In This Issue
I-710 Freeway Closure
Young Women Workshop
Foreclosure Clinics
BMX/Skate Park Jam
Reusable Bags Giveaway
Harbor Cruise Recap
Park Classes and Registration
Jordan Football Fundraiser
Community Assembly
Call 811
Animal Rescue & Return
Youth Summer Activities
Community Project Help
Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance
Neighborhood Problem Solving
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood Assn.









  • Starr King Neighborhood Assn. - will NOT meet July 6 due to the North Division Leaders meeting: 6:30 p.m. at the N. Long Beach Police Substation - 4891 Atlantic Ave.



  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

Visit the 9th District Community Website 

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is a forum for open dialogue between community residents and the council office. You can also receive up-to-date news for the 9th



Be sure to refer to the site often for real time updates! 

New Field Office Hours! 


The 9th District Field Office now has new office hours. The new office hours are:
 Monday Through Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you would like to meet staff outside those hours, please schedule an appointment by calling 562-570-6137.

9th District Council Office
6335 Myrtle Avenue.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Phone: 562-570-3319



S.T.A.R Task Force

Do you care about maintaining your Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads? Then join the S.T.A.R.

Task Force!


The S.T.A.R. Task Force is a committee of residents who work to ensure that all instances of pot holes, graffiti, and other blight are reported to our office for the purpose of maintaining our

Sidewalks, Trees, Alleys, and Roads (STAR).


Beginning in March, S.T.A.R. will meet every second Monday at 6 p.m. at the Center for Families and Youth building. 6335 Myrtle Ave.


If you would like to report an issue please click here.


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please contact our office at (562) 570-6137


Jordan Parent Advisory Council (JPAC) 

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JPAC Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday

of every month.


Jordan High School Library/Media Center

6500 Atlantic Ave.

(562) 423-1471

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Issue #50                                                                  August 8, 2011 

Meet This Week's District Captain!


    Viki O.


  Vickie Ornelas, Grant Neighborhood  


"If we all stay actively involved in our community, we can build neighborhood pride and re-shape the outlook of North Long Beach."    


Facts about Vickie:

  • Ninth District resident for 2 1/2 years. 
  • Interested in the revitalization and beautification of North Long Beach corridors and neighborhoods.
  • Interested in bringing more healthy food options in North Long Beach   
  • Lives in the 9th District with her husband and three dogs.

The District Captain program provides opportunities for 9th District residents to get involved in our community. For more information on joining the District Captain Program please call our office at (562) 570-6137.


CCM NealDear Neighbors, 


 I hope you had a great weekend. Welcome to the 50th issue of the "Inside District 9" newsletter. This Saturday, we are hosting our next monthly "Community Walk with Councilmember Steven Neal," in the DeForest Park neighborhood. Join us as we knock on doors, meet our neighbors, and spread the word about the exciting things happening in our community. We will meet at the DeForest Park community room at 9:30AM. Be sure to bring your walking shoes.


Secondly, next Saturday, August 20, in partnership with ASK Long Beach and 562CityLife, we are hosting the first Long Beach Skate and BMX Jam at Houghton Park. Join us to see our very own North Long Beach skaters and BMXers compete for prizes, while having fun for the whole family. The competition takes place from 10AM until 5PM, so be sure to attend and bring the whole family.


Lastly, as you may know, last week, the Mayor and City Manager released the proposed budget for FY12 and an update to the 3 year financial plan. I am personally very concerned about the impacts to public safety and quality of public services, such as our parks and libraries. My office is in the process of analyzing this budget to determine the impact to the city of Long Beach and the Ninth District residents, but as always, we will work to integrate our residents into every aspect of the budget process. That's why, in the weeks to come, we will host a community budget workshop for Ninth District residents to provide input on the proposed city budget. In the meantime, click here to see more details on the FY 12 budget proposal.


Thanks for reading. Have a great week.




Steven Neal
Long Beach City Councilmember, Ninth District
I-710 Freeway Closure - August 5





10 Weekends beginning Friday, August 5


Bell to Downey - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct ten weekends of 53-hour Extended Closures and Full Freeway Closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) as part of the Long Life Pavement Rehabilitation Project from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) connector to Atlantic Boulevard in the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South Gate and Downey.

