Herlinda Chico, who works as a field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn; Dick Gaylord, a Belmont Shore-based realtor; and Lee Loveridge, a community college professor at Pierce College in Los Angeles are all vying to replace Otto, who has held the Area 4 seat since 2004.
The Long Beach Fire Department has proposed cutting a portion of its seasonal lifeguard detail that could see up to about seven fewer lifeguards on city beaches at any given time.
Eligible renters applied for a city-run program that could pay up to $1,000 per month for three months to their landlords; now the waiting for the lottery results has begun.
La oficina de la Secretaría Municipal anunció esta semana que los servicios de traducción estarán disponibles en un canal separado a través de Zoom. El servicio debe solicitarse con al menos 24 horas de antelación.
Community organizers in recent weeks called councilmembers and the mayor’s office, demanding that translation services be provided. The city offered the service for the first time during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The proposed budget would cut over $10 million from the LBPD, but some say more must be done as cities reckon with nationwide calls to reform or defund police.
The coronavirus health pandemic and ensuing economic slowdown, followed by weeks of civil unrest after the death of George Floyd, have created an extraordinary fiscal challenge for the city, officials said.
A proposed oil tax increase ballot measure was approved by the Long Beach City Council Wednesday evening which means city voters will determine in November if a 15 cent tax on oil production should go toward funding youth and health equity and climate change initiatives.
In January a Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that the city’s practice of charging fees for sewer and water pipe access was unconstitutional. If upheld it could cut out about $14 million annually that had been diverted to the city’s general fund.
A Long Beach City Council committee is planning to discuss the feasibility of hiring a special prosecutor to handle police misconduct cases and use-of-force complaints.