Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 21, 2012
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, to discuss: construction management support services for track realignment at Ocean Boulevard and the Pier F Support Yard Project; funding in-house design staff for the pavement rehabilitation of Ocean Boulevard between the Los Angeles River Bridge and the Gerald Desmond Bridge; engineering support services for the proposed development of a liquid bulk import terminal located on Pier T; and more. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
May 22 Living Wage Petition Comes To Council - The petition regarding the initiative ordinance to establish minimum wages and minimum sick leave for hotel workers comes before the Long Beach City Council at its 5 p.m. meeting at City Hall. The proposal would require that local hotels with 100 rooms or more provide the following to its employees: a “living wage” of $13 an hour, or $2,000 a month for a full-time employee; five paid sick days a year; and tip protection. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
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; and more. The city council also meets for a special closed session meeting at 7 p.m. regarding labor negotiations. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.
May 24 Special Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission holds a special meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss an addendum to the Downtown Plan Program environmental impact report for a proposed six-story, 127,000-square-foot building that will retain the north and west elevations of the Meeker-Baker Building. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
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.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• 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 23: The Port of Long Beach hosts a public meeting to discuss upcoming plans for the West Anaheim Street pavement rehabilitation project, 6:30 p.m., Admiral Kidd Park. Visit http://www.polb.com.
• May 24: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association meeting, 7:45 a.m., Café Bixby. Visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• May 28: Through Memorial Day, May 28, The Queen Mary offers complimentary First Class Passports to military veterans. Individuals must show military I.D. or wear a military uniform to receive offer. Call 80/437-2934 or visit http://www.queenmary.com.
• May 30: North Long Beach Business Association meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Houghton Park. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district9.
• 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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