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Short-Term Rental Program

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During adoption of the City’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget on September 3, 2019, the City Council asked for a delay in the start of the short-term rental (STR) program and reallocated a portion of the funding of STR positions to temporarily fund other City programs.

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Long Beach Presents Annual Update on Continued Rise in Development Activity

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On Sept. 24, the City, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented its annual update on the many new development projects that have been completed, under construction, approved or proposed.
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Tenant Assistance Policies

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The City’s new Tenant Assistance Policies affecting multi-family rental units are now in effect. The Policies will require landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own.

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Bridge Housing Community Outreach Meeting

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We want to hear from you! Please join us and learn about the City’s plans for bridge housing at 6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach.

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Inclusionary Housing Policy

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Learn more about the inclusionary housing policy that the City is considering to encourage the development of mixed-income housing citywide.
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New State Building Standards Code Changes to Take Effect

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Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach is required by law to enforce the 2019 Edition of the California Building Standards Codes. All projects submitted on or before December 31, 2019, must comply with the new requirements.

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New Development Permit Center Opening on Tuesday, July 30

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We’re moving! Be sure to visit us at the new Long Beach City Hall located at 411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor, for all of your permitting needs!
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Revised Program EIR (PEIR) for the Land Use Element & Urban Design Element Now Available

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The review and public comment period remains open through August 16, 2019.
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View the New Development Projects Map

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Long Beach publiCity is the City’s new online interactive mapping tool for the public to see and learn about major development projects happening around Long Beach. 
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Do Your Part to Help Tackle Climate Change

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Share your input on the City’s working draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and let’s work together to help make Long Beach a more sustainable and resilient city.
Noise Element Update

Draft Noise Element Now Available for Public Review!

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Provide input and share your ideas to maintain a healthy noise environment in Long Beach.
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The Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Action Plan will be available for 30-day public comment beginning May 06

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On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, The Long Beach Community Investment Company will conduct a second Public Hearing...

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Development Services Annual Reports Now Available

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Development Services is pleased to unveil the 2018 Annual Report Trilogy.

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Join Us for Two Upcoming Mills Act Program Workshops

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The City is accepting applications for the 2019 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act).

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Disability Access Requirements and Resources

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Notice to applicants for Business Licenses and Commercial Building Permits.

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Successor Agency January 8, 2019, Agenda Available

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The City of Long Beach, as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach Agenda of January 8, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. is now available.

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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – Acquisition-Rehab

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The City of Long Beach Department of Development Services (City) announces the availability of approximately $1.1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be awarded to qualified housing development companies. 

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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – New Construction

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The City of Long Beach Department of Development Services (City) announces the availability of approximately $4 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be awarded to qualified housing development companies.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: This Evening’s Planning Commission Consideration of Poly Plaza & Anaheim Plaza Projects to be Postponed

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The Applicant for the 1320 Atlantic Ave./Poly Plaza project and the 739 E. Anaheim St./Anaheim Plaza project has requested the postponement of the Planning Commission’s public hearing and consideration of the applicant’s proposed projects.

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2018 DRAFT CAPER PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

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The 15-day public comment period for reviewing the City of Long Beach 2017-2018 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) on activities and programs funded by the Housing and HUD...

 

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Long Beach Short-Term Rentals FAQs Now Available

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The Long Beach Short-Term Rentals (STR) FAQs respond to some common questions on the proposed short-term rental ordinance.

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Public Invited to Attend Inclusionary Housing Community Meetings, Dec. 5 and 8

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The City is developing a proposed inclusionary housing policy to create housing options for residents at various income levels.

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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)

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The City announces the availability of approximately $451,676 in HOME Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be allocated to established Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).

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New Safety Requirements for Property Inspections - Ladder Safety

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Thinking about putting up lights and other décor on your home for the holidays? Choosing the right ladder for the job and ensuring proper set up can help avoid injury.

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Historic District Design Guidelines Workshop for California Heights Historic District, November 10

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The City is preparing Historic District Design Guidelines to provide information on the types of alterations that are permitted under City regulations.

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Third Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Community and Stakeholder Workshop & EIR Scoping Meeting , Wednesday, September 26

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The City of Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and we want to hear from you on this important effort!

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CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE CHANGES WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2020

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Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations).

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Building a Better Long Beach Presentation

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On Tuesday, August 28, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, gave a presentation on the City’s record level of new development and construction activity currently underway.

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Looking to Install a Fence on Your Property? We’re Here to Help

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As a homeowner or property owner in Long Beach, the decision to install a fence on your property can offer many benefits, including added privacy and security, aesthetic value, and convenience.

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Help Create a Development Vision for North Long Beach!

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The City of Long Beach is in the process of developing the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN), and you’re invited to get involved and participate in two upcoming activities.

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Congratulations to the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2018!

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We are proud to present the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Class of 2018!

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North Long Beach Community Encouraged to Participate in the First Workshop for the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN) – Thursday, July 26, 5:30 p.m.

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The City of Long Beach will begin to host a series of community events, as part of the process of developing the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN).

