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News ImageHelp Shape Plans For a Short-Term Rental Ordinance! Community Workshop, May 2

The City of Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance, and the community is encouraged to get involved and provide input. This important effort will establish regulations for operating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City.

The public is invited to attend a community kick-off workshop on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Recreation Park Golf Course 18 Banquet Room, 5001 Deukmejian Dr. The free event will feature an interactive presentation on the proposed STR ordinance, live polling, and an open house component to engage participants and offer opportunities for residents to provide initial opinions on the effort. Translation services in Spanish, Tagalog, and Khmer, as well as light refreshments will be provided.

News ImageIn honor of Earth Day, we’re excited to announce the first Public Workshop for the Proposed Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

The community is invited to attend the first-ever Public Workshop and Sustainability Resource Fair for the proposed Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Whether you live, work or play in Long Beach, we hope you will get involved in #ClimateActionLB. Together, we can make small changes that have a big impact!

News ImagePlanning Bureau Manager Linda F. Tatum Recognized at the National Level For Excellence and Leadership in Planning

Congratulations to our Planning Bureau Manager, Linda F. Tatum, on being selected for induction into the American Planning Association American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows. Being elected to Fellow is one of the highest honors that the AICP bestows upon a member, and is a status achieved by very few planners nationwide. Many of our City planners hold a certification of AICP, which is achieved by a difficult test and academic and professional qualifications. To be considered as a Fellow, one needs to have made considerable contributions to and for the betterment of the planning profession. We are incredibly proud of Linda on this tremendous accomplishment!

News ImageUpdated Noise Element Conditions Report Now Available

Listen up, Long Beach! The updated Noise Element Existing Conditions Report is now available. This report, informed largely by residents and the community, provides an overview of the existing noise sources, fundamental concepts, and regulations for noise in the City. The report will serve as an official guide for the City to draft a future Noise Element in partnership with Long Beach residents and stakeholders.

News ImageRevised Land Use Element Maps Available for Community Review
The revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps are now available for community review. These updated maps reflect an additional density reduction of 98 acres from the previous maps. View press release.

On December 11, 2017, the City of Long Beach Planning Commission voted to advance the proposed LUE and Urban Design Element (UDE) PlaceType and Height Maps, with recommended revisions to City Council Districts 2, 4, 5, 6 through height reduction and modified land use designations. These recommendations are in addition to the 686-acre reduction proposed by City staff in the previous November maps. City staff has scheduled the revised maps to go before the City Council for consideration on March 6, 2018. This will give the community almost seven weeks for comment and consideration.

The revised maps, and descriptions of changes, can be viewed by City Council district at

Senate Bill 7 – Submetering Requirements, effective January 1, 2018, will require new multi-family residential buildings to include a submeter for each unit and bill tenants in apartment buildings accordingly for water use. Developers and contractors in Long Beach will be required to show proof that multi-family residential buildings will be submetered before a water service connection is provided for a proposed project.

More than half of residential water use in Long Beach is used in multi-family residential buildings, such as apartments and condominiums. Most of these buildings only have one meter that measures the total building water use and do not measure how much water is used by each individual dwelling unit. Individual tenants and condominium owners may not be aware of how much water they are using and may be less inclined to conserve water because they pay the same regardless of water usage.

For additional information on water metering requirements in Long Beach, visit the Long Beach Water Department.

News ImageRevised Land Use Element Maps Now Available for Community Review
The City has released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review.  The revised maps are to meet the projected job and housing needs, as well as address concerns related to height, density, additional housing units and traffic. The revised maps reflect changes that modified multi-use designations to commercial designations, proposed height reductions in several areas, and lighter intensity uses throughout. The revised maps reflect a reduction in density of 686 acres through height-reduction and modified land-use designations.

Input to the revised maps can be emailed at  The Planning Commission will consider these revised maps on December 11, 2017.  Go to  for more information; to get involved; to learn the facts; and to gain a better understanding of this effort.

News ImageProactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)

To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program. This Program was created to maintain livability standards, protect against blight, and secure Citywide compliance through efficient and effective enforcement of the Long Beach Municipal Code. The City has been enforcing this Program for many years, pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code. The PRHIP Ordinance allows the Program to now be codified into the Long Beach Municipal Code.


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