Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
August 27, 2012
August 27 Oversight Board To RDA Successor Agency - The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of the City of Long Beach meets at 9 p.m. at City Hall for a special meeting to discuss: adopting the successor agency’s decision to approve the revised reorganization obligation payment schedule for January 1 through June 30, 2012 and July 1 through December 31, 2012; adopting the successor agency’s decision to approve a draft payment schedule for January 1 through June 30, 2013; adopting a $93,000 contract with AECOM, approved by the successor agency, for the completion of phase two of the Westside Storm Drain and Pump Station Improvement Project; and more.
August 27 Budget Oversight Committee - The Long Beach Budget Oversight Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: the city’s fiscal year 2012 budget process; the federal fiscal year 2013 budget; the state’s fiscal year 2012-2013 budget; the $18.4 million uplands oil fund infrastructure projects; presentations from public works, library services and parks, recreation and marine departments; the fiscal year 2013 proposed budget and community budget book; and any remaining 2012 budget items. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 28 City Council Budget Hearing - The Long Beach City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall for a budget hearing to discuss: the proposed fiscal year 2013 harbor department budget; the proposed use of one-time funds for fiscal year 2013; the proposed fiscal year 2013 parks, recreation and marine budget and potential alternatives; and the proposed fiscal year 2013 department of financial management budget. For more information, visit http://longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
August 30 Harbor Cruise And Community Forum On Berth 55 - The Long Beach Central Project Area Council, the Westside Project Area Council (WPAC), West Long Beach 90810 and the West Long Beach Association host a community forum on the Port of Long Beach-sanctioned closure of Berth 55 Restaurant, Queens Wharf Restaurant and Long Beach Sportfishing (collectively the SRM Corporation) at 6 p.m. A harbor cruise to show forum participants the logistics of the fire station relocation is being provided by Long Beach Sportfishing. The cruise is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact WPAC Coordinator Lee Adams at 562/754-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 27: Leadership Long Beach Institute hosts a welcoming ceremony for the Class of 2013 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Rd., with alumni, local government officials and community members. Reception is free and open to the public. Call Oscar Cosby at 562/997-9194 or e-mail email@example.com.
• August 27: 8th District Councilmember Al Austin hosts a community budget meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Expo Art Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave. Staff will provide an update on the 2012-2013 budget. Call 562/570-6685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 29: North Long Beach Business Alliance meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. Call 562/570-3315 or visit http://insidedistrict9.com.
• 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, Financial Management Director John Gross and Parks Director George Chapjian or a department representative. 562/570-6684.
• September 5: The Long Beach Council of Business Associations meets at 8 a.m. at Simmzy’s, 5271 E. 2nd St. in Belmont Shore. For more information, call Blair Cohn at 562/595-0081.
• 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 22: 4th Street Retro Row’s Summer Sidewalk Sale is also a breast cancer awareness benefit, featuring live music, food trucks and bargains. Visit http://www.4thstreetlongbeach.com or http://artfulthinking.org/Special_Events.html.
• 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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Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update
May 20, 2013
New Issues Of The Long Beach Business Journal Hit Stands Tomorrow:
• Copies are at the office today! Feel free to stop by and pick one up. We're located at 2599 E. 28th St., Ste. 212 in Signal Hill. We open at 8:30 a.m.
City Meetings And Events:
• May 20: Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, in conjunction with the City of Long Beach, hosts a final community meeting on the Armory Park project from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, 695 Alamitos Ave.
• May 20: Councilmember Gerrie Shipske hosts “Open Up Long Beach” from 6-8 p.m. at the Long Beach Police Officer Association Park, 7390 E. Carson St. The event is a behind the scenes look at Long Beach Police Department’s K-9 Unit. For more information, visit http://www.openuplongbeach.com or call 562/570-6932.
• May 21: The Long Beach City Council’s Long Beach Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meets at 3 p.m. at city hall to discuss: a citywide Pavement Management System; alternative sidewalk maintenance techniques; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• May 21: Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at city hall to discuss: $2.1 million in contracts for grounds maintenance services; $1.1 million in contracts for service providers to operate Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Act Youth Academy projects; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.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 23: Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Signal Hill Community Center, 1780 E. Hill St. $25. RSVP to Judie Johnson at email@example.com.
• May 23: The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission meets at 4 p.m. at city hall to discuss: the Los Cerritos Wetland Conceptual Restoration Plans; Port of Long Beach Climate Change Adaption and Coastal Resiliency Plan; and more. Visit http://longbeach.legistar.com.
• 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.
• May 30: Temple Israel hosts a new speaker series, “Future Focus,” with inaugural speaker Mayor Bob Foster. The program is at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 269 Loma Ave. For reservations, e-mail email@example.com.
Business Meetings & Events:
• May 20: Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance meets from 7-9 p.m. at Veterans Park Social Hall, 101 E. 28th St. Guest Speaker is Ted Stevens of the city’s Animal Care Services. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maria at 562/427-5021.
• May 22: East Spring Street Business Association meets from 6:15-7 p.m. at Joan Stiehl’s Farmers Insurance Office, 6200 E. Spring St., Ste. B.
• May 23: Long Beach Lincoln Club hosts a luncheon at noon at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 E. Appian Way. Guest speaker is Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Philip Mautino. $25 for members; $35 for non-members. For more information call 562/439-9390.
• 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 Rd. 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.
• May 27: Forest Lawn celebrates Memorial Day with its annual program at 10 a.m. at 1500 E. San Antonio Dr.
• May 28: East Anaheim Street Business Alliance hosts its monthly business meeting at noon at the Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St. Featured guest speaker is Straight Talk TV host Art Levine. Lunch is optional. RSVP at email@example.com or 562/494-3800