Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines just secured new flight slots at Long Beach Airport, but they’re also among the nation’s largest airlines asking for a $50 billion bailout from the federal government.
The emergency ordinance, which would block COVID-19-related evictions, could be finalized on as soon as March 24.
After the board formally announced Lou Anne Bynum as the interim head of the district, it moved to declare an emergency regarding the the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lou Anne Bynum spent more than 20 years as a leader at LBCC before taking her current position as a member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Emergency measures could block evictions, late fees, keep utilities turned on and potential help workers get back jobs that are lost during this period of economic strain.
The two-campus district, which includes the Liberal Arts Campus in East Long Beach and the Pacific Coast Campus in Central Long Beach has about 25,000 students enrolled.
Little Brass and The Grand are now in a 180-day exclusive negotiating window with the city to possibly takeover three vacant buildings in El Dorado Park.
Long Beach has seen large conventions cancelled, which has deprived city hotels of thousands of nights worth revenue and the Port of Long Beach has reported drops in cargo levels due to the virus.
Prop 13 was a landmark property tax bill passed in 1978. It is also a school bond measure that was on the March 3 ballot. It could soon be retired to avoid future confusion over what laws are being voted on.
The LBCC Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to fire Reagan Romali, who has served as president-superintendent since 2017.