The memorial would honor all those who died from the virus, which includes over 930 Long Beach residents and more than 62,000 Californians.
Mayor Robert Garcia has said he supports extending the city’s open streets and outdoor dining program and making it permanent.
Everything from unemployment to easier access to firearms may be driving a surge in gun violence, LBPD Chief Robert Luna told the City Council.
The 20-person limit on public speakers put in place in June has mostly flown under the radar, but for the second week in a row it resulted in the most controversial item on the council agenda receiving no pushback.
The city will begin negotiating a contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency and Health and Human Services, which will operate the facility.
Up to 1,000 children could be sheltered for a period of 90 to 120 days until they can be transported to safe housing elsewhere in the U.S., city officials said.
Prosecutors will determine whether there is enough evidence to file felony charges.
Over the past 12 months, the Aquarium of the Pacific has been losing anywhere between $600,000 and $1.1 million per month depending on COVID-19 closures and restrictions.
In August, the City Clerk’s office said a video feature could be coming “soon” but the council completed the year without video meetings despite the city’s school and college boards using video throughout the pandemic.
The Long Beach Performing Arts Center could soon be renamed after former Mayor Beverly O’Neill if a City Council committee returns the item to the full council later this year.