Councilmember Roberto Uranga had been excused by the City Council for his absence since mid-September, when he had a stroke before his son died from a rare form of cancer.
The public service announcements funded by the firefighters union looked and sounded “like a campaign advertisement,” according to an outside law firm hired by the city.
Richardson devoted much of his first mayoral speech to the impending issue of homelessness, as well as inequality and mental health issues.
This new power on the left could translate into renewed efforts by community organizers to phase out the city’s oil production faster, increase protections for the city’s most vulnerable renters and protect or expand guaranteed basic income programs.
Senate Bill 1100 lays out the process by which disruptive people can be removed from public meetings. It was signed into law earlier this year and could soon be added to Long Beach’s municipal code.
West Long Beach Councilmember Roberto Uranga suffered a stroke last month and will be on leave for an indeterminate amount of time. His absence must be excused by the council or his seat could be vacated.
Under terms of the lease agreement, the city will “sell” the 8.7-acre property for $0 to operator MWN Community Hospital LLC to cover the company’s losses.
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.