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News ImageProactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)
To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program. This Program was created to maintain livability standards, protect against blight, and secure Citywide compliance through efficient and effective enforcement of the Long Beach Municipal Code. The City has been enforcing this Program for many years, pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code. The PRHIP Ordinance allows the Program to now be codified into the Long Beach Municipal Code.

News ImageMayor Robert Garcia Presents ‘Building a Better Long Beach’: An Update On Development Within the City

On June 6, 2017, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented an update on the expansive portfolio of new development within the City and major construction projects underway that are ready to break ground over the next few years. The Building a Better Long Beach presentation highlighted the City’s recent growth and resurgence in construction, illustrated significant building efforts, and featured a special announcement about conceptual plans for a new California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student village in the heart of the City. Community leaders, developers, architects, City staff, and the public attended the presentation held at the Beverly O’ Neill Theater.

News ImageThe Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan is now available for 30-day public review

The Draft 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan, 2018 Action Plan, and Amendments is available at the link below for 30-day Public Review ending June 20, 2017. If you have input or comments on the draft Consolidated Plan, please address comments to:

Alem Hagos, Grants Administration Officer
Development Services Department
333 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Telephone: (562) 570-7403

News ImageLong Beach General Plan Update Is Here!
The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for: a 21st century approach to achieving big city opportunities without losing the benefits of living in compact and comfortable neighborhoods. View more information.

News ImageLBDS Annual Reports Win Excellence in Communication Award
Development Services is proud to be the recipient of the 2017 California Association of Public Information Official (CAPIO) Award of Merit in the External Publications: Annual Reports category for the Downtown Plan Update, Planning Commission, and Cultural Heritage Commission 2016 In Review publications. These reports 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. CAPIO is California’s only professional association especially for communications professionals, with over 500 members representing agencies and organizations Statewide. Award submittals are received from cities, public agencies, organizations, and agencies throughout California.


News ImageLBDS 1Q17 Newsletter Now Available
The LBDS 1Q17 Issue features 2016 highlights and accomplishments, as well as important Department news and updates.  The issue also showcases the City’s first permanent food plaza, Steelcraft, which recently opened in the Bixby neighborhood; and informs readers on several planning and livability initiatives, including the Midtown Specific Plan, the new State Building Standards Code, the reinstated Mills Act, gender-neutral restrooms in Long Beach, and the City’s new electric vehicle charger giveaway. View Newsletter.

News ImageListen Up, Long Beach; Get Involved in City’s Noise Element Update Process
The public is invited to collaborate with the City of Long Beach in updating the Noise Element, a mandatory component of the City’s General Plan, by utilizing an interactive, easy-to-use, Noise Element Update Map Tool (Map Tool). The Map Tool enables residents and stakeholders to share input on noise concerns in Long Beach neighborhoods by posting location-based photos and leaving comments online either by computer or smartphone. To access the Map Tool. The public is also encouraged to submit comments on Facebook and Twitter using #ListenUpLB.

News ImageNew Landscape Requirements - Smartscape
The City is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29. Effective immediately, new landscape projects consisting of more than 500 square feet and relandscaping projects consisting of more than 2,500 square feet will require a permit. Smartscape provides a streamlined permitting process for all applicants; knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to help navigate the application process and understand the plan requirements to help ensure both residents and businesses comply. View more information on Smartscape and the new permitting requirements.


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