The move away from hybrid meetings means that people who want to address the City Council directly will have to show up in person to give their public comments.
The initiative, which would impact Long Beach’s largest hospitals and smaller clinics, would cover a broad range of workers in a health care setting, including technicians, maintenance workers, janitors, housekeeping staff, groundskeepers and food service workers.
A ban on standalone residential developments along segments of Santa Fe Avenue and Willow Street in West Long Beach was set to expire this month, but the City Council appears likely to extend that moratorium through next June to allow new zoning policies to be approved.
Councilmember Roberto Uranga appears to have won a third term representing the 7th District on the City Council, and incumbent Downtown Councilmember Mary Zendejas has holds a slim margin that could see her reelected, according to early election results released Tuesday night.
The funding comes more than a year after the city approved its recovery plan and received more than $60 million in federal COVID relief aid to address fiscal issues and urgent needs in the community.
Long Beach last year received more than $60 million in federal COVID relief aid to address fiscal issues and urgent needs in the community, but a year later, the majority of those funds have yet to be spent.
The new law would bar adults from playground areas unless they’re supervising a child under the age of 12. Violating the new law could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor.
The March 15 City Council meeting will be a hybrid format, and the March 22 meeting will be fully in-person as Long Beach transitions back to in-person public meetings, the city said Wednesday.
The lease change signifies the end of a failed effort to save the nearly 100-year-old hospital after it was shuttered in 2018 due to seismic compliance issues, leaving the East Long Beach area without an emergency room.
Long Beach was assigned the goal of creating space for more than 26,000 units between 2021 and 2029, and nearly 60% of those units must be affordable.