2018 YEAR IN REVIEW
The City of Long Beach is proud to release the 2018 Year in Review, a book that offers a snapshot of the City’s accomplishments and accolades for the year.
A printable version of the Year in Review is available here.
During 2018, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, sound financial reporting, public safety, LGBTQ inclusion, addressing mental health and homelessness, housing, city planning, community preparedness, sustainability, and economic development.
The following are just a few of the City’s major accomplishments in 2018:
- Ongoing construction of the new Civic Center.
- 26 miles of sidewalk replaced.
- 4.5 minutes average response time to police priority one calls, one of the fastest for any large city in the United States.
- Permanent housing for 1,035 individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Launch of the Justice Lab to provide new tools to first responders to divert residents in need out of the criminal justice system.
- Launch of the Everyone Home Long Beach initiative, another step toward ending homelessness.
- Launch of the KIVA community-sponsored micro loan program.
- Unprecedented low unemployment rate of 4.1%.