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Join us for the Next Short-Term Rental Ordinance Community Workshop on July 21

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The City is in the process of developing a short-term rental (STR) ordinance, and we want to hear from the community on this important effort.

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Community and Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, June 27

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Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and you’re invited to participate and provide input.

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Take the Climate Action and Adaptation Survey

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The City is developing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and we want you to be a part of the process.

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We want to hear from you!

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Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance which will establish regulations for operating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City.

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Join us for the first-ever CAAP Public Open House & Sustainability Resource Fair!

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Open house will feature information on CAAP, interactive ways for the public to provide feedback, family-friendly activities, and light refreshments.

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LBDS Unveils Award-Winning Annual Reports

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Development Services is pleased to share the 2017 Annual Report Trilogy...

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May is Building Safety Month in Long Beach

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We are proud to recognize the 37th annual Building Safety Month alongside the International Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide.

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Help Shape Plans For a Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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The City of Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance...

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Oversight Board as Successor to the Redevelopment Agency Agenda

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The Oversight Board of the City of Long Beach as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach Special Meeting Agenda of April 23, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. is now available.

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Historic District Design Guidelines Workshop for Bluff Park and Bluff Heights to be Held on April 14

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The City is preparing Historic District Design Guidelines to provide information on the types of alterations that are permitted under City regulations.

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Director Linda F. Tatum Recognized at the National Level For Excellence and Leadership in Planning

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Congratulations to our Planning Bureau Manager, Linda F. Tatum, on being selected for induction into the American Planning Association American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (CIC) will conduct a Public Hearing...

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Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, Named Director of Long Beach Development Services

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Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, is the City’s newly appointed Director of Development Services!

Noise Element Update

Updated Noise Element Conditions Report Now Available

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Listen up, Long Beach! The updated Noise Element Existing Conditions Report is now available.

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Provide Input on Parking in Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach

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The City of Long Beach is conducting a survey on parking within the Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach communities, and we want to hear from you!

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Join us for Community Workshop on Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 28

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We’re kicking off preparation of the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan (Plan), and we want to hear from you on this important planning project!

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Mills Act Pre-Application Workshop Scheduled for Saturday, March 3

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We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act).

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Revised Land Use Element Maps Available for Community Review

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The revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps are now available for community review. These updated maps reflect an additional density reduction of 98 acres from the previous maps.

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NEW WATER METERING REQUIREMENTS

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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.

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Revised Land Use Element Maps Now Available for Community Review

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The City has released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review.

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Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)

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To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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LBDS 2Q17 Newsletter Now Available

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The LBDS 2Q17 issue showcases the grand opening of Banner Homes, an affordable housing development in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood...

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Need help starting a business?

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Try our new business portal: http://bizport.longbeach.gov/. How has your experience been getting a business started in Long Beach? http://bizport.longbeach.gov/survey

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Mayor Robert Garcia Presents ‘Building a Better Long Beach’: An Update On Development Within the City

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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...

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SEASP SCHEDULED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON JUNE 1, 2017

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On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Planning Commission (PC) will take action on the Specific Plan and the EIR.

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Long Beach General Plan Update Is Here!

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The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for...

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LBDS Annual Reports Win Excellence in Communication Award

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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...

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LBDS 1Q17 Newsletter Now Available

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The LBDS 1Q17 Issue features 2016 highlights and accomplishments, as well as important Department news and updates.

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New Landscape Requirements - Smartscape

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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.

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PRHIP Violation Report

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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.

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City Now Accepting Mills Act 2017 Applications

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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.

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City Adopts Gender-Neutral Restrooms, In Accordance with State Law

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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...

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Queen Mary Land Development Task Force Guiding Principles Now Available

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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...

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Affordable and Workforce Housing Report and Study Session Presentation

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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.

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Water Metering Requirements

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In response to the historic drought and the recognition of continued extremes in weather and water in California...

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City Adopts CX3 Pedestrian Plan

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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.

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Certified Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Facilities Update

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The State of California, through its California Green Building Standards Code, requires that certain construction and/or demolition projects within each local jurisdiction...

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Latest Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements Now Available

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The Latest (February 2017) General Plan Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements are now available.

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City Releases Draft Bicycle Master Plan

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The City is pleased to release the Draft Bicycle Master Plan.

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LBDS 3Q16 Newsletter Now Available

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The LBDS 3Q16 Issue provides an overview of the ongoing General Plan update efforts, and highlights the progress made on the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan development and Assessment of Fair Housing.

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Submit Your Plans Electronically! Save Time and Money!

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The City has launched a new e-PlanCheck (EPC) program to provide an efficient means for permit applicants to electronically submit construction documents to select City departments.

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California Building Stranded Code Chances Will Take Effect On January 1, 2017

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Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes...

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Citywide Medical Marijuana Ordinance Draft Buffer Maps

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View maps.

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Linda F. Tatum, AICP, Appointed Planning Bureau Manager

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Linda Tatum, AICP, former Acting Director of Economic and Community Development Department for the City of Inglewood, has joined the City as Planning Bureau Manager for Long Beach Development Services.