Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 12, 2012
July 12 Board Of Water Commissioners Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. at the water department administration building, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: executing “the Third Amendment to WDL-92 with the Boeing Company, successor in interest to the McDonnell Douglas Corporation; executing an agreement with Core-Rosion Products for two new Ferric Chloride Storage Tanks for about $97,000; authorizing the general manager to sign a construction contract with Ayala Engineering for $136,738 for the Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project; a resolution for the sale of the city’s second lien water revenue bonds and a bond purchase agreement; and more. For more information, call Sandy Fox at 562/570-2302.
July 16 Budget Oversight Committee Meeting - The Long Beach Budget Oversight Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the city’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget process; the current year revenue and expense forecast; the federal Fiscal Year 2013 budget; the state’s Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget, including the Governor’s May Revise; city council offices’ Fiscal Year 2012 year-end budget projections; the Management Partners presentation; and any remaining 2012 budget items. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.
July 16 Harbor Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 5 p.m. at the port administration building to: officially award a $649.5 million design-build contract for the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project; approve second readings and adopt cargo vessel incentive ordinances; and receive a status update on the search for a building to relocated the port’s administrative staff. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.
July 17 City Council Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. for the inaugural ceremony for incoming 8th District Councilmember Al Austin. A full agenda is forthcoming. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.
July 19 Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss approving a conditional use permit for existing used car dealership Pacific Auto Sales to continue operating at 1470 Long Beach Blvd., “in compliance with performance standards codified in Long Beach Boulevard Planned Development District.” For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.
July 27 Applications Due For DRC Executive Committee - The Downtown Residential Council (DRC) is seeking candidates to fill an opening on its executive committee. Those interested should submit a statement of interest and a short biography of no more than 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must be residents of Downtown Long Beach within the boundaries of the six neighborhood associations DRC represents, which are, in general: Ocean Boulevard, 10th Street, the 710 freeway and Alamitos Boulevard. For more information, visit http://www.longbeachdrc.com.
August 8 710 Corridor Project Public Hearing - The California Department of Transportation has released the Draft EIR/EIS on the I-710 Corridor Project for a 60-day public review. The environmental review is looking at proposals that would improve Interstate 710 (I-710) in Los Angeles County between Ocean Boulevard and State Route 60 (SR-60). Major elements include widening the I-710 freeway up to 10 general-purpose lanes (five lanes in each direction). A public hearing is scheduled August 8 in Long Beach, 6-9 p.m. at Silverado Park Community Center. The Draft EIR may be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• July 12: South Coast Air Quality Management District hosts a workshop on the 2012 draft Air Quality Management Plan at Port of Los Angeles High School, 250 W. 5th St. in San Pedro. http://aqmd.gov/.
• July 13: Long Beach City College hosts an application workshop for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program 9 a.m. to noon, 4900 E. Conant St. Building O-2. RSVP 562/938-5054 or email@example.com.
• July 14: 2012 TEDxSoCal Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. http://www.tedxsocal.org.
• July 14: 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal hosts “Building A Better 9th District Outreach Day,” 9 a.m. to noon at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. RSVP 562/570-6137. July 14, 15: Straight Talk features historic preservationist Pam Seager, movie producer/director Paul Croshaw and newspaper columnist Tim Grobaty. 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on LBTV Channel 3 and FIOS 21; and 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Charter Channel 101.
• July 16: Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance, 6:45 p.m. at Veterans Park Social Hall. Presentation on the I-710 Improvement Alternatives and impacts on Wrigley Community. 562/427-5021.
• July 17: Port of Long Beach partners with the Long Beach Chamber to host a free business seminar, “Taking Your Small Business Global,” 7:30-9:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Presented by the Small Business Development Center. http://www.polb.com/Exports101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• July 20: Historic Old Pine Avenue (HOPA) Business District hosts Twilight Walk on Pine Avenue from 3rd Street to 10th Street. 6-10 p.m.
• July 21: 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews hosts a free document shredding and recycling event, 9 a.m. to noon, King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. 562/570-6816.
• July 24: Long Beach Chamber hosts an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new EDCO Recycling and Transfer, 2755 California Ave. http://www.lbchamber.com.
• July 25: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Midyear Forecast. 7 a.m., Marriott Los Angeles Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3464531507.
• July 26: 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting, 11:45 a.m. at Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, $15 lunch. Guest speaker is new Fire Chief Mike DuRee. RSVP 562/570-8756.
• July 26: Port of Long Beach hosts a public workshop at 6 p.m. at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave., to discuss revisions to its schools and health facilities grants programs. http://www.polb.com/grants.
