Fences and Stumps

Truly not that interesting but great when the fences are built correctly and aesthetically for safety and beauty and we have stump free parkways.

From the Mayor’s Office – Funding for tree stump removal – send in the info!

Tree stump removal (in parkways!)

This includes a fund to eliminate the backlog of tree stumps across the city. These stumps are in the public right of way and in neighborhoods and parks. For years the city has cut down dead trees or those damaging roads, sidewalks, and homes and often the stumps were left behind. This budget addresses this backlog and funds the removal of these stumps.  If you have a tree stump in your neighborhood that needs removal, please email us at ContactLBPW@longbeach.gov and include “Tree Stump” in your subject line. Be sure to include the address of where the stump is located in the body of your email. We plan to remove all reported stumps over the course of the next year.

Here is a message on building fences!

Constructing/Installing Fences and Walls

As a homeowner or a business property owner in Long Beach, the decision to install a fence or wall on your property offers many possible benefits including privacy/security, curb appeal, aesthetic value, and convenience. The Long Beach Development Permit Center can provide the necessary guidelines, procedures, and assistance to help you complete your project.  For more information, please visit http://www.lbds.info/building/wall_fence/default.asp or contact the Long Beach Development Permit Center at (562) 570-LBDS (-5237), x3. Please contact me should you have any questions.  Thanks!  Georgia Pon  Building & Safety Bureau, Long Beach Development Services | Building Bureau T  562.570.6038   F  562.570.6205

Seasonal Change

Shorter days! Those of us that staff the Coronado Cooling Center (CCC) enjoy the cool temps but do not like the earlier dusk and shorter days. What to do? Turn on the lights! For those with SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – many benefit from turning on and sitting near a light. But for those who want safe passage around their home – turn on your outside lights. True, it will cost some in terms of electricity but may provide piece of mind. Just make sure your lights shine on your paths and driveways and not into your neighbor’s windows! A multi-unit building down the street from the CCC just re-did their exterior lighting, the building looks terrific and at night adds character and safety when out walking the dog.

Following up from our recent Community Meeting – Here are some tips to keep your car (parked on street) safe. Straight from the LBPD…[image from Crime Incident Mapping – Rose Park 2018 Grand Theft Autos and here is the powerpoint!]

  1. Lock your car. Sounds reasonable but a break-in or theft of an unlocked car is not as serious than a locked one.
  2. Secure all items OUT OF SIGHT! Everything. You leave it – someone may take it! Go back to #1.
  3. Park in a well-lit area. In our recent analysis we found some car thefts occurred on poorly lit areas – it may not be the only cause but it doesn’t help.
  4. Use your garage for your car. Bummer! Garages are needed storage spaces, workshops and art studios, Yet using them for parking creates more spaces, safe spaces for everyone. We know we have many garages that are not used for parking. The neighborhood association will continue to work on this – stay tuned.