3rd District Calendar of Events
  
3rd District Community Meeting with
Councilwoman Suzie Price
Thursday, February 19th
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Long Beach Yatch Club
6201 E. Appian Way
** SPECIAL GUEST**
Mike Conway - Civic Center

  
  
Belmont Shore 
Chocolate Festival 
Saturday, February 7th   
Breakfast 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
Event 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2nd Street


 
 

Bay Shore Library Event

to Kick-off Sunday Hours

Sunday, February 22nd

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 

 

Civic Center 
Outreach Meeting
Saturday, February 28th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roger's Auditorium
365 Monrovia
City-Wide Events
  
 
CITY HALL
WILL BE CLOSED ON
Tuesday, February 16th
for President's Day

  
Important Phone Numbers
  

Emergency:

911
3rd District Office:570-6300
Animal Care Services:

  

570-7387

Business Development:

570-5237

Business License:570-6211
Code Enforcement: 
570-2633 
Fire Department
Non-Emergency:

570-2500
Health & Human Services:

570-4000
Homeless Outreach:570-4500
Housing Authority: 
570-6985 

Library 

General Information:

 

570-7500

Library - Bayshore:570-1039
Parks, Recreation & Marine:
570-3100
Police Department East Division: 


570-5880

Police Department Non-Emergency:


570-7260

Public Works:

Graffiti Hotline

Illegal Dumping

Potholes

Refuse Hotline

Trees & Streets

570-2700

570-2773 

570-2876

570-3259

570-1147

570-2700

Utilities:

Gas Department

So Cal Edison

Trash/Recycling

Water Department

  

570-2016 

800-655-4555

570-2876

570-2300

Report Suspicious or Criminal Activity to LBPD

Police - Emergency 911

   Police - Non-emergency 

             
(562) 435-6711
Third District Newly Appointed Commissioners
 
Last weeks we sent out an announcement regarding the newly appointed Third District Commissioners.  Inadvertently we omitted Jane Galloway appointed to the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission.  Please help us in also congratulating Jane on her new appointment.  
 
For a list of all our newly appointed Third District Commissioners,
Happy Valentine's Day

 

Valentine's Day is typically a day where many individuals express their love to their special "Valentine" by exchanging cards, gifts or flowers.   Wouldn't it be nice if this day was also extended to expressing love for not only an individual, but for anything we love about our life. How about loving the fact that we live in a beautiful city with incredible weather or loving our beaches, clean air and a safe country.  Love the fact that you live in Long Beach and if you have a special person in your life, appreciate them not only today but everyday.

 

  --- by Antonella Schaub

 Marine Stadium Planting Community Service Project
  

Join Cub Scout Pack 007, the Long Beach Area Council and Councilwoman Suzie Price on Saturday, February 7th from 8am-12:30pm as they beautify the empty planters at the entrance to Marine Stadium.


 

All ages welcomed!! Bring a shovel, gloves, hat, water and sunscreen and bring your neighbors and volunteers. Meet at the entrance to Marine Stadium.


 

Schedule

8:00am - Planting demonstration/instructions

8:30am - Planting begins

11:30am - Planting wraps up

12:00pm - Clean-up


 

Questions? Please call Brett Beck at 562-233-4493 

 

I hope that 2015 is off to a good start for you and your families. The month of February is going to be a very busy one, not just for the City Council but for the 3rd District specifically. 

 

First, I am excited to be kicking off Sunday library hours at Bay Shore library on February 22nd.  I believe that the City should have some libraries open on Sundays in order to accommodate the schedules of all of our residents.  The Bayshore Sunday hours will last through the end of August and the pilot program should provide us with some data to determine whether shifting the current library hours in the City or adding additional hours at some libraries, would be a benefit to our community.  

 

In December, the City Council voted to enter into a public-private partnership to rebuild City Hall and creat a new Civic Center Plaza, which will house the Port of Long Beach Headquarters and a new Main Library.  We will be having a special presentation on this project at our 3rd District Community meeting on February 19th. Please see details of this meeting below.  Additionally, there will be a 3rd District outreach meeting on the Civic Center project on February 28th from 10-12 pm at the Rogers' Auditorium.  Please join us and provide your thoughts on the components that should be included in a new Civic Center. 

 

The issue of Medical Marajuana (MMJ) will be coming to Council this month.  The Planning Commission has created a proposed  MMJ ordinance and Council will take up the issue of whether such facilities should be permitted to operate in the City and if so, where they should be located Click here for Ordinance.  The City Council will hold a study session on the issue on Tuesday, February 10th at 4 pm. 

 

In January, the City of Long Beach hired a new Airport Director, Bryant Francis.  He came to us from Shreveport, LA where he oversaw two-airport systems.  One of the first issues he will address is the possibility of having a customs/international terminal at LB Airport.  There has been some discussion regarding Jet Blue's possible interest in expanding its Long Beach operations by offering flights to Mexico.  In order to better understand the current Airport Noise ordinance, the City Council will be hosting a study session on Tuesday February 17th at 4 pm. 

 

Both of these study sessions will provide critical background information on two of the most controversial and important issues facing our City in 2015. I invite you to join me as we learn the history and discuss our options for the future.  