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Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 13, 2013
A Sample Menu Of Business Journal Stories Being Served Next Week:
• The Business Journal celebrates the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 15th Anniversary
◦ Q&A with Aquarium CEO Jerry Schubel
City Meetings And Events:
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission holds a special meeting at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, at 10 a.m. for a briefing on the Gerald Desmond Bridge/Oil Relocation, a site visit and public comment. A second special meeting is scheduled for noon at the port administration building for a closed session conference with real property negotiators followed by a conference with legal council regarding anticipated litigation. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Long Beach Harbor Commission meets at 12:55 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to discuss: cancelling the meetings of June 10, July 8 and July 22; establishing a Port of Long Beach Energy Policy; rejecting all bids and re-advertise for the Middle Harbor Marine Operations Building and Power/Crane Maintenance Shop; amend a contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for an additional $1.25 million for architectural and engineering design work on the Middle Harbor Terminal Buildings; a presentation by communications regarding community outreach efforts; and more. Visit http://polb.com/commission.
• May 13: Budget oversight committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 4 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a report on the current year revenue and expense forecast; the FY12 $18.4 million Uplands Oil Fund infrastructure projects; FY13 one-time revenue projects; the status of Management Partners projects; AB 678, the ground emergency medical transport bill; CalPERS contribution changes and potential impact on the City of Long Beach; appropriation of $2.05 million City Hall East sale appropriations; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Public safety committee of the Long Beach City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. to discuss: the safety of the Metro Blue Line; Long Beach Police Department towing; camera installation/common operating picture project; a police academy and a fire academy. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 14: Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a $929,000 grant and allocating an additional $1.2 million for professional planning services to prepare a new development code for the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP) planning area and an accompanying environmental impact report; providing direction to staff on proposals for amending SEADIP; increasing the total contract for JOC contractors from $15 million to $24.8 million for tenant and security improvements at the interim Port of Long Beach headquarters building; adopting a resolution of intention to re-establish the Magnolia Industrial Group Property and Business Improvement District (PBID); and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 16: Third District Neighborhood Association meets at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, featuring guest speaker Long Beach Airport’s TSA Federal Security Director Nancy Baggott. Lunch is $15; vegetarian option available upon request. RSVP to 562/570-8756 or e-mail Julie.email@example.com.
• May 16: Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a site plan review for the western phase of the Shoreline Gateway Project; an amendment to the zoning ordinance related to alcohol nuisance abatement; and the 2012 Housing Element annual report. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 18-19: The 30th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride events include a festival both days from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. along Shoreline Drive and a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The events attract some 80,000 participants over two days. For more information, visit http://longbeachpride.com.
• May 22: A community meeting for the Long Beach Draft Mobility Element, which is currently in the public comment period, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Miller Family Health Education Center, 3820 Cherry Ave. Visit http://www.lbds.info.
• May 29: 7th District Councilmember James Johnson, in conjunction with the city’s police and fire departments, hosts a public safety summit at 7 p.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St., featuring Fire Chief Mike DuRee and Police Chief Jim McDonnell. Call 562/570-7777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Meetings & Events:
• May 15: Naples Island Business Association meets at noon at Naples Rib Company, 5800 E. 2nd St., for a lunch meeting featuring guest speaker Michelle Molina, owner and project manager of Millworks Long Beach. Lunch is $6 for members, $10 for non-members. Contact Bob Lane at email@example.com.
• May 15: University Park Estates Neighborhood Association meets at 6:15 p.m. in the Kettering Cafeteria. Guest speakers are 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong, city traffic engineer Dave Roseman and Long Beach Police Commander Paul Lebaron. Call 562/570-6300.
• May 15: CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation presents “Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs,” a free town hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. Call 562/985-2872 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• May 17: MemorialCare Health System hosts The Presidents’ Partnership, a healthcare forum for business leaders, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Visit http://www.memorialcare.org/about/gov_relations/gov_tpp.cfm.
• May 17: Community Hospital Long Beach hosts the first in a series of free health information forums from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1720 Termino Ave. in the hospital auditorium. This event focuses on mental health and includes a free light lunch. RSVP to Pamela Dingwell to 562/494-0576 or e-mail email@example.com by May 15.
• May 17, 22 and 31: Long Beach City College hosts information sessions on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at 4900 E. Conant St. Sessions are from 9:30-11 a.m. on May 17 and 31 and from 3-4:30 p.m. on May 22. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
• May 18: Long Beach Health and Human Services Department hosts its third annual asthma resource fair, “Breathe Better for a Healthier Tomorrow,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave. Visit http://longbeach.gov/health.
• May 23: Long Beach Area Republican Party hosts its annual Western Bar-B-Q from 6-8 p.m. at El Dorado Golf Course, 2400 N. Studebaker. Speaker is Ruben Barrales, former director of White House Intergovernmental affairs and current president of “Grow-Elect,” an organization to help elect Republican Latino candidates to public office. $50. RSVP to 562/424-1246 or visit http://www.longbeachrepublicans.org.