This Long Beach councilmember actually wants to talk bluntly about homelessness—including focusing on those teetering toward it and finding more ways to solve it

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Photo by Brian Addison. At least someone with the power to change was paying attention to an important document hidden within the nightmarish Land Use Element (LUE) conversation. Amidst NIMBY-ish screams and shouts, practically no one paid attention to an...
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Housing Equity Analysis of Controversial Long Beach Land Use Element Widely Ignored; Claims ‘Public Health Concerns’ at Risk

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For our complete coverage on the Land Use Element, click here. **** Photo courtesy of Scott Varley. As the Long Beach City Council prepares for tonight’s council meeting that will determine the City’s proposed Land Use Element (LUE), an equity...
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As Anti-LUE Coalition Amps Up Efforts Amidst Housing Crisis—Including Photoshopping Politicians for Sway—Long Beach Advocates to Bring Battle to City Council

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For our complete coverage on the Land Use Element, click here. **** It’s not just me who is disturbed by the anti-Land Use Element (LUE) coalition here in Long Beach, a small but mighty crew of largely older suburbanites that...
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As Suburbanites Insist on Little Future Development, Economic Report Shows Lack of Housing in Long Beach Could Spur Displacement, Gentrification

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For our complete coverage on housing, click here. **** Photo by Matt Mesin/SCNG. Charts courtesy of Beacon Economics. “It makes no sense to turn our suburbs into city centers, or flip our well-thought and designed single-family neighborhoods into apartments...
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Controversial Land Use Element, Dramatically Decreasing Long Beach’s Future Housing Supply, Moves to Council

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Interested in the affordable housing conversation? We will be inviting affordable housing experts from around the nation for a free, public talk that will examine the complexity of the issue as well as the crisis in housing that currently...
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