Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
June 28, 2012
June 28 Sustainable City Commission Retreat - The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission holds a retreat at 4 p.m. in the EDCO meeting room, 2755 California Ave., to discuss the 2011-2012 Sustainable City Work Plan. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 28 City Council Special Meeting - The Long Beach City Council hosts a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the budget. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
June 28 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: beach water quality monitoring; a community transformation grant program to provide community prevention and wellness services in Long Beach; amendments to agreements for aeronautical-related businesses at the Long Beach Airport; a presentation from city management on federal legislation that would require Long Beach residents to carry flood insurance; an update on the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF); receipt of $5 million-plus in grant funding for park development and community revitalization; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.
July 2 Long Beach RDA Oversight Board Meeting - The Long Beach Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency meets at 10 a.m. at City Hall to discuss: a requirement that all media inquiries received by individual board members be directed to the chair of the board; the execution of “documents necessary for the conveyance of certain properties from the City of Long Beach to The Long Beach Housing Development Company for housing purposes;” and to approve a $1 million-plus contract for streetscape improvements on Long Beach Boulevard north of Del Amo. For more information, visit http://lbds.info.
July 2 Long Beach Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 1 p.m. at the port administration building to discuss: work by the Griffith Company on intersection improvements at Anaheim Street and Santa Fe Avenue; an amendment to a contract with Jacobs Engineering, Inc. for $800,000 for a two-year period for the Pier G Metropolitan Stevedore Track Improvement Project; several capital work orders and more. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• June 28: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Board of Directors meets at 7:45 a.m. at Café Bixby, 3900 Atlantic Ave. Call 562/595-0081 or visit http://www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• June 28: 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong’s monthly luncheon for district residents is at the Long Beach Yacht Club, beginning at 11:45 a.m. RSVP 562/570-6300.
• June 28: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce annual membership luncheon and board of directors election, Noon-1:30 p.m., Signal Hill Park Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. Questions: 562/424-6489.
• June 30: Councilman Robert Garcia is holding the first of three Summer Coffee Talks at 10 a.m. at the Birdcage Café, 224 W. 4th St. Meetings are open to everyone. Meetings have also been set for July and August. 562/570-6919.
• July 1: The Museum of Latin American Art presents “Target Free Sundays” every Sunday through June 2013, paid from a grant by Target Corporation. Free admission and free activities for the entire family, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 562/437-1689.
• July 1: The North Long Beach Community Action Group annual 4th of July celebration and BBQ is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. at the Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St. $3 donation and bring your favorite dish. 562/428-7710.
• July 4: A 4th of July Freedom Fest is presented at 5 p.m. (food trucks available) at Rosie the Riveter Park (Clark Avenue and Conant Street) to salute hometown heroes. Music by The Emperors at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Councilmember Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Project. 562/570-6932.
• July 5: The Long Beach Planning Commission meeting scheduled for July 5 has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for July 19. For more information, visit http://lbds.info.
• July 7: The Pacific Battleship Center is now selling tickets for the July 7 opening of the USS Iowa as an interactive naval museum and living memorial. Beginning July 7, the ship will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berth 87 along the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel. Purchase tickets at http://www.pacificbattleship.com.
• July 10: Shred-4-Good is providing free shred days on July 10 and 24, from 8-10 a.m. at the Goodwill office, 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. The first box is free and it’s $5 per box thereafter. 562/843-0042.
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