EXTENDED WEEKEND CLOSURES are scheduled for the following weekends:
�        August:  5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29         
�        September:  9-12; 16-19; 23-26; 30-October 3   (No construction Sept.2-5, Labor Day)
�        October:  7-10; 14-17                         

FULL FREEWAY CLOSURES will occur in both directions and twice during each weekend on:
�        Friday at 11:59 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m.
�        And again on Sunday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

Each Extended Weekend Closure begins on Friday night at midnight with a six-hour (12:01 to 6 am) FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE to install moveable median barriers.  When the freeway re-opens to traffic on Saturday at 6 a.m., the median barriers will guide all motorists to shift to the northbound side of the freeway.  This allows construction crews to work on southbound I-710 and motorists to continue their commutes throughout the weekend using a reduced number of available lanes.  Then, on Sunday at 11 p.m., another FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE will be in place to remove the temporary moveable median barrier in time for the Monday morning commute.

The following ramps and connectors will be closed throughout each weekend:

CLOSED on-ramps to northbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from Imperial Highway, Firestone Blvd. and Florence Ave.

CLOSED on-ramps to southbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound on-ramps from Atlantic Blvd., Florence Ave. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED off-ramps from southbound I-710:   
Eastbound & westbound off-ramps at Florence Ave. and Firestone Boulevard

CLOSED Freeway Connectors:   
Eastbound & westbound I-105 to northbound I-710

RESTRICTIONS:  Speed reduced to 45mph. No oversized loads permitted due to narrow lanes.   
DELAYS & DETOURS: Motorists can expect delays. Use alternate routes and marked detours.
SCHEDULE:  Closures are weather-permitting and are subject to change.
PROJECT DETAILS: The work is part of the I-710 Long Life Pavement Project from Firestone Boulevard to Atlantic Boulevard to rehabilitate aging pavement and provide the roadway with several decades of service life, improved pavement performance and a smoother ride for the traveling public.

Young Women of Destiny

On Saturday, August 13 from Noon - 3 p.m., the Victory City International Inc. is hosting the Young Women of Destiny Fabulosity Conference/Orientation at Colin Powell Academy. The event is located at 150 Victoria St. in Long Beach, CA. The event is for girls ages 13-17.

For more information contact: Sharon Lipsey - 562-255-2787 or Darlene Scales - 951-966-5404
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Foreclosure Counseling Clinics




Wednesday, August 17; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Grace Brethren Church

5885 Downey Ave.

Long Beach 90805


September 21, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Antioch Church of Long Beach

1535 Gundry Ave.

Long Beach 90813



Trouble with your mortgage?

The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) and The Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS) invite you to attend a FREE two-hour clinic conducted in English targeted to homeowners who are or will be experiencing challenges with their loans.


Meet face-to-face with a Counselor from LANHS, a HUD-approved counseling agency. CHASE Bank, Bank of America, GMAC, and Citi Mortgage representatives will also be on-hand to meet with those who have mortgage loans with their banks. 


You will be asked for information on your existing loan(s) such as balance, interest rate and payments, as well as your income and budget information.  Come prepared - bring a copy of your mortgage statement and monthly budget.


To sign-up, call LANHS at (888) 895.2647 or email  Please include your name, address, phone number and clinic date in your email.   

For more information contact:

*The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC)

(562) 570.6949; email or go to

*The Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS)
(213) 381.2862 or go to 



The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) was established by the City of Long Beach in 1989 to assist in the creation and development of affordable housing.  The LBHDC's mission is to provide safe and livable neighborhoods in Long Beach by promoting, developing, and preserving decent, safe and affordable housing for the very low- and moderate-income residents of Long Beach.


The Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services (LANHS) is a non-profit lender and community developer dedicated to building stronger neighborhoods - it is the largest non-profit affordable homeownership provider in Southern California.  LANHS is an integral member of the NeighborWorks America national network and is a HUD-approved counseling agency.

