Tracy's Bar and Grill
I recently had the pleasure of filming a Go Long Beach segment at one of my favorite Fifth District establishments, Tracy's Bar and Grill, where you can get fresh food in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere.
A Year in Review
This month marks the halfway point of my term serving as your elected representative, and I am encouraged by the great work we are accomplishing.
Urban Tree Canopy Assessment and Management Plan
Our City's urban tree canopy is vital to our livability and sustainability, and during this historic drought street trees that go without critical watering pose a tremendous public safety risk.
Aquarium Announces Pacific Visions
The Aquarium of the Pacific is in for a major expansion, which will add 29,000 square feet and include interactive displays, an immersive theater, and new gallery space by 2018.
Latest at the Library
First created in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.
California Road Charge Pilot Program
Road charge is a funding mechanism that allows drivers to support road maintenance based on the distance they travel or the period of time they use the roads, rather than the amount of gasoline they consume.
Career Online High School
Long Beach residents may now earn a second chance at receiving an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate for free through our public library system.
Long Beach Continuum of Care Receives Grant
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC) $6.2 million to provide services to homeless individuals and families.
Douglas Park Continues to Thrive
On December 17, the Planning Commission considered a Site Plan Review and Standards Variance to construct a five-story, 241-room hotel in Douglas Park.
El Niño Preparation
With the El Niño forecast for this winter and upcoming spring expected to be one of the strongest on record, preparations are underway citywide to ensure we are able to respond during and after significant storm events.
Shop East Spring Street
There are so many wonderful places to shop and dine here in the Fifth District, and we are making an effort to expose more of these great businesses to our neighbors.
Safer Long Beach Streets
The City of Long Beach will embark on a conversion from high pressure sodium (HPS) to light-emitting diode (LED) cobra-head fixtures for traffic safety intersection lights and streetlights beginning in 2016.
Dog Walker Watch Program
On October 13, the City Council unanimously approved a Dog Walker Watch (DWW) program as part of the City's current Community Watch Program.
FY 16 Budget Passed
On September 15, the City Council unanimously adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget, which takes effect October 1st and which preserves and funds critical government services.
In an effort to encourage residents to make sure their pet's license is current and to increase voluntary compliance with the City's pet licensing program, I authored an agenda item on September 8 to implement a one-time, short-term amnesty program to waive all late fee penalties.
Minimum Wage Study Study Sessions
Over the course of the next few months, the City will be holding a series of meetings to obtain public feedback on the LAEDC minimum wage study, as approved by Council, and to provide input to our community leaders and policymakers.
UTI Ribbon Cutting
Universal Technical Institute is officially open to hundreds of students each day, and we are so fortunate to have this school right here in the Fifth District.
El Dorado Archery Field
The Archery Fields at El Dorado Park are a wonderful asset to those who come from all over the community to learn about and to practice archery. Earlier this month, forty volunteers came together to help replace the bales.
LBUSD President's Scholars
Congratulations to the remarkable, bright and talented students who recieved full-ride scholarships to CSULB as part of the President's Scholar Program!
El Dorado Dog Park Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilman Daryl Supernaw and I joined together in June to unveil the new El Dorado Dog Park maintenance expansion area
Year in Review
July 15, 2015 marked the first year anniversary of being elected by you to represent the Fifth District in the City of Long Beach, and I am extremely proud of the positive strides being made as we, together, strive to advance our community with each passing day.
State of the Fifth District Celebration
Please join me on Saturday, June 27 for my first state of the district address as we celebrate the past year and look forward to a bright future together.
Fire Station 19 – A Model for the City
Long Beach Fire Department Station 19 is a constant reminder to passersby that mandatory water conservation requirements have become the norm rather than the exception.
Modifications to Taxi Cab Regulations
Discussions about the new ride sharing economy are important as taxi cabs provide trusted transportation for our disabled neighbors and seniors.
First Annual Long Beach Volunteer Day
Over five hundred volunteers joined together to contribute over 2,000 hours of community service on projects spread throughout the Fifth District including cleanup, painting and tree planting in our parks and public spaces.
Spay & Neuter Ordinance
Animal Care Services (ACS) will incorporate a three-pronged plan built on education, enforcement and financial assistance.