Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 19, 2012
July 19 Planning Commission Meeting (Today) - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a conditional use permit (CUP) for existing used car dealership Pacific Auto Sales to continue operating at 1470 Long Beach Blvd.; a recommendation to the city council to certify the Local Development Report; a CUP for a trucking operation with night watchman’s quarters at 2170 W. Esther St.; a CUP for a consumer finance lender at 2004 Ximeno Ave., Suite 200; a request for a standards variance and a local costal development permit for reconstruction of a home at 213 Roswell Ave.; and a major modification to an approved site review for the Meeker-Baker building construction as part of the Millworks project at 650 Pine Ave. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
July 19 I-710 Corridor Project Study Session (Today) - Join the I-710 Corridor Project Team for a series of study sessions on the project and information from the recently released Draft EIR/EIS. Each session focuses on specific topics. Today, the focus of the study session is the project design, aesthetics and traffic. On August 2, a second study session will focus on air quality and health risk assessment. On August 16, the third study session will focus on community impacts. All three study sessions are from 6-9 p.m. at Progress Park, 15500 Paramount Blvd. in Paramount. The Draft EIR may be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/.
July 24 City Council Budget Meeting - The Long Beach City Council holds a special budget meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall to receive a presentation on potential pension reform options and the associated cost savings. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/finance/budget/documents/2013_budget.asp.
July 24 Successor Agency To Redevelopment Agency - The Successor Agency to the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency meets at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: approving the revised Recognition Obligation Payment Schedule for January 1 through June 30, 2012, and July 1 through December 31, 2012; and approving a $93,000 contract amendment with AECOM Contracting Company for construction support to complete phase two of the Westside Storm Drain and Pump Station Improvement Project, which requires amending the Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule to reflect the additional cost. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
July 24 City Council Regular Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: consolidating the Citywide Special Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election on November 6, 2012; extending the trial Belmont Shore Employee Rider Pass Program for six months; the feasibility of implementing performance standards on conditional use permits for liquor stores with Type 21 licenses citywide, using North Long Beach as a pilot study area for the proposed action; writing a letter on the I-710 project draft EIR expressing support for the alternative with the least impact on Long Beach; issuing $15 million in water revenue bonds; and more. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
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 20: On Broadway Business Association meeting 9-10 a.m. at Paradise Piano Bar, 1800 E. Broadway.http://www.onbroadwaylb.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 21: 9th District Councilmember Steven Neal celebrates his two years in office with a community assembly, 9 a.m. to noon, Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. Call 562/570-6137.
• July 21, 22: Straight Talk Productions presents Aquarium President/CEO Jerry Schubel, who discusses the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., on LBTV Channel 3; and at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on FIOs 21; and Charter Channel 101.
• July 24: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meets at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse 5021 E. Anaheim St. with guest speaker LBPD Commander Michael Beckman. http://easba.com.
• 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 25: Shoreline Speakers Toastmasters Club #1391, every Wednesday from 7-8 a.m. at Ruby’s Diner, 6405 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. http://www.shorelinespeakers.com.
• July 25: North Long Beach Business Alliance meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. 562/570-3315.
• July 25: Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Kier Jones State Farm Agency hosts the 2012 Small Business Expo at The Center from 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Israel Rodriguez at email@example.com.
• July 26: Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association Board of Directors meeting at 7:45 a.m. at Café Bixby, 3900 Atlantic Ave. http://bixbyknollsinfo.com.
• 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: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. $25. For information, call Bart DeLio at 562/260-5371.
• 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.
• August 2: State Sen. Alan Lowenthal hosts an informational workshop at the Small Business Development Center, registration at 9 a.m., 309 Pine Ave., on how to start a small business. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 562/495-4766.
The Business Journal's latest "Biz Quiz" is available to download online. Winners from the last quiz have also been posted on our Web site. Visit http://www.lbbusinessjournal.com/biz-quiz.html to download the quiz or to see if you're a winner!
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