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BMX and Skate Park Jam & Contest - Houghton Park

On Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Councilmember Steven Neal is teaming up with Action, Sports, Kids, Long Beach (ASK Long Beach) to bring you the BMX and Skate Jam & Contest at Houghton Park. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to come our and see a very exciting local youth skate and BMX competition.

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Ninth District Offering Reusable Bags To Residents

Reusable BagsThe 9th District has a limited amount of reusable bags to give away to residents. With the phasing out of plastic grocery bags in Long Beach beginning August 1, this is a great opportunity receive a reusable and environmental friendly bag. Be sure to get yours while supplies last.

For more information please contact the council office at 562-570-6137 or e-mail

Ninth District Harbor Cruise Recap

More than 90 residents took a ride on the second 9th District Harbor Cruise on July 27. The cruise provided people an opportunity to meet new neighbors, have a 1 on 1 conversation with Councilmember Neal, and relax and enjoy the great ocean scenery while learning about the Long Beach Port.


The 9th District Council office would like to thank the sponsors for the event and everyone who participated. Have a look at the video and photos below. 

Councilmember Steven Neal: 9th District Harbor Cruise
Councilmember Steven Neal: 9th District Harbor Cruise

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Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Classes

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine offers people of all ages opportunities to improve physical fitness, express their creativity and to just have fun. Parents - There's lots of fun activities for the infant to toddler set. Visit the  Pre-School page. Youth and Teens - learn to build self esteem and confidence with music, art, dance, fashion modeling, martial arts, gymnastics, golf, bowling, tennis, and sailing. Visit the Youth page. Older Adults stay alert and healthy when they engage in activities that challenge body and mind.

Visit Adult Sports Leagues, Long Beach Senior Center among others! For more information click here or call (562) 570-3111.

Jordan Panther Football Fundraising Luau   



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North Long Beach Community Assembly Recap 


On Saturday, July 23, Councilmember Steven Neal hosted the inaugural North Long Beach Community Assembly at Houghton Park. The event featured presentations from neighborhood associations, Redevelopment Agency, Police Department, and the Health Department. Residents learned about new and existing neighborhood associations, the latest updates, and how they can get involved with their community.  


This assembly provided a platform for neighbors to meet each other, receive neighborhood updates, and discuss the progress of the North Long Beach community. Have a look at the video and photos below.



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North Long Beach Community Assembly
North Long Beach Community Assembly

Call 811 To Know What's Below Before You Dig  



 Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.


A new, federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life-threatening.


Every digging job requires a call - even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.

To learn more please visit


The Animal Care Services: Rescue and Return

Animal Care Services

Finding Your Animal

We highly recommend all of the following steps in order for you to find your missing animal:

  • Review the Lost and Found Gallery for pictures of impounded animals.
  • Check the Animal Care Services holding kennels/cages for your pet. Dogs are housed in Cottages 6 and 7. Be sure and check both the inside and outside of the kennels. If you do not find your dog in these Cottages, please ask an Animal Care Services staff member to check Cottage 5 - our isolation and Quarantine sections.
  • Cats are housed in our Cat Cottage. If you do not find you cat in the cottage, please ask an Animal Care Services staff member to check our feral, isolation and Quarantine sections.
  • For other types of pets, please ask staff for assistance.
  • Check the daily impound list for pets impounded, taken to the veterinarian injured and those picked up deceased.
  • Check the Lost and Found Book and Bulletin Board for your pet. Please add your pet to them.
  • It is not uncommon for a lost pet to wander for several miles, so search at least 7 blocks in either direction.
  • Check with veterinary hospitals, the mail carrier, meter reader, delivery people and other shelters. (If the pet may enter into another shelter's jurisdiction).
  • Keep checking our kennels/cages as often as possible in person - this is truly the only way to determine if your pet has been impounded.
  • Check the lost and found section of the Press Telegram.
  • Also check the City of Long Beach's cable channel: Home Town TV8 for Lost But Found that features animals from Animal Care Services.

For more information click here.

