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News ImagePublic Invited to Attend Energy Efficiency Standards Presentation
Effective July 1, 2014, the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards mandate new Statewide energy efficiency and building requirements.  The public is invited to attend an informational session to learn more about the updated Standards, and gain a better understanding of energy efficient approaches as applicable to residential and nonresidential projects in the City.

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News ImageThe Cultural Heritage Commission 2012-2013 In Review Now Available.
The City of Long Beach has a strong commitment to historic preservation.  This commitment is demonstrated through the programs and policies of the City, and is further strengthened through the establishment of a Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC).  Click here to view the CHC 2012-2013 In Review.

News ImageLBDS 2Q14 Newsletter Now Available!
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News ImageNew Sign Ordinance in Effect
A new Sign Ordinance was adopted by the City Council and went into effect on October 3, 2013. This new ordinance regulates all on-premise signs throughout the City.  

Click here to view the convenient guide describing the new sign regulations.
here to view the ordinance. 

For additional information, visit the public counter on the 4th Floor of City Hall, or call the Planning Bureau at (562) 570-6194.

News Image2014 Edition of the LB Building Standards Code
The City of Long Beach is pleased to provide residents, businesses, owners, design professionals, the construction industries, etc., with the 2014 Edition of the Long Beach Building Standards Code, which compiles all related municipal codes and administrative codes pertaining to the construction standards into one location.

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News ImageAdopted 2013 – 2021 Long Beach Housing Element Now Available
The City of Long Beach is pleased to present the Adopted 2013 to 2021 Long Beach Housing Element, which has been certified and found in full compliance with State housing element law (GC, Article 10.6) by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) as of April 2, 2014.  The document incorporates numerous changes made during the adoption process, which included meetings with the community, stakeholders, the HCD, and study sessions and hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council. Click here for more information.

News ImageA New Plan for Southeast Long Beach
The City of Long Beach has begun a new effort to comprehensively review and update the project known as the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP), an area covering 1,500 acres of southeast Long Beach.
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News ImageRevised Effective Date Changed for 2013 California Energy Code and Portions of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code – July 1, 2014

At the December 18, 2013, meeting of the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), the CBSC approved changing the effective date of the recently published 2013 California Energy Code, Part 6, and the 2013 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, from January 1, 2014, to July 1, 2014. The CBSC also addressed the necessary change in the effective date of affected energy provisions only in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations.

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