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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.

News ImageTake the Climate Action and Adaptation Survey
The City is developing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and we want you to be a part of the process. Developing the CAAP is just the beginning of an ongoing, collaborative process to make Long Beach a safer, healthier, and more sustainable place to live, work, and play. The community is encouraged to get involved by providing input, spreading the word, and sharing ideas, priorities, and solutions to help establish and achieve the City's climate goals.

Take the CAAP survey now to give us your thoughts for creating an actionable and meaningful CAAP for Long Beach. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog at the links below.


View the CAAP Video
More information on the CAAP

News ImageLBDS Unveils Award-Winning Annual Reports

Development Services is pleased to share the 2017 Annual Report Trilogy, which has been honored with an Award of Excellence for a Communications Initiative by the American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles Section. Together, the Downtown Plan Update, Planning Commission, and Cultural Heritage Commission Year In Review publications illustrate the great accomplishments and progress of Development Services staff and the commissions, and visually take readers through our journey of Building a Better Long Beach. These efforts promote the revitalization and sustainability of the community, and enhance the quality of life of Long Beach. The APA is a professional organization representing the field of city and regional planning in the United States.

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


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