City of Long Beach Animal Care Services
Department of Health and Human Services
7700 E. Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 908015


Long Beach Parks and Recreation After School Park Activities

Long Beach Youth Services Programs


Youth Services is a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine. The program was developed and managed by the City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, Youth Services.

The Long Beach Youth Services' database provides access to a list of organizations that serve youth and children. You may search the list alphabetically by name, or by category. The data was collected and organized jointly by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, Youth Services, and the Long Beach Unified School District, Office of Alternative Education and Student Support Services.

7550 E Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562) 570-1771 / Fax: (562) 570-1134



Long Beach Graffiti Removal Programs

Graffiti ProgramThe City of Long Beach has a well-earned national reputation for its innovative and effective programs for controlling the modern blight of graffiti.

These include a Free Paint Program for property owners choosing to remove the graffiti themselves; a Graffiti Removal Program which utilizes a professional Paint Contractor to insure perfect paint match when necessary; and, a Graffiti Hot-line for citizens to report "graffiti sightings" or request free paint.


Free Paint Program



The Free Paint Program provides free paint to be used specifically for removing graffiti from the exterior of buildings. 


Any owner or occupant of private property located in the City of Long Beach is eligible to receive free paint for the purpose of removing graffiti.


Call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime telephone number, and the exact location of graffiti on the property that you own or occupy. City staff will then verify the location of graffiti. You will receive a voucher number and information on how to pick up your free paint. 

Graffiti Removal Program


It is a City-operated program to remove graffiti from private property as quickly as possible in order to improve neighborhoods and discourage further graffiti. The program is offered citywide at no cost to property owners or tenants.


Just call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime phone number, and the exact location of graffiti on your property. After we have your written consent to remove graffiti from the property, a licensed painting contractor or volunteers will remove the graffiti within about two weeks. Every effort will be made to match colors, but the cleaned, processed, or coated area may not match precisely.


Properties eligible for continuous removal services are limited to single-family homes, apartment buildings of 4 units or less, and small neighborhood serving commercial/retail buildings of less than 2,000 square feet.


Graffiti will be removed only from portions of the property visible from a street. In alleyways, graffiti will be removed only within 100 feet of the alley entrance as measured from the street curb.


Yes! The City encourages private citizens individually or collectively to remove graffiti from private property. Such efforts expedite removal of graffiti and can significantly reduce the expenditure of public funds. 

Call the 24-hour GRAFFITI HOTLINE at (562) 570-2773. Leave your name, address, daytime telephone number, and the exact location of graffiti on the property that you own or occupy. City staff will then verify the location of graffiti. You will receive a voucher number and information on how to pick up your free paint.


Just call the GRAFFITI HOTLINE. Report the exact address location of the graffiti, your name, address, and daytime telephone number. City staff will then contact the property owner to obtain consent to have the graffiti removed.


Utilize The Neighborhood Resource Center For Community Projects 



The Neighborhood Resource Center (425 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA) assists neighborhood organizations to increase their effectiveness and to improve their neighborhoods by providing:


 Computers, Printers and Internet

 Fax Machine, Typewriter

 Neighborhood Association Flyer Boxes

 Community Meeting Room--for Meetings and Workshops

 Los Angeles County Bar Association's Center for Civic Mediation (formerly called Dispute Resolution Services


 Apartment and Property Management

 Community Based Organizations

 Community Gardens

 Disaster Preparedness

 Funding Sources

 Neighborhood Associations

 Nonprofit Organizations


 Public Safety

 Street Trees

 Youth Opportunities 


 Code Enforcement Referral Forms

 Health Department Referral Letters

 Long Beach Police Department

 Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance

 Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

 Neighborhood Watch Information

 Safe Streets Now! 

FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS and EVENTS -- Materials for check out:  
 Address Stencils and Paint

 Coffee Urn


 Electric Etcher

 Flip Charts

 Ice Chests


 Money Box



Slide Projector and Screen



 Property Management


 Forming a Nonprofit Corporation


 Drug and Nuisance Abatement

 Neighbor Law 
 Safe Homes and Safe Neighborhoods and more!

