Councilman Al Austin, who chairs the committee, said the city’s projected budget issues were alarming.
The planned conventions, which include at least three already planned in August, leave little room for error with a federal holding facility for unaccompanied migrant children expected to open at the Convention Center this week.
The Thursday afternoon fire started around 2:30 p.m. and took about 20 minutes for the fire crews to put down.
The 20-person limit on public speakers put in place in June has mostly flown under the radar, but for the second week in a row it resulted in the most controversial item on the council agenda receiving no pushback.
A November ruling in a case filed by the city of Redondo Beach sought to bring back the autonomy that charter cities have regarding their election dates, even if they had sagging election day turnout.
Residents in East Long Beach have access to nearly 16 times the park space than those living in West Long Beach. But as the City Council tries to address this inequity, it will likely run into two big obstacles: time and money.
The council’s vote certifies a decision made by the Planning Commission in December that approved lot mergers, zoning changes and permits for the construction of the three-story, 152,000 square-foot self storage and recreational vehicle storage facility that will be built at 3701 Pacific Place.
City Hall has been closed to the public for over a year due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings, but an effort to bring City Council meetings back to an in-person setting was initiated last month.
Future Long Beach cannabis operators received a boost this month after the city received over $1.2 million in grants to help people open up businesses through the city’s social equity program.
Using the pond as a reservoir is expected to free up about 10% of the city’s capacity to store more water and help eliminate periods where water can’t be captured by city facilities because storage tanks are full.