3rd District Calendar of Events
  
Third District Community Meeting with
Councilwoman Suzie Price
Thursday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Seaport Marina Hotel
6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
** TOPIC**
Homeless Services Update
 
  
Farewell to Commander LeBaron and Welcome to Commander Griffin 
Monday, March 9th  
5:30 PM -6:30 PM
Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar
6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy

   

Bay Shore Library

Sunday Hours

All Sundays in March

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  

Bluff Park Neighborhood

Tree Planting

Saturday, March 21st

9:00 AM - Noon

Meet at 1st St & Kennebec Ave.

 
 
Small Business Workshop
Tuesday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar
6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
 
City-Wide Events
  
 

EAT LBC - 2nd Annual Restaurant Week

March 22 - 28

Sign-up below for news and information regarding this event

www.EATLBC.com 

 

 

 

 The Rogers Mustang Run

on March 15, 9 AM

This is a community 5K  

event supported by the Rogers Middle School PTA. 

  

Click Here to Support the Event 

 

  
 
Important Phone Numbers
  

Emergency:

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

570-7387

Air Quality Management Dept. 
800-CUSTSMOG 
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

South Coast Air Quality Management District
SCAQMD
 

800-CUT-SMOG

BRANCH OFFICE 

(310) 233-7000 
1500 W. Carson St., Ste. 115 Long Beach, CA 90810

 

SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, which among the smoggiest regions of the U.S.  They are committed to protecting the health of residents, while remaining sensitive to businesses.
Report Suspicious or Criminal Activity to LBPD

Police - Emergency 911

   Police - Non-emergency 

             
(562) 435-6711
 Third District Has Two  New Staff Members
  

Mark Bloeser who is currently with the 4th District will be assisting the 3rd District on a temporary basis as our Business Liaison.  You can reach Mark at mark.bloeser@longbeach.gov 

  

Lisa West, Director of Programming and Outreach, has been contracted by the 3rd District to assist with a few community events Councilwoman Price has scheduled.  You can reach Lisa at lisa.west@longbeach.gov   

--Antonella Schaub

Association Meetings
  
Greenbelt Heights
Neighborhood Association
Saturday, March 7th
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Greenbelt Park
behind Armstrong Nursery
  
  Belmont Heights Community Association
Wednesday, March 11th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church

Belmont Shore Resident Association
Thursday, March 12th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Library
   
Belmont Shore
Business Association
General Meeting
Tuesday, March 31st
11:30 - 1:00 PM
Legends
  
  
Do you have a community or neighborhood meeting that you would like on our the 3rd District calendar?  Email:  kristina.duggan@longbeach.gov
  

Spring is right around the corner and I am pleased at all of our accomplishments thus far in 2015.  The CD3 staff has been busy attending meetings, planting trees, helping businesses cut through the red tape, and tackling some of the biggest issues facing this great City.  In February we kicked off the 6 month pilot program to open the Bay Shore library on Sundays. It was a huge success. My family and I plan to visit the library on Sundays as often as we can from now to the end of August. I encourage you to join us. 

 

I had the privilege of being invited to witness the kick off A Day of Mitzvah ( Day of Service) hosted by the Belmont Heights Community Association, the Belmont Heights United Methodist Church and Temple Israel.  I was truly overcome with emotion as I looked out at the green shirts worn by volunteers who packed the synagogue that day.  The volunteers dispersed into small teams to help domestic violence victims, the homeless and the environment.  Children and seniors worked side by side to make sandwiches and put together emergency kits, all in the name of community service. It was a beautiful thing to experience. My family and I will be among the volunteers at the 2nd Annual Day Of Mitzvah next year and hope you can join us too. 