 

You can email me your thoughts on these specific issues, or any other topics you want to discuss, at district3@longbeach.gov

 

Have a great February! 

 

Sincerely,
 
 
 
Suzie Price
Have you seen our new website?

If you haven't had a chance, please visit Councilwoman Price's new website. 


Third District Monthly Meeting

 

Councilwoman Price will be holding the next 3rd District Community meeting on Thursday, February 19th at the Long Beach Yacht Club (6201 East Appian Way) at 11:45 AM. I will be taking reservations for lunch (Club Sandwich with Fresh Fruit and French Fries) at a cost of $17, cash only please, at the doorA vegetarian meal option is available upon request. Please call or e-mail your response to  julie.maleki@longbeach.gov before Tuesday, February 17th.

 

Our guest speaker, Mike Conway, Director of Business and Property Development will provide an update on the public-private partnership for a new Long Beach Civic Center.

We hope you will be available to join us on Thursday, February 19th.

--- by Julie Maleki

Bay Shore Library Sunday Hours Event
 

On Sunday, February 22nd at 1 PM the Third District Council Office will hold a kickoff event for a 6 month pilot program that restores Sunday hours at the Bay Shore Library. The kickoff will feature a special children's story time, crafts for school aged children, and the mobile aquarium truck. Sunday hours for branch libraries were cut more than a decade ago as part of the City's budget process and the councilwoman has been diligently working on restoring Sunday library hours since she assumed office in July. "As a working mom I know the importance of having a few leisurely hours with my children at the local library. Weeknights are rushed and Saturdays are filled with kid related activities and sports; Sundays offer a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy this wonderful City asset." Public libraries are hubs for social and educational activity, offering free internet and computer access to individuals who do not have those resources available, encouraging reading-readiness, fostering literacy skills, and reading for fun. Starting February 22nd the Bay Shore Library will be open on Sundays from Noon to 4 PM until the end of August. We hope to see you at the kickoff event to take advantage of the restored library hours.

 

Bay Shore Library (click here)

 

--- by Julie Maleki   

Neighborhood and Community Associations

 

Almost every neighborhood in the Third District has a Neighborhood or Community Association which meets monthly or quarterly and is open to all residents. Neighborhood and Community Associations are very important to the quality of life in a neighborhood and ultimately, a city.  Third District Associations are groups of residents and business owners who work together for changes and improvements to their neighborhood's safety, beautification and social activities.   Our District office works closely with Neighborhood and Community Associations to keep them informed of current projects; we are the liaison to City projects.  Our office is also available to address individual and residential concerns that are brought to our attention by the leaders of the Association. Most of the Associations in the Third District have elected board members who are committed to running the Association and servicing the surrounding community.  

 

If you need assistance locating your local Association, please call Kristina Duggan at the Third District office at (562) 570-8756 for help. If you are interested in learning more about your neighborhood and becoming actively involved, below is a list of some of the Neighborhood Associations and Community Groups that are established in the Third District.

 

Be sure to visit your Neighborhood or Community Association meeting in 2015!

 

Alamitos Heights Improvement Association 

www.ahia.info

 

Belmont Heights Community Association www.mybelmontheights.org

 

Belmont Shore Resident Association www.shoreresidents.weebly.com

 

Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association 

www.bluffheights.org

 

Bluff Park Neighborhood Association www.facebook.com/bluffpark.org

 

Peninsula Beach Preservation Group 

www.lbpeninsula.org

 

Naples Improvement Association 

www.naplesisland.org

 

--- by Kristina Duggan 

Grand Opening - Cesar's Bistro

6240 E. Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA. 90803

 

Cesar's Bistro will be celebrating it's Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting on Thrusday, February 5th.  Grand opening specials on food and drinks will continue until February 22nd.

The new concept in Latin American cuisine is headed by Chef Cesar Augusto Villarreal Dulcey. Chef Cesar Villarreal shares his knowledge and passion for food by creating deliciously tasteful international cuisine. 

You can enjoy Cesar's fresh creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bistro also provide gluten-free options, but don't forget to try the empanadas,  Cesar's own recipe.   

 

Join Councilwoman Price for Cesars' Bistro's official grand opening & ribbon cutting Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:45PM

  

--- by Ricky Dockery  

Door-to-Door Solicitaion

 

According to Business Licensing a business license is required  for door-to-door magazine sales, regardless if the beneficiary is a for-profit or non-profit entity.   In regards to the charitable solicitations, charitable organizations with a 501c(3) who will engage in solicitation need to register with LBPD on an annual basis. This is a blanket permit, which would enable individuals to engage in door-to-door solicitation on behalf of the organization. Each representative of the organization is required to carry at least a copy of the permit , and could be cited under 5.28.040 if they do not have it. 

 

 Quick recap:

  • All magazine sales people need to both have and carry with them their own Business License
  • Magazine sales people selling on behalf of a 501c(3) need to also carry a copy of the blanket permit issued by LBPD to the entity

  --- by Commander Paul LeBaron

February Newsletter - Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price  

 Third District Council Office

333 W. Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor

Long Beach, CA  90802

(562) 570-6300