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News ImageCity Releases Draft Bicycle Master Plan

The City is pleased to release the Draft Bicycle Master Plan. The updated Bicycle Master Plan (Plan) continues to build upon a long-standing effort to make Long Beach a city known for its bicycle-friendliness and as an active, healthy, and prosperous place to live, work, and play. The Plan expands upon the Mobility Element of the Long Beach General Plan by providing further details on bicycle planning and design. It also recommends a series of projects and programs to be implemented by Long Beach in the next few decades. The Plan is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on January 5, 2017. Click here to view more Bicycle Master Plan information.

News ImageLBDS 3Q16 Newsletter Now Available
The LBDS 3Q16 Issue provides an overview of the ongoing General Plan update efforts, and highlights the progress made on the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan development and Assessment of Fair Housing. This edition also features updates on important planning and livability initiatives, including the Wayfinding Signage Program, SEASP, the Historic District Design Guidelines, and the new e-PlanCheck Program; and showcases several Safe Long Beach and Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau community events held throughout the City. Click here to view newsletter.

News ImageSubmit Your Plans Electronically! Save Time and Money!
The City has launched a new e-PlanCheck (EPC) program to provide an efficient means for permit applicants to electronically submit construction documents to select City departments.  Click here for more information.

News ImageHelp Prioritize the City’s Housing and Community Development Needs!
Residents can still provide input on the City’s housing and community development needs. Take the short Consolidated Plan Survey today! The survey is available in English, Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog to ensure that all can participate. Click here for more information or watch the Consolidated Plan video here.

Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) 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). The City of Long Beach will be conducting a public hearing to adopt and amend the 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Code, in accordance with State law, and the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Housing Code during the Long Beach City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 5 pm. Click here for more details.

News ImageOscar Orci, New Deputy Director of Long Beach Development Services

Oscar Orci has been appointed as the new Deputy Director for Long Beach Development Services.  Mr. Orci’s primary focus will be overseeing the Code Enforcement Bureau, the Building and Safety Bureau, and the Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Orci was responsible for overseeing the City of Redlands’ planning, building, permitting, and Successor Agency activities. Oscar has a Bachelor’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a 2011 American Planning Association (APA) Award winner. Click here to view Press Release.

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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