City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:070717
Community Encouraged to Submit Comments on the Kell Renaming Proposal for the Housing and Neighborhoods Committee Meeting on July 11
Kerry Gerot, Public Affairs Officer
City Manager’s Office

The community is encouraged to submit comments on the Kell Renaming Proposal for consideration at the Housing and Neighborhoods Committee Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, at 2:00 pm in the Long Beach Council Chamber. The Housing and Neighborhoods Committee will meet to consider renaming a City asset in honor of the late Ernie Kell, the City of Long Beach’s first elected mayor, and his wife, former Vice Mayor Jackie Kell.

Community members can weigh in via eComment by visiting or through the community survey that can be accessed at All public comments will be submitted to the Housing and Neighborhoods Committee for review. For more information, visit

The Housing and Neighborhoods Committee, a standing committee of the City Council, is the first step in the process of any consideration to rename a City asset. The Committee will study the request and refer its recommendation to City Council, which would then have the ability to refer such requests to staff and/or concerned advisory bodies for any input that would assist in reaching a decision.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 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. 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.

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