Community Development Advisory Commission

The Community Development Advisory Commission (CDAC) is a citizen advisory group appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The 15 members represent the broad spectrum of Long Beach citizens - by race, ethnicity, income level, occupation, and education. The Commission provides the means for private citizen support and advice to the City Manager and City Council on matters related to the formulation of plans, programs, and activities utilizing approximately $9,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. CDAC holds its meetings monthly, at 10:00 A.M. every third Wednesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Please visit the Housing and Urban Development Grants page for more information about Community Development Block Grant and other federal funds.

  1. The members of the Commission are representative of the community it services. Included are one at-large representative and two representatives from the following categories:
  2. Housing, which may include, but not be limited to, representatives from the League of Women Voters, Architectural Institute of America, Apartment House Association, and consumer groups.
  3. Redevelopment, which may include, but not be limited to, representatives from real estate and project area committees.
  4. Rehabilitation, which may include, but not be limited to, representatives from banks, savings and loan institutions, and construction.
  5. Social services, which may include, but not be limited to, representatives from the religious community, or other organizations that might normally assist in neighborhood facility center operations.
  6. Business and industry, which may include, but not be limited to, representatives from business, industry, and economic development.
  7. Minorities, which would include representatives from ethnic groups.
  8. Low-income, which would include, but not be limited to, representatives from organizations serving low-income people, the elderly, or individuals representing low-income or elderly people within the city.

The following are the principal duties of the Commission:

  1. Review the City's Community Development Block Grant programs in a broad perspective and in conformance with overall community development program objectives, and make advisory recommendations for further improvement to the City Manager and City Council.
  2. Elicit public input into the City's federal application for funds available under the Housing and Community Development Act.
  3. Gather information and keep citizens groups generally informed about the City's plans, programs and activities.
  4. Assist in the coordination of the Community Development Block Grant activities with other Community Development activities.
  5. Assist official agencies in public relations.
  6. Lend support to, and seek support for, desirable programs and projects.

The Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. at the City Council Chambers at 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.

For further information or to receive an agenda of an upcoming Commission meeting, please call the Commission's Secretary at (562) 570-6066.