For more information, please call 562-570-1010  or contact Located on Atlantic Avenue 1/2 block north of 4th Street. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
Know The Rules: Summer Safety Tips For The Family

Have a look at the information below on you can best prepare your family for a safe and fun summer.


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Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance Program

Do you or your neighborhood group want to organize a neighborhood clean-up? The City of Long Beach has a program to help you do just that.

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Assistance Program provides materials and supplies to community organizations and volunteer groups to clean up their neighborhoods. If your volunteer group wants to improve the appearance of your community by conducting activities such as a graffiti paintout, alley clean-up, or trash and weed removal from vacant lots, the City will provide paint, materials, tools, and even a dumpster to help accomplish your goals.

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Neighborhood Resource Center
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If you would like to report an issue please click here.





Neighborhood Resource Center Neighborhood Solutions

Neighborhood Problem Solving 


The following is a list of helpful phone numbers to assist you with neighborhood problems. If your problem is immediate, please call 911 (or (562) 435-6711 if you wish to remain anonymous.)  All telephone numbers are (562)unless otherwise noted.


For assistance for your neighborhood group with neighborhood improvement activities: Neighborhood Resource Center 570-1010




For assistance with organizing neighbors to fight crime:

Community Planning 570-6458


For help with obtaining the name and address of a property owner contact:

Los Angeles County Tax Assessor

1401 Willow Street

Signal Hill, CA  90755-3543



Noise Abatement 570-4126

Police 911 (or 435-6711 to remain anonymous)


To report health violations including inadequate trash receptacles, overcrowding, insect and rodent problems:

For buildings with three units or less Code Enforcement 570-CODE (570-2633)

For buildings with four or more units Environmental Health 570-4132


For assistance with reporting substandard building conditions (example: broken stairs or handrails or hazardous electrical) or vacant and open buildings:

Code Enforcement 570-CODE (570-2633)


To report burned out street lights: City Light and Power 983-2000


To report tall weeds, discarded furniture or abandoned vehicles on front, rear or side yards: Code Enforcement 570-CODE (570-2633)


For information on how to do small claims filing to take court action against property owners: Small Claims Court Information (213) 974-9759


For free assistance on settling disputes without going to court:

Los Angeles County Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Services 570-1019


For problems with garages including garages full of storage and required parking not available, people living in garages, operating a car repair or other business:

Code Enforcement 570-CODE (570-2633)


Residents with City-provided refuse service may call for special trash pick-up of large items on your own property (example: chairs, couches or refrigerators).  Each dwelling is provided two free pickups per year.  Additional pickups may be scheduled for a fee:

Integrated Resources 570-2876.


For assistance in reporting trash picking and theft from purple recycling bins:

Integrated Resources 570-2876

Police 911 (or 435-6711 to remain anonymous)


For help getting abandoned shopping carts removed:

Shopping Cart Removal Hotline (800) 252-4613


For help with barking dogs and stray, vicious or dead animals:

Animal Control 570-PETS or (570-7387)


To report potential fire hazards or car repair that is leaking oil on to the public street:

Fire Prevention 570-2560


To report homeless encampments:

Multi-Service for the Homeless at 733-1147 ext. 103


To report graffiti or to receive free paint to remove graffiti:

Graffiti Hotline 570-TAGS (570-8247)


To report yard sale complaints including yard sales without a permit and yard sale signs posted on public property: Yard Sale Hotline 570-YARD (570-9273)

  If you would like to report an issue, click here.



2011 City of Long Beach Bike Safety Survey 



Whether you drive a car, ride a bike, use public transit or walk, both your feedback and safety matter to the City of Long Beach. Please share your experiences and background related to bicycling and road travel in Long Beach.  


It just takes five minutes!This information will help the City to better understand the community's current knowledge and preferences to improve the safety and amenities of our streets.


Thank you for your participation.


Click here to take the survey. 

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Summer Food Program



Again this year, the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for children, Monday through Friday, from June 20 through August 19. There will be no service on Monday July 4, 2011. Free meals will be available to all attending children who are 1 to 18 years old. Infant meals will not be served.


