Inside District 9

October 1, 2010
In This Issue
District Captain
Councilmember Message
Harbor Cruise Photos
LB Vets Parade
Vets Parade
North Village Town Hall
Weekly Axiom:
Little Things - If you are able to achieve anything big in life, it's because you paid attention to the "little" things.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
  • College Square Oct. 4, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Starr King Oct. 6, 7 p.m. El Nuevo Altata Restaurant 6800 Long Beach Blvd.
  • For more information please call: 562-570-6137
jordan panthers
Tonight at 7 p.m., come out and cheer for our Jordan Panthers as they face off at home against Poly High. 6500 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Save The Date!
  • November 18 - Night at the Aquarium.
  • 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Community information presentations.
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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!
Dr. Crystal Howard-Johnson
Houghton Park Neighborhood
"I am active in my community because I believe involvement means that every single member is able to contribute something meaningful. The community should be welcomed, respected, and supported in working together for a better quality of life for all residents."

Crystal's commitment to the Ninth District:
  • Community outreach
  • Active participation at Hamilton Middle School's Sons To Scholars Program, Academic UpRise Education Event, Leadership Long Beach Youth Program, Light & Life School Spanish Curriculum and Mentoring Moments Program at Colin Powell School.
  • Plans to reactivate Houghton Neighborhood Association.
  • Participate in the 9th District Preventative Health Fair.
Message from Councilmember Steven Neal
Happy Friday neighbors,
On Tuesday, Senator Rod Wright passed Senate Bill 1483, the Multi-Family Improvement District Act. Originally, this bill was set to end January 1, 2012 but this measure allowed the law to be extended to January 1, 2022.
What this means is that multifamily improvement districts such as Andy Street, which is located in the 9th District, will be able to continue to assess the improvement district's rental properties in order to finance certain improvements and promote activities that would be beneficial to the community.
I also wanted to remind everyone to come out Saturday to our North Village Design Town Hall at 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. inside the Jordan High School cafeteria. This is the chance for 9th District residents to have their voices heard and be involved with this in this very exciting new development in the Ninth District. If you would like to see 3-D images of what the North Village center could be, click here: North Village 3-D Slideshow.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow to help build a better 9th District!
Steven Neal
Councilmember, Ninth District
North Village Design Town Hall
Please join Councilmember Steven Neal, 9th District, Councilwoman Rae Gabelich, 8th District, and Long Beach Development Services Staff, October 2 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.
You are cordially 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.

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:
Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
The City of Long Beach is offering a $500 rebate and no-cost permit on approved Energy Star rated devices for Long Beach homeowners. For more information call 562-570-6396 or visit
Please click the image below to enlarge.
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