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New: Council Votes To Censure Councilwoman Pearce
  • Pearce reads written statement: apologizes, accepts responsibility for her actions and "accepts censure as a call to do better."
  • Public testimony sharply split between Recall/Resign proponents and "We Stand With Jeannine" supporters
  • Apart From Pearce, no Councilmembers speak on agenda item


    New / Detailed Coverage / Perspective: Did Mayor And Your Councilmember Tell You Measure M Isn't A Tax? Compare Exactly What Council Voted To Approve When It Put Measure M On Ballot
    UPDATE To Campaign Notebook / Perspective: Councilwoman Mungo Responds Re Her Campaign Mailer Labeling $150 Mil For Sidewalks/Streets From "Bond" (Instead of Measure A Sales Tax Increase): (1) Says Graphic Designer Made Change Consultants Didn't Catch, A Mistake; (2) Says Measure A Wasn't "Blank Check" As Far As She's Concerned And Explains
    Previous headline: Mungo Campaign Mailer Tells Voters She Made Street Repaving/Park Repairs Top Priorities In LB's "$150 Million Infrastructure Bond"...But There Wasn't One

  • Follow the Money Coverage
    Campaign & Officeholder Contribs re Incumbents Seeking Re-Election: Councilmembers Gonzalez, Price, Mungo, Uranga, Vice Mayor Richardson & Mayor Garcia

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    Land Use Element / Density / Related Sacramento Legislation
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    Subsequent development above


    Councilmembers Austin, Price, Supernaw & Andrews Agendize May 22 Council Item To Censure (Express Strong Public Disapproval Of) Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce's Conduct As Councilmember And They Cite These Grounds Publisher's Perspective: Long Beach Mayor Garcia's Tightly-Controlled, Non-Transparent "#GoLongBeachTour": Public Records Act Docs Delayed, Independent Access Stymied, Imagery/Messages Filtered Thru City Gov't-Run Social Network Channels...And His Own
    Photo Gallery / VIDEO: Long Beach Homeowners Display Their Impressive Sustainable Gardens (Changed From Water Consuming Lawns) on 7th Annual LB Lawn-to-Garden Tour, LB Water Dept. Event Included Festival at Agency HQ
    In 5th Dist. Council Runoff, Challenger Dines Draws Clear Line, Urges "No" On "Blank Check" Measure M (Utility Fund Transfer/Diversion) That Incumbent Mungo Voted To Put On Ballot...As She Did With Measure A Sales Tax Increase That Failed Passage In Nearly Every 5th Dist. Precinct
    Many Questions Remain, But LBREPORT.com Learns These Add'l Facts After A Transient Allegedly Steals A Woman's Cell Phone, Bystanders Seek To Detain Him, An "Altercation" Ensues, PD/Marine Patrol Cuffs Him...And He Dies
    Feds Arrest El Dorado Park South Resident After Serving Search Warrant Re Aliso Viejo Fatal Explosion, But He's Not Charged In Connection With That Crime But On Allegations Of Possession Of Unregistered Destructive Device


    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: Fair Political Practices Comm'n Enforcement Division Confirms It Has An "Open Case" Re 7th Dist. Council Candidate Jared Milrad; In Late March, City Att'y Forwarded WLB Resident's Five Page Allegation Letter, Which Included Nearly 70 Pages Of Attached Documents
  • Per policy, FPPC says it doesn't comment on open investigations
  • LB City Att'y office seeks FPPC review and investigation, while City Att'y separately investigates WLB resident's allegations related to LB's local campaign contribution limits
  • Candidate Milrad calls complaint a "desperate attempt" to distract from incumbent's "failed record," says allegations are filled with "numerous legal and factual errors"
    ALL LGB Aircraft -- Large and Small -- Will Use Runway 25R/7L For Eight Day Period
    At Midafternoon, Man Walks A Block South of LBCC's PCH Campus, Waving Gang Signs, Shooting Gun Into Air; He's Gone Before Cops Arrive
    Re Community Hospital: No Supernaw-Promised May 15 Public Study Session, But Closed-Door Council Discussion re Lease Terms With These Three Negotiating Parties
    City Att'y Seeks State Att'y General's Office Review For Investigation And Appropriate Action After Learning Of Email Seeking Volunteers To Oppose Pearce Recall Allegedly Sent On City Computer During Scheduled Work Hours By An Employee In Councilwoman Pearce's Office
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: June 26, 5 p.m. Is Likely Rescheduled Date/Time For JetBlue-Requested Showdown Hearing On Some Late-Night-Flight Fines
    Two Armed Robberies Within An Hour Hit NLB Businesses At/Near Cherry Ave.: One At South St., Another At Artesia Blvd.
    Recall Supporters Aiming To Oust Councilwoman Pearce Submit 9,462 Petition Signatures; 6,363 Valid Would Trigger Election; City Clerk Will Now Count/Verify How Many Sigs Are Valid 2nd Dist. Registered Voters
    AND
    Who's Put Up Money (Thus Far) In Recall Effort To Oust Councilwoman Pearce Or To Keep Her In Office?
    Analysis / Perspective: City Begins "Informational" Blitz re Blank-Check Measure M With Utility Bill Insert, Webpage



