Long Beach Sales Tax Increase Slated for June Ballot After Unanimous Vote By City Council

The City of Long Beach is facing an infrastructure funding deficit just shy of $3 billion over the next decade and in a matter of months, the residents of the city will vote on whether or not that funding gap will be narrowed by the raising of the city’s sales and use tax. The ballot initiative received unanimous support from the city council during last night’s meeting and will be placed on the June 2016 voter’s ballot after final approval by the council, which could come as early as next week.

Citywide LED Streetlight Implementation Begins with Early Ceremony

At 6:00AM Thursday on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Third Street, city officials, the Port of Long Beach (POLB), Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles County office of Sustainability flipped the ceremonial switch on a mass LED light implementation to be conducted throughout the City of Long Beach over the next two years.