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Long Beach City Council could extend outdoor parklet program through June 2022

The City Council voted in May to extend the city’s Open Streets program through the end of this month but the persistence of the delta variant and businesses still struggling to recover from the economic carnage brought on by the pandemic is driving the recommendation to extend it. If the council approves the extension it would Long Beach into line with Los Angeles, which extended its outdoor dining program through June 2022 earlier this year. 

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Long Beach City Council could seek ban on protesting outside of a person’s home

Los Angeles’ ordinance was prompted by protestors opposed to vaccine mandates being considered by the LA council showing up to the home of Council President Nury Martinez with bullhorns where they allegedly shouted obscenities into her daughter’s bedroom, Martinez said. The Long Beach council could direct the city attorney to draft a similar ordinance at its Sept. 14 meeting.