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Long Beach City Council Weighing Separate Marijuana Tax Initiative for November Ballot

In an eleventh-hour attempt to assert some control of the looming return of medical marijuana operations to the city, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously last night to direct the city attorney’s office to prepare a competing tax initiative for the November ballot. The ballot measure could substantially raise the cost for industry operators in the city.


Public Asked to Use, Offer Feedback on Temporary Bike Lanes at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls

Try out temporary, separated bike lanes during the Bixby Knolls First Fridays event on, you guessed it, Friday, July 1, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. The two lanes, one on each side of Atlantic Avenue, will offer bicyclists a protected space to cruise up and down the art walk, as well as an opportunity to offer feedback on the experience as part of the city’s effort to update the Long Beach Bicycle Master Plan (Bike Plan).