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Vice Mayor Lowenthal Proposes Spay/Neuter Requirement for Dog Owners
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilmembers Suzie Price and Stacy Mungo proposed a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance for dog owners at the December 18th council meeting.  Spay/neuter has been the subject of an ongoing conversation between District 2 and the animal care community for at least 7 years now. As a result, Lowenthal has sponsored legislation having to do with low-cost spay/neuter, full-time veterinary care, mobile vaccination, micro-chipping and cat licensing. Mandatory spay/neuter is the next step in promoting responsible pet ownership while reducing euthanasia.  To view the agenda item and other helpful info, please click on "more" below.

Bixby Park Playground Workshop (CHANGE OF DATE)
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal and Parks, Recreation and Marine invite stakeholders to help us design a new and improved Bixby Park playground.  Vote now for your favorite playground design.  The whole family is encouraged to our third and final workshop on Saturday, October 25 at 9 am.  A staff supervised crafts table will be available for parents to drop off their children, ages 5 and older, during the workshops.

Long Beach Civic Center Project Meetings
News ImageStakeholders are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings involving a proposed new Long Beach Civic Center and provide testimony or send their responses to City Council via email or phone. 

Downtown Blue Line Stations Close for Improvements
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal joined Mayor Garcia and Councilmembers Lena Gonzalez and Roberto Uranga to announce the start of construction improvements along the Blue Line in Long Beach beginning September 20th - October 19th. Learn more.

Bring the "Community Watch Program" to Your Street
News ImageCommunity Watch is a crime prevention program that involves all aspects of the community working together and assisting law enforcement to discourage crime. A passionate and organized Community Watch Group (CWG) can make a significant difference in the prevention and reduction of crime in their neighborhood. Now, thanks to the Downtown Long Beach Associates, in consultation with the Long Beach Police Department, this Starter Kit makes it as easy as possible to organize a CWG in your neighborhood. Although the contact numbers only apply to residents west of Cherry Avenue (West Division), there is still plenty of useful information and templates for all residents to use and District 2 is happy to provide numbers for East Division contacts. A citywide CWG starter kit will be available soon.  For information on how you can get involved, please click on "more" below.



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Second District YouTube Page

Check out videos of Suja exploring great events, landmarks and people in the Second District and throughout the City of Long Beach.
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Small Business Assistance

Every business starts with a bright idea. Whether you need help getting your idea off the ground or want to grow your business, SBDC is here for you.
The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Local Harvest Farmers Market at Bixby Park - Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, residents can expect to see farm fresh fruits, veggies, field cut flowers, gourmet specialty foods, fresh cooked fare, arts & crafts, live music and more. For additional info, please click on "more" below.
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Second District Beach Cleanups - Second Saturdays

Join residents, schools, businesses and community groups making a difference on our local beach and bike path. There are two clean up locations from which to choose. For details about the monthly cleanups, please click on "more" below.


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Shop Local ~ Shop Long Beach!

Shopping in Long Beach can save you time and money with more retail choices to choose from than ever before. Make it a point to shop local. Supporting local businesses is good business, and remember that each dollar spent in Long Beach will support public safety, libraries, parks, infrastructure improvements and helps to create more local jobs. For a list of shopping corridors that meet your needs, please click on "more" below.


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