Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
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.
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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