Long Beach City Council
District 8 - AL AUSTIN

City Hall Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd. 14th floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Phone: (562) 570-6685
Fax: (562) 570-5982

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News ImageCommunity Dialogue on Hate Crime
Members of the public are invited to attend a community dialogue to discuss a recent alleged hate crime incident and learn about resources for preventing and responding to hate crimes in general.

The meeting takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at North Long Beach Christian Church, 1115 E. Market St.
( Community Dialogue Flyer )

News ImageSecond Sundays in Virginia Village
Second Sundays in the Village is back for the summer! 

Join Councilmember Austin and the Virginia Village Business Association as we celebrate the start of summer.  There will be food, art, live music, community resources, activities for the kids and more! 

July 13: Aquarium on Wheels, Mobile Game Lounge, Safe Moves Bicycle Rodeo, Arts, Music and More!

August 10: TBA
( July Flyer )

News ImageSummer Guide for Families
Click below for our guide to summer camps and activities for families.

If you have additional resources that you feel should be listed, please email district8@longbeach.gov with your suggestions.


News ImageCoolCalifornia Cities Challenge

Are you interested in becoming more conscious of your energy usage and carbon footprint?

The CoolCalifornia City Challenge is a statewide competition engaging thousands of households in cities across California to save energy, reduce their carbon footprints and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities.

Long Beach is one of ten cities competing this year.

( Flyer (PDF) )

News ImageFree, one stop facility for Household Hazardous Waste
EDCO Recycling and Transfer Environmental Collection Center is now open the second Saturday of each month. 

Area residents now have a convenient, one-stop venue to safely and properly dispose of their household hazardous, universal and electronic wastes. It's free, and open from 9:00AM- 2:00PM the second Saturday of every month.

Attached is a list of what EDCO will and will not accept:  

For more information call Recycling Hotline at 570-2876 or
visit www.longbeach-recycles.org

( View PDF )

News ImageNew Elections App Available
Long Beach has a new elections app for your smartphone!

News ImageCity of Long Beach adds another mobile app!

Local pet owners and animal lovers can now easily search for adoptable cats and dogs, find local dog parks, search impounded animals and locate emergency and after-hours veterinary facilities with the new Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) mobile application. 


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Recent Utility Billing/Pre-Paid Money Card Scam
The Long Beach Police Department is warning the community and business owners about a telephone scam targeting customers of Southern California Edison.
Tips on Conserving Water
California is in the midst of a drought.
How to prevent a break-in.
Click here for burglary prevention tips from the Long Beach Police Department (updated 5/2/2014).
Bixby Knolls Strollers
It is not too late to join the Bixby Knolls Strollers. Join the Bixby Strollers every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at 4105 Atlantic. It's a great way to get fit, check out the businesses, explore the neighborhoods and meet your neighbors. (Friendly) dogs are welcome, too. The walks last for about an hour and the route changes each week. For more information, contact the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association at 562-595-0081.