The public is invited to attend two open houses and a City Council
Study Session and share their thoughts regarding the future of the
Long Beach Civic Center. The Civic Center has significant seismic
deficiencies, and the City Council recently held a study session to
receive presentations from two project teams to design, build,
finance, operate and maintain a new Civic Center and Main Library,
and revitalize Lincoln Park.
"The City of Long Beach is continuing its extensive outreach
program to keep the public informed and involved throughout the
entire process," Mayor Robert Garcia said.
Two open houses to view the models and meet the project teams are
November 1, 2014, 9 am to noon
Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
November 8, 2014, noon to 3 pm
Rogers Middle School, at the corner of
Appian Way and Monrovia Avenue
The City Council Study Session is scheduled:
November 11, 2014, 4 pm
Houghton Park Senior Center 6301 Myrtle
In an effort to embrace a greater level of transparency and provide
additional opportunities for public education and input, a number
of City Council study sessions on the Civic Center proposals are
being scheduled. These study sessions are intended to further
engage and educate the public regarding the process to date and
process moving forward, and for the public to provide testimony to
the City Council regarding the Civic Center project prior to any
action by the City Council to consider the selection of a project
team. The study sessions are informational only, and will be held
throughout the city to encourage broad participation by residents.
If the City decides to move forward and select a project
team, will then will launch a six- to nine-month community outreach
and education process on the new Civic Center and private
development, with meetings in every City Council district.
The community can also provide input by visiting visit www.LBCivicCenter.com
filling out a comment card or taking a survey.
A specific project goal is to ensure that the City's cost to
operate, occupy and maintain any new City Hall and Main Library is
no greater than its current costs, but including CPI increases. The
Civic Center project may also include a permanent headquarters
building for the Port of Long Beach and provide opportunities for