Inside District 9

September 17, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Ninth District Video Update
$2.5 million DeForest Grant
LB Vets Parade Information
North Village Town Hall
Harbor Cruise Reminder
Important Phone Numbers
Neighborhood Enhancement Area Workshop
  • October 6, 2010
  • Grant Elementary School
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1225 E. 64th St Long Beach, CA 90805
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6065
jordan panthers
Tonight at 7 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers as they travel for an away game to face off against Warren High School. 8141 De Palma Street Downey, CA.
Weekly Axiom:
Lead by pushing - An organizer is a leader who does not lead but gets behind people and pushes.
Ninth District In The News:
Councilmember Neal interviewed in Long Beach Business Journal:
Connect with me online:
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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!
Kyle McCune
Hamilton Area Neighborhood
"I have lived in Long Beach all of my life. I'm active in my neighborhood because I want to see all of Long Beach redeveloped, clean, and safe. I want my neighbors to take pride in our district like I do."
How Kyle is involved in the community:
  • Ninth District resident for six years
  • Member of the Sustainable City Committee
  • Regular attendee at North Project Area Committee meetings
  • In the process of starting a Tree Committee
  • Helps maintain his neighborhood's streets and alleys
  • Working towards starting a Neighborhood Association
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
I would like to let everyone know that the candidate for California Attorney General, Kamala Harris will be visiting churches in the Ninth District this Sunday.
Her tentative schedule is as follows:
  • *Greater Open Door Church - 8 a.m., 132 E. Artesia Blvd 90805
  • *Church One - 9 a.m., 700 E 70th St, 90805
  • Long Beach Worship Center - 10 a.m., 4101 E. Willow St.
  • Gospel Memorial Church of Christ - 11 a.m., 1480 Atlantic Ave
After her vists to the churches, she will attend the Democratic Unity Barbeque, at Recreation Park.
* - Ninth District Churches
Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
Councilmember Neal updates the community on the foreclosure registry, the current budget situation, a $2.5 million grant for the DeForest Wetlands Restoration Project, and invites everyone to join him September 22, for a harbor cruise.
Ninth District Receives Grant for DeForest Wetlands Restoration!
On Tuesday, the state of California announced that the City of Long Beach has received a $2.5 million River Parkways grant for the DeForest Wetlands Restoration Project. I am excited to know that Ninth District residents will be able to enjoy the beauty and recreational amenities of this restored wetlands area for generations to come.
The project will involve re-grading slopes to restore stream flow and trails for 34 acres of historic freshwater wetlands, restoring wildlife habitat, providing passive recreation with ADA accessible trails, and adding interpretive signage along a one-mile reach of the lower Los Angeles River in a floodwater detention basin while retaining flood control properties. Specific restoration planting plans include:

Low Riparian (2 acres), Existing Native Vegetation Enhancement (2 acres), Freshwater Marsh (.10 acres), High Riparian (1.5 acres), Wetland Riparian (3 acres), Native Scrub, (17 acres), Sycamore-Oak Woodland, (4 acres), Valley Grassland (5 acres), and Vernal Pool (1.25 acres).
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2011.
I would like to thank the State of California Resources Agency, the California Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles County Prop A River Fund and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and the California Rivers and Mountains Conservancy for their support.
There is Still Space Left For Our Harbor Cruise!
As of right now, we have more than 70 people registered for our September 22 Harbor Cruise at 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 2. The cruise is from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. This is an event for Ninth District residents, so be sure to call Kari Faithful at 562-570-6137 to secure your spot!
North Long Beach Design Town Hall
Please join Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District, Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, 8th District, and Long Beach Development Services Staff for a community workshop on the design of the North Village Center Project!

Light refreshments will be served, Free parking in staff lot off Atlantic Avenue.

For more information contact Tony Foster, North Project Area Officer 562-570-6393 or
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14th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade
vetsparade Saturday, November 6, 2010 will be the 14th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and will begin at Harding and Atlantic Avenue.
Everyone is invited to join us following the Veterans Day Parade for the Annual Craft and Vendors Fair at Houghton Park. There will be booths selling gifts and gadgets. Start your holiday shopping early at the Fair!

***Freedom Walk: Immediately following last unit in Parade.
12:00 noon (Time Approximate)Ceremony Houghton Park
Honoring Veterans and

10:00 a.m. Craft and Vendors Fair Houghton Park
� Unique Gifts for Sale
� Delicious Food
� Valuable Information
� Give-Aways
� Fun For All Ages

4:00 pm. Fair Closes
All entries for this event must be received no later than October 8, 2010. For more information on the parade, please call 562-531-3150 or FAX 562-531-0966.
Here are links to the different applications you may use for the parade:
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