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Noise Element Update; Listen Up, Long Beach!

The Noise Element is a mandatory element of the City of Long Beach General Plan, and sets forth policies regarding noise and land use throughout the City. The Noise Element was last updated in 1975, and was implemented through a 1977 noise ordinance. Since that time, the City's physical makeup, population, regional context, and the regulatory guidance around noise have changed significantly.

The City is now embarking on an update to the Noise Element with the aim of providing a tailored approach to noise policy across neighborhoods, recognizing the unique characteristics of a mixed-use Downtown and major transportation corridor environments. The updated Noise Element will contain a set of goals, policies, and implementation measures to limit noise exposure, particularly in areas with nearby housing, hospital, school or day care center uses.

Noise Element Update Public Participation

Listen Up, Long Beach! We are in the process of revisiting and updating the policies regarding noise and land use throughout our City. From Downtown to Uptown, from Westside to Eastside, our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and hangouts are all unique places exposed to different sources of noise. Maybe it's a busy street during the morning rush hour. It could be the construction site next door to your office. Or maybe a lively party down the street on a Friday night. Whatever it is, we want to hear the City through your ears.

So how does that sound? Visit the Noise Element Map Tool and follow the steps below to leave your comment. You can use your smartphone, tablet, or web browser.

To add your note to the map:

  1. Once you click on the Noise Element Map Tool link, select the "Tell us what you hear" button.
  2. Sign in using your Facebook or Google+ account or continue as guest.
  3. Explore the map and click to add your point.
  4. Provide a caption, description of what you hear, and attach a photo (required).
  5. Accept terms and submit. Your contribution will be viewable to the public once it is approved by the administrator.

You can also visit us on Facebook or Twitter, and tag us in a comment or video using #ListenUpLB.

For more information, please contact:
Christopher Koontz