SB-9 & SB-10 Housing Bills & Budget Updates Edition | September 3, 2021

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STACY MUNGO

FLANIGAN


COUNCILWOMAN

CITY OF LONG BEACH

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NEIGHBORLY NEWS

Housing Bills: Opposing SB-9 & SB-10 * Connect with Your Elected Representatives * The Fiscal Year 2022 Budget is Passed! * State of the 5th Report: Economic Resiliency * Labor Day & City Service Impacts * Upcoming Independent Redisricting Commission Meeting * Pardon Our Dust: Willow Street Construction Begins! * Back-to-School Resources Offered By Long Beach Public Library * Council Meeting Agenda Roundup * Latest COVID-19 Tracking the Curve Report & Vaccine Updates * Get Connected

Dear Neighbors,


I have made my stance on housing clear—I am against any State legislation that takes away our local controls for housing development and zoning. Our City has done a lot to ensure that we have a reasonable Land Use Element that accommodates growth while reflecting the voice of the people. We’ve done that through reasonable zoning allowances and Accessory Dwelling Unit rules that protect neighborhoods.


I've had many conversations over the past month with neighbors about the potential impacts of State legislation SB-9 and SB-10. Once we've gotten through the rumors, there are usually a lot of specific follow-up questions. This is why I felt it was important to get a presentation from City staff that helps address the most common questions so that you can hear for yourself how these impacts apply to you and your neighborhood. Here is the video and slide-deck of that presentation—be sure to watch for a clear picture of what's at stake.


As you can see in the presentation, Long Beach advocated for many changes that were incorporated. Even with those updates, I want you to know that I share your concerns. As I see it, neither of these bills support the progress we’ve made in developing more housing in Long Beach. In fact, they undermine our careful decision-making made at the local level with a divisive one-size-fits-all approach. This is why I am co-sponsoring an item with Councilmember Austin to request that the City of Long Beach communicate its opposition to both bills and urge Governor Newsom to veto each.


With this in mind, I have spoken directly with both Assemblymember O'Donnell and Senator Gonzalez on this important issue, however, each individual's voice matters! They are your elected State representatives—they are the ones who sit on committees, mold State legislation with their colleagues, and eventually vote yes or no. That’s why it’s so important that your State representatives hear directly from you.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

I've included all contact information for your elected State representatives below, as well as information on other State and County issue areas that impact Long Beach and which offices have the greatest capacity to impact positive change.


There's a lot more important info covered in this newsletter, including the latest budget and COVID-19 updates. Be sure to scroll down below!


As always, I want to hear from you. My team and I are here to listen and help. Contact us at 562-570-5555 or district5@longbeach.gov with any questions or needs.


Be healthy and stay safe,

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CONNECT WITH YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES!

Who Does What & Areas of Impact

Current Status of State Housing Bills

SB-9 passed the Assembly just this last week and is headed to the Governor's desk for final consideration.


SB-10 passed the Assembly with Amendments in late August and will be headed back to the Senate to discuss the amended changes before heading to the Governor's desk.


Have concerns with regional and state-wide impacts to your neighborhood? Be sure to connect with your voting representatives on what matters most to you!

Local Federal Rep.

Congressmember

Alan Lowenthal

California, 47th District

Website


Contact Info

Long Beach Office

275 Magnolia Ave

Ste 1955

Long Beach, CA 90802

562-436-3828

Email

State Governor

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Governor

Gavin Newsom

State of California

Website


Contact Info

Sacramento Office

1303 10th St Ste 1173

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-445-2841

Email

County Supervisor

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Supervisor

Janice Hahn

LA County, 4th District

Website


Contact Info

Signal Hill Office

1401 E Willow St

Signal Hill, CA 90755

562-256-1920

Email

State Legislature

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Assemblymember

Patrick O’Donnell

AD 70 Assembly District

Website


Contact Info

Long Beach Office

5000 E Spring St

Ste 550

Long Beach, CA 90815

562-429-0470

Email


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Senator

Lena Gonzalez

SD 33 Senate District

Website


Contact Info

Long Beach Office

3939 Atlantic Ave

Ste 107

Long Beach, CA 90807

562-256-7921

Email

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Senator

Tom Umberg

SD 34 Senate District

Website


Contact Info

Santa Ana Office

1000 E Santa Ana Blvd

Ste 220B

Santa Ana, CA 92701

714-558-3785

Email

THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET IS PASSED!

