Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
2010-12-14 · By Editor
I hope you are all enjoying a safe and pleasant Christmas and holiday season. I would like to let you know of some very important developments on next week’s city council agenda.
Almost three months ago, I put forth an item to the council to develop a Foreclosure Registry in the City of Long Beach that will help us maintain and protect our neighborhoods from the crime, violence and blight that vacant buildings attract. On Tuesday, December 14, the final draft of this ordinance will be presented to the city council for consideration. This ordinance will give the city of Long Beach the ability to fine banks and lenders who fail to maintain and secure vacant foreclosed properties. This will be one of the many tools in our city’s arsenal to protect our neighborhoods in this difficult economic environment.
Secondly, on Tuesday night, I will put forth a resolution in support of “Business Friendly Principles” as part of the Southern California Association of Government’s (SCAG’s) development of a Southern California Economic Growth Strategy. This is a resolution in collaboration with many Southern California cities to demonstrate that Long Beach and Southern California are “open for business”.
Lastly, don’t forget to attend the “Power of Community Support and Role of the Family” program on Monday, December 13, 6PM at Jordan Freshman Academy – Room 301. This is a tremendous opportunity to fellowship with your neighbors and participate in a very important program that will impact the lives of our students. I will be providing opening remarks, and I hope to see you there.
Councilmember, Ninth District