A “Save El Dorado Park” petition launched last week in response to the city’s plan to utilize three empty buildings for concessions.
Parents would have to request services 48 hours prior to meetings in a program that is expected to last about six months.
The bond would tax property at approximately $25 per $100,000 of assessed value, which would equate to an annual bill of $125 for a home worth $500,000, or .34 cents per day.
A vacant lot, which has been empty since 2015, will be transformed into a 6,200-square-foot community garden.
Long Beach for the eighth year in a row has been named as a top city for its LGBTQ-friendly local laws and policies, according to the 2019 Municipal Equality Index from the nonprofit Human Rights Campaign.
Candidates were asked questions on top issues including climate change, housing affordability, a living wage, the city’s homeless crisis and whether they would support a permanent extensions to the city’s Measure A sales tax.
The man at the center of the conflict of interest investigation into Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce also speaks out, saying he implored Pearce to check to ensure there were no conflicts associated with her consulting work for him.
Some critics, however, say the new rules will come at the expense of the public’s ability to participate in city discussions.
The city must adopt its budget by Sept. 15 for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Tuesday’s decision comes following several weeks of budget hearings that were open to the public.
The fire department has estimated that restoring Engine 17 could improve response times by up to a minute and a half in its service area, and by up to 30 seconds throughout the city.