The City Council will consider a proposed “Middle-income” housing program that would allow developers to partner with a joint powers authority to issue bonds to finance the construction of new housing, or to acquire existing buildings, so long as the units are reserved for moderate-income households.
Saltwater Deck was awarded a permit in July to sell beer and wine at its Junipero Beach concession stand, but an appeal was filed seeking to block alcohol sales on the city’s beach.
The Nov. 8 runoff election will decide the city’s next mayor, three City Council seats and various other state and federal elected positions.
The current race to be mayor of Long Beach is shaping up to be the most expensive in city history.
Mayor Robert Garcia said that city leaders have worked hard in recent years to redirect city policy to address the needs of all neighborhoods in the city, and he said Councilmember Rex Richardson is best suited to continue that work.
The Long Beach City Council in August adopted a $25 minimum wage for health care workers, but a coalition of hospitals have turned in more than 40,000 signatures for a referendum on the wage increase, which could pause the implementation until March 2024.
The construction of a new taxiway at Long Beach Airport has forced some late-night flights to use a smaller runway at the northern end of the airport. Construction on the runway is expected to conclude in November.
The Institute for Justice sent a letter to city officials Monday warning that the direction given by the City Council in August to “strike a balance” between physical restaurants and food trucks in the city could be seen as “protectionism,” which the firm said has been upheld in federal courts as unconstitutional.
The Sept. 22 forum is scheduled to have candidates from Long Beach mayoral race as well as those running to represent the city in Congress and the California Legislature.
“Don’t sit in your small, small world and think this isn’t going to affect the college,” an LBCC professor, who supports the instructor, told the Board of Trustees. “It’s going to affect the college.”