In accordance with Federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on a the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


For more information call 562-570-3100 or visit  




Coolidge Park

352 E. Neece Street

Noon - 1 p.m.



DeForest Park

6255 DeForest Avenue

Noon - 1 p.m.



Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Avenue

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.



North Long Beach Community Center (Formerly North PAL)

2311 South Street

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.





CA Aquatic Therapy & Wellness

6801 Long Beach Blvd.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  


(Tuesday through Friday)

The lunch meal service at CA Aquatic Therapy is limited to 100 daily meals due to the size of the facility. Meals will be offered on a first-come first- serve basis to all children.



S.T.A.R. Task Force Report Form   


Please use this card to report all instances of pot holes, graffiti, and other blight. You can also report issues by visiting The S.T.A.R. Task Force meets every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. inside the Center for Families and Youth building - 6335 Myrtle Avenue. 


If you would like to report an issue please click here. If you would like to request a stack of these cards, please call the field office at 562-570-3319.

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Residential Energy Rebate Program  




As part of the City of Long Beach's effort to create and implement strategies to reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce fossil fuel emissions, the City is launching a Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. This program will be administered by the Department of Development Services and will be available beginning Monday, April 19, 2010 to applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

To be eligible to participate in the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, applicants must be the owner of a single-family residence, condominium, or live/work unit in the City of Long Beach where the qualified energy efficient product is to be installed. Residential owners who are eligible for the Rebate Program are entitled to the following incentives:


  • Rebate of up to a maximum of $500 for the cost of one qualifying energy efficiency product.
  • No-cost permit to inspect the installation of the qualifying energy efficient product.

The Rebate Program is limited to any of the qualifying energy efficient products: 


  • Energy Star Solar Hot Water Heater Products.
  • Energy Star Tank-Less Hot Water Heater Products.
  • Energy Star Door, Window and Skylight Products.
  • Energy Star Roof Products.

The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is subject to funding availability and rebates and no-cost permits are available for a limited time only. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program rebates and no-cost permits are provided on a first come, first serve basis, as determined by the permit application date.

The rebate program helps the City of Long Beach achieve its energy reduction and greenhouse gas reduction goals in the City's Sustainable City Action Plan and creates significant savings on homeowners' electric bills.

These rebates are made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

For more information about the program, contact Dale Wiersma at or (562) 570-6737.

To download an application, click here.

Click on the following links for more information regarding the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program:


The Aquatic Center Family Fitness Program

 The Aquatic Center is partnering with Coca Cola to provide families with a health and fitness program. The program focus is to assist families with weight loss, lowered cholesterol or blood sugar, increased physical activity, increased time spent together, and/or improved nutrition.


Families will have the opportunity to participate in our aquatic exercise program as well as beach and park activities as well.

In addition, each family will receive $200. This is an eight week program to provide a great opportunity to the community to promote better health and fitness to children and adults.   

Family Fitness Program 
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Bike Racks in The 9th District


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 Have you noticed the interesting shaped bike racks popping up all over the Ninth District? In an effort to make the Ninth District more bike and pedestrian friendly, Councilmember Neal is looking for key locations for bike racks in our community. If you have an idea of a location, then feel free to contact 562-570-6137 for more details.
City of Long Beach Tree Planting Program


City Of Long Beach Tree Partnership Tree Planting Program


The 9th District is presented with an opportunity to plant 100 trees throughout the community with the assistance of the Tree Partnership Tree Planting Program Grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Trees planted through this grant must be planted on public property and can be planted either by individuals or neighborhood groups.

We are calling 9th District residents and neighborhood groups to action by recommending locations to plant trees. Here are the requirements when considering your recommendation:    


1.      All trees must be planted on city-owned, public property such as parkways between streets and sidewalks.

2.      All property owners will be required to agree to maintain a planted tree by signing a tree maintenance agreement form prior to the planting of any tree.

3.      All trees require a planting permit from the Department of Public Works.

4.      Community groups organizing a tree planting will be responsible for accounting and submitting documentation of volunteer hours.

