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City of Long Beach Year in Review

Release Date: 2020-01-01

During 2019, the City received national recognition for its efforts in technology, sound financial reporting, public safety, LGBTQ inclusion, addressing homelessness, housing, city planning, community preparedness, sustainability and economic development.

The following are just a few of the City’s major accomplishments in 2019:

  • Completion of the new Civic Center, including the seismically-safe City Hall, Port Administration Building and Billie Jean King Main Library
  • 22 miles of sidewalk replaced.
  • 4.3-minute average response time to police priority one calls, one of the fastest for any large city in the United States. 
  • Permanent housing for 820 individuals experiencing homelessness, including 332 veterans
  • 1,716 outreach visits to people experiencing homelessness by the Homeless Services Street Outreach Team, with more than 1,000 people connecting to resources at the Multi-Service Center and community-based organizations
  • 12,675 building permits issued, with a total construction value of $656 million
  • 600 capture screens installed to prevent trash and debris from reaching the ocean
  • 45,000 bicycle trips made through the City’s Bikeshare Program, traveling a total of more than 127,000 miles
  • Continued success of the Justice Lab to provide new tools to first responders to divert residents in need out of the criminal justice system.

Read more here: 2019 Year in Review