3rd District Calendar of Events
3rd District Community Task Force Meeting
Saturday, January 24th
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Field Office
340 Nieto Ave.
  
3rd District Community Meeting with
Councilwoman Suzie Price
Saturday, January 24th
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Field Office
340 Nieto Ave
** SPECIAL GUEST**
Jon Slangerup

Belmont Shore Resident Association
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bayshore Library

Belmont Heights Community Association
Wednesday, January 14th 
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church
** SPECIAL GUEST **
Mayor Garcia

Mayor's State of the City Address 
Tuesday, January 13th   
6:30 PM
Terrace Theater 
 
City-Wide Events
  
 
CITY HALL
WILL BE CLOSED ON
Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.


27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Saturday, January 17th 
 
 
State of the Port of LB
Thursday, January 29th
8:00 -10:00 AM
 
 
Important Phone Numbers
  

Emergency:

911
3rd District Office:570-6300
Animal Care Services:

  

570-7387

Business Development:

570-5237

Business License:570-6211
Code Enforcement: 
570-2633 
Fire Department
Non-Emergency:

570-2500
Health & Human Services:

570-4000
Homeless Outreach:570-4500
Housing Authority: 
570-6985 

Library 

General Information:

 

570-7500

Library - Bayshore:570-1039
Parks, Recreation & Marine:
570-3100
Police Department East Division: 


570-5880

Police Department Non-Emergency:


570-7260

Public Works:

Graffiti Hotline

Illegal Dumping

Potholes

Refuse Hotline

Trees & Streets

570-2700

570-2773 

570-2876

570-3259

570-1147

570-2700

Utilities:

Gas Department

So Cal Edison

Trash/Recycling

Water Department

  

570-2016 

800-655-4555

570-2876

570-2300

Report suspicious or criminal activity to LBPD:

Police - Emergency 911

   Police - Non-emergency 

             
(562) 435-6711
Next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
 

    
 
Saturday, January 10th
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The City of Long Beach partnered with public/private agencies to open a local and permanent Environmental Collection Center for disposing of household, universal and electronic wastes.
Open 2nd Saturday of every month.  

 
Recycling Your Holiday Tree in Long Beach

12 Free drop-off locations

     December 26th to January 9th
     Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

     Sat. to Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 Free pick up
Saturday, January 10th
 

If you have City refuse service, put your tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. All decorations and stands MUST be removed. Cut trees over 12' tall in half. Flocked trees accepted.

 
Lowell Elementary & Rogers Middle School
  
E- Waste Recycling Event
  

  

Get rid of that extra clutter in your house and garage and help raise money for our schools by dropping off old TVs, computers, monitors and more!

   

Saturday, January 10th.

 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 Lowell Bayside Academy
5201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
  

Open to the Public Easy

Valet Drop-off


Happy New Year Long Beach !!!

 

I hope you and your families enjoyed a festive December and New Year celebration.  I am certainly looking forward to 2015 with many exciting opportunities for residents to get involved in our community as well as programs to support all ages. 

 

One of the programs I am most excited about is Bay Shore Library's Sunday hours!  This 6 month pilot program is something that I have been wanting to offer since the very first day I assumed office.  As a working mom, I know the importance of having a few leisurely hours with my kids at the local library. Weeknights are rushed and Saturdays seems to be filled with kids' activities; Sundays offer a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy this wonderful City asset.  You will hear more about this program in our February newsletter.  We are the first Council district to reinstate Sunday library hours, please support our efforts and let's see if there is enough interest to extend this Citywide. 

 

In the next few months we are also planning a Small Business Workshop that will focus on selling locally; and in March we will be hosting a family fun Spring BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt.  With the success we had at our anit-bulling workshop, we will be planning a Cyber Bullying Workshop and Safety Fair for our youth; and in May we will be partnering with the City's Department of Public Works and Justin Rudd's Community Action Team for a "Touch-a-Truck" event. 

 

I am truly excited for the year ahead and hope to see you at an upcoming event.

 


Sincerely,


 
Suzie Price
Third District Monthly Meeting

 

Councilwoman Price will be holding the next 3rd District Community meeting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9 AM
at the 3rd District Field Office (340 Nieto Avenue).