5.      Community groups requesting assistance with labor for tree planting should contact our office for more information. The grant only provides funding for trees and planting supplies and does not include funding for tree or concrete removal, establishing new tree wells, etc.


Please contact the 9th District Council at 562-570-6139 or with your recommendations.

Ninth District Parks, Recreation and Marine Programs



9th Long Beach City Council District Parks, Recreation and Marine Programs


Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine offers many recreation programs at the six programmed parks in the 9th City Council District. Residents can view monthly calendars of events for each 9th District park on the Department's web site at:


Each calendar has the supervised hours and a listing of the various activities for each day. Senior citizens can view the Houghton Park senior program calendar at


9th District Parks


Coolidge Park   Coolidge Park is located at 352 Neece Street south of Artesia Street and west of the Long Beach Freeway. The 6.1-acre park offers a basketball court, softball field, playground, picnic area and a community center. For more information, call (562) 570-1618.


Ed ''Pops'' Davenport Park

The 11.6-acre park is located at 2910 E 55th between Candlewood & South. The park was named in memory of Long Beach Police Officer Corporal Ed "Pops" Davenport.  Residents can enjoy a sports field, two half-court basketball courts, a walking path and a playground. Call (562) 570-3150 for more information.


DeForest Park

DeForest Park has many recreational amenities including a basketball court, community center, playground, racquetball court, softball field, tennis court and a volleyball court. The park encompasses over 50 acres including the 34-acre DeForest Nature Trail along the Los Angeles River to the south the Call (562) 570-1620 for more information.  


Houghton Park


Houghton Park at 6301 Myrtle Avenue has a large community center, a Skate-BMX Park, baseball, softball and soccer fields; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a picnic area and playground on 26.4 acres. The park offers many recreation programs and services for youth, teens and seniors. Call (562) 570-1640 for more information.


North Long Beach Community Center 

The North Long Beach Community Center at 2311 South Street has activities including basketball, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts and homework help. Call 562-570-8046 for more information.  

Ramona Park
The 7.2-acre Ramona Park at 3301 E. 65th Street has a community center, fields for baseball, softball and soccer; tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and a playground and picnic area. Call (562) 570-1665 for more information.

South Street Parkway

The 1.5-acre South Street Parkway adds beauty and open space to the neighborhood at South Street and Jaymills.

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Long Beach Police Department North Division - Crime Prevention Notice


Below is very useful information from the  Long Beach Police Department on how to prevent burglary. 


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Important Phone Numbers


Here is a list of phone numbers that will help you resolve issues and concerns faster.
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 435-6711

Other Services:


Abandoned Shopping Carts: 800-252-4613
Abandoned Vehicles: 570-CODE
Airport Information: 570-2600
Alley Cleaning: 570-2876
Code Enforcement: 570-CODE
Gas Department Emergency: 570-2140
Graffiti Removal: 570-2773
Large Trash Pickup: (2 free per year): 570-2876
Noise Complaints: 570-4126
Pothole Hotline: 570-2700
Parking Enforcement: (Non-Street Sweeping): 570-2866
Sidewalk Problems: 570-2700
Standing Water/Gutters: 570-2700
Storm Drain Problems: 570-2440
Street Lights: 888-544-4868
Street Sweeping: 570-2890
Tree Trimming: 570-2700
Trash not picked up: 570-2876
Weed Abatement: 570-CODE

If you would like to report an issue click here.
9Th District Staff Team Contact Information
Ninth District Staff Team:


Rex Richardson - Chief of Staff
Kari Faithful - Office Manager/Scheduler
Ricardo Linarez - Field Deputy/Organizer
Ericka Rhyne - Field Representative/Organizer 
Floyd Hampton Livingston - District Communications Organizer


City Hall Office 

Civic Center Plaza, 14th Floor 

333 W. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90802 

Phone: 562-570-6137 

Fax: 562-570-6659

Office Hours -  

M-F 8AM - 4:30PM 


District Office

6335 Myrtle Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90802 


Fax: 562-422-3852  

Office Hours -  

M-W 9:30AM - 1:00PM


*If you would like to report an issue please click here.  

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