The message for this months newsletter is very simple, please remember that all fireworks are illegal in the city of Long Beach. Every year we spend a considerable amount of time conducting outreach and educating our residents about fireworks and the dangers associated with them. Unfortunately, every year we have a problem with people using illegal fireworks. This year, with the help of our loyal 3rd District Fireworks Advisory Committee, we created a pet safety public service announcement, which can be viewed here. 
We hope that all 3rd District residents will be mindful of the impact of illegal fireworks on their neighbors, their pets, and our community. We're hoping for less trips to the ER this year and less calls for service to our Police Department. 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Have a safe and festive Fourth of July!
Suzie Price 


Our July 23rd Community Meeting will feature a presentation from our Neighborhood Impact Prosecutor, Randy Fudge. The program is funded through our Council Office as a way to provided targeted attention on individuals chronically committing crimes, and ensure they get the services they need by working with police and with judges to tailor prosecution in a way that helps reduce negative impacts on the community. The Neighborhood Impact Prosecutor works closely with our Police Department, so we will have Commander Herzog, from our East Division also present at the meeting.  There will also be an update from our Tidelands Bureau on the coming Junior Lifeguard facility project that is moving forward.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Bayshore Library, so please arrive on time, we expect great updates from City staff that you won't want to miss.

- By Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff

On March 20, 2018, the City Council approved a partnership with Project 529 to offer free, voluntary bicycle registration to Long Beach residents. As a part of this effort, Public Works  (PW) staff is developing a campaign to educate residents of the service and benefits of  registering their bicycles. 

Currently, the Project 529 database contains over 400,000 registered bikes, the largest in  the country. Project 529 allows individuals to register their bicycles via the website,  Project 529 Garage or through their free mobile application, 529 Garage. There  is no-cost to the user and the database is available to the Long Beach Police Department  (LBPD) as a resource to help with bicycle recovery.

Public outreach has already started, including:
* Pop-up registration at community events
* Promotion of Project 529 at the Bike Station (located at 223 East 1st Street)
* Project 529 informational handouts at community events and during Bike Month

In a continuing effort to combat bike theft and help lost bikes to be returned to their owners, our office will be hosting a bike registration event on August 4th at the Belmont Pier Promenade. We will be working with the Belmont Pier Business and Resident Association, and will have a number of other booths and businesses involved in helping residents make sure their bikes are registered. The event is free, and results in your bike being included on the nation's largest bike database.
- By Jack Cunningham
3rd District, Chief of Staff

Councilwoman Price is looking forward to partnering with Friends of Belmont Shore to bring a concert on Thursday, August 9th featuring Jumping Jack Flash.  Our office will then sponsor a concert on Saturday, August 18th featuring the Elm Street Band. Additionally, we are partnering with Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell to bring a third concert on Friday, September 7th featuring Knyght Ryder. We love when the community can come together to celebrate the warm weather, our parks and the beautiful Marine Stadium as our backdrop! Look for upcoming details as the dates approach.

- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations, 
Programming & Outreach


On Saturday, June 16 th Councilwoman Suzie Price hosted her monthly Third District Community meeting at the Leeway Sailing Center area.  We were met by many enthusiastic residents as well as city staff who presented updates about the many Tidelands and Marine Bureau projects taking place in the Third District, LBPD East Division crime statistics, and the new Parks, Recreation and Marine director, Gerardo Mouet.  The highlight was having Mayor Robert Garcia talk about citywide news and information that was very enlightening and informative. 
Afterwards, the group walked over to the adjacent area to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Leeway Pier/Dock and Bayshore Swim Dock/Concession stand.  It was a fun morning celebrating our beautiful surroundings and the new amenities that our residents and guests are able to enjoy.    

- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations, 
Programming & Outreach
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 Residents Association
2nd Thursday of each month
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bay Shore Library

Bluff Park Community Meeting
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
370 Junipero Ave.
Please check their website for meeting details

Friends of Belmont Shore
First Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM - WILL BE DARK FOR JULY MEETING
St. Bartholomew Meeting Hall - 5100 E. Broadway at Granada Ave.

