City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:082517
City Announces Additional Community Workshops for General Plan Land Use Element and Urban Design Element
Kevin Lee
Long Beach Development Services

The City of Long Beach will be conducting new and expanded public outreach for the City of Long Beach General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Element update process. The update to the General Plan is aimed at guiding Long Beach into a more sustainable future over the next 23 years and to meet new state requirements and development principles.

The City is hosting four additional citywide community workshops before the Land Use Element is presented to the Planning Commission in a study session for review and comment, and subsequently for recommendations. Once the Planning Commission makes recommendations, the Land Use Element will be presented to the City Council for deliberation and input before adoption.

The City is encouraging residents and property owners to attend an upcoming citywide community workshop:

· Saturday, September 30, 3-5 PM at Veterans Park Community Center
· Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 PM at Whaley Park Community Center
· Saturday, October 14, 11-1 PM at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel
· Wednesday, October 18, 6-8 PM at Expo Center in Bixby Knolls

In addition, residents can obtain more information about the plan, or comment and give feedback online at

The General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Element is a state-required planning document that was last updated in 1989. The update looks forward to the year 2040 and establishes goals, policies and programs to create a more prosperous and sustainable City of Long Beach for the benefit of all residents, employees and visitors. Through the General Plan update process the public is able to understand and provide input on where future change, growth and development will occur and what it will look like.

Over 30 public meetings and presentations about the Land Use Element have been held across the city in the last eighteen months.

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