The Long Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday, where it could decide to establish a relief fund to help people pay high natural gas bills.
For the past 11 days, residents have shown up to middle schools, libraries and parks to take part in a series of community budget meetings hosted by Long Beach. Still, skeptics are unsure if community members’ input will truly be taken into account.
The board voted unanimously Thursday to look at solutions that could include assigning outreach workers to all 13 “end-of-the-line” stations that include cities like Azusa, Norwalk, Redondo Beach and Long Beach.
The old North Long Beach neighborhood library could be demolished and replaced with eight for-sale affordable homes if the city reaches an agreement with Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles.
The eight-story, 271-unit 3rd & Pacific project is slated for completion by late 2025.
The city intends to build a new station at 4101 Long Beach Blvd., which is just a few blocks north of the original Station 9 that was abandoned in June 2019 because of mold issues.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a small extension to an existing eviction moratorium that was set to expire at the end of January. Now residents making less than 80% of the area’s median income will be protected through March.
A state housing law that was expected to upend single-family home neighborhoods in California has had minimal impacts in its first full year, according to a report released this week from the University of California Berkeley.
Later this year, the City Council could update zoning in West Long Beach along certain corridors to help drive retail investments to the area that lacks grocery stores, banks and other basic services.
Councilmember Roberto Uranga had been excused by the City Council for his absence since mid-September, when he had a stroke before his son died from a rare form of cancer.