Long Beach could be on the hook to pay grocers for damages if they raise worker pay but the law is later found to be unconstitutional.
The ordinance was tentatively approved on Tuesday and will go before the City Council for a final reading in its next regular meeting on Feb. 2.
A group of prominent Black women is condemning questions from a city councilwoman who said she intended to highlight Dr. Anissa Davis’s qualifications.
The city manager said Long Beach could consider issuing a criminal misdemeanor or administrative citation, but stronger enforcement, especially if police are involved, could lead to use-of-force concerns if someone refuses to wear a mask.
While the council has passed a number of pandemic-related measures, there is little the council could do to speed up openings of certain business sectors as state emergency orders take precedent.
On Tuesday, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to change the law to allow for unhosted rentals, which will allow to the city to tax and better regulate the industry, officials said.
If the city were to issue bonds it would pay them off using Measure A tax revenue money in an effort to fix more streets sooner while they’re less costly to repair.
The deferral plan isn’t enough for some businesses who say they shouldn’t have to pay business license fees considering they have been forced to close in the pandemic.
The City Council will hear the recommendations of renaming a sports complex after outgoing Councilman Dee Andrews and a dog park after local activist Dr. Myrna “Mickey” Donahoe during the upcoming council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Early election night results fueled by a historic early voter turnout has propelled Long Beach City Council candidates into substantial leads that could push future policy in a more progressive direction.