Petition To Recall Councilmember Pearce Moves Forward

Long Beach City Clerk Monique De La Garza has accepted a notice of intent to circulate a petition to recall 2nd District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce, according to a letter from the clerk dated December 18. The clerk sent a memo to the mayor and city council on December 14 detailing the steps that must be taken for a recall to proceed. If 20% of registered voters in the district sign the petition and it is returned to the clerk within 120 days, she will verify them within a month. If enough signatures are verified, a notice of a recall election will be issued.


Tips For Employees Must Be Paid Out By The Next Payday

According to the California Chamber of Commerce, state labor code requires that tips written on credit card receipts must be paid in full to the designated employee no later than the next regular payday following the date the patron authorized the card payment. Tips cannot be paid on a monthly basis.


CARB Approves Low Carbon Spending Package

Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a plan allocating $398 million to incentivize projects for clean heavy duty trucks, buses and freight projects. The plan also includes $190 million for equipment such as yard trucks, forklifts and cranes. Other funds are designated for clean vehicle rebates, “transportation equity projects focused on disadvantaged communities” and other projects. Most of the funding for the low carbon transportation plan comes from the state’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds.


Metro Seeking Two Members For Measure M Oversight Committee

Metro is seeking two new members for its Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee. The transit organization is looking for people experienced in transit operations, labor practices and management of large-scale construction projects. The committee is meant to provide accountability for sales tax revenue expenditures made under the Measure M Expenditure Plan.


Shop & Sip In Belmont Shore Tonight

Tonight, the Belmont Shore Business Association hosts Shop & Sip, an event on 2nd Street where shoppers can sip on drinks and enjoy live music from 5-9 p.m. as they patron local businesses. Click here for a list of participating businesses and more information.


Cal State Long Beach Names New Public Affairs Executive Director

Jeff Bliss was appointed the new executive director of media and digital news for the Office of Public Affairs at California State University, Long Beach. Bliss has previous experience in communications and media relations at several other universities including Stanford, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Pepperdine. He also has a background in journalism, serving as a co-host and correspondent for a nationally-syndicated radio show.