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Community Input Needed!

Community Budget Meetings

Participate in the City’s fiscal year 2024 budget development process by sharing your service priorities at one of the upcoming community budget meetings or by completing the Long Beach Budget Priority Survey. The community budget meetings will be held in person at multiple locations throughout the city, and one meeting will be in a virtual format.

This year’s community budget meetings will be held on the following days:

  • Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – El Dorado Park West (2800 N Studebaker Rd.), Teen Center
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W Broadway), Meeting Room A
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Michelle Obama Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.), Community Room
  • Monday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Zoom Webinar

Advanced registration for the virtual meeting is required in order to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Interpretation services will be available for all meetings. More information about the City’s fiscal year 2024 budget development process and registration for the virtual meeting is available here.

The City of Long Beach Office of Equity wants to hear from you!

Help shape the mission of the Long Beach Commission for Women and Girls (LBCWG).  LBCWG is committed to working intersectionally and inclusively to promote equality and justice for all women and girls focusing on economic and educational equity, access to health care, including reproductive choice, violence against women, safety and other key issues affecting women and girls.

The goal of the survey is for the commission to understand what women and girls need, want, and deserve.  The results from the survey will be presented to the Long Beach City Council.

Complete this survey to help shape the mission of a future Long Beach Commission on Women and Girls.  Incentives are available while supplies last.





A Strategic Master Plan for Unhoused Long Beach Residents

Project Dignity is a community collaboration of neighborhood association, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations advocating for unhoused neighbors in Long Beach.

Project Dignity’s efforts at McArthur Park and Anaheim Corridor has grown into political action for social justice. While they continue the Mondays Matter mutual aid outreach, Project Dignity’s activism reaches beyond the park and into city hall.

Join Project Dignity’s advocacy to demand:

1. Accountability and Overseeing of Homeless-related RFPs and contracts

2. Collaboration between the 20+-year old Multi Service Center (MSC) with community based organizations, facilities, and community groups; and Multi Points of Entry not just the MSC

3. A Strategic Master Plan with timelines, checks and balances

4. Mental Health and Rehabilitation facilities (assisted living)

5. Housing First with Trauma-informed workers and case management plan with transparency

Learn more HERE!

Roses for Rose Park Mural at Rivera’s Restaurant

Volunteers work on the rose mural at Rivera’s Restaurant

Roses for Rose Park Artist Cody Lusby brought together volunteers over the weekend to paint a Roses for Rose Park Mural on the east side of Rivera’s Mexican Restaurant at 2901 E 7th Street in Rose Park Neighborhood.

Special thanks to Artist and Rose Park Resident Cody Lusby for his vision and community building efforts, and to all of the volunteers who helped make this mural come alive!

A big shout out to George Rivera of Rivera’s Mexican Restaurant and the family’s ongoing support of Rose Park Neighborhood!

It’s amazing what happens when a community comes together.

Volunteers work on the rose mural at Rivera’s Restaurant
George Rivera of Rivera’s Mexican restaurant and Artist Cody Lusby of Roses for Rose Park