September 6, 2022

Planning Commission approves 226-home River Park project

A proposed housing development that could add 226 homes along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach will move forward to the City Council after the city’s Planning Commission voted to approve the project on September 1, 2022. Known as River Park, the project would consist of 74 two-story single-family homes, 99 two-story row townhomes and 53 carriage townhomes, a dozen of which would be reserved for very-low income buyers.

Those 12 units, currently slated to be located at the southernmost portion of the project, would be reserved for those making 50% or less of the area median income, or $59,500 per year for a family of four in Los Angeles County.

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California Dream Fund

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in the State of California. New entrepreneurs and small business owners will complete an intensive training program through select participating centers of the Technical Assistance Expansion Program (TAEP). Following successful completion of the training and consulting program, new businesses will be eligible to apply for a microgrant of up to $10,000.


To learn more about the California Dream Fund Program visit their website. You may also contact them at 877-345-4633 or submit an email request. For a list of participating TAEP center, please visit this webpage.

City of Long Beach Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Digital Equity and Inclusion

The City of Long Beach was recently recognized as a 2022 Digital Inclusion Trailblazer by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) for its outstanding achievement in advancing digital equity and inclusion efforts in Long Beach. The City is one of 32 local governments and regions in the country and one of four cities in the state to receive this national distinction, achieving a six-star score and meeting 100% of the evaluation criteria.


More information about the City’s Digital Inclusion Initiative and Roadmap is available at

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City of Long Beach Advice for High Heat This Weekend

Long Beach to Resume In-Person City Council Meetings Beginning September 6

For more information, please contact Mary Frances Torres, SR/WA, Acting Real Estate Development Bureau Manager, Economic Development Department, at