Some critics, however, say the new rules will come at the expense of the public’s ability to participate in city discussions.
Fees for parking citations, passports, tree trimming and many other services will go up next fiscal year.
The new project labor agreement could include street improvement projects funded through Measure A but community groups want to ensure that more Long Beach residents will land future jobs.
Included in the budget is the $554 million general fund, which pays for city services like street sweeping, police and fire department salaries and road repairs, something that has been supplemented by the Measure A sales-tax increase adopted by voters in 2016.
The City Council could vote on a temporary replacement for Fire Station 9 this week.
A blistering complaint filed Friday states that Trustee Sunny Zia has become increasingly unprofessional, including an allegation that she mocked a colleague’s faith at a board meeting. Zia said the board president is trying to score political points.
The Long Beach Planning Commission on Thursday discussed recommendations for a future inclusionary housing ordinance—which could mandate that developers contribute to the city’s affordable housing stock.
The city will assess if it’s feasible to create a Long Beach-specific app to help identify open shelter beds and other services.
The City Council voted to include funding for the reopening of Community Hospital as priority spending targets for Measure A if voters choose extend it next year.
The city will assume ownership the 13-acre burial site that was established in 1906 and is the final home to some 16,000 people, but cost estimates for maintenance remain unresolved.