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Downtown Parking Meter Holiday on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28

Long Beach is a great place to live, work, play and shop! This year on Small Business Saturday – Nov. 28 – a parking meter holiday will provide free on-street parking in Downtown Long Beach.

Two-Way Traffic on 6th and 7th Streets

6th and 7th Streets now allow two-way traffic in the area between Alamitos and Atlantic Avenues, as the City of Long Beach reaches a milestone in the process to improve a dangerous intersection and build a new park in Downtown Long Beach.

New Master Lessee for the Queen Mary

The Long Beach City Council has approved a new Master Lessee, Urban Commons, LLC, for the City-owned Queen Mary and adjacent shore side property.

Minimum Wage Study Released

The City of Long Beach has released the Minimum Wage Study from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) on the potential benefits and risks of implementing a citywide minimum wage.

LED Streetlight Retrofit Program Saves Money, Reduces CO2 Emissions

The City of Long Beach LED streetlight retrofit program is expected to annually reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7,297 tons and save $1 million in energy and maintenance costs.

$3.9 million grant will help transition C-17 plant

A $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment will help the City of Long Beach develop a comprehensive transition plan for the C-17 plant and surrounding site, its workforce, and businesses in the region’s manufacturing cluster.

“This is a unique opportunity to turn the closure of the C-17 plant into a transformative moment for the City of Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The investment made by the Department of Defense will help strengthen Long Beach’s economy, and solidify our City’s role as a leader in industry and innovation.”

The City will engage a number of stakeholder groups, industry champions, and workforce leaders to develop a vision for the property that restores employment, and builds on Long Beach’s rich history as a manufacturing leader.

“For decades, the Boeing C-17 program has brought a great sense of pride to our Long Beach community and to our nation," said Councilwoman Stacy Mungo. "This DOD grant will be extremely helpful as we look toward the future and find innovative ways to catalyze new workforce and business development opportunities on this storied site."

The two-year project, developed and administered in partnership with the City’s Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board, will focus on three key areas: future uses for the C-17 plant and surrounding site; diversifying the regional supply chain for continued growth; and the development of a workforce skills platform to assist impacted workers looking to transition into new employment.

The City has begun to reach out to industry, education, and economic leaders to begin developing the project plan. These efforts will include opportunities for community input, various studies and analyses on potential site usage, and a broad effort to engage and support businesses connected to the C-17 supply chain.

The Office of Economic Adjustment helps communities adjust to defense industry cutbacks, base closures, and other impacts due to changes in military operations.

Several acres of former Boeing manufacturing sites have already become successful commercial real estate developments, including Douglas Park.

Special Events: This Week

  • Bixby Park Farmers Market

    Location: Bixby Park - 2001-2099 East 1st Street, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
    Date: November 28, 2015 10:00 am - November 28, 2015 3:00 pm

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  • 12/1/2015

    Bixby Park Farmers Market on Tuesdays
    130 Cherry Avenue at Broadway
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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  • 12/1/2015

    City Council Meeting
    Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    City of Long Beach City Council

    Contact: 562-570-6101


  • 12/1/2015

    CERT General Membership Meeting
    Fire Headquarters
    3205 Lakewood Blvd.
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • 12/2/2015

    AOC7 Monthly Meeting
    1323 Gundry Avenue, Long Beach, CA @ MacArthur Park
    5/6/2015 6:30 PM
    Please see the AOC7 Facebook page for more information

  • 12/3/2015

    CANCELED Regular Meeting - Board of Water Commissioners
    Water Department Board Room, 1800 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach
    9:00 AM 

    Water Commission

    Every first and third Thursday of each month. All meetings will begin at 9:00 A.M., and will be held in the Water Department Board Room, 1800 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach.

  • 12/3/2015

    Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic
    Scherer Park 4600 Long Beach Blvd.
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • 12/3/2015

    Eighth District Youth Ambassador Council Meeting
    5641 Atlantic Ave.
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Youth ages 12 to 21 are invited to join the Eighth District Youth Ambassador Council and get involved in our community!

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