All posts by Gretchen

it is time

The COVID19 pandemic has arrived. We must apply the simple precautions of hand washing, wiping surfaces while maintaining social distance. We must protect older adults and those with compromised immune systems from those who may have symptoms.

This is horrible for everyone. There is job loss, change in school schedules, alteration of needed programs and procedures. That said, we want to maintain contact with those who live near us and are important to us. So check in with phone calls, more frequent emails, and it doesn’t hurt to smile and wave. Maybe reboot that Skype account.

BIG heART is CANCELLED. RPNA is suspending/postponing all events/street actions and meetings for the foreseeable future. That includes the annual and so anticipated BIG heART which would have been on March20th!

Today we attended the City’s Emergency Preparedness Meeting with all the city departments and response coordinators. Decisions are being made on size of gatherings and length of time these containment actions will last. Until more information is known – our response is to be safe, cautious and thoughtful.

AND check in daily to www.longbeach.gov/COVID19 – there will be daily updates. If you think you may have symptoms CALL the COVID19 hotline 562-570-4636 (INFO)

After the ads and Leaflets!

Election Day (or Season!) is one cog in the wheel. Staying tuned in tune so you know who and what you’ll vote for next time is like ‘continuing education’. So here is a simple link to City governance. The city posts Council and Commission meetings at this site. Here is the site. At this site you can see what is on the agenda. You can ALWAYS attend and SPEAK at these meetings. It’s called public comment. It really is worth knowing about.

For example, the Cultural Heritage Commission that reviews major Certificate of Appropriateness applications for historic districts – read most of Rose Park (Rose Park and Rose Park South Historic Districts) has been changed to last Tuesday of every month. For those contemplating a submission it is really worthwhile to check this out before you submit your application (just sayin’).

And for Council there is ALWAYS the opportunity to see it live streaming at LBTV!!!