Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 16, 2012
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 18 DLBA Board Of Directors Meeting - The Downtown Long Beach Associates Board of Directors meets at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 111 E. Ocean Blvd., to vote on: the two-year terms of new members of the board for Fiscal Year 2012-2013; appointing Cameron Andrews to fill the vacancy in the board representation for the Downtown Parking Improvement Area through September 30, 2013; appointing Cindy Allen to the board’s vacant at-large position through September 30, 2013; appointing Loara Cadavona as the board’s residential representative starting October 1, 2012; and the final draft of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget. The board will also discuss the continuation of the Downtown Property Based Improvement District (PBID). For more information, visit www.downtownlongbeach.org.
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 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 email@example.com.
• 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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