3rd District Calendar of Events
3rd District Community Meeting with
Councilwoman Price
Wednesday, November 19th
6:00 PM
Gaslamp Restaurant
6251 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

Belmont Heights Community Association
Wednesday, November 12th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church

Belmont Shore Resident Association
Thursday, November 13th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bayshore Library
  
Belmont Shore Parking Commission Meeting
Thursday, November 20th
9:00 am
Bay Shore Library 
 
Belmont Shore Business Association Meeting
Tuesday, November 25
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM  
Legends  
 
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29th 
All day on 2nd Street
A day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country, celebrated annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving
 
32nd Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade 
Saturday, December 6th   
6:00 PM on 2nd Street
 

68th Annual Naples Island  Holiday Boat Parade   
Saturday, December 13
6:00 PM
   
 
  
Important Phone Numbers
  

Emergency:

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

  

570-7387

Business Development:

570-5237

Business License:570-6211
Fire Department
non-emergency:

570-2500
Health & Human Services:

570-4000
Homeless Outreach:570-4500

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

Trees & Streets

570-2700

570-2773
570-2876

570-3259

570-2700

Utilities:

Gas Department

So Cal Edison

 

Trash/Recycling

Water Department


570-2016
800-655-4555

570-2876

570-2300

Naples Seawall - Information and Update
Join the Propeller Cub for a Breakwater Workshop 
  
Are you interested in finding out more about the Breakwater?  Hear an update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Port of Long Beach and Jacobsen Pilot Service. 






Date:November 13, 2014 
Registration:  8:30 AM 
Workshop:     9:00 -10:30 AM

Space is limited to a first come, first served basis.

Long Beach Breakwater Update - Registration Form 
 
Beach Pedestrian Path - Information and Update 
  
Visit Beach Pedestrian Path

Bluff Park - Green Again! 
  
The irrigation system and re-seeding at Bluff Park has a target completion date of November 5th through 8th for the area between Redondo Avenue and the Long Beach Art Museum.  It will continue to be enclosed by fencing for approximately 4 weeks to let the grass take root prior to foot traffic.

Lights Out?

Are your street lights out? Call 888-LIGHTOUT to report street lights that are dark or flickering. It is helpful to report the pole number located on the street side of the pole at eye level that is 2 letters followed by 4 numbers. Also helpful is to know the address and/or cross street of the light poles that you are reporting.

 

Email City Light and Power at dispatch@clpinc.com or report an outage at www.clpinc.com and click on the LightOut tab.

 

If the pole is wooden and has a long set of numbers followed by the letter E, the pole is maintained by Southern California Edison. Call (800) 655-4555 to report the light out.

El Dorado Audubon Bird/Nature Walks at Gum Grove Park 
 
November 15 at 8:00 AM
Easy paced walks to enjoy the wildlife. 
  
Visit El Dorado Audubon

Hoping your Fall season is off to a good start! For those of you following us on Facebook, you know that we have been VERY busy working on projects, attending meetings and setting infrastructure priorities for FY 15.  It has been a very busy few months for our Council office.

 

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the great work of my staff.  Julie Maleki (Chief of Staff), Kristina Duggan (Field Deputy), Antonella Schaub (Communications Director) and Ricky Dockery (Business Liaison).  They have been extremely busy serving our community every single day since July 15th. On October 19th, the five of us met at KC Branaghans to celebrate OUR first 100 days.  I would not be able to do all of the great work we have been doing without each of them.  We are proud to be your 3rd District team. 

 

November is going to be a busy month for the City.  This month's newsletter summarizes a few of the significant events of October and focuses on the next big issue coming before Council -  the Civic Center proposals.  We expect the discussions and public outreach to ramp up in November and December. I encourage you to get involved and share your viewpoints. 

 

In addition to the Civic Center, I expect to see the proposals for new Belmont Shore parking meters and the Bluff Restoration bio-technical alternatives (as requested by the prior Council), to come before Council in late November or early December. Please make sure to email me at District3@longbeach.gov if you want to share your thoughts on these proposed projects. 

 

I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for many things, including the opportunity to serve our community with my amazing District 3 team! 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 
Suzie Price 
Stand Up!  Speak Up! 
Anti-Bullying Workshop for Youth
  

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Councilwoman Price along with Canopy Connections held a free anti-bullying workshop called STAND-UP! SPEAK UP! Over one hundred individuals comprised of parents, children, educators and school administrators, attended the workshop.

