In an Oct. 18 letter Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to initiate a state of emergency in the area that has been affected by the smell of hydrogen sulfide that has settled over it for nearly two weeks.
Parkin confirmed that he will not be seeking reelection Monday morning, saying that the pandemic and spending time with family factored into his decision to retire. The 64-year-old Parkin has served as city attorney since 2014.
Here’s what happens in terms of elections, eligibility to run, and, perhaps most importantly for residents, representation on the council as the redistricting process unfolds.
The Alamitos Beach concession stand project was part of an overhaul of the city’s beachfront concession areas. The ones at Junipero and Granada Beaches have already been completed and have food vendor contracts approved.
Initial maps of possible new council district boundaries show some of the current elected leaders could be ineligible to run in their districts—a change that could dramatically alter the political landscape in the city.
Saturday’s online meeting is being hosted by the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the City Clerk’s office. A link to register for the meeting can be found here.
The announcement comes days after the board’s agenda was published and a local parent group mobilized against the vote by holding a protest outside the campus Tuesday afternoon.
The process to develop the concept El Mercado de Long Beach (“The Market of Long Beach”) began last year with prominent Latino leaders serving on a committee and Centro CHA, a non-profit that serves the Latino community in Long Beach holding outreach meetings to see what the community desired in a center.
Some Long Beach public meetings could revert back to virtual or hybrid settings after the City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that extends some of the statewide emergency measures that had expired last month.
A decision on how and where they’ll be able to operate and whether the industry will be taxed more is still months away.