 

The City is currently tackling a few major policy issues. The issue of whether to allow medical marijuana dispensary in the City of Long Beach and specifically, where to allow them is an issue that is being debated.  The current proposal calls for 2 dispensaries per district and opens up the potential store sites to properties located in commercial zones. The two proposed 3rd District location are at 7th and PCH (the Iron triangle) and 7th and Newport. I am seeking the public's input on this and urge you to share your concerns with me by emailing me at: District3@longbeach.gov

 

The Council is also addressing a request by JetBlue to have the City request the Federal Government to look into the possibility of building a custom terminal at Long Beach Airport.  JetBlue would like us to explore the possibility of building a customs terminal so that we could accommodate flights to South America. The process is a lengthy one and at the March 3, 2015 meeting, the City Council voted to delay the start of this process until 60 days after a 4th District Council person is seated (the seat is currently vacant due to Patrick O'Donnell's recent election to the State Assembly).  

 

The month of March is going to be very busy for CD3. As you will note in the article below by Mark Bloeser, the Third District will be hosting the first ever free small business workshop on March 31st. The event is something I committed to hosting during the election and I am very excited to make this idea a reality. Our small business forums are meant to bring our small business owners together to learn about enhancing and improving their businesses. Our guest speaker will be Third District resident and author, Olga Mizrahi. 

 

I hope that you and your families take some time to enjoy the start of Spring. This is my favorite time of the year. When I walk around the community in the Spring, I see flowers blooming and people filled with a sense of re-birth and optimism.  Enjoy this month!  

 

Have a great March! 

 

Sincerely,
 
 
Suzie Price
Have you seen our new website?

If you haven't had a chance, please visit Councilwoman Price's new website. 


Third District Monthly Meeting

 

On Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6 PM we will be hosting our monthly Third District Community Meeting. Ray Lin owner of the Seaport Marina Hotel (6400 East Pacific Coast Highway) has generously offered to host our group in the newly renovated Marina Room at the Seaport Marina Hotel. We will be having a discussion on Homeless Services in the City of Long Beach and our guest speakers include Susan Price, Community Heath Bureau Manager, Elsa Ramos, Multi-Service Coordinator, and Claudia Lopez, Public Relations Officer with the Long Beach Police Department. In addition to our guest speakers Councilwoman Price will provide an update on topical City issues.


We hope you will be available to join us for our Third District Community Meeting, please RSVP your attendance to julie.maleki@longbeach.gov

or by calling 562-570-6300.  

 

  

 

--- by Julie Maleki

Bay Shore Library Sunday Hours Event

On Sunday, February 22, 2015 residents of Belmont Shore and Naples came out in droves to partake in the festivities to celebrate the addition of Sunday hours at the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library, 195 Bay Shore Avenue.  The six-month pilot program to open and offer a full array of library services on Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm is funded through Councilwoman Suzie Price's non-recurring funds.

 

"It's terrific news that we've been able to expand access at this great neighborhood library ," said Mayor Robert Garcia. "Libraries are essential resources for our community, and I know families will really appreciate the additional hours."

 

The ocean-themed kickoff event featured a mermaid storytime for children, a 'sea-globe' craft, face painting, chocolate tasting and the Aquarium of the Pacific's Aquarium on Wheels. The Bay Shore Neighborhood Library features regular storytimes and book clubs, special events, computer access, a Family Learning Center and a community room.

 

"I am extremely pleased that we can open Bay Shore Neighborhood Library on Sundays," said Councilwoman Suzie Price. "Visiting this community treasure is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, while also fostering a lifelong love of learning and imagining."

 

"Long Beach has seen an increase in the demand for library services, especially in recent years," said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services. "Job seekers, students and families continue to clamor for assistance with computer use, Wi-Fi services, literacy programs and access to books and media checkout. The Library is thrilled to launch this six-month pilot program."


We hope to see you on Sundays to take advantage of the restored library hours.  

