PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

5/2/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
Commemoration of Building Safety Month in May to Feature Preview of New City Hall Permit Center System
Half-Day Public Information Sessions Will Take Place Every Wednesday in May
Contact:
Rick de la Torre
Long Beach Development Services
562.570.7174
Richard.delaTorre@longbeach.gov




Yesterday, the City of Long Beach recognized Building Safety Month with the first in a series of community sessions focused on the Development Permit Center system that will be in place when the new City Hall opens in July 2019.

“Our City is proud to participate in the Building Safety Month campaign,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are committed each and every day to the critically important work of ensuring the safety of our homes, businesses and buildings. The new and improved Permit Center will greatly help us continue that commitment.”

Upcoming sessions, which are open to the public, will be hosted by managers and specialists from various departments and bureaus, as listed below, every Wednesday in May, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • May 8:    Building Inspections and Code Enforcement
  • May 15:  Fire and Public Works Departments
  • May 22:  Planning Bureau and Business License Department
  • May 29:  Development Services Department Management & Administration

City staff will be available during the sessions to answer questions and provide information about the future service improvements that will be in place at the new Permit Center. The sessions will also present opportunities for the public to take part in mini-surveys to gather customer feedback on current services and suggestions for the new Center. The information sessions will take place at City Hall’s Permit Center (333 W. Ocean Blvd., fourth floor).   

Building Safety Month is an annual global observance that has been sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC) for the past 38 years to raise awareness about safe and sustainable structures and the important role of safety code officials.

This year’s ICC theme for Building Safety Month is “No Code. No Confidence.” The theme is a reference to the worldwide need for updated building codes and strong code enforcement so that communities can have confidence in structures — particularly in the face of the recent uptick in wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters. 

For information on last year’s City commemoration of Building Safety Month, visit www.lbds.info/lbbsm. For additional information about the Building and Safety Bureau, visit www.lbds.info/building/ or call 562-570-LBDS (5237).

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program. For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Long Beach Development Services

Serving residents, businesses, and the community at large, the award-winning Long Beach Development Services sets a standard for high-quality, innovative urban planning and livability efforts that create more progressive and sustainable communities within the diverse City of Long Beach, CA. Through a variety of development, code enforcement, housing and neighborhood services, and building activities, the Department builds a better future for the City while also honoring its unique past. For more information, visit www.lbds.info. “Like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter

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