PRESS RELEASE

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

7/2/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 070221
Subject:
City of Long Beach Introduces New Online Events and Meetings Calendar
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov






Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach has launched a new events calendar viewable on the City’s
website, under the “Events” tab. The new calendar provides a more comprehensive list of events to offer the public a one-stop shop for all City-sponsored events and meetings, events at City-owned facilities; and others that are permitted through the City’s Special Events and Filming office, enhancing engagement and transparency. 

“Making local government more accessible and easier to interact with has been one of the City’s top goals for many years,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Our new citywide events calendar is an exciting part of that effort. It’s intuitive, searchable and lets folks easily engage in City programs, events and meetings.”

The new calendar features:

  • A user-friendly, intuitive interface: views include the default tile view as well as month, list and map view options.
  • Integrated notification options: people can add events to their personal calendar and subscribe to a calendar or event to receive text or email notifications.
  • Refined navigation and filtering options: community members may search for events and meetings by department, event type, proximity or by keyword. 
  • Enhanced language access functionality in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. 
  • Contact information for each entry should an individual need additional information about a meeting or event.
  • A shareable QR code and social media sharing options.

The new calendar is part of the City’s commitment of enhancing City communications efforts, while strengthening engagement and increasing transparency, as outlined in the City’s Strategic Communications Plan (Plan). The Plan was launched in May 2020, following an item brought forth by Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Flanigan, endorsed by Councilwoman Suzie Price and Councilman Daryl Supernaw, and approved by the entire City Council. The implementation of the new calendar is a major component of the Local Public Engagement strategic focus area of the Plan.

“It is so important and valuable for our community members to be informed and have meaningful opportunities for civic engagement,” said Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Flanigan. “The new, user-friendly calendar is another way for residents to stay up-to-date and get involved in City meetings and events and have their voices heard.”

For more information about the new calendar, people can email longbeachmedia@longbeach.gov

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. 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, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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