Inside District 9

Issue # 17

December 10, 2010
In This Issue
Weekly Axiom
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Tree Planting Program
Daisy Avenue Parade
Conference Photos
Neighborhood Clean-Up
Breakfast with Santa
Community/Parent Support
X-mas on Andy Street
Holiday Safety Tips
Bike Racks
Map of the 9th District
Important Phone Numbers
Weekly Axiom:

Ask - Usually those who can spare a little time for the cause are actually ready to give it all if only someone would ask them.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings


  • Coolidge Triangle Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Coolidge Park Clubhouse 352 E. Neece Street
  • DeForest Park Neighborhood Dec. 16, 7 p.m. DeForest Park Clubhouse 6255 DeForest Avenue.
  • 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!

James Young, Grant Neighborhood

"Being involved in my community has helped me become a role model to the youth in my neighborhood. Working with the Cub Scouts is important to me because they are our future."

Facts about James:
  • Involved with volunteering at Cottonwood Church and Weever Elementary.
  • Has been active in Cub Scouts since 2008 and has recently taken on the leadership role of Cub Master.
  • A 9th District resident since 2000.
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Hello neighbors,

I hope you are all enjoying a safe and pleasant Christmas and holiday season. I would like to let you know of some very important developments on next week's city council agenda.

Almost three months ago, I put forth an item to the council to develop a Foreclosure Registry in the City of Long Beach that will help us maintain and protect our neighborhoods from the crime, violence and blight that vacant buildings attract. On Tuesday, December 14, the final draft of this ordinance will be presented to the city council for consideration. This ordinance will give the city of Long Beach the ability to fine banks and lenders who fail to maintain and secure vacant foreclosed properties. This will be one of the many tools in our city's arsenal to protect our neighborhoods in this difficult economic environment.

Secondly, on Tuesday night, I will put forth a resolution in support of "Business Friendly Principles" as part of the Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG's) development of a Southern California Economic Growth Strategy. This is a resolution in collaboration with many Southern California cities to demonstrate that Long Beach and Southern California are "open for business".

Lastly, don't forget to attend the "Power of Community Support and Role of the Family" program on Monday, December 13, 6PM at Jordan Freshman Academy - Room 301. This is a tremendous opportunity to fellowship with your neighbors and participate in a very important program that will impact the lives of our students. I will be providing opening remarks, and I hope to see you there.
Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District

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.

The 57th Annual Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade


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Councilmember Steven Neal will be in the Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade Saturday, December 11 at 5 p.m. Bring your family and friends to this fun holiday event.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Western Region Community Service Conference


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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations(AFL-CIO) Western Region Community Service Conference. Click on the image above to view more photos.

Neighborhood Clean-Up

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Breakfast with Santa!

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Councilmember Steven Neal Partners Up with Jordan High School


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Councilmember Steven Neal and Jordan High School are partnering up on Monday December 13 at 6 p.m. to bring you The Power of Community Support and the Role of the Family event at the Jordan Freshman Academy to discuss community support and the important roles families play in our neighborhoods.

Christmas on Andy Street and the Gateway Tree Lighting Ceremony

Andy St XMAS

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Come on out to the "Christmas on Andy Street" and the "Gateway Tree Lighting" ceremony Friday, December 17, 2010 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and experience the joyful spirit of giving to others.

Holiday Safety Tips


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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.

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