Friends of Bixby Park
Please check their website

NW Belmont Park Community Watch
Approximately every 3 months as determined
Third District Field Office
Email Carleton Carlson for meeting confirmation at 
Peninsula Beach Preservation Group
Alamitos Bay Yacht  Club

Stoneybrook Villas Association Meeting
3rd Wednesday of each month
7:00 PM - Clubhouse at 500 Bellflower Blvd

Do you have a community or  neighborhood meeting that you  would like to add to the 3rd  District calendar? Email:  
Long Beach Short-Term Rental Ordinance - COMMUNITY WORKSHOP - JULY 21

What is a short-term rental?
A short-term rental (STR), or vacation rental, is a property that is typically
furnished and rented for a short-term stay. STRs can provide several
economic benefits, such as increased tourism activity and more spending
at local businesses. STRs can also present challenges to the housing stock,
and have adverse impacts on traffic and parking in neighborhoods.

Let's keep the conversation going.
The City of Long Beach is in the process of developing a proposed STR
ordinance to establish regulations for operating STRs, and we want your
input. The community is invited to provide opinions, ask important questions, and voice any concerns on this effort.

Join us for a Community Roundtable Workshop.
The City is hosting a series of opportunities for the community to offer input. You're invited to attend a Community Roundtable Workshop:

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: NEW LOCATION Museum of Latin American Art Balboa Studio
628 Alamitos Ave.

Translation services in Spanish, Tagalog, and Khmer, as well as light
refreshments will be provided.

Get Involved.
To learn more about STRs in Long Beach, and to sign up to receive LinkLB
notifications about important updates and upcoming events on this topic,
go to: "Like" the Development Services
Facebook page, and "follow" us on Twitter for the latest news.


Last Month at City Council there was a presentation from the Third District Fireworks Advisory Committee. Every year around the Fourth of July fireworks become a concern to many residents throughout Long Beach. They cause injuries and property damage, they frighten pets, and can start fires in residential neighborhoods, or our open spaces that are experiencing drought conditions. Fireworks are illegal in Long Beach. However, their continued use in many parts of the city cause frustration in many residents, and create an incredibly difficult job for our Fire Department.

The Committee held a number of meetings, receiving presentations, and engaging in discussions with several City departments while developing their recommendations.

Additionally, the Councilwoman funded a PSA warning residents of the dangers of fireworks, especially for our pets. If you have not seen the PSA, I have included it here: 

    Who Blew It?

 - Jack Cunningham
Chief of Staff, Councilwoman Price
Some residents along the Redondo corridor have frequent concerns as a result of helicopter noise, and the impact it has to their quality of life. Long Beach has a number of helicopter operators that have committed to reducing any impacts their business operations put on the neighborhoods they fly over, and have instructed their pilots to follow a number of policies to fly neighborly. The operators worked with the Airport and one of our Third District residents in Belmont Heights, Donna Seivers to produce a video designed for helicopter pilots who are not familiar with Long Beach's policies, so that when they fly into Long Beach they too fly in a respectful conscientious way.

Here are two of the videos that the airport produced along with their operator and community stakeholders.

LGB South Redondo Arrival                            LGB South Redondo Departure

The Third District is pleased to host once again this effective and free 2-hour workshop that was designed for working women but is open to anyone of workforce age. More than 230 have already benefited. If what you need are the nitty-gritty skills and a boost of confidence to be paid and to receive the benefits you deserve, then register now for the AAUW Work Smart in Long Beach pay and benefits negotiation workshop Saturday afternoon, 1:30pm-3:30pm, July 21, at the Conservation Corps Building in Marina Park, Long Beach. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, this workshop includes exercises, strategies and role-playing opportunities. Each workshop is limited to 40 attendees. Workshop details and registration at


It's no secret that Americans have been paying more attention to our environment and living a healthy and more sustainable lifestyle. Families have become more creative with their ideas of how to live well with less income and are more conscious of where they spend their dollars. Support for small businesses that are locally sourced and respectful of nature, hire local talent and are more mindful of the community they serve are getting more attention as conscious consumers adopt these values.