    Sic Transit: Long Time Long Beach Presence Former Gov. George Deukmejian Passes Away At Age 89; GOP Stalwart Prioritized Public Safety, Fiscally Conservative Policies While Finding Common Ground With Dems On Some Issues
    See extended video of his Jan. 2012 advice to LB's Lincoln Club (Republican party loyalists)
    President Trump Blasts Obama Admin Negotiated Iran Deal, Announces U.S. Withdrawal, Reimposes Sanctions, Offers To Work With Iran's Rulers On New Agreement And Cites Progress With North Korea As Evidence Of His Seniousness; Within Minutes, Cong. Alan Lowenthal Issues Statement Supporting Obama-Admin Deal And Deploring President's Actions; See Full Texts Of Both Statements
    Perspective: City Hall Stalls Release Of Public Records On Mayor Garcia's Citywide "Tour"
    Perspective: LB Latest Population Number Is...And Data Show LB's Thin Mayor/Council Budgeted Ratio Of Police-to-Population Despite Measure A Sales Tax Increase
    LBPD Finds Human Remains, 500 block W. 8th St., With Search Warrant/Excavation In Connection With Missing Person
    Gunfire (Two Vehicles Struck) Along NLB's Orange Ave., Just North of South St. (Border 8th/9th Districts)
    Subsequent development above
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: JetBlue Seeks Postponement Of May 8 Council Showdown Hearing On Some Late-Night-Flight Fines; City Plans To Grant Company's Postponement Request With New Date Being Prepared
    Seen, Heard At LB's 2018 May Day March & Rally
    by Barry Saks
    Special to LBREPORT.com



    Subsequent development above
    In Depth: JetBlue/City Mgm't Escalate Dispute Over Some Late-Night Flight Fines To May 8 Council Showdown Hearing; Agendized Docs Omit JetBlue Letter Arguing City's Stance Raises Federal Issues (Implied Risks to LB's Airport Ordinance)
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    Perspective: Long Beach, According to the New York Times
    Perspective / Opinion: Some Major Matters Missing In Mayor's "Homeless Initiative"
    Perspective: Will Mayor Garcia Commit To Serving Full Four Year Term LB Voters Just Gave Him Without Jumping Ship For State Senate Seat In November Or Congress In Two Years? We Asked, And...
    Thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A Half Century Gone
    by Joe Segura (retired Long Beach journalist)
    and
    by Bill Pearl (LBREPORT.com publisher)
    Perspective / Opinion: LBCC Candidate Ntuk's Mindless Mailer Invites 2016 Party-Over-Principle Politics For Non-Partisan LBCC Board
    Editorial: LBREPORT.com Urges This March 6 LUE Motion: Prudent, Neighborhood Protective, Data Driven And Responsible


    Perspective / Opinion: How Some LB Dems Shoved Independent-Minded Dem Schipske Out of State Senate Race
    Editorial: I-710 Travesty
    Perspective / Opinion: Guess Who's Trying To Derail Gerrie Schipske's State Senate Bid
    Perspective: Mayor Garcia Didn't Preside At Council Meeting (One Of His Charter Duties) To Attend L.A. County Democratic Party Event; His Former Online Calendar Has Apparently Vanished And We'd Like To Know If He Took Metro To The Event
    Perspective Via CityWatchLA.com: Former L.A. City Planner Platkin Collapses Rationales For "Transit Rich" Density-Dictating SB 827
    It's titled: "The More You Stir it, the More It Stinks: New Planning Legislation from Sacramento"
    Long Beach City Hall Using "Mushroom Treatment" (Again) To Delay Our Reporting This Taxpayer-Impacting Information To You
    Editorial: End LB's Transparency-Mocking Mushroom Treatment As Council's "I-710 Oversight Committee" (Austin, Uranga, Richardson) Prepares To Receive Publicly-Hidden Update And Select "Locally Preferred Alternative" To I-710 Expansion Project


    Point-Counterpoint / Opinion: We Question These Statements Mayor Garcia Submitted For Inclusion In Official Election Pamphlet, And He Says...
















