Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
July 23, 2012
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 26 Sustainable City Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to: receive a report on and approve the 2012-2013 Sustainable City Commission Work Plan, to be sent to the full council; and receive an update on the Civic Center Edible Garden Project. 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 email@example.com. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• July 25: 5th District Lakes, Ponds and Wetlands Task Force meeting, 7 p.m. in the parks department conference room, 2760 N. Studebaker Rd. 562/570-6932.
• 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 email@example.com 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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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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.