 

 

 

In addition to the Speaker's stories of personal struggles with bullying, the day was comprised of highly interactive sessions on how we can all empower ourselves through:

  • Identifying the feelings associated with bullying
  • Creating awareness of the effects of bullying in children and what to look for as adults
  • Connecting children to a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment for children to be able to share experiences and challenges
  • Developing an action plan for the future
  • Sharing personal thoughts and feelings of this incredibly important topic

Councilwoman Price would like to thank the following powerful individuals who collaborated with her to make this event such a success:

  • Tracy Miller, Motivational Speaker  www.tracymotivates.com
  • Shaila Saint, MEd and Mollie Bennett of Canopy  www.thecanopyconnection.com
  • Jerry Burge, MA Bilingual Educator and Guidance Counselor www.analogy7.com
  • Kyle Becker, Founder and Creator of The Kids Theater Company - www.tktcbuzz.com

 

Highlights from the workshop will air on LBTV on Wednesday, November 5th.  click here

 

Due to the great success of this event, Councilwoman Price will host another workshop on Cyber Bulling and Social Media in the spring of 2015.

 
Civic Center  
  

In a study session on Tuesday, October, 14, 2014 two teams presented to the City Council and public visions for a new proposed Civic Center Project. Both teams proposed a mixed use project including a new Civic Center, Main Library, Port Headquarters, Lincoln Park restoration, and hotel and housing developments.

 

The Long Beach Civic Center faces significant seismic problems and has been found to be venerable in the event of a significant seismic event. The cost to seismically retrofit City Hall is currently estimated at $194 million. This cost includes mandatory code and ADA upgrades, the cost to rent temporary office space, architectural and engineering cost, and relocation cost. There is no identified source of funding for such a large expenditure. Therefore, the concept of the proposal is a public/private partnership where the private developer would build the new City Hall and Main Library, then lease the buildings back to the city for 40 years for no more than the current estimate $12.6 million it cost to operate and service debt now. In return, the developer would be allowed to develop the rest of the property requiring Lincoln Park be restored and retained. Ownership of the buildings will revert back to the City after the lease term.

 

The public is invited to two open houses to view the models and City Council Study Sessions to share their thoughts regarding the future of the Long Beach Civic Center.

 

The two open houses to view the models and meet the project teams are scheduled:

 

            November 1, 2014, 9 am - noon

            Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave

 

            November 8, 2014, noon - 3 pm

            Rogers Middle School, 365 Monrovia Ave

 

The City Council Study Session is scheduled:

 

            November 11, 2014, 4 pm

            Houghton Park Senior Center 6301 Myrtle Ave

 

Detailed information about the project, the timeline, and FAQ can be found at www.LBCivicCenter.com.

 

Given the fact there are no feasible financial resources to retrofit the existing City Hall Councilwoman Price would like feedback and ideas from the community on the proposed new Civic Center. The community can share their ideas at the study session or by emailing Councilwoman Price at District3@longbeach.gov

 

Memories Shared at the Closing
Ceremony of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool  

On Sunday, October 26th the community said goodbye to the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, an iconic building that has graced the Long Beach shoreline for 46 years. The closing ceremony provided the community with an opportunity to share their memories of the pool and paved the way for demolition of the existing facility to begin. The demolition of the pool will be completed in March 2015.

 

On October 21st the City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to secure the necessary regulatory approvals for a $103.1 million preliminary plan, which includes indoor seating for 1,250 spectators and a separate diving well. The design is a hybrid of two designs that were presented earlier this year. To view the staff report and presentation please click here. 

 

I want to thank the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, the community, and City staff for their countless hours of work on this project. Due to the extensive amount of discussion the City has emerged with a project that has community approval and meets the   needs of multiple aquatics users. I look forward to attending a future celebratory event that will mark the grand opening of the new Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, which will serve future generations of Long Beach residents.

    

Community Meeting Update 
  
Councilwoman Suzie Price attended Community and Neighborhood Association meetings throughout the 3rd District in October.  She addressed both City-wide issues as well as neighborhood issues with the residents.
  
At the Belmont Shore Resident Association meeting, she discussed the pool demolition and parking meters on 2nd Street.
  
At the Bluff Park Neighborhood Association meeting, she discussed the Bluff Restoration Project and the demolition of the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

At the Alamitos Heights Improvement Association meeting, Councilwoman Price discussed bringing in more traffic controls for the neighborhood as well as the Urban Wildlife Draft that was developed and presented in October.  An AES representative gave a presentation and discussed plans to redevelop the Long Beach power plant and answered questions about the project.
  

At the yearly general meeting of the Peninsula Beach Preservation Group held at ABYC, Councilwoman Price answered questions about the Belmont Pool, parking issues and Tidelands Projects.


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 Third District Council Office

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Long Beach, CA  90802

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