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At the end of August, City Council came together to adopt the fiscal year 2022 budget. This budget reflects our ongoing economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, including the distribution of Long Beach Recovery Act dollars. This final budget includes no cuts, no deficit, and replenishes our City's reserves and positions.


See the press release for a summary of all funding allocations.

STATE OF THE 5TH REPORT

7 YEARS OF SERVICE

Economic Resiliency

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1,154

New Business Openings in the District

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Focus Areas Established, Leading Smart Policies for Small Business

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Held Economic Recovery Roundtables

Policies In Action!

TIMELINE

  • July 2014 Appointed as the Chair of the Economic Development & Finance Committee by the Mayor
  • January 2015 Led a Council approved item to establish a Small Business Incentive Program, for recruitment, retention, and growth
  • October 2015 Council and City Management established the Economic Development Department, building the capacity of Economic Development initiatives from the prior Bureau
  • October 2016 Celebrated the launch of BizPort, a digital tool to help entrepreneurs easily navigate the steps to start, manage, and grow a business
  • March 2017 Council Approved the Blueprint for Economic Development, a proposed 10-year plan with key focus areas established:
  1. Engines of Growth
  2. Economic Inclusion
  3. Jobs and Workforce Development
  4. Business Assistance
  5. Development Environment
  6. Quality of Life
  7. Economic Leadership and Cooperation
  • October 2017 Started a visioning process with small business owners on Norse Way to build a business association and develop a plan that became the Business Corridor Improvements Program, which allowed them to get critical street, sidewalk, lighting, and parking improvements to the area.
  • February 2018 Worked with Economic Development Department to implement a City of Long Beach Kiva Microloan Program providing $0.00 interest loans for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to enter or expand their business
  • May 2018 Worked with Economic Development Department to implement a Economic Insights Dashboard
  • August 2018 Appointed as Vice-Chair of the Economic Development & Finance Committee by the Mayor (did not lead the agenda at that time)
  • January 2021 Re-appointed as Chair of the Economic Development & Finance Committee by the Mayor
  • February 2021 Worked to establish and prepare an equitable economic recovery strategy to help Long Beach families, workers and employers/businesses quickly and effectively recover from the economic hardship caused by COVID-19
  • February 2021 Worked with Economic Development staff to host 30 Economic Recovery Strategy Roundtables and Listening Sessions for purposes of collecting business owner and worker insight and feedback on next steps
  • March 2021 Council approved the Long Beach Recovery Act incorporating community recommendations for economic recovery
  • July 2021 Leading Blueprint 2.0 Development to build on successes and account for recent economic changes and needs

Growing & Sustaining High Quality Jobs through Planning & Development

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Globemaster Corridor

Specific Plan

Plan & Map of Area

Former site of the Boeing C-17 manufacturing plant and soon-to-be home of Relativity Space Headquarters

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Long Beach Exchange

(LBX)

4069 N Lakewood Blvd

Former site of the Douglas Aircraft Company/Boeing and now home to a modern food and retail experience

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Pacific Edge Long Beach

2300 Redondo Blvd.

Former site of the USPS post office and current home to Relativity Space and Hydrafacial

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Pacific Point at Douglas Park

3550 Carson, 3881 McGowen

3861 Worsham & 4001 Worsham

Former site of the Douglas Aircraft Company and now home to Virgin Orbit and Rocket Lab

LABOR DAY & CITY SERVICE IMPACTS

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6th, the City of Long Beach facilities and services will adhere to the following schedule.

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEETING

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PARDON OUR DUST:

WILLOW ST CONSTRUCTION BEGINS!

The City’s has scheduled construction to begin this month, September 2021, with scheduled completion estimated for October 2021, barring any weather or other unforeseen delays.


The project includes removing existing pavement, resurfacing the roadway, sidewalk replacement, new curb/gutters, ADA compliant curb ramps, public transportation and micro-mobility improvements, and other appurtenant work. The contractor is scheduled to perform work Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.


