Happy September neighbors! 
 
Like some of you, our month started with kids heading back to school and starting their new adventures.  It's a beautiful site to see all of the neighborhood children walking and biking through our communities.   
 
Council has been very busy as well. We are still in the budget hearing process and hope to vote on the final 2017 budget at the council meeting on September 13.  Some of the biggest budget items include adding more police officers, restoring Engine 8, paving streets, adding more Sunday library hours and funding a 6th week for the Long Beach Municipal Band.  If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the City's budget survey.  City Budget Priority Survey
 
We have received a lot of calls and emails regarding homelessness and the rise in property crimes.  As most of you know, we held a meeting on July 27 to focus on bike thefts and homelessness.  We had over 150 residents in attendance.  It was a productive meeting because we were able to discuss what the City is currently doing to address these concerns and share some of the plans for the future.  We were also able to hear suggestions and ideas from the residents, some of them resulting in legislative proposals that our staff is currently working on and planning to bring to the full Council on September 20th.  
 
We are hosting another community meeting to talk about homelessness and theft.  We plan on having the Police Chief, the City Prosecutor, the Health Department and the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department present to answer question and hear your concerns.  The meeting will be on Saturday, September 17 at 2 PM at Fire Station 14 (5200 Eliot Ave.)   
 
Finally, I hope you can make it to our Mid-Term Review on Sunday, September 25 at 5 PM at the Long Beach Museum of Art.  There will be free parking at the Junipero beach parking lot.  This is a free, family friendly event.  The museum staff will be giving tours to children while the parents enjoy our presentation on the projects and events that my team and I have completed in the past two years, as well as our priorities for the second half of my term.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 
 


Suzie Price 
3RD DISTRICT COMMUNITY EVENTS
Stepping into the Second Half
Midterm Review on September 24
 
Third  District Sunset Harbor Tour of the Port of Long Beach with Councilwoman Suzie Price
 
Our Third District Community meeting this month will be a Harbor Tour  sponsored by the Port of Long Beach.  
 
The Harbor Tour is a great way for residents to learn about the Port's environmental, security, infrastructure and community projects. View port operations first-hand and hear interesting facts about the greenest port in the world and largest port complex in the United States.
 
If you would like to joins us on Thursday, September 29, 6 PM- 8 PM please email the Third District Office, District3@longbeach.gov with SUBJECT LINE: Port Harbor Tour or call our Office at (562) 570-6300. You must reserve your seat since space is limited.
 
LOGISTICS: 
Tours departs from Dock 2 (adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific) at 6:00 PM, so plan on arriving no later than 5:45 PM. Children are welcome to accompany their parents on the tour. Parking is validated for up to 3 hours for guests parking in the Aquarium parking structure. The Port's vessel is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate all residents. Beverages and light appetizers are provided on-board. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket.

--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District Communications Director
Community Meeting on Homelessness - September 17
 
Everyday we see the effects of the increases in homelessness. They are sleeping on the beach, they are panhandling outside of stores, and they are going through trash cans. Cities nationwide are grappling with this problem, and we want to be working together with residents as we continue developing solutions to this pressing issue.
 
My office receives many calls and emails regarding homelessness and the rise in property crimes and want to know what the city and community can do to confront this growing problem.

As homelessness continues to be a problem in Long Beach and throughout the state my office will be hosting another community meeting to talk about homelessness and theft on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM at Fire Station 14 (5200 E Eliot St.). We will have the Police Chief, the City Prosecutor, the Health Department, the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department, and Public Works present to answer question and discuss the homelessness plan as well as enforcement efforts, and priorities for addressing issues of homelessness and crime in our community. With the number of city departments represented we are sure this will be a positive meeting for everyone who attends and will be solutions oriented as it is important for us to be focused on addressing the problems we are seeing.  
 
Please feel free to contact my office any time with any questions you may have at (562) 570-6300.   
--- by Councilwoman Suzie Price
Concert With Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell

It's here!  Our 2nd Annual Concert with Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell is scheduled to take place tonight,  Friday, September 9 at Marine Stadium Park. Cousins Maine Lobster, Slammin Sliders and A Rock In Ice Hawaiian Shaved Ice will all be on hand to satisfy your culinary desires!


Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this fun community event!

Hawaiian Ice Truck will start serving at 3:30 PM
Food Trucks 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Concert 6 PM - 7:30 PM


--- by Lisa West 
3rd District, Business Relations Liaison 
Greenbelt Heights Greenbelt Project Opening 

Please join Councilwoman Suzie Price and Mayor Garcia at the Greenbelt Heights Greenbelt Project Opening on Saturday, September 10 at 4:30 PM. This event is in conjunction with Greenbelt Fest which is being hosted by the Greenbelt Heights Neighborhood Association.

The festivities will take place on the Pacific Electric Right of Way (Greenbelt) between Roswell and E. 7th & E. 8th Streets. Local band, Dad Company will perform at this family friendly event with a food truck to satisfy your barbecue cravings!

For more information please email Lisa.West@longbeach.gov
--- by Lisa West 
3rd District, Business Relations Liaison 
3rd District Neighborhood and Association Meetings

Belmont Heights Community Association
2nd Wednesday of each month
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church

Belmont Shore Resident Association
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Library

Friends of Belmont Shore
First Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm 
St. Bartholomew Meeting Hall

NW Belmont Park Community Watch
Approximately every 3 months as determined
Third District Field Office
Email Carleton Carlson for meeting confirmation at CarletonCarlson@aol.com 
 
Peninsula Beach Preservation Group
Alamitos Bay Yacht  Club
    
Do you have a community or  neighborhood meeting that you  would like to add to the 3rd  District calendar? Email:   jack.cunningham@longbeach.gov  
FEATURED ARTICLES
"Some Enchanted Bluff Park Evening" Brings Island Flair to Benefit Historic Lamppost Project

Bluff Park Neighborhood Association (BPNA) will host an exclusive fundraising benefit on September 17 for its Historic Lamppost Project with the vision of "bringing lamppost history back" to Bluff Park Historic District.

Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price has offered her enthusiastic and generous support, saying "Historic neighborhoods build community pride by bringing residents together for a common purpose."

East 1st Street is currently the only street in the District to have vintage lampposts that were installed around 1927. Soon thereafter, more lampposts were planned and installed in the area.

Now the Project's goal is to remove the modern, uncharacteristic "cobra" street lights and install replicas of the East 1st Street lampposts, which will remain intact and be the model for the replicas, still being made by the original manufacturer. The Project will phased over many years; the pilot phase should be completed next year.

On Saturday, September 17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, "Some Enchanted Bluff Park Evening" will enchant donors with music and song from the South Pacific, featuring local musical talents Owen Lovejoy and Sara Cooper. Crème de la Crème will cater the gourmet, island-inspired food and hosted drinks.

The homeowners of a 1920's "Hollywood Regency" style historic home in Bluff Park will host the event, offering a unique and luxurious experience and an alluring surprise when donors find out the home's address.

Join the community for a tax-deductible opportunity to support the Historic Lamppost Project and to "Enjoy, Pamper, Marvel, and Savor" at a special engagement you will call historic!

Space is very limited and filling up. Advance tickets are required.

Purchase by Sep 1st: $275 each, or $525 for two. Purchase from Sep 2nd - 15th: $295 each.
BPNA Members always save $10 off each ticket.

CALL:       562.433.4434. 
VISIT:       BluffPark.org
--- by Jeff Mallin and Marco Pizzo
3rd District, Bluff Park Historic Lamppost Project, Committee Co-Chairs
An update to The Marina Vista Tennis Courts  

Have you seen the newly updated Marina Vista Tennis Courts?   They're quite amazing!
 


BUSINESS
FREE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP

As part of Councilwoman Price's commitment to the small business community, she is hosting her 2nd Annual Small Business Workshop on 
Tuesday, September 27 at 6 PM.  The workshop will once again take place at The Gaslamp Restaurant (6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy).  Our featured speaker is Kenneth Bator, local 3rd District resident, and founder of Bator Training & Consulting, Inc.

