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News ImageJoin Us for Two Upcoming Mills Act Program Workshops

The City is accepting applications for the 2019 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act). The Mills Act is a State law that allows local governments to enter into contracts with owners of historically significant properties, and offers economic incentives to qualifying owners of historic or designated landmark sites upon agreement to rehabilitate, restore, and protect their property. Join us for two important workshops to learn more:

  • Pre-Application Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – Long Beach Gas & Oil Department Auditorium, 2400 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806
  • Application Workshop: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Ramona Park Activity Room, 3301 E. 65th St., Long Beach, CA 90805 

All potential applicants or their representative are required to attend both workshops. Mills Act applications are processed once a year, during the application period. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 29, 2019.

More information on the Mills Act in Long Beach

Whether your business is: 1) moving into a newly constructed facility; 2) planning an alteration to the current facility; 3) new and already has been permitted and approved; or 4) renewing its Business License, by engaging the services of a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), you will benefit from being in compliance with the Construction- Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act (CRASCA, Civil Code 55.51.-55.545) and benefit from its legal protections.
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News ImageThe City of Long Beach, as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach January 8, 2019 Agenda now available.
The City of Long Beach, as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach Agenda of January 8, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. is now available.

News ImageLong Beach Short-Term Rentals FAQs Now Available
The Long Beach Short-Term Rentals (STR) FAQs respond to some common questions on the proposed short-term rental ordinance.  View FAQs.

More information on the proposed STR ordinance.

News ImageGeorgia Pon is Our Employee of the Month!
Development Services would like to recognize Georgia Pon as our Employee of the Month for November. Georgia is a member of the Building and Safety Team and goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service and contribute positively to the workplace. Thank you for your commitment to Building a Better Long Beach.

News ImageNew Safety Requirements for Property Inspections - Ladder Safety
Thinking about putting up lights and other décor on your home for the holidays? Choosing the right ladder for the job and ensuring proper set up can help avoid injury. Ladder safety is also important for our building inspectors when conducting inspections. Before scheduling an appointment for an inspection, contractors and/or property owners are required to ensure that building inspectors have safe access to any area being inspected, which may include providing working ladders in good condition, adequate lighting, and a clean area. If City inspectors cannot safely access required areas, the building inspection will be rescheduled for a later date when all safety requirements can be met. Let’s work together to effectively construct safe buildings that add to the vitality of our dynamic City.

Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations).

Every three years, the State adopts new model codes (known collectively as the California Building Standards Code) to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems. Sections 17922, 17958 and 18941.5 of the California Health and Safety Code require that the latest edition of the California Building Standards code and Uniform Housing Code apply to local construction 180 days after publication.

News ImageBuilding a Better Long Beach Presentation
On Tuesday, August 28, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, gave a presentation on the City’s record level of new development and construction activity currently underway. The Mayor’s Building a Better Long Beach presentation highlighted several new high-rise projects and a growing trend of more sustainable and iconic spaces on the horizon.


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Mon., February 18, 2019
1:30  PM
  Board of Examiners, Appeals, & Condemnation (BEAC)
Thu., February 21, 2019
5:00  PM
  Planning Commission Meeting
Sat., February 23, 2019
10:00  AM
  Mills Act Program Pre-Application Workshop
Mon., February 25, 2019
2:00  PM
  Zoning Administrator
Thu., March 7, 2019
5:00  PM
  Planning Commission
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