Public Hearings & Commissions

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Board of Examiners, Appeals, & Condemnation

The BEAC hears cases involving alternate methods & materials for construction; provides reasonable interpretations to the Municipal Code; provides administrative review process for determinations of the Building Official, substandard housing cases, property maintenance, and public nuisance abatement cases.

Staff Liaison:

Kurt Keating, Code Enforcement Division Officer (562) 570-6336

The Board of Examiners, Appeals, and Condemnation meet once a month, every third Monday, and the hearings are at 1:30 pm located at 100 W. Broadway, Ste. 400, in the Code Enforcement Conference Room.

Cultural Heritage Commission

The Cultural Heritage Commission reviews design of all changes to designated properties, and identifies buildings and neighborhoods with architectural and historical value, recommending designation as City landmarks to the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission.

Staff Liaison:
Christopher Koontz, Advance Planning Officer (562) 570-6288

Second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, Council Chambers

Disabled Access Appeals Board

The Disabled Access Appeals Board hears appeals relating to handicapped requirements and access to buildings and structures and grants exceptions to State mandated codes.

Staff Liaison:
Truong Huynh, Engineering Plan Check Officer (562) 570-6921

Second Wednesday of each month only on an "As Needed" basis at 12:00 p.m. in City Hall, 5th Floor Conference Room.

Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC)

The LBCIC administers the City’s affordable housing production and rehabilitation programs. It advises the City Council on the delivery of housing and neighborhood revitalization services, and Community Development Block Grant funding (HOME, CDBG, and ESG).

Staff Liaison:
Patrick Ure, Housing Development Officer (562) 570-6949

The LBCIC Board meets every third Wednesday of the month, at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are located at 333 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA 90802 (City Hall), on the 3rd Floor in the Large Conference Room.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on all matters affecting development of the City's general plan, zoning and other ordinances to guide the implementation of long range planning.

Staff Liaison:
Amy J. Bodek, Director (562) 570-6428

First & third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in City Hall, Council Chambers

Sustainable City Commission

The Sustainable City Commission advises the City Council on environmental issues such as buildings and neighborhoods, urban nature, transportation, water, energy, waste reduction and eco products and services, and is responsible for creating a Sustainable City action plan.

Staff Liaison:
Larry Rich, Sustainability Coordinator (562) 570-5839

Fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall, Council Chambers

Zoning Administration

Zoning Administrative hearings are conducted by the
Zoning Administrator. Standards Variances, Coastal Permits, Minor Lot Line Adjustments, Legalization of Illegal Units, and Lot Mergers are processed through administrative hearings.

Staff Liaison:
Current Planning Officer (562) 570-6607

Second & fourth Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, 7th Floor Conference Room.

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