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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

News ImageCommunity Invited to Planning Commission Study Session on the General Plan Land Use Element & Urban Design Element, July 2, 2015

The City is in the process of updating its General Plan, and the public is invited to attend a Planning Commission Study Session and provide input on the City’s progressive vision for future land use and urban design. A Planning Commission Study Session will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.

The Study Session will feature a presentation of the proposed update to the General Plan Land Use Element and the proposed addition of a General Plan Urban Design Element. The community will have the opportunity to speak with project team members and discuss the next steps for adopting the General Plan update. No formal action will be taken at this event.

News ImageCity Offering Financial Incentives for Restoration of Historic Properties

As part of the revamped Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties, the public is invited to attend two important events to learn about how to qualify and apply for tax benefits while also preserving the City’s designated landmarks.

  • Pre-Application Workshop, Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 10:30 am at the Long Beach Public Library Lobby, 101 Pacific Ave.
  • Application Workshop, Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 1:30 pm at the Burnett Neighborhood Library Community Room, 560 E. Hill St.

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News ImageSAVE THE Date, July 18, 2015, Green TI Workshop #3
The public is invited to attend the third community workshop on the Green TI Transition Plan on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.

News ImagePlanning Commission 2014 Year in Review
The Long Beach Planning Commission (PC) plays a key role in shaping the City's built environment. Planning Commission 2014 Year in Review - key projects the PC took action on in 2014, spawning more innovative, safe, and attractive development opportunities that will allow Long Beach to grow and thrive. 

News ImageDowntown Plan Update 2014
Since its adoption in January 2012, the Downtown Plan (PD-30) has proved to be a key catalyst in the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Long Beach - providing refined standards that mandate high-quality, context-sensitive building designs that promote a forward-looking Downtown identity. View Downtown Plan Update 2014 for an update on development projects within the Downtown Plan area.

News ImageLinda F. Tatum, AICP, Appointed Planning Bureau Manager
Linda Tatum, AICP, former Acting Director of Economic and Community Development Department for the City of Inglewood, has joined the City as Planning Bureau Manager for Long Beach Development Services.  More information.

News ImageLBDS 1Q15 Newsletter Now Available!
This issue showcases current and upcoming development projects, noteworthy accomplishments in 2014, updates on new initiatives, and further highlights our continual efforts to help build a dynamic, safe and sustainable Long Beach. View 1Q15 Newsletter.


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