Intermittent intersection closures will be necessary to complete this project. While the contractor will attempt to open streets as soon as it is safe to do so, we encourage the use of alternate routes during work hours.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please call the Department of Public Works at 562-570-6383.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCES OFFERED BY LB PUBLIC LIBRARY

As LBUSD students return to school this week, the Library's many free resources will help them stay on track and succeed. 10 Long Beach Public Libraries are open, providing the opportunity to browse the collection of more than 800,000 books and materials, receive guidance from librarians, and access computers and free WiFi!


Be sure to check out the following resources:

  • Online Tutoring and Databases: Live tutoring in English and Spanish, virtual study rooms with other HelpNow users, college application guidance, and a library of lessons, videos, and practice tests!
  • Tech To-Go: This new program allows library cardholders to check out Chromebooks and MiFi hotspots to access the internet for up to two weeks.


For more information on this and other library programs, visit www.longbeach.gov/library.

COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA ROUNDUP

View a Live-Stream

For all public meeting livestreams and video archives

-Visit longbeach.legistar.com/Calendar


For public access on LBTV Live

-Visit www.LBTV3.com or LBTV Youtube

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Your opportunity to voice direct interests and concerns to all Councilmembers and City Department Heads for consideration during Council Meetings.

Public Comment

Submit an eComment

-Visit longbeach.granicusideas.com/meetings


Email a written comment

-Send to cityclerk@longbeach.gov


Attend for in-person comment

-Arrive at City Hall Council Chambers (411 W Ocean Blvd)

-Free parking is available at 3:00 PM (W Broadway Lot)

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Upcoming Meetings of the City Council

Study Session: Citywide Infrastructure Needs

Tuesday, September 7th @ 3:00 PM

Click for Full Agenda | Click for eComment

  • Item 1. Recommendation to hold a study session to receive and file a presentation and update on Citywide Infrastructure Needs and Funding Strategies (Item Details) (eComment)

Regular Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 7th @ 5:00 PM

Click for Full Agenda | Click for eComment

ITEMS OF INTEREST

  • Item 12. Receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the public hearing, and discuss taking the continued actions necessary to adopt the Master Fees and Charges Schedule and the Water and Sewer Rates as they relate to the Fiscal Year 2022 budget as listed in Attachment A. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • A-1. Adopt resolution amending the Master Fees and Charges Schedule for specified City services for Citywide fees and charges for the City of Long Beach. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • A-2. Declare an emergency to exist. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • A-3. Declare ordinance approving Resolution No. WD-1441 establishing the rates and charges for water and sewer service to all customers, as adopted by the Board of Water Commissioners on June 24, 2021, as an Emergency Ordinance, read, and adopted as read and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final reading. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • Item 20. Request City Manager to communicate the City of Long Beach’s opposition to Senate Bill 9 and Senate Bill 10 to our state legislative delegation and Governor’s office, expressing our serious concerns and urging a veto, if necessary. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • Item 25. Discuss amending the contract with Anser Advisory, LLC to provide construction management services for the Phase II Terminal Area Improvements at the Long Beach Airport. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • Item 26. Discuss declaring an ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code and several Subsections all relating to speed limits on City streets, read for the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final reading. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • Item 27. Discuss declaring ordinance adopting an amendment to Ordinance No. C-6496 relating to departmental organization of the City of Long Beach, read and adopted as read. (Item Details) (eComment)
  • Item 28. Discuss declaring ordinance approving and adopting the official budget of the City of Long Beach for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022, creating and establishing the funds of the municipal government of the City of Long Beach and appropriating money to and authorizing expenditures from said funds for said Fiscal Year; declaring the urgency thereof, read and adopted as read. (Item Details) (eComment)

TRACKING THE CURVE REPORT

Booster Shot Updates

The Federal government has announced that those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be eligible to receive the booster shot eight months after receiving their second dose.


Those who are immunocompromised can receive their booster shot now! Information on how to get one can be found in the City Press Release.


Visit myturn.ca.gov to make an appointment. For details on clinic locations and more, visit www.longbeach.gov/vaxlb.

Latest Data Dashboard Stats

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COVID-19 Resource Links

Local Resources


Business Resources

For the latest in business and worker COVID-19 resources, visit the following:


National Resources

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