Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 17, 2012
May 17 (Today) Water Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. at its administration building, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: additional funds for the Orange Avenue and 7th Street sewer upgrade project; the Capital Improvement Program budget; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbwater.org.
May 17 (Today) Airport Advisory Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission meets at 4 p.m. at Skylinks Municipal Golf Course, 4800 E. Wardlow Rd. The agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.lgb.org/about/advisory_commission.asp.
May 17 (Today) Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: changing the land use designation from “Open Space & Parks” to “Mixed Use” for a 25-acre parcel located at 3860 N. Lakewood Boulevard in the Douglas Aircraft Planned Development District; allowing the operation of a pet boarding and day care facility at 1321 W. 17th St.; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
May 21 Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza. The agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
May 22 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: approving funding recommendations for the Neighborhood Partners Program to support six neighborhood beautification and improvement projects; accepting grant funds for summer aquatic programs for economically disadvantaged youth; the petition regarding the initiative ordinance to establish minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
June 7 Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council Annual Luncheon - The Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council (LBCREC) hosts the “2012 LBCREC Annual Luncheon” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., for a panel discussion with members of the commercial real estate industry regarding developments and commercial projects in Southern California. Tickets are $55 for LBCREC members and $65 for non-members. For more information regarding the event, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.lbcrec.com.
• The City of Long Beach is warning utility customers about a nationwide scam that is tricking people into providing personal financial information in exchange for the false promise of getting their utility bills paid by the federal government. There is no such federal program. While the city continues to investigate the matter, be sure to protect your personal information at all times and never give out your social security number or any other personal financial information. For questions regarding your utility bill, call 562/570-5700.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• May 18: Long Beach City College (LBCC) hosts an information session for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, 9:30-11 a.m., LBCC. RSVP at 562/938-5054 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
• May 19: Justin Rudd hosts the “Haute Dog Poetry Contest and 30-Minute Beach Cleanup” event, 10 a.m., 1 Granada Ave. Visit http://www.hautedogs.org.
• May 19-28: The Queen Mary offers complimentary First Class Passports to military veterans through Memorial Day. Individuals must show military I.D. or wear a military uniform to receive offer. For more information, visit http://www.queenmary.com or call 800/437-2934.
• May 22: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meeting, noon, Long Beach Playhouse. RSVP at 562/494-3800 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 24: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association meeting, 7:45 a.m., Café Bixby. Visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• June 19: FuturePorts hosts its annual conference to discuss important topics facing Southern California’s goods movement industry, 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton’s Madeo Ballroom, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. Cost is $99 for FuturePorts members, $120 for non-members before May 18 and $70 for government and non-profit individuals before May 18. Register at http://www.futureports.org.
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