Long Beach officials have added four town hall sessions in their “Framework for Reconciliation” community meeting series after the original 12 listening meetings were quickly filled.

The city also expanded the participation capacity for each session, added a town hall focused on policing and public safety and added three open forum town halls.

The events are meant to “acknowledge the existence of and create a plan to address long-standing, systemic racism locally and in the United States.”

“We recognize a lot of people want to be heard in this important and overdue process,” Deputy City Manager Teresa Chandler said in a statement. “We’re expanding these sessions to listen to more residents and making changes in the structure to balance wider participation with ensuring the exchanges are organized and meaningful.”

Residents can register and virtually attend a town hall, attend a community listening session, complete an online survey or submit their questions and ideas to [email protected].

Following the listening sessions, city officials will meet with “stakeholders” to discuss policy, budgetary, charter and programming reform ideas. Then they will present immediate, short-term, medium-term and long-term recommendations for the city council to consider.

Here’s the latest sessions available and the registration links:

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