The largest reductions came from funding set aside to help businesses, with those funds being reduced by nearly $4.5 million.
The district is home to much of Cambodia Town, but portions of the neighborhood were also splintered into three other districts during the last redistricting in 2010.
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited shops on Retro Row where he signed a law that could increase penalties on people participating in organized theft operations.
Street takeovers often involve dozens—or sometimes hundreds—of spectators blocking off intersections where drivers perform stunts in their cars.
Wednesday’s meeting at Cabrillo High School, meant to interact with residents of West Long Beach and other areas included in the city’s 7th District, drew just five attendees who were not media or city employees.
The department said that the proposed 8% increase for water service and 10% increase for sewer rates will result in a roughly $5.39 change in monthly bills for the average customer. The increases are necessary to stabilize reserve funds and invest in aging pipes and the creation of new wells, according to department officials.
There are five pools open to the public in Long Beach, with varying fees and hours.
Attending City Council meetings has historically been a struggle for people who work and can’t make the 5 p.m. start times, have child-care conflicts and issues traveling to Downtown, where the meetings are held on Tuesday nights.
The commission asked for more concrete ways the city will make the pool accessible to parts of Long Beach outside the southeast area.
“I think the higher the reward goes, the more chance that someone will turn in the perpetrator,” one councilwoman said.