Bator has over 20 years of experience in helping organizations reach new levels of effectiveness. Over his career as a management, branding, culture building, and strategy expert, he has served as an executive of three different financial institutions throughout the country and has assisted many small to medium-sized businesses achieve goals they had never met before.

As a consultant, Ken Bator has facilitated several training and strategic planning sessions and has led a plethora of projects for many organizations for well over a decade. He has also spoken to various groups on topics related to branding, culture building, and strategy. Bator earned a BS in Finance and a MBA in Entrepreneurship from DePaul University as well as a Certificate in Integrated Marketing from the University of Chicago. His articles have appeared in many trade publications including Lifestyle Entrepreneur Magazine, The Credit Union Journal, CU Business Magazine and ABA Bank Marketing. Bator is the author of The Pocket Guide to Strategic Planning: The 90-Day Quick Fix for the Business Owner or Manager, The Strategic Planning Workbook and Guide for Financial Institutions and, most recently, The Formula for Business Success = B + C + S.

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.  Please let us know if you are able to make this informative seminar by emailing Lisa.West@LongBeach.gov
 
click here for flyer
--- by Lisa West 
3rd District, Business Relations Liaison 
TOPICS COMING TO COUNCIL
City Council Updates
 
City Council Meetings are held every Tuesday evening, with the exception of the last Tuesday of the month when council is "dark."  Meetings are held in City Hall - Council Chambers (333 W. Ocean Blvd.) at approximately 5pm.  Times do change, so please check with our office or website for exact times. City Council meetings are open to the public and we encourage your attendance, especially if there is an important topic up for discussion.
 
Charter (channel 3) and FIOS Verizon (channel 21) subscribers can view the City Council Meetings on their televisions or you can live stream the video through LBTV.com,  View City Council Meeting.  
 
Agenda items change on a weekly basis so please check the city website for the most current agenda.  The City Clerk is required to post the City Council Agenda the Monday, a week prior, to the Tuesday of City Council Meeting.   View agenda items  
 
Important agenda items coming this month are as follows...

Sept 6 - Minimum Wage
Sept 13 - Final approval on City Budget and social impact bond item 
Sept 20 - Councilwoman Price's proposed legislation & study related to oversized vehicles and panhandling
Sept 27 - NO CITY COUNCIL MEETING
--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director
D ID YOU KNOW.....
Still having challenges with Frontier?
Why is the decision of having new cable providers fall into the hands of the State, not the City?  

The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA) establishes the State Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as the Cable Franchising authority for new Video / Cable service providers, but delegates certain responsibilities to local municipalities. For example, the local municipality (The City's Video Communications Division) will take cable complaints from residents and expedite a solution for the resident's complaint, by notifying the Government cable liaison with the cable provider. However, if the resident still isn't satisfied with the outcome, they can reach out to the State (CPUC) to place a complaint.
 
 
If you are still having trouble with Fontier Communications, please feel free to contact our local city representatives, Dennis.Hunter@longbeach.gov or Omar.Howard@longbeach.gov for assistanct.

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission has openings
 
The Senior Citizen Advisory Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on the concerns of senior citizens and recommends appropriate action to be taken to provide needed services.  This City Council office is pleased to say there are openings for new members.  If you would like to participate on this commission and make a difference in your community please fill out the on-line application.    

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission application



--- by Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director
Electric Lawn Mower Exchange Program

The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is giving us an opportunity to save money on gas and decrease emissions in our communities.  On September 17 at Veterans Stadium they are hosting an electric lawn mower exchange program. You can trade in your old gas-powered lawn mower and replace it with a high performance battery-electric lawn mower. There are several cordless models to choose from, and 
very quiet. Quantities are limited, so you must pre-register for one of the 5 upcoming exchange events. 
You can pre-register at aqmd.gov/lawnmower or by calling 1-888-435-6247

--- by Jack Cunningham
3rd District, District Field Director
27th Annual Belmont Shore Car Show
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 with A Memorial Ceremony
9am to 3pm
 
The Long Beach Fire Department will join Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach Police Department to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Due to the decommissioning of the PD/FD Memorial at the foot of Chestnut Avenue, this year's ceremony will be held at Fire Station 8, located at 5365 E. 2nd Street, in Belmont Shore.  
 
