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August 20, 2012
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.
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; comments on 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 20: 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske hosts a community budget meeting at 6 p.m. at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant at 2950 Redondo Ave. http://5thdistrictbudgetchoices.ideascale.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• August 25: Celebrate the grand re-opening of the Colorado Lagoon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5119 E. Colorado St. near the wetlands and Marine Science Education Center. Call 562/570-6300.
• August 28: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance meets at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5201 E. Anaheim St., with special guest Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee. Call 562/494-3800 or http://easba.com.
• August 28: Long Beach Chamber hosts a business networking mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the historic Palace Hotel, 2640 E. Anaheim St., with a free taco bar and beverages. RSVP to Karine at email@example.com or call 213/975-1408 by August 24.
• 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.
• September 20: East Spring Street Business Alliance holds its Third Thursday meeting at 8 a.m. at Grounds Bakery Café, 6277 E. Spring St. Call 562/596-4466 or e-mail email@example.com.
• September 29: East Spring Street Business Association hosts its Good Neighbor Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Rd. Call 562/596-4466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for booth reservation information.
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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.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.