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Invitation: Downtown Dining and Entertainment District Task Force

Dear Downtown Stakeholder;

The City of Long Beach is seeking volunteers to serve on the Downtown Dining and Entertainment District (DDED) Taskforce. The City Council created the Taskforce in conjunction with the passage of ordinance ORD-13-0016. The ordinance established a year-long moratorium banning new night clubs with type 48 ABC licenses (Alcoholic Beverage Control licenses) within the Downtown Dining and Entertainment District. While the moratorium is in effect, the City will evaluate potential amendments to zoning, DDED conditions, or business license regulations. Through the evaluation, the City will arrive at clear standards, regulations, and processes for these establishments. The standards will facilitate a mix of uses serving diverse populations, including employees, residents, retailers, and visitors. The Taskforce will provide invaluable guidance and insight to Council leadership and City staff throughout this process.

The City encourages individuals who reside in, operate businesses in, or own property in and adjacent to the affected area to participate.Taskforce members will be selected on the basis of individual interest, knowledge of the area, expertise, and ability to provide feedback and input to the City Council and City staff. Please share this invitation with others. The Taskforce may meet once or twice each month for up to one year.
Meeting times and locations will be set once the Taskforce is established.

Interested volunteers should e-mail a letter of interest and summary of qualifications to by November 19, 2013.

More information on the moratorium can be found at:
 or by clicking here.


Patrick H. West
City Manager

* The Downtown Dining and Entertainment District area consists of the area bounded by the north side of Ocean Boulevard, the south side of Third Street, the east side of Pacific and the west side of Long Beach Boulevard, and the areas known as the Pike at Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village.