City of Long Beach
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Long Beach, CA - On Tuesday, March 16, the Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the Long Beach Recovery Act to fund economic, public health and fiscal initiatives for Long Beach residents, business owners and workers critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The adopted $234 million plan includes additional funding provided by the American Rescue Act, including $15 million for the Long Beach Airport and $12.35 million for additional programs for businesses and residents.
“This plan allows us to take on the devastating economic, public health and social challenges Long Beach continues to face as a result of this pandemic,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The additional funding from our federal partners makes this plan even stronger, and I look forward to getting to work and helping our residents and business owners."
The proposed plan was discussed by the City Council during Tuesday night’s Council meeting. After several clarifications were made regarding specific initiatives within the major focus areas, the Council ultimately approved the plan. If changes to the adopted plan need to be made in the future, those proposed changes will be presented to the City Council for review and discussion.
“The City is committed to an equitable, sustainable recovery,” said City Manager Tom Modica. “I am proud to see the incredible work by our City staff to listen to the community, engage our business sectors, and address Mayor and Council priorities. I thank the City Council for their input and approval of this feasible recovery plan.”
The final plan includes recommendations from Mayor Garcia, and adopted by the City Council, for how the additional funds will be utilized to further support initiatives under the focus areas, including:
The adopted plan also includes funded allotments, provided from the federal, state and county levels, to allow for the implementation of the following key initiatives:
Addressing new and historic inequities was critical to the development of the Long Beach Recovery Act. As a result, the plan emphasizes high-risk populations and the hardest-hit business sectors and workers, and incorporates key goals and objectives from the City’s Economic Development Blueprint, Everyone In, Digital Inclusion Roadmap, and the Framework for Reconciliation to ensure a racially equitable economic recovery.
The entire Long Beach Recovery Act, as it was proposed to Council, can be found here.
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