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Should There Be a Playground on the Promenade?
News ImageVice Mayor Lowenthal has announced an opportunity for Downtown residents and other interested stakeholders to take an online survey asking whether a small children's playground should be built in Promenade Square Park, located between 1st Street and Broadway.

4th Street Visioning Workshop - July 26
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What is your vision for 4th Street? How can we make it better?

Vice Mayor Lowenthal invites you to participate in the development of a vision plan for this important corridor. Learn more.

7th Street Visioning Workshop - July 26
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What is your vision for 7th Street? How can we make it better? 

Vice Mayor Lowenthal invites you to participate in the development of a vision plan for this important corridor. Learn more.

Long Beach Receives High Marks on Beach Water Report Card
News ImageThe City of Long Beach received 86 percent "A" and "B" grades for water quality, a 10 percent improvement over the previous year and a 16 percent improvement over the 5-year average, according to the Heal the Bay 2014 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.

Thirteen of the 15 beaches sampled received "A" or "B" grades during the state-mandated testing period from April through October. Long Beach also received 100 percent "A" and "B" grades during the winter dry months, which is 45 percent higher than the 10-year average in Long Beach.

To see the entire report on Long Beach and learn how we got to this point, please click on "more".

City Budget Process Gets Underway - Residents Urged to Participate
News ImageWith the submittal of the City Manager and Mayor's Budget Recommendations, City Council and its Budget Oversight Committee will begin deliberating over the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which goes from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.  Residents and stakeholders are invited to view the recommendations and attend city budget meetings listed on the Budget Calendar.  Whether you attend meetings or not, please feel free to submit comments or suggestions to the entire City Council via the City Clerk at or to Councilmember Lowenthal at  For details, click 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.


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.

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).
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.

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.


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.