The city intends to highlight the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community along the Broadway Corridor, but first, it wants the public’s input.
The LGBTQ+ cultural district was proposed in June and the city is hoping to have options to present to the City Council as soon as the end of 2022.
The city first introduced the rainbow-striped crosswalks in 2016 along the Broadway Corridor as a way to symbolize pride for the LGBTQIA+ community while creating safer intersections for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
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.