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Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at jason@lbpost.com or @JasonRuiz__LB on Twitter.

Long Beach looks to allow more cannabis dispensaries, possibly by next...

A decision on how and where they’ll be able to operate and whether the industry will be taxed more is still months away.

North Long Beach leaders hope South Street remains the southern border...

Long Beach’s 9th City Council district is bordered by the cities of Carson to the west, Compton to the north and Lakewood to the east, and those unique circumstances have community leaders trained on South Street as a process to redraw the city's council districts unfolds. 

Ban on residential development along West Long Beach corridors aimed at...

A new emergency ordinance will block the city from issuing new residential building permits along two corridors in West Long Beach in an attempt to save space to attract neighborhood-serving businesses to the area.

Developer reveals plans for senior living facility in East Long Beach

Sunrise Senior Living, which already runs 332 assisted living and memory care communities, is looking to build another just south of Wardlow Road and Los Coyotes Diagonal.

City Council approves master plan for former C-17 property near Long...

The Long Beach City Council took a final step toward adopting a plan that will guide development of 437 acres of coveted land west of Long Beach Airport, saying they wanted the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site to become a “21st century business district.”

$5 million gym and personal care relief fund could be open...

The city is in the process of finalizing eligibility and usage requirements as well as the application process but the $5 million relief fund proposed by the Long Beach City Council in December could finally be available by July.

Court ruling on local elections leaves City Council with a decision...

A November ruling in a case filed by the city of Redondo Beach sought to bring back the autonomy that charter cities have regarding their election dates, even if they had sagging election day turnout.

Creating new park space in Long Beach ‘not impossible, but challenging’

Residents in East Long Beach have access to nearly 16 times the park space than those living in West Long Beach. But as the City Council tries to address this inequity, it will likely run into two big obstacles: time and money.

City leaders approve storage facility where advocates wanted a park

The council’s vote certifies a decision made by the Planning Commission in December that approved lot mergers, zoning changes and permits for the construction of the three-story, 152,000 square-foot self storage and recreational vehicle storage facility that will be built at 3701 Pacific Place.

Councilman who voted in favor of Downtown hotel project files appeal...

Councilman Roberto Uranga, who also serves on the Coastal Commission, signed onto an appeal late last month challenging some of the aspects of the proposed hotel, including how it affects pedestrian access to the coast, the cost to stay at the hotel and how the hotel’s valet parking would impact access to a public park.

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