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Thank you to all who attended the Rose Park Neighborhood Community Meeting on Monday, January 25th. It was a meeting filled with great information! You will find the follow up contact information below for those who were unable to join us.

Councilmember Cindy Allen provided attendees with updates regarding the current COVID situation and vaccine updates. She encouraged all residents to sign-up for the CD2 e-news and to reach out to her office for constituent issues. Councilmember Allen emphasized the importance of resident communication with her office, so please sign-up for the CD2 newsletter and take note of the contacts below:

Cindy Allen, Councilmember 2nd District

Connor A. Lock, Chief of Staff

Rahul Sen, Policy Director

411 West Ocean Boulevard, 11th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 570-2222



Alexandria Huerta, Department of Health & Human Services discussed smoke free housing with a focus on multi-units. There is a city program that is worth looking into that educates and supports Long Beach residents. Smoke is not good for our health!

TownHome Development Proposed at E7th & Dawson

Rose Park Neighborhood Association has been noticed of a proposed Public Hearing scheduled at LB Planning Commission this month for development on the southeast corner of E7th & Dawson. We are including the formal notice below.

We invite residents, business and property owners to be informed and voice their considerations at the Q&A session scheduled for January 15th at noon. Please RSVP at to receive a zoom invite. We encourage everyone to please email their questions to

Many may know that RPNA and nearby residents are working with the owner, Matt Hamilton to create the ArtWall at The Friendship Corner at the southwest corner of E7th & Dawson. This community building project took weeks to develop and we hope for further actions in this space.

There are many things to consider. Our need for housing, as well as how we can facilitate improvements for E7th Street, including the walk-ability and pedestrian safety of the neighborhood. We look forward to your comments. In addition, please reach out to the planners listed in the permit. They are aware of our Q&A session and urge residents to submit their concerns to the Planning Commission as well.