City Council Pauses $35 Million Recycling Contract, City Auditor’s Investigation of RFP Process

A multi-million dollar recycling contract that was poised to be re-awarded to Waste Management of Long Beach was put on hold last night, after the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to table the issue, while simultaneously opting to delay an initiative that would involve the city auditor’s services to explore if there were any discrepancies in the request for proposal process.

Return to Old Staffing Model Brings Back Gaps in Paramedic Coverage for Long Beach Fire Department

Just days after the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) returned its emergency medical response units to its old configuration, given the discontinuance of the controversial Rapid Medic Deployment (RMD) Program, the conversation turned to the new hole in paramedic coverage in the city. The discussion centered on how such a gap could be patched to improve service city wide.