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News ImageHelp Prioritize the City’s Housing and Community Development Needs!
Residents can still provide input on the City’s housing and community development needs. Take the short Consolidated Plan Survey today! The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog to ensure that all can participate. Click here for more information or watch the Consolidated Plan video here.

News ImageThe 2nd & PCH Project Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study are Available for Public Review and Comment.

The 2nd & PCH Project Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Report (DEIR) and Initial Study are open for public comment from Thursday, November 17, 2016 to Monday, January 9, 2017.  The NOP and Initial Study are available for public review at the following locations:

  • City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard, 5th Floor
  • Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Avenue
  • On our website, click here.
Please send your comments to Craig Chalfant, Planning Bureau, Long Beach Development Services, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 5th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802 or email

News ImagePublic Comment Period Extended for the Alamitos Generating Station BESS – December 14, 2016

The Public Comment Period for the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alamitos Generating Station Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project has been extended through December 14, 2016.

Comments must be submitted in writing and are due by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, to Craig Chalfant, Senior Planner, Long Beach Development Services, 333 W. Ocean Blvd, 5th Floor, Long Beach CA 90802, by e-mail, or at 562-570-6368.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). The City of Long Beach will be conducting a public hearing to adopt and amend the 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Code, in accordance with State law, and the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Housing Code during the Long Beach City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 5 pm. Click here for more details.

News ImageOscar Orci, New Deputy Director of Long Beach Development Services

Oscar Orci has been appointed as the new Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services.  Mr. Orci’s primary focus will be overseeing the Code Enforcement Bureau, the Building and Safety Bureau, and the Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Orci was responsible for overseeing the City of Redlands’ planning, building, permitting, and Successor Agency activities. Oscar has a Bachelor’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a 2011 American Planning Association (APA) Award winner. Click here to view Press Release.

News ImageDraft General Plan Land Use Element & Urban Design Element Available
Learn about the City's vision for future land use and urban design in Long Beach.

News ImageSaturday Hotline for Unpermitted Construction, (562) 570.0000

The City has implemented a new Saturday hotline to address concerns about potential unpermitted construction. The unpermitted construction hotline is open to the public each Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Anonymous complaints regarding potential unpermitted construction may be reported by calling 562.570.0000. All reports will be investigated and will be subject to a site visit by a Code Enforcement Inspector. The Saturday hotline will be used to enhance the City's regular Code Enforcement services, which are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Anonymous referrals about possible unpermitted, unsafe, unhealthy, or unsightly conditions in homes and neighborhoods may also be reported after business hours at 562.570.CODE (2633) or


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