The Long Beach City Council approved an environmental impact report that would push forward the long-awaited plan to replace the Shoemaker Bridge that connects the 710 freeway to Downtown Long Beach.
The money is intended to better protect businesses and residences from floods such as those caused by winter storms in 2017 which resulted in power outages and property damage.
On Monday, the City of Long Beach activated the newly revamped Walnut Avenue, East 20th Street and Alamitos Avenue intersection and traffic signal.
On Tuesday evening during a Long Beach City Council study session, city staff presented a $150 million infrastructure investment plan to council members that seeks to address community concerns regarding the specific use of current funds and the potential revenue stream generated by proposed sales tax measure, Measure A.
In a letter sent to city council today, Mayor Robert Garcia and former mayors Bob Foster and Beverly O’Neill proposed a temporary one-cent sales tax increase, to occur over the next 10 years in Long Beach, to address pressing infrastructure concerns and budget shortfalls.
Potholes: they are the silent menace of the streets, the sneaky asphalt monsters that have caused many a rolled ankle, flat tire and near-death biking experience. And they can be attributed to the increasingly problematic road conditions in Los Angeles County. However, the City of Long Beach may have found a new weapon to fight against the cyclical tyranny that is the fixing and re-fixing of divots in its roadways
The City of Long Beach is beginning a survey this week that will create a detailed analysis of all its roadways–including pavement distresses and determinations of load-bearing capacities–in an effort to develop long-term maintainence plans.
City Council discussed on Tuesday the allocation of $6.45 million in one-time funds for infrastructure repair. The initial motion was for all money to be divided equally among the nine districts for use for any infrastructure project that would not create re-occurring costs, such as street repaving, sidewalk repairs.
Facilities upgrades, infrastructure repair and replacement of outdated software systems are just a few of the recommended investments for more than $56 million in one-time funds that will be available to the City of Long Beach in the next fiscal year.