The City Council would have to approve the initial direction by Tuesday with a final submission no later than Aug. 4.
A review of hundreds of campaign finance records by the Long Beach Post shows that over the past five years, the Long Beach Police Officers Association has spent more than $860,000 on local candidates and campaigns.
With many changes already in place, the City Council wants to see how it can better enforce the city’s fireworks ban this year and in the future.
The item calls for a number of things including exploring increasing the city’s baseline fine of $1,000, tying fines to property owners rather than the person who is lighting the fireworks and creating additional opportunities for residents to report fireworks.
Long Beach has seen more than two dozen peaceful protests over the past week as demonstrators gather in cities across the country.
The actions, outlined in a memo by 4 members of the City Council, come during the 6th day of protests calling for police reforms after video showed a white police officer suffocating George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
The City Council meeting of June 2 has been canceled and all agenda items will be pushed to next week according to city officials.
As of this week, Long Beach’s positive test rate was 11.2% That’s down from its highest of 17% in the beginning of April, but it’s higher than Los Angeles County’s current rate of 9%.
The idea to increase the number of allowable animals was first broached when the city sought changes to its shelter model, which included increasing the number of pets allowed to help clear the shelter and reduce the city’s euthanasia rate.
Clark helped shape Long Beach as it is today, playing pivotal roles in the foundation of El Dorado Park, Downtown’s redevelopment, the Grand Prix and the Queen Mary, which he rode on its final voyage in 1967.