Inside District 9

Building a Better Ninth District

Issue # 19

December 24, 2010
In This Issue
Councilmember Message
Energy Assistance Program
Art Dedication
Free Long Beach Transit
Holiday Safety Tips
Councilmember Video
Tree Planting Program
Bike Racks
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Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • North Project Area Committee (NorthPAC) Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. Long Beach Police North Division Substation
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137

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Meet This Week's District Captain!

 Dinorah Aldava, Starr King

"In order to become one community, we must believe that the impossible is possible. We can work together to build the safe and prosperous society of our dreams that our families can enjoy." 

Facts about Dinorah:
  • Is the chair of the Jordan Parent Advisory Council
  • Works with neighborhood associations and the City of Long Beach to provide neighbors with available resources..
  • Encourages youth and parents to participate in community service projects
  • Looking forward to working with fellow neighbors to create a "Community Watch" throughout the 9th District
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

Welcome to another issue of the "Inside District 9" weekly newsletter.

In this issue of "Inside District 9" you'll find great information on safety tips for the holidays, a new art dedication, an energy assistance program and more.

Next year, 2011, is going to be a big year for the families in the Ninth District. We will be sure to keep the community informed on what's to come in the future. For now, let us all use this time to reflect on our lives and rest up for the new year.

Now that the rain has settled, it's safe to say that it's looking like there will be great weather on Christmas Day. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Enjoy the newsletter and feel free to share it with your neighbors and friends.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District 

Energy Assistance Program


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Long Beach Community Action Partnership is leading this Energy Assistance Program for low-income families and individuals in selected communities. To find out if you are eligible visit or contact ELEAT 888-351-4061.


Paramount Petroleum Public Art Dedication Celebration

Art dedication
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Long Beach Transit Free New Year's Eve

Long Beach Transit  will have a free system-wide bus service that will be available New Year's Eve starting at 5 p.m. This fare-free is an effort to help people avoid drunk driving. There will be an extension evening service which will be available through 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve. For more information please call 562-591-2301.

Holiday Safety Tips


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Councilmember Steven Neal Addresses The 9th District

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Councilmember Steven Neal speaks to the people of the 9th District about the latest community updates and news in his most recently video.

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.

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.

Map of the 9th District


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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
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