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The 15-day public comment period for reviewing the City of Long Beach 2017-2018 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) on activities and programs funded by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), will be held from December 3, 2018 to December 20, 2018. The CAPER assesses the City’s progress and the effectiveness of its performance during FY 2017-18 in the achievement of its overall strategies, objectives, and priorities outlined in the FY 2018-22 Consolidated Plan. The City will submit this report to HUD prior to December 28, 2018.

A copy of the report, along with any current public comments, will be available to the public at the Neighborhood Services Office/ Resource Center (100 W Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802) and the Main Public Library (101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802). A copy of the report can be obtained by contacting Alem S. Hagos at (562) 570-7403 or by visiting the “Latest News” section of the Development Services webpage:

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.

News ImageLooking to Install a Fence on Your Property? We’re Here to Help
As a homeowner or property owner in Long Beach, the decision to install a fence on your property can offer many benefits, including added privacy and security, aesthetic value, and convenience.  Our staff is available to guide you through the process and provide assistance to help you complete your project.

News ImageCongratulations to the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2018!
We are proud to present the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Class of 2018! Congratulations to these dedicated resident leaders for completing the five-month program and gaining the tools to make a greater difference in our City. Since 1992, the NLP has empowered 720 grassroots residents to tackle existing community challenges and enhance the quality of life of Long Beach neighborhoods.


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