MARCH 2022
Celebrating International Women's Day
March is Women's History Month, and today is International Women's Day. Women's History Month serves as a reminder to honor, value, and support women of all intersectional identities.
“Having a monolithic view of feminism is suffocating. What worries me is when it turns vitriolic and tracks on to other ways that women are marginalised." - Kimberlé Crenshaw
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. It has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women's Day gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people.

The campaign theme for this year's International Women's Day is #BreaktheBias, an encouragement to actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping everywhere—including the workplace, in our families, and socially.

To learn more about International Women's Day, visit
Equity Spotlight: Language Access in Action 
Removing language barriers is critical to achieving equitable access to available City services, resources, and programs. Here are a few highlights of Language Access in Action.  
Lincoln Park Signage
 The City’s first multi-lingual, community-friendly wayfinding signage is posted at the new Lincoln Park.  
 LBPL now holds over 5,000 books written in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia, and is the first public library in the nation to implement the Khmer search index feature.
LBPL'S Mango Language
 Mango Languages is an online language learning tool that offers ad-free, unlimited access to learning modules for more than 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) learning for 15 different native languages. 
We’re Hiring!
Tagalog Language Access Specialist:
News, Updates, and More
Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) Pop-Up : Wednesday, March 9, 2022 From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm 
Housing and Neighborhood Servicesstaff will be hosting aLong Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) pop-up. The LB-ERAP is designed to assist landlords and income-eligible tenants (renters) who have experienced financial loss or hardship due to COVID-19 through rental assistance. 

The Pop-Up will be located at the patio outside of the Ronald R. Arias Health Equity Center: 6335 Myrtle Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805 

They must meet income eligibility and provide the following:
  • A valid email and phone number. 
  • A rental agreement 
  • Proof of income for every adult living in the house. 
  • Proof of unemployment or loss of income due to COVID-19. 
  • Proof that they are behind with their utility bills or their rent. 
  • Email, phone number, and mailing address of their landlords or rental agency. 
  • Identification for every adult living in the house (A utility bill with the person's name and current address will work too) 
For more information and to access the application, please visit
Youth Climate Corps Public Input
Calling all community stakeholders and environmental stewards! The City of Long Beach is seeking public input for the Youth Climate Corps Program. The Youth Climate Corps Program is currently under development and is State funded as a part of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which was established under the American Rescue Plan Act. This program aims to increase youth employment, develop youth interest & experience towards a career in public service, and strengthen city capacity to address education, climate & food insecurity. 
This program will place youth in positions with public agencies or nonprofits and provide training and support services to participants. These placements will support Long Beach’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan implementation actions and address key climate issues of extreme heat, air quality, drought, flood, and waste. Youth will then be placed in permanent positions with public agencies, nonprofits, or the private sector upon completion of the program. 
The Youth Climate Corps is expected to launch in Summer of 2022 and is currently accepting public input to help shape program focus areas and implementation. The survey also provides space to refer community-based organizations, non-profits, governmental groups, and not-for-profit organizations that can support Fellow placement. Individuals interested in participating as a Youth Climate Corps Fellow can also provide their contact information. 
Take the survey by March 10, 2022 to provide your input. Visit to take the survey. Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog translations for the survey are available. 
Black Health Equity Collaborative’s Healthy Hearts Pop-Up
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 12-4 PM PST 
Location: Long Beach City College (Pacific Coast College, Parking Lot 2) 1305 E Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach, CA 
The Black Health Equity Collaborative is partnering with GoodRx Helps to host a Community Health Pop-Up on Saturday, March 12 from 12-4 pm at Long Beach City College! While at this event you can get health screenings with a provider, medication discounts, information/resources about heart health and nutrition, free healthy groceries, free N95 masks, and a free heart health kit.
Parks, Recreation, and Marine Day Camp
Beginning Wednesday, March 23, you can register youth ages 5-12 for in-person day camp. The day camps will take place on April 18-22, 2022, during Long Beach Unified School District’s spring break.  
Camps offer crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities, cultural celebrations and more.  
Use this link for more information:  
Long Beach Early Childhood Education Symposium: March 26, 2022
Parks, Recreation, and Marine Day Camp
Beginning Wednesday, March 23, you can register youth ages 5-12 for in-person day camp. The day camps will take place on April 18-22, 2022, during Long Beach Unified School District’s spring break. Camps offer crafts, physical fitness, enrichment activities, cultural celebrations and more.
Use this link for more information:  
COVID-19 Updates 
Masking Updates
Masking updates recently changed for the City of Long Beach. Please read below for more information:  
Masking is no longer required in most circumstances but is strongly recommended. Masking will continue to be required in healthcare facilities, jails and prisons, emergency shelters, cooling centers, homeless shelters and on public transit. 
Beginning March 12, masking will no longer be required in schools and childcare facilities but will be strongly recommended while on school property or while performing school activities. 
Businesses that are not required to implement universal masking may choose to continue masking requirements for customers and employees. 

Visit to learn more. 
Transitioning Back to In-Person City Council Meetings
Council meetings temporarily transitioned to the virtual format in January due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge. As cases continue to steadily decline, the City is reopening its Civic Chamber doors and looks forward to welcoming the public back in person once again. 
Over the next few weeks, the City will gradually transition from the virtual format back to in person. The schedule will be as follows: 
  • March 8 meeting will remain virtual. 
  • March 15 meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format, allowing Councilmembers and the public to attend either in person or virtually. 
  • March 22 meeting, and thereafter, will be held in person only. 
Once the City fully resumes in-person meetings, Webex/Zoom will no longer be utilized for public participation. If you are interested in providing public comment, you will have to physically appear in the Civic Chamber.  
Facial coverings will be highly recommended, in accordance with State guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health.  
City Council meetings will continue to be streamed online on the City’s Granicus page and Long Beach Television’s (LBTV’s) website, cable channels and YouTube Channel
Equity and Human Relations Commission 
The March Equity and Human Relations Commission Meeting is Canceled.