Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
August 16, 2012
This Month SB I-605, SB I-405 Freeway Connector Open - Crews completed construction on the connector between the southbound I-605 to the southbound I-405 on Saturday, August 11. For more information or alternate routes, visit http://www.octa.net.
August 16 Belmont Shore Advisory Commission Meeting - The Belmont Shore Parking and Business Area Advisory Commission meets at 8 a.m. at the Bay Shore Library, 195 Bay Shore Ave., to discuss: a $102,615 proposal for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach fiscal year 2013 trash, litter, graffiti and landscaping services; approving the nomination of Lisa Ramelow to the commission board to fill an existing vacancy; approving the fiscal year 2013 parking meter revenue fund budget; and the to-be-announced cost for a 2nd Street sidewalk and tree repair and replacement project. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 16 Planning Commission Meeting - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the denial of a conditional use permit for a financial services operation to locate at 201 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.; conformity of the proposed projects listed in the fiscal year 2013 capital improvement program with the General Plan; the approval of a site plan for the rebuild of the Leeway Sailing Center at 5437 E. Ocean Blvd.; the approval of a conditional use permit for a used car dealership at 1900 Long Beach Blvd.; the approval of a resolution certifying an addendum to the Kroc Community Center EIR for proposed athletic facility improvements at Chittick Field, 1900 Walnut Ave. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.
August 21 City Council Special Budget Meeting - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall for a special budget meeting to discuss proposed budgets for the following departments: public works’ capital improvement program; Long Beach Gas & Oil; and the Long Beach Water Department. For more information on the budget, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/finance/budget/documents/default.asp.
August 21 Successor Agency To Redevelopment Agency - The Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach meets at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the approval of the draft recognized obligation payment schedule for the first half of 2013; the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a lease agreement with Mr. Soon Fa Wu for 5106 and 5108 Long Beach Blvd.; and a request to the City of Long Beach to designate 2005 Housing bond proceeds of $18.3 million as available for the development of affordable housing with current law.
August 21 Long Beach City Council - The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of $25 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes; the city’s investment report for the quarter ending June 30; the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a 10-year agreement with Bike Nation for a bike share program; the approval of a takeover agreement for the first phase of the Long Beach Airport terminal improvements with Safeco Insurance Company of America and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (surety); the approval and allowance of the city manager to execute a $325,000 two-year contract for an intelligence analyst for the Long Beach Police Department; the I-710 Corridor project; and more. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 22 Aggregate Terminal Study Public Hearing - The Port of Long beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a Draft EIR/EIS on a proposed construction aggregate, sand, gravel and granite facility on privately owned land in the Harbor District for public review. A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall. Written comments may be sent to Rick Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA, 90802, or to Cameron@polb.com. The deadline for comments is September 21. The Draft EIR may be viewed at http://www.polb.com/ceqa.
September 5-6 Third Annual PortTechEXPO - PortTechLA, a coalition that includes the Port of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles and the San Pedro and Wilmington chambers of commerce, hosts its 3rd annual PortTechExpo. This two-day event includes a maritime conference and competition of the most innovative environmental, transportation, energy and security technologies. The event “attracts business and community leaders, venture capitalists, maritime industry experts and technology entrepreneurs from around the region,” with an average of 300 attendees and 50 exhibitors annually. Registration for the event is open. For more information, visit http://www.porttechla.org.
Business Meetings And Other Events:
• August 16: 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way, featuring guest speaker Long Beach Financial Management Director John Gross. Lunch is $15. RSVP to 562/570-8756.
• August 16: Councilmember Suja Lowenthal hosts a 2nd District budget forum from 7-8:30 p.m. at Renaissance Long Beach, Naples Ballroom, 111 E. Ocean Blvd. Guest speakers are Long Beach City Manager Pat West, Chief of Police Jim McDonnell, Financial Management Director John Gross and Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine Director George Chapjian. Parking not validated. 562/570-6684.
• August 17: On Broadway Merchant Association hosts its monthly meeting from 9-10 a.m. at Paradise Piano Bar, 1800 E. Broadway. More information at http://onbroadwaylb.com.
• August 17: Downtown Long Beach Lions present their 26th annual Western Barbecue fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at the Police Officers Academy Park, 7390 E. Carson St. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children; kids age 5 and under get in free. Call 562/370-1205.
• August 21: Shred-4-Good offers a free shred day from 8-10 a.m. at Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, 800 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. First box is free; subsequent boxes are $5 each. Call Marcos Colome at 562/216-5256.
• August 23: Naples Island Business Association sponsors “Cruising the Island, Cruise the Street on your Feet,” from 5-8:30 p.m. along 2nd Street. Tickets are $1, cash only. Contact Joy Maxwell at email@example.com.
• August 28: 6th District Councilmember Dee Andrews hosts a city budget summit, 6 p.m., at Ernest S. McBride, Sr., Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Call 562/57-6816 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• August 30: Councilmember Suja Lowenthal hosts a 2nd District budget forum from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave. Guest speakers are Long Beach City Manager Pat West, Chief of Police Jim McDonnell and Financial Management Director John Gross. 562/570-6684.
• September 17: Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Interested individuals who live and or work in Long Beach are invited to learn more about applying via the Arts Council’s website, http://www.artslb.org. Applications must be received by September 17.
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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