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City Orders Additional Street Sweepers that Use Potable Water Amid New Residential Conservation Standards

The sound of a street sweeper entering your neighborhood is scary enough to turn any Long Beach resident into a track star, as they race out the door to avoid a citation for being parked on the wrong side of the street. But perhaps more alarming is that potable water is being used by these machines to clean streets, while residents across the state face conservation mandates. 

 

Diversion Program Aimed At Second Chances To Be Discussed By City Council

The City of Long Beach is expected to explore a pilot program designed to help disconnected, unemployed and at-risk youth by providing a second chance through diversion. The Promising Adults, Tomorrow’s Hope (PATH) program would target those aged 16 to 24. If adopted, it would promote mentoring, job placement and college education in place of criminal prosecution for certain crimes.

 

Council Vote on Renter's Rights Delayed as Amendments are Added

Landlords clad in suits faced off with renters holding up signs demanding stronger tenant rights in front of the council Tuesday night, as it debated the merits of the proposed proactive inspection program. The eventual vote in favor of codifying the existing inspection process and to add “baby teeth” to it was a small victory for tenant advocates, but they promised this would not be the final discussion.