Many parklets in Long Beach have come down but dozens of business owners have expressed interest in making theirs permanent.
The water department’s Direct Install Gardens (DIG) program has already converted 16 low-income households’ lawns into drought-tolerant gardens for free.
Long Beach has issued about 400 housing vouchers to people who are currently homeless. Despite the vouchers paying for a large portion of their rent, the city is having issues finding landlords willing to accept them.
The unanimous vote by the Long Beach City Council will raise the minimum wage for health care workers in the city to $25 per hour, pending final approval next week.
Long Beach leaders unveiled a proposed $3.2 billion budget Tuesday that would add police officers, speed up the repair of city streets and invest in other city infrastructure, while also patching together one-time funds to fill a significant projected deficit.
The Long Beach City Council is considering raising the minimum wage for health care workers to $25 an hour or passing that decision along to voters.
The city is creating a new type of police employee, the community service assistant, who would respond to lower-level calls to fill out police reports and document evidence.
Anna’s bar is taking over the corner of Fifth Street and Pine Avenue where Kress Market had operated for the past decade.
Amid the shortage, Long Beach received 950 cans of infant formula from Los Angeles County and will begin distributing it to eligible families starting Aug. 2.
So far, the city has been able to vaccinate about 300 people, city officials said, but until recently had lacked sufficient supplies of the JYNNEOS vaccine to inoculate the list of about 1,600 people who have filed requests with the city.