During its annual election board meeting on Monday, January 25, the Long Beach Transit (LBT) Board of Directors elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as the transportation service’s new board chair, Sumire Grant as vice-chair and Mary Zendejas as secretary-treasurer, according to an announcement released Tuesday.
It was once considered a public nuisance and earmarked for demolition by the city if its owners didn’t rehabilitate the structure that was deemed “substandard” for its landmark designation by Long Beach. However, a revitalization effort spearheaded by the historic preservation nonprofit organization We Are The Next (NEXT) to perk up the Koffee Pot Cafe’s percolator-shaped building has yielded a surprising discovery.
The prospects that the National Football League might return to Southern California seemed to ratchet up a notch Wednesday after the city of Oakland announced that it would not meet the deadline set by the league for a stadium financing plan to be submitted, increasing the possibility that the team could return to the Los Angeles area.
A lawsuit demanding an injunction against all project approvals and actions related to The Riverwalk residential development project passed by the Long Beach City Council last month was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, alleging that the environmental impact report (EIR) was insufficient and does not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The infrastructure in the City of Long Beach is slowly deteriorating and the city lacks the funds to keep pace with its rate of decay. It’s expected that over the next decade over $2 billion in funding is needed to bring streets, buildings and other city properties back into proper operating order, but at the current funding level, the city finds itself with a funding deficit of $212 million annually.