Our guest speaker will be Jon Slangerup, Chief Executive of the Port of Long Beach since June 2014.  Mr. Slangerup comes to the Port with 34 years of corporate leadership experience and for the past 20 years has served as a president, CEO and/or director of both public and private companies, with an expertise in aviation, logistics, and clean technologies. Mr. Slangerup will provide an update on industry changes the Port of Long Beach is facing as well as major infrastructure projects that the Port is undertaking.

 

We hope that you will be available to attend this community meeting. Please RSVP your attendance to 

  

--- by Julie Maleki

Community Watch in the Third District

 

One of the Councilwoman's top priorities is to keep our neighborhoods safe and promote programs that will encourage safety for residents and children. As a result, she has a vision to increase the number of Community Watch groups to 100 in the 3rd District.

 

What is a Community Watch group and why should we have one? 

Today's Community Watch group is focused on knowing your neighbor.  It encourages participants to keep a watchful eye not only on their block but on their community.  It also encourages the reporting of suspicious behavior to the police department as well as to their Community Watch group.

  

While each organized Community Watch group should be registered with the Long Beach Police Department, each group is run differently.  A Community Watch group might be very social including get-togethers on a monthly basis and weekly email blasts. For other groups, they may have a meeting on the front-lawn quarterly while texting or emailing the group if there is suspicious activity. As a result of today's technology, Community Watch groups can stay in touch through email, text messages, or phone applications like "Next Door." There is no set structure except to encourage and remind residents to know their neighbors so suspicious or criminal activity can be reported to the police department.

 

What does it take to start a Community Watch Group Click Here?  

 

Community Watch Task Force Meeting

If you are interested in starting your own Community Watch group, please attend Councilwoman Price's Third District Community Watch Task Force meeting on Saturday, January 24th at 8:00 am at the Field Office (340 Nieto Ave).  The Community Watch Task Force meeting is for residents who want to start a group in their neighborhood. Please pass this information along to neighbors who may be interested and RSVP to Kristina Duggan at kristina.duggan@longbeach.gov or (562)570-8756

  

When neighbors connect, crime is reduced.

    

--- by Kristina Duggan 

Mayor's State of the City Address

 

The State of the City Address is a speech customarily given each year by the Mayors of many cities in the United States. Most State of the City Addresses are held early in the calendar year, but some Mayors deliver their address as late as December of each year. The Address is used to outline the Mayor's legislative proposals and policy directions for the upcoming year.   

  

Mayor Garcia's State of the City Address  

The evening of January 13, 2015 at the Terrace Theater

5:00 PM: Terrace Theater lobby opens. Food trucks available. Mingle with friends and family

6:30 PM: State of the City
Address

 

 

  --- by  Antonella Schaub

Speed Reduction on Colorado Street
 

For years residents have been contacting the 3rd District Council Office asking for the speed limit on Colorado Street in Belmont Heights to be lowered from 30 MPH to 25 MPH, in order to be consistent with surrounding residential street speeds. Colorado Street is a residential street and home to many families with children. Residents are particularly concerned for the safety of the children who walk, bike, and skateboard along Colorado Street every day to Lowell Elementary School and Rogers Middle School.

 

I am ecstatic to report that we now have the data in place that supports lowering the speed limit on Colorado Street. The City Traffic Engineer has updated the Engineering and Traffic Survey on Colorado Street, between Termino Avenue and Orlena Avenue. The Engineering and Traffic Survey is the official record document that is used for establishing speed limits, and it also provides justification for the use of radar to enforce speed limits. Based upon the result of the Engineering and Traffic Survey conducted on Colorado Street, between Termino Avenue and Orlena Avenue, this segment of roadway warrants a 5 mph decrease from the current posted speed limit of 30 mph.

 

Reducing the speed limit on Colorado Street will create a safer environment for our residents and will bring peace of mind to many families who send their children off to school every day. The safety of our residents is of paramount concern to Councilwoman Price and it is the reason she ran for the 3rd District Council seat.  

 
--- by Julie Maleki 

  

January Newsletter - Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price  

 Third District Council Office

333 W. Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor

Long Beach, CA  90802

(562) 570-6300