Fire Station 9’s resources were relocated to other stations on opposite sides of the city last year, but the new lease agreement could bring them back under the same roof just miles away from their former home in the Los Cerritos area.
The city’s current moratorium runs through July 31, but Tuesday night the council asked for more information about how the Los Angeles County moratorium could impact Long Beach renters before it makes its decision.
Long Beach is considering amending the tax on oil production in the city with the revenue generated going toward equity programs.
Amid calls for defunding the police and getting officers off school campuses, Long Beach Community College will explore its options including the cancelation of its contract with the LBPD.
With many changes already in place, the City Council wants to see how it can better enforce the city’s fireworks ban this year and in the future.
Meanwhile about 100 protesters marched to the home of Councilwoman Suzie Price on Tuesday during the City Council meeting, demanding more favorable policies for the city’s tenants.
Residents can use the online portal to report addresses that are lighting off illegal fireworks and upload video or photo evidence to aid in the prosecution of those cases.
Councilman Al Austin will now head the budget oversight committee and Councilman Roberto Uranga will replace Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, who chaired the committee since 2016.
The item calls for a number of things including exploring increasing the city’s baseline fine of $1,000, tying fines to property owners rather than the person who is lighting the fireworks and creating additional opportunities for residents to report fireworks.
All businesses allowed to reopen this weekend will have to adhered to restaurant guidelines where employees must wear face masks and face shields and customers must be spaced out by at least 6 feet.