The idea to streamline council came last year after the City Council had seven meetings last over seven hours.
Long Beach’s total population for the 2010 census was 462,257. Mayor Robert Garcia say that number should have been much higher.
Councilman Rex Richardson is aiming for a November 2020 ballot measure that could include a possible tax increase or bond measure to help fund affordable housing.
Early campaign finance reports show challengers in two of the races are outpacing incumbents in terms of fundraising.
Long Beach had originally projected a $9.3 million shortfall for fiscal year 2020 but was able to plug the hole in part by increasing parking fines and minimal reductions to some services.
The City Council in its regular meeting on Tuesday will consider several significant amendments to its tenant relocation ordinance, including some that expand protections for landlords
Jeannine Pearce’s previous statement of economic interest showed no income for 2018, but an amended version filed Wednesday with the city clerk’s office shows five independent consulting jobs, including two for cannabis-related businesses.
Long Beach would become the second municipality in California to officially denounce the strict abortion laws in Alabama and Georgia.
Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce said she plans to recuse herself from future City Council votes regarding the Queen Mary and the ship’s operator, Urban Commons, due to possible conflicts of interest related to her outside consulting work.
The ordinance could include timers to track council members’ talk time, shortened public comment periods and shuffling agenda items based on crowd interest.