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News Archive 2017
NEW WATER METERING REQUIREMENTSNews
Senate Bill 7 – Submetering Requirements, effective January 1, 2018, will require new multi-family residential buildings to include a submeter for each unit and bill tenants in apartment buildings accordingly for water use.
Revised Land Use Element Maps Now Available for Community ReviewNews
The City has released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review.
Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)News
To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program.
LBDS 2Q17 Newsletter Now AvailableNews
The LBDS 2Q17 issue showcases the grand opening of Banner Homes, an affordable housing development in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood...
Mayor Robert Garcia Presents ‘Building a Better Long Beach’: An Update On Development Within the CityNews
On June 6, 2017, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented an update on the expansive portfolio of new development within the City...
SEASP SCHEDULED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON JUNE 1, 2017News
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Planning Commission (PC) will take action on the Specific Plan and the EIR.
Long Beach General Plan Update Is Here!News
The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for...
LBDS Annual Reports Win Excellence in Communication AwardNews
Development Services is proud to be the recipient of the 2017 California Association of Public Information Official (CAPIO) Award of Merit in the External Publications...
LBDS 1Q17 Newsletter Now AvailableNews
The LBDS 1Q17 Issue features 2016 highlights and accomplishments, as well as important Department news and updates.
New Landscape Requirements - SmartscapeNews
The City is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29.
PRHIP Violation ReportNews
The City, in partnership with property owners and tenants, established the Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP) to preserve the stock of decent, sanitary, and safe rental housing units.
City Now Accepting Mills Act 2017 ApplicationsNews
The City is now accepting applications for the third year of its reinstated Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties.
City Adopts Gender-Neutral Restrooms, In Accordance with State LawNews
The City of Long Beach is requiring that all single-user restrooms in any business, City and government building, and other public places be available to all genders...
Queen Mary Land Development Task Force Guiding Principles Now AvailableNews
In June 2015, the City Council appointed a 12-member Queen Mary Land Development Task Force to establish an optimal approach for reimagining and developing the area around the Queen Mary...
Affordable and Workforce Housing Report and Study Session PresentationNews
The public was invited to attend a City Council Study Session on February 21 and provide input on ideas for the production of affordable and workforce housing within Long Beach.
Water Metering RequirementsNews
In response to the historic drought and the recognition of continued extremes in weather and water in California...
City Adopts CX3 Pedestrian PlanNews
On February 7, 2017, the City Council adopted the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) Pedestrian Plan as a technical appendix to the Long Beach Mobility Element.
Certified Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Facilities UpdateNews
The State of California, through its California Green Building Standards Code, requires that certain construction and/or demolition projects within each local jurisdiction...
Latest Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements Now AvailableNews
The Latest (February 2017) General Plan Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements are now available.