The unanimous vote by the City Council will start community outreach and an assessment of whether creating a cultural district for the LGBTQ community on the Broadway Corridor is feasible for the city.
A proposal by Mayor Robert Garcia could start a process to develop a vision for a cultural district along the Broadway Corridor to commemorate the historic contributions of the LGBTQ community in Long Beach.
“I’m sick, I’m cranky, and I’m not going to stand here and be yelled at,” said Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce, who at one point left the stage as a small number of people shouted.
The forum will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Liberation Brewing.
The Post requested the data in response to claims by opponents of the so-called “road diet” that collisions had spiraled out of control since the controversial changes were made.
The press conference at City Hall Monday was spearheaded by Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce, who is up for reelection in March and has taken heat for the controversial project that was completed this spring.
Community leaders and business owners could be moving forward with a lawsuit they hope forces the city to the table to revision the Broadway Corridor.
Pearce requested several changes including more clearly marking loading and bus zones as well and limiting street sweeping to inside the bike lanes to help with limited parking in the area.
A week ago, Second District City Council District Suja Lowenthal, along with a team of City staff and consultants, presented initial concepts for reimagining the Broadway Corridor through Alamitos Beach, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights and Belmont Heights.