Inside District 9

November 19, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Andy Street Clean Up
9th District Art
House Meeting
New Bike Racks
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:

Question - When you are tempted to make a statement, ask a question.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • College Square Dec. 6, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • North PAC Regular Meeting Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. LBPD North Division Substation 4891 Atlantic Ave.
  • Starr King Dec. 1, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • CAG Christmas Party Dec. 5 Contact Dan Pressburg for more information:
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers (6-4) in a CIF Play off game as they face off against Servite (10-0) at Cerritos College.
11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk.
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Welcome to another issue of Inside District 9, your source for community news and updates.
Meet This Week's District Captain!


Reggie Hughes, Starr King Neighborhood

"I have children and I want my children to be able to play safely on the street that's why I am getting involved with the improvements in my community to help build a better 9th District."

Facts about Reggie:
  • Resident of the 9th District for 18 years
  • Vice President of the Starr King Neighborhood Association
  • Interested in organizing a neighborhood watch for the safety of Starr King Elementary
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

This week's council meeting, we weighed the idea of making changes to the existing medical marijuana ordinance. I am pleased to say that we successfully defeated a proposal to restrict cultivation sites to Industrial Zones, which would place a significantly disproportionate amount of the city's cultivation sites in the Ninth District.

Secondly, I co-sponsored an item, along with Councilmembers James Johnson and Gary DeLong to schedule a study session to consider a long-term financial plan for our city's future. In the month's to come, we hope to take steps to integrate the community into the planning process, should the council decide to move forward.

I would like to let you know that I will be working with Councilmembers Lowenthal and Johnson and the L.A. Shares program. This program takes tax-deductible donations of reusable goods and materials and distributes them to non-profit organizations and schools across Los Angeles.

Finally, I want to share with you some good news. I will be working with Jim Lewis and the Rescue Mission in bringing a winter shelter to the Ninth District. It will be at the old Atlantic Farms site and this is a perfect location for a winter shelter.

Take some time to read the latest news and updates in your community in the rest of the newsletter.

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Ninth District Night at The Aquarium
Aquarium event
The Ninth District Night at the Aquarium was a huge success. Residents, families, and friends from all over Long Beach had a great time, learning about marine life, listening to great music, and getting plenty of valuable information from more than 20 informational booths. Look out for more exciting programs and opportunities in the years to come.To view more images from that night, just click on the photo above.
Andy Street Community Clean Up and Thanksgiving Festival
This is going to be a great event that all of the 9th District can enjoy. Come on out to the Andy Street Community Clean Up and Thanksgiving Festival November 20, 2010 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Click on the image below to enlarge.


New Artwork in the 9th District - "Ta Da"


We're proud to let you know about a new piece of artwork located on the median on Artesia Boulevard in front of Starr King Elementary School. This art is called, "Ta Da" by John Clement.

9th District House Meetings - Juan Zermeno - Starr King Neighborhood


This past Saturday, 9th District Captain Juan Zermeno hosted neighbors and friends from the Starr King neighborhood to a house meeting with Councilmember Steven Neal. More than 15 residents came out to meet and greet and talk about working together to "Build a Better 9th District."

Bike Racks in the 9th District

Please click on the image above to see more photos.

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.

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
Feel free to contact anyone of our staff members:
Rex Richardson - Chief of Staff
Kari Faithful - Office Manager/Scheduler
Ricardo Linarez - Field Deputy
Ericka Rhyne - Field Deputy
Floyd Hampton Livingston - District Communications Organizer