Long Beach’s proposed minimum wage study has moved further off the ground, as the city announced the community review process Thursday, set to be implemented by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and the Long Beach City Council.
Tuesday’s Long Beach City Council Meeting confirmed the reappointments of Board of Harbor Commissioners Lou Ann Bynam, a Long Beach City College executive, and Doug Drummond, a former city councilmember to the board, the port announced yesterday.
Budget season has officially come to a close as the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted to adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget before last night’s deadline.
A resolution that to re-established health guidelines for snacks sold in vending machines on Long Beach city property was passed Tuesday night, with a majority of the city council requesting that the scope of the policy include trans-fats and saturated fat guidelines.
Facing the perplexing issue of where it will find the money necessary for the demolition of the old county courthouse, City Director of Financial Management John Gross proposed Tuesday that the city council approve a “down payment” from the 2015 budget surplus to get the project moving, with the potential to borrow the remainder from the city’s reserves.
Today, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal released her proposal, co sponsored by councilmembers Lena Gonzalez, Dee Andrews and Rex Richardson, to initiate a study of the potential impact of local wage increases in Long Beach.
Today at Bixby Park, labor advocate and coalition leader Jeannine Pearce announced her candidacy for the Second District seat in the 2016 Long Beach City Council race.
The line to enter Tuesday night’s city council meeting trickled out the door of city hall, with people arriving in throngs for two controversial agenda items: urban agriculture and immigration reform.
At the next City Council meeting on June 23, the council will consider Mayor Robert Garcia and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal’s proposal to create a Queen Mary Land Development Task Force.