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News ImageLBDS 4Q15 Newsletter Now Available!

This issue features an overview of 2015 Highlights and Accomplishments; provides important updates on planning and livability initiatives, including SEADIP and the Livable West Long Beach Plan; showcases community events held throughout the City, as part of Safe Long Beach; and highlights the Department’s ongoing revitalization and sustainability efforts through business assistance and infrastructure programs.

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News ImageThe Green TI Final Plan is now available.
The Green TI Plan is a conceptual plan to decommission the City-owned segment of the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway from Pacific Coast Highway north to Willow Street.  Made possible by a grant provided by Caltrans, the Green TI Plan will define the community's vision for replacing an underutilize freeway to mitigate pollution impacts and further address long-standing community health concerns.

News ImagePrepare Construction Sites for El Niño!
Weather experts predict that strong El Niño conditions will influence Southern California’s winter storm patterns.  Long Beach contractors and homeowners should be prepared for frequent and powerful storms from December 2015 through March 2016.  To help prevent potential flooding, please ensure that your construction site complies with best management practices to prevent materials from entering the City’s storm drains.

Click here for additional information on the City’s El Niño emergency preparedness.

News ImageSubmit Solar Plans Digitally!
Effective December 1, 2015, the Development Permit Center will be accepting Small Residential Solar Photovoltaic plans as part of the permit application process.

News ImageSolar Panels Permits
Effective October 5, 2015, as mandated by California State Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188) and Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) §18.77, local governments are required to implement an expedited and streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar photovoltaic systems.
More information.

News ImageLivable West Long Beach to be Presented to City Council on November 17, 2015
The draft Plan was reviewed by the Harbor Commission on July 27, 2015, and by the Planning Commission on August 20, 2015.  The Plan will be presented to the City Council on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

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 ImageCitywide Medical Marijuana Ordinance Draft Buffer Maps
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