Boy Scout Troop 212 Community Service Project

recyclecomputerBoy Scout Troop 212 Community Service Project


Free Electronic waste drop-off:
Properly dispose of your “Electronic Waste” (TV’s, Monitors, Printers, Cell Phones, Ink Cartridges etc.) at this OPEN community event. Drive through and drop-off at no-charge. Scouts will remove the unwanted electronics from your vehicle for your convenience.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

8 AM -2 PM

Grace First Presbyterian Church – parking lot

3955 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, 90808

Long Beach Public Library Self-Checkout

longbeach libraryThe Long Beach Public Library now provides self-service checkout at all 12 locations. This easy, efficient service gives patrons the opportunity to bypass lines and check out materials themselves.

To use the self-check machine, patrons must have:

  • A valid Long Beach Public Library card in good standing
  • Library books, magazines, and other items that are eligible to be borrowed. (Some video and sound recordings need to be checked out by Library staff.)

For more information on self-checkout and so much more contact the Long Beach Public Library in person, online at or by phone 562.570.7500.

Congrats to the Water Department


The City of Long Beach is proud to report that there were no sewer overflows in Categories 1 and 2 in the past year! This is the first time we have been able to say this in quite some time. Congratulations to the Water Department on their accomplishment

Civic Center Options

This week at Council we started the process of learning our Civic Center options. We can either raise funds to seismically retrofit our current City Hall or approve a public-private partnership with either Long Beach CiviCore Alliance or Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners.  Both teams presented concepts that bring much to discuss.  I hope you will review the opportunities as presented and tell me your thoughts. Please click here to view the Proposal Fact Sheet. 

Solar Grand Prix Promotes Science Projects

SolarCarsandKidsThe Solar Grand Prix has been a great event that brought together community members and LBUSD students to promote science and technology projects that promote creativity and ingenuity.  My office has taken on a hefty task of guiding citywide economic development policies while also strengthening the City’s connectivity to our neighborhood associations, community watch programs and our business community.


If you have a soft spot for this event, I ask you to demonstrate your commitment to the Solar Grand Prix by volunteering to take a role on the Solar Grand Prix committee.  I know planning a day of this magnitude will take dedication and that is why only with a committee will it be possible to continue this event. Please contact my office at 562-570-5555 if you will commit to helping plan and host this event.

Coyote Information

coyoteinformationWe are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful area with so much park space.This does mean, however, that we encounter wildlife from time to time. Animal Care Services has some great information on living with wildlife and preventing coyote conflicts. Click here to read that information and keep you, your family, and your pets safe.

Additionally, the Press Telegram released this very interesting map of coyote sightings over the past year and a half. Visit this site to take a look at the interactive map and read about recent coyote sightings in Long Beach.


Sea Port and Space Port?

SeaLaunchThe highly specialized vessels, the Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander, are boats docked in the Port of Long Beach. These boats make special trips out to the equator to launch satellites into space. This makes the Port of Long Beach the only sea port that exports to Outer Space!


$7.2 Million From CalTrans

bridge_16Long Beach is home to four freeways, two rivers, canals, and islands/peninsulas.  These all link up via bridges.  Can you guess how many bridges Long Beach has?

We have 72 bridges. One of our critical city infrastructure needs is bridge repair.  On Tuesday we accepted an $8 million agreement with CalTrans where we will invest $800,000 (10% match) to receive a $7.2 million grant from Caltrans to study, analyze, and structurally repair 54 of our 72 bridges.

A BIG Thank You to our Public Works team who worked so diligently to prepare this request and agreement.  Your initiative to apply for this much needed grant should be commended!

We all talk about infrastructure and most of us mean sidewalks and streets, but it doesn’t get any more serious than bridges.

Again, fantastic job Public Works.

Free Trash Pickups

Residents of Long Beach are allowed two special large item pick-ups a year! If you have large furniture or something else you aren’t sure how to get rid of, call the Special Pickup Hotline at 562-570-2876. They’ll be happy to help you out!

Civic Center Study Session in the 5th District

On Tuesday, September 16, come out to Long Beach City College and learn about the proposed new Civic Center. There will be a presentation from City Staff and a chance to give your input. This will be the first in a series of public meetings throughout the City. This also be a special meeting because the Long Beach City Council will also meet in the 5th District for the first time in many years immediately following the Study Session.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:00 PM
Long Beach City College Board Room
4901 East Carson St., Building T, Room 1100

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