Long Beach is a natural incubator for these small businesses that are changing the culture of commerce. For conscious consumers seeking solutions and services outside of the mainstream corporate experience, the Coastal Catalyst Resource Guide is a must- have booklet. This free booklet fits in your back pocket, glove box or purse. It lists a variety of Long Beach businesses that offer everything from Yoga, Sound Bath Meditation, Personal Growth coaches, and Reiki to professional services like Functional Medicine, Holistic Dentistry and a Cannabis Attorney. Also listed are Fair trade arts and crafts businesses, as well as local musicians, unique bookstores, and live performance theatre in the city of Long Beach.

Cyndy Fowler, along with her business partner, Maria Mejia are promoting these businesses in addition, through a membership advocacy group called Coastal Catalyst Connector that connects the mindful businesses to each other as well as to the City of Long Beach. Consumers and businesses can access Coastal Catalyst online : To experience all their activities in the Long Beach Community, follow them on social media: Instagram.Facebook and Youtube.

The Coastal Catalyst Resource Guide is distributed throughout the city of Long Beach and can be found at major destinations including MOLAA, and the Long Beach Airport, and at favorite spots in town like the Marina Farmers Market on Sundays.

To inquire about getting your mindful business listed in the next printed guide and online please call (562) 342-0507 immediately. Visit and support cultural creative businesses.

- By Lisa West
3rd District, Director of Business Relations,
Programming & Outreach
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,  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  

- By Antonella Schaub
3rd District, Communications Director

Celine Elgrably
As a Long Beach City College Alumni, I am now continuing my education this fall by attending Cal State Long Beach to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a focus in Social Media. I chose to study business in my second year of college after bouncing around the LAC campus from major to major, trying to find what I am most passionate about. The universal application of business is what pulled me towards pursuing my degree and career in business. As my background continues to thrive in a diverse nature, from Interior Design, Retail, and Social Media, I would like to pursue work experiences in different fields and areas of Business, such as this internship with City Councilwoman, Suzie Price's office. Being a student, employee and intern in the City of Long Beach has allowed me to take pride in the fact that it has become my second home. 

Jake Borsting
Growing up in the third district and graduating from Wilson High School in 2016, I am entering into my junior year at San Francisco State University this upcoming Fall. While I have worked a variety of jobs across both retail and customer-service industries both in Long Beach as well as in San Francisco, this internship has served as a catalyst for my aspirations of working in the political field following college. Over the next couple of years, I hope to finish my undergraduate degree, pursue a graduates degree and begin a career in civil service. As a political science major, this Summers internship with Councilwoman Price's office has further affirmed my passion for governance and civil service.

Mollie Wilson
Mollie is from Lakewood, California, and is entering her third year at California State University, Long Beach. She is studying both Political Science and International Studies, hoping to earn a law degree after she completes her undergraduate degrees. After working closely with Suzie Price's re-election campaign this past Spring, she is eager to learn more about local politics with the team!  She is serving the community, as she currently serves as the Vice President of Philanthropic Services for Sigma Kappa, an all-women's collegiate organization. Outside of her involvement at CSULB, she enjoys exploring local coffee shops, watching live theater, and collecting records. She has loved living near Long Beach and is excited to get more involved in the community through this internship! 

Edgar Gonzalez
I was born and raised in Long Beach, and I am currently attending CSULB where I am getting my Master of Public Administration and am a graduate assistant in the Political Science Department. When I am not working hard to make the third district, and Long Beach, a better place, I am out cycling. A few years ago, I bought a vintage road bike to replace a car that was totaled in a collision. It was my physical therapy back then and I have been in love with cycling ever since. It gets me to work and school during the Fall/Spring, and during the summer it gets me to City Hall. So, if you see someone racing around downtown while wearing a dress shirt and tie then it is probably me. Wave so I know I do not look as foolish as I feel as the Long Beach summer starts to ramp up.

Oliva Gleason
Olivia has lived in the 3rd district of Long Beach her whole life and is thrilled to have the opportunity to intern for Councilwoman Price! Olivia attends Scripps College in Claremont, CA and is pursuing a dual major in politics and gender studies with a minor in media studies. The experiences she has had at Scripps have really made her passionate and excited about politics and public policy. This is her first time getting hands on experience dealing with local government, which she feels will be very helpful in helping determine her career goals as well. She is looking forward to learning valuable skills and helping the people of Long Beach in any way she can this summer!