The brief memorial ceremony will begin at approximately 9:00 AM. The Police and Fire Chiefs will then place a memorial wreath in the front of the Fire Station and Mayor Garcia will call for a moment of silence at 0911 hours in remembrance of all the firefighters, police officers, and innocent civilians who died on that fateful day. The ceremony will conclude shortly after that.  A large piece of the World Trade Center will also be on display in front of Station 8 for the ceremony and throughout the day.
 
Thank you to our Sponsors:  The Port of Long Beach, Performance Plus Tire, Machan Signs, The Long Beach Airport & Electric Cart Sales.  We would also like to thank the 3rd District Council office for their support!
 
Vendor space is no longer available but you can register your car by visiting:  www.baycityrodders.com, email: bilyjack@aol.com or call Bill at 562.429.2188.
 
East Second Street from Livingstone to Bay Shore and intersecting side streets from Quincy Avenue to Claremont Avenue will be closed to traffic from 5:00AM to 5:00PM or until 2nd Street is cleared to open. Bayshore Ave will be open to traffic.
We recommend visitors parking at the Ocean Blvd beach lots and the Marine Stadium lot off Appian Way. 
 

-- by the Belmont Shore Business Assocation
Here are some Long Beach events going on in our beautiful City
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Month
Date
Event
Location
Start Time
End Time
Sept
3
WET
Harry Bridges Memorial Park
12:00 PM
10:00 PM
Sept
3
Buskerfest
East Village - 1st Street & Linden
5:00 PM
11:00 PM
Sept
3-5
Long Beach Greek Festival
5961 E. Colorado Street
11:00 AM
11:00 PM
Sept
3-4
New Blues Festival
El Dorado Park Area III
10:00 AM
9:00 PM
Sept
8
Uptown Bixby Knolls Farmers Market
4600 Atlantic Avenue
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Sept
9
Long Beach Lobster Festival
Rainbow Lagoon
5:00 PM
11:00 PM
Sept
10-11
Long Beach Lobster Festival
Rainbow Lagoon
12:00 PM
11:00 PM
Sept
10
Long Beach Beer Festival
Shoreline Park
6:00 PM
10:00 PM
Sept
10
Shoreline Jamanton
Harry Bridges Memorial Park
12:00 PM
11:30 PM
Sept
10
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Linden Avenue b/t 1st Street & Broadway
4:00 PM
10:00 PM
Sept
10-11
Weekend in Polynesia
Recreation Park
9:00 AM
10:00 PM
Sept
11
Belmont Shore Car Show
2nd Street b/t Livingston Drive & Bayshore
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
Sept
11
Cambodian Town Night Market
MacArthur Park
3:00 PM
8:00 PM
Sept
15
Uptown Bixby Knolls Farmers Market
4600 Atlantic Avenue
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Sept
17
California Coastal Cleanup Day 2016
All area beaches
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
Sept
17
Long Beach Fun Run 2016 (PRM)
Ocean Blvd. & 54th Place
6:00 AM
1:00 PM
Sept
17
Folk Revival Festival
Rainbow Lagoon
11:00 AM
11:00 PM
Sept
17
LB Health & Fitness Festival
Pine Avenue b/t Broadway & 3rd Street
2:00 PM
8:00 PM
Sept
17-18
LB Grand National Water Ski Race
South Shore Launch Ramp
6:00 AM
1:00 PM
Sept
18
Long Beach Triathlon
Alamitos Beach & Shoreline
5:00 AM
12:00 PM
 
--- by Antonella Schaub 
3rd District, Communications Director 
  
Events in Long Beach 

 
Long Beach Walk Like MADD 5K 
non-competitive walk
 
Saturday, October 1
Registration:   8AM
walk begins at  9AM
Location: 1 Granada Beach

Free Origami Class for Older Adults

Saturday, September 10 at 10 AM

Location:  grass area near the Lawn Bowling Center (1109 Federation Dr.)



 
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