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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.


More information on the CAAP

News ImageThe Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Action Plan will be available for 30-day public comment beginning May 21
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, The Long Beach Community Investment Company will conduct a second Public Hearing in the Large Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd. 

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow for public input on the FY 2019 Action Plan and Amendments that addresses the current Consolidated Plan priorities.

Draft FY 2019 Action Plan and Amendments

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 ImageLinda F. Tatum, FAICP, Named Director of Long Beach Development Services

Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, is the City’s newly appointed Director of Development Services! Linda will be responsible for overseeing the five bureaus and activities of the department, including Planning, Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, Housing and Neighborhood Services, and Administration and Financial Services. She will manage the City’s Planning Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission, and the Board of Examiners, Appeals & Condemnations. She will also oversee the Successor Agency and Oversight Board, as well as The Long Beach Community Investment Company.

Linda has over 34 years of urban planning, economic and community development experience. She has been serving as the City’s Planning Bureau Manager since 2015, directing and playing an integral role in several key projects. Linda holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and a bachelor’s degree in Government, both from Florida State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and was recently elected as a Fellow, the highest honor bestowed upon members. Please join us in congratulating Linda on her appointment!

News ImageHelp Shape Plans For a Short-Term Rental Ordinance
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. 

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.


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Mon., June 25, 2018
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  Zoning Administrator June 25, 2018 Hearing Agenda
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