Four Long Beach Officials Re-Appointed After No Challengers File For Election
Last night, the Long Beach City Council re-appointed four elected officials after the final filing date for the upcoming municipal election had come and gone with no opposition filing. Re-appointed to their seats were: 1st District Councilmember Lena Gonzalez, City Auditor Laura Doud, City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and City Attorney Charles Parkin.
Port Of Long Beach Announces Record-Breaking Cargo Volumes
The Port of Long Beach had its busiest year ever in 2017, moving 7.54 million twenty-foot equivalent units, Executive Director Mario Cordero announced during his State of the Port address this morning. This represents an 11% increase in cargo traffic from 2016. To view webcast of his address, click here.
New Law Prevents On-The-Job Immigration Enforcement
The Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450) went into effect on January 1 and protects California workers from immigration enforcement while on the job. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are required to present a warrant or subpoena before they are allowed access to the work site or employee records. Click here for more information.
City Council Passes Measures To Bridge Gap In Digital Access
At last night’s meeting, the Long Beach City Council passed four items to expand digital access to all residents. The new measures are: identifying communities with the greatest gap in digital use; establishing Long Beach as a member of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance; creating a plan to help more city residents obtain patents; and restoring old computers and then redistributing them to underserved communities. Click here to read the items in detail (items #13-16). The Long Beach Media Collaborative provided in-depth coverage of the digital divide in Long Beach last year. Click here to view the articles.
Signal Hill Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Awards & Installation Luncheon
The Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce is holding its 77th Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at The Grand Event Center, 4101 E. Willow St. The chamber plans to honor community members and introduce new leaders. Click here for more information.
Local Employers Sought To Host Long Beach Students As Summer Interns
Long Beach Career Linked Learning (Long Beach CaLL) is seeking local employers to host students as summer interns. Long Beach CaLL is a partnership between the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach aimed at providing students with work-based learning opportunities. Participating employers must provide their interns with a minimum of 60 work hours (with 120 preferred) over a minimum of six weeks from June 18-August 25. Click here to express your interest and receive more information.