Other colleagues of Al Austin described him as one of the most respectful councilman they’ve worked with. The dispute stems in part from Austin’s vote on hotel worker protections.
After multiple public, council and committee hearings, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget during last night’s long and contentious council meeting.
A move that would consolidate the city’s efforts to combat violence, public safety and access to city services was advanced last night after the Long City Council voted to initiate a study to determine the feasibility of creating an official city department that deals with equity.
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.
The Long Beach City Council has approved two items that will preserve 148 units of affordable senior housing for 55 years, as well as provide opportunities for affordable housing for lower-income families, according to a release issued Monday.
The unanimous vote by the Long Beach City Council to name a Los Angeles real estate group as the new successor lessee for the Queen Mary will be revoted on next Tuesday, after the November 17 decision was petitioned for possible violations of the Ralph M. Brown Act, a law protecting the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings.
The Second District City Council candidates’ port forum, hosted by the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA), has been postponed, due to the rescheduling of Mayor Robert Garcia’s State of the City address, according to HTA Executive Director Weston LaBar.
After a request from city council in August to continue work on improving the downtown parking situation, an update on the renovations and improvements made to parking facilities showed a cleaner and safer system, as the city has increased staffing, security and maintenance efforts.
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.
Former Mayor Beverly O’Neill’s name will grace the outside of the Center Theatre after the city council voted last night to amend its current policy of only posthumously naming public buildings and assets after people.