.
  • Subject sites must now be posted with a 30″ x 40″ notice poster, which will be provided to project applicants by the City.

All Planning applications submitted on or after August 13th will be subject to these requirements. Projects submitted prior to this date will be subject to the previous noticing requirements.

For more information, please call the Department of Development Services at 562.570.6194 or visit http://lbds.longbeach.gov.

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