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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:


News ImageHearing Draft Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Now Available
The Hearing Draft Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP) incorporates input and comments recently received during the public review of the Conceptual Draft Plan. The revised version, now called the Hearing Draft is now available for viewing. The Hearing Draft will be forwarded to the Planning Commission and City Council for their consideration in the coming months. To view the Hearing Draft.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been completed and is available for public review. All written comments on the DEIR must be provided to the City by Monday, September 19, 2016. To view the DEIR.

News ImageCity Adopts Midtown Specific Plan
On June 14, 2016, the Long Beach City Council adopted the Midtown Specific Plan, a significant land use planning effort that provides a framework for the development and improvement of a 369-acre corridor along Long Beach Boulevard from Anaheim Street to Wardlow Road.  The Midtown Specific Plan is intended to be more flexible than conventional zoning to encourage new investment and development along the corridor, with an established land use plan and regulations, infrastructure requirements, design guidelines, and implementation strategies that promote healthy living options, safety and wellness, and work toward a more sustainable future.


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 ImageCity Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Local Action Plan and Call to Action for Mentorship
On April 7, 2016, the City launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Local Action Plan, a significant endeavor to establish and implement new approaches to address the needs and priorities of youth and ensure that all young people, including boys and young men of color, have the opportunity to succeed. The MBK Local Action Plan includes a call to action for mentorship, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach efforts. The call to action encourages Long Beach residents to commit to volunteer to be mentors through an established network of mentoring agencies. Click here for more information or to sign-up to become a mentor, or go to

News ImageDraft Downtown and TOD Pedestrian Plan Now Available.
The Long Beach Downtown and Transit- Oriented Development (TOD) Pedestrian Master Plan provides a blueprint for achieving a multi-use vision – for streets that provide safe and direct connections to the Metro Blue Line – while at the same time reach their potential for enhanced community life, recreational opportunities, and ecological benefits. The Plan was funded by Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.

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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