byAsia MorrisinArts & Culture, City
Presented as one of the key highlights of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal the city's proposed investments in arts, culture and communications are highlighted here.
A vital stream of revenue, more than $10 million last year, has helped Long Beach shrink a backlog of road maintenance projects—but that pot of money is at risk of being jettisoned by a statewide vote in November.
The monthly forum launched in 2006 as a way for Long Beach residents to get the inside scoop on local politics and ask probing questions of their city leaders, all while sipping on a pint of their favorite brew.
Long Beach, like many big cities, is facing a homeless crisis, and residents say the problem is especially bad along the beaches, where they've seen an increase in camping, trash, drug use and fighting.
The measure would mandate that all city hotels with 50 rooms or more provide employees with the buttons free of charge as well as protections against retaliation for reporting assaults.
Shortly before voting to put the charter amendments on the November ballot, Mayor Robert Garcia said the changes would help the city run smoother and are important for “good government.”