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.
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.