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Mayor and City Council Pass a Responsible Budget
News ImageOn Tuesday, September 2, my Council colleagues and I voted unanimously for a balanced budget in Fiscal Year 2015 that avoided cuts to existing services and used one-time revenue strategically to support public safety, infrastructure, libraries, water conservation and broader access to city services.  Learn more.

Long Beach Transit Downtown Hub to Temporarily Relocate
News ImageFrom September 20 – October 19, 2014, Long Beach Transit will relocate its downtown Long Beach transit hub from 1st Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Pine Avenue to Ocean Boulevard between Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, and Long Beach Boulevard between Ocean Boulevard and 1st Street.  For details, please click on "more" below.

Downtown Dining & Entertainment District Task Force
News ImageOn August 21, the Downtown Dining & Entertainment District Task Force hosted a public forum to share their recommended changes to the current operating conditions and permit process in order to create a more vibrant and dynamic downtown.  Residents, businesses and property owners attended and provided their feedback. To view the presentation and a summary of the draft changes, please click on "more" below.

City of Long Beach Seeks Input on Proposed "Smart" Parking Meters
News ImageSpeak up, Long Beach! Would you like to see on-street parking meters that accept credit cards? A phone app that takes you to an open spot on busy Pine or 2nd Street?  The City is currently studying upgrading to "smart" parking meters in Downtown and Belmont Shore. For details and to speak up, click on "more" below.

Promenade Square Playground Workshops
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal invites residents to join Parks, Recreation & Marine, the Promenade Area Residents Association and Council District 2 for a playground planning workshop to discuss the location, size and elements of a small children’s playground space in Promenade Square Park. For details, click on "more" below.

Take the Survey! 4th & 7th Street Visioning Hub
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If you live, work or play along 4th or 7th Street, we encourage you to take our new survey leading up to our workshop on September 20.  What would you like to see along 4th Street and 7th Street? How can we make them better?  Take the survey and learn more about our workshops by clicking on "more" below.


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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1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park
1st Saturdays Music at Bixby Park, a new monthly event focusing on highlighting local musical talent, theater, and other performance groups to perform at the Historic Bixby Band Shell will have its inaugural event on August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm and will continue through 2015. Learn more.
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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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