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News ImageWayfinding Signage Program Survey

The City of Long Beach is developing a comprehensive wayfinding signage program, and is seeking resident and community stakeholder input on factors to consider in designing a new signage program for the City. The design for these new signs will reflect the community’s values and identity, and be used to create welcoming, cohesive, and effective signage for gateway entries to the City, coastal access, and parking in the Downtown. Let your voice be heard by taking the short, 10-minute Wayfinding Signage. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog and will be open through October 26, 2016.

News ImageAssessment of Fair Housing Public Hearing, November 30, 2016

On November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm, the Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) will conduct a Public Hearing in the 3rd Floor Large Conference Room in City Hall, 333 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.

The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to receive public comment on the City of Long Beach's Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). As required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the AFH analyzes challenges to fair housing choice and establishes goals and priorities to address the fair housing barriers in Long Beach. The goals identified in the AFH will inform the strategies and actions of the City's 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan including the associated yearly Annual Action Plans. An electronic copy of the draft AFH can be viewed or downloaded here. For more information click here.

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  • 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 ImageLBDS 2Q16 Now Available
    The LBDS 2Q16 Issue features a piece on the six Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) awards received by Long Beach Development Services earlier this summer, and provides an overview of the development of the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  This edition also highlights important news and updates on several planning, livability, housing, and neighborhood improvement efforts; including SEASP, the Historic District Guidelines, the Anchor Place groundbreaking, the new California Energy Code, the Neighborhood Partners Program, and Safe Long Beach. To view the newsletter.

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    News ImageUpcoming Consolidated Plan Development Workshops!
    The City of Long Beach will conduct a series of community workshops to provide opportunities for public input to help develop a Five-Year Consolidated Plan document that will describe and prioritize the City's housing and community development needs. Information on when and where the workshops will be taking place is located on the flyer. For more information on the Consolidated Plan.

    In addition, we encourage you to fill out a brief Housing and Community Development Needs survey online. Survey links are below:



    Beginning on January 1, 2017, City of Long Beach 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). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. 

    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.


    Quick Links
    Mon., October 24, 2016
    2:00  PM
      Zoning Administrator October 24, 2016 Hearing Agenda
    Thu., November 3, 2016
    5:00  PM
      Planning Commission November 3, 2016 Meeting Agenda
    Sat., November 5, 2016
    10:00  AM  -  12:00  PM
      Consolidated Plan Workshop
    Mon., November 14, 2016
    5:30  PM
      Cultural Heritage Commission
    Wed., November 30, 2016
    4:00  PM
      Assessment of Fair Housing Public Hearing, November 30, 2016
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