 

Bay Shore Library (click here)

 

--- by Mike Lektorich

Exec Assistant for Long Beach Public Library

Our New East Division Commander

 

On March 7, 2015, Commander Elizabeth Griffin, a 22-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department will assume oversight of the East Patrol Division, replacing Commander Paul LeBaron who will now head the Detective Division of the Investigations Bureau. Police commanders typically rotate every few years to afford them increased opportunities for community engagement and career development.

 

A reception will be held to honor outgoing East Division Commander Paul LeBaron on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gaslamp Restaurant, 6251 E. PCH.  

 

Councilwoman Price is pleased to recognize Commander LeBaron for his hard work and dedication to the east side. She is also thrilled to welcome our new East Division Commander Griffin to serve residents of the Third District.

 

--- by Christine Schachter

5th District Chief of Staff 

Small Business Workshop 

 

Councilwoman Suzie Price will host a small business workshop on Tuesday, March 31st from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at the Gaslamp Restaurant, located at 6251 E. PCH. The workshop is intended to help Long Beach small businesses.  


Councilwoman Price will welcome author Olga Mizrahi as the featured guest speaker. Attendees of the meeting will gain insight and learn ways to improve their business. Several topics include boosting visibility, responding to good and bad reviews, and growing revenue without increasing costs.

 

"This workshop will be a great teaching tool for small businesses and I am excited to bring this forum to the business community," Councilwoman Price said in a statement. 

 

Olga Mizrahi is the Author of Amazon's global marketing book, "Sell Local, Think Global," Olga is a national speaker, a local Long Beach business owner (of 10-year-old Ohso! design), and a small business columnist for The Long Beach Post. She has recently been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, NPR and Investor's Business Daily. She blogs regularly at chunkofchange.com.

  

--- by Mark Bloeser

Welcome Greenbelt Heights!
A New Neighborhood Association
 

There is such a strong feeling of pride someone can have for their neighborhood (I'm certain this is not unique to Greenbelt Heights) that they would do anything to make it a safe and beautiful place to live and raise a family.  Greenbelt Heights has allowed so many of us the opportunity Read More... 

 
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CLEANING UP OUR COMMUNITY

Traffic Related Requests

The Third District submits more traffic related requests to our Public Works Engineers than all the other eight districts combined.

 

GO LONG BEACH App

The GO Long Beach app is designed to provide Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors the opportunity to quickly submit service requests for issues such as graffiti, potholes, lights, sign damage and many more other issues. iPhone and Android users can open the App, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit.  The App knows the exact location and sends the issue directly to city staff. You will also be able to track the status of your requests through your mobile device.  If you live, work or own a business in Long Beach, this is an App you cannot go without.  Help us keep the 3rd District beautiful by reporting any issues.  Click Here for App Instructions 


CLEANING UP OUR HOMES

EDCO

Second Saturday of each month (March 14th) from 9:00am - 2:00pm EDCO collects household hazardous waste. Please visit their website for location and specific items that can be collected.  EDCO Hazardous Waste Collection 

 

Bulk Item Pick-Up

The city of Long Beach Refuse Department offers two free large item pick-ups per 12 month period.  All mattresses and box springs must be covered in plastic and you need to currently be paying for refuse (trash) services.  Please call 562-570-2876to schedule your pick-up.   

Donate To Those In Need

De-clutter, don't hoard and donate what you de-cluttered.  Whether you're cleaning out your closet or your garage there are many resources in the community that will accept your extra or gently used items.  Click Here for Donation Sites  


 

Phone Solicitation

It is unlawful for any person to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with express prior consent) using any automatic telephone dialing system or any artificial or prerecorded voice message to wireless numbers. This law applies regardless of whether the number is listed on the National Do-Not-Call list.  However, to prevent phone solicitation on your home phone, you need to call the National Do Not Call Registry at  888.382.1222 and register each phone number.  For more information on this, you can go to the following website.  Federal Communications Commission 

 

  --- by Antonella Schaub

March Newsletter - Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price   

 Third District Council Office

333 W. Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor

Long Beach, CA  90802

(562) 570-6300