Throughout the summer our office has made a number of internship positions available. In addition to our college interns, we also have a great team of High School interns. I hope you see them out in the community in their matching navy blue shirts as they help our office by passing out information to residents, as well as conduct neighborhood by neighborhood GoLongBeach inspections using the app to report issues like broken curbs, tree trimmings, dumped items and other things for City departments to take care of. You will additionally see them at coming concerts and community meetings as they seek to get experience in local government. 

- Jack Cunningham
Chief of Staff, Councilwoman Price

As of July 1, oversized vehicles will be prohibited from parking on residential streets.  Nearly a year ago the City Council voted in support of Councilwoman Price's  recommendation to establish a ban on oversized vehicles on residential streets throughout the city. The policy would allow for free short term permits to be obtained for loading and unloading in preparation for usage of a vehicle. The ban on residential street parking is due to the safety concerns they create with lack of sight lines and visibility for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. This policy required Coastal Commission approval, and the development of new signs at all entrance points to the City in order to notify everyone of the new policy.  As of today, these signs have been installed, and notices have gone out to residents in utility bills with the intention for the new ordinance being fully enforced. The following restrictions will go into effect on July 1, 2018:

- Parking of oversized vehicles (exceeding 85 inches high, or 80 inches wide, or 22 feet long) is prohibited on City streets in residential neighborhoods without a valid permit.

-Residents may obtain free oversized vehicle parking permits for themselves and their visitors at

- Residents and their visitors may park oversized vehicles adjacent to their residence for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours with a valid permit. 

-An annual maximum of 20 permits may be issued to each resident per calendar year. 

-Exceptions to these restrictions may be requested in writing from the City Traffic Engineer. 

For questions regarding these restrictions or oversized vehicles, please contact Long Beach Public Works, Traffic Engineering at (562) 570-6331

To report an oversized vehicle exceeding the parking restrictions, please contact Long Beach Parking Enforcement at (562) 570-2866

 - Jack Cunningham
Chief of Staff, Councilwoman Price

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Each ticket includes a reserved seat at a table dressed with linen and centerpiece. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with guests bringing their picnic dinners. At 7:30 p.m., a local band will take the stage and have the audience dancing and singing along. Our program includes a raffle giveaway. Prizes include hotel stays, in-home wine tastings, dinners at favorite local restaurants, and more! Proceeds benefit CSULB students through programs such as Alumni Grants.

Here is our schedule:
Saturday, July 14 The Emperors
Saturday, July 21 Woodie and the Longboards
Saturday, August 11 The G3 Band
Saturday, August 18 Stone Soul

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:  Concerts at the Beach

"PoP Life"
realism vs surrealism of Life

Art Exhibit
Trew Love

  Saturday, August 11th, FYT BRANDING, Creative Branding Agency, will debut Contemporary Pop Artist TREW LOVE at the multifaceted Art Gallery & Artisans Boutique MADE by Millworks, 240 Pine Ave. in Down Town Long Beach. The contemporary interactive pop-art exhibit will showcase a line-up of large scale canvas pieces of some of the most Iconic Figures in the history of Pop Culture -such as ANDY WARHOL, KEITH HERING, BASQUIAT & KATE MOSS.

Trew Love is a contemporary young artist based in Los Angeles. Her work has been recently showcased in WE RISE L.A. along side some of the greatest artist of now such as Shepard Fairey. She was also just recently in the highly revered art exhibit LOST WARHOLS in New York city last month- MAY 2018 -where the ANDY WARHOL piece sold for $15,000, raising her presence into the art world substantially. Trew's first collection was featured in a group show series by EVENTBRITE in LA, then presented as a solo artist by LAFW in 2014. Trew has additionally been featured in Harpers Baazar & W Magazine with the continued determination to be a voice for fair social & economic system for all via her artistry.

Opening Reception- Saturday Aug 11th 7-10p.m.
Show will run thru Sept. 8th
Closing Party - Saturday Sept. 8th, 7-10p.m.

Full Interactive Installation, Live Art Wall
Expect a Fun Candy-Like World of Marvel
Surprise DJ will color the air with amazing POP sounds to fit the show!
Limited Edition Event Art Posters signed by artists will be available for sale
% of proceeds will go to a local art education nonprofit!
Parking available in the back of the building
Full Bar Available for your choice of delectable refreshments!

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