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    In Depth: Some LB Residents Say Their April 10 Voter Info Booklet/Sample Ballots Didn't Arrive Until After The Election Or Not At All; City Clerk Is Investigating With June 5 Citywide Election Approaching
    by Glennis Dolce
    Special to LBREPORT.com



    Two Midafternoon Armed Robberies Within 20 Mins & Possibly Related Hit Central LB/Wrigley Neighborhood Businesses
    Two Men Shot, Midnight Hour, Uptown Bixby Knolls
    ELB SWAT Predawn Activity 3100 block Woodruff Was Search Warrant Re Narcotics Investigation
    Perspective: Elections Matter: City Spent $42,000+ To Send LB Residents This Mailer Purporting To Show Its Record Re Measure A "Blank Check" Sales Tax Increase...Just As It Seeks LB Voter Approval For June 2018 Measure M "Blank Check" Water/Sewer Fee


    Second City Att'y Memo Cites Specific Alleged Defects In Proposed LB Rent Control/Just-Cause Eviction Ballot Measure (Now Collecting Signatures)
    Follow-Up/Coverage In Depth: AQMD Committee Majority Seeks "More Information," Declines At This Point To Recommend Phase-Out Of Modified Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) At Wilmington Valero and Torrance TORC Refineries; Expert Testifies Accidental Release Would Create Ground-Hugging Vapor Cloud Creating Possible Serious Injuries/Deaths Depending On Distance/Duration/Winds; Committee's Next Meeting May Be In LB-Adjacent Wilmington
    If You Paid LB Utility Tax On Telephone Service b/w 08/11/2005-12/19/2008, LB City Hall Has Agreed To Pay You Money In This "Class Action" Lawsuit Settlement, Details Here (Incl. Deadline For Submitting Claim)
    Subsequent development above:
    Attn WLB, Wrigley, Downtown LB And Potentially Beyond: Should AQMD Phase Out/Ban Modified Hydrofluoric Acid -- Potentially Health Damaging/Possibly Fatal For Miles Around If Accidentally Released -- Used By Only Two CA Refineries: Wilmington Valero & TORC Torrance? Multiple Southbay Cities Urge AQMD Phase-Out; LB Mayor/Council Mum To Date; LB Chamber Cites Economic Impacts Of Phase-Out; AQMD Will Hold April 28 Hearing In Torrance To Hear Testimony, Pro/Con
    Lakewood Village Home Is Burglarized...But Savvy Resident Installed High-Tech Surveillance Cam That Captured Suspects' Images; See VIDEO On Demand...And If You Recognize The Suspects, Call LBPD



    JetBlue Gives Up Nearly A Dozen LB Airport Flight Slots (Now Open For Others), Retains Nearly Two Dozen, Adjusts Schedule, Says Unspecified LB "Constraints" Have Created "Challenges"
    Is it company's response to Jan. 2017 Council vote nixing int'l flights? Or dispute over current policy on imposing fines for late-night flights? Or concern over possible amendment of Airport ordinance increasing fines for late night flights? Or all of the above?
    SB 828 (Sac'to Mandates For Regional New Housing Units) Advances With Amendments (Some Agreed, Some For Discussion); Several Senators Warm To Changes In "Regional Housing Needs Assessment" Process But Concerned About "One Size Fits All" Approach
    ELB's Trader Joe's Location (Bellflower Blvd. South of 405) Was Hit By Armed Robberies In Mid-Feb and Early March; LBPD Has Surveillance Video And Is Working With Other Police Agencies To Determine Whether It's Related To Armed Robberies At Other L.A.-Area Trader Joe's Locations
    For Now, Community Hospital Has No Sac'to Safety Net As Assembly Health Committee Chair Declines To Vote On O'Donnell Seismic Safety Delay Bill Without Seismic Plan, Gives City Some Add'l Time But Says Ball Is In City's Court
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: City Att'y/City Mgm't Tell Mayor/Council Several Provisions Of Proposed LB Rent Control/Just-Cause Eviction Ballot Measure (Now Collecting Signatures) Likely Violate City Charter, Would Trigger Years Of Litigation, And...
    Subsequent development above
    City of Long Beach Opposes SB 828 (Bill Would Add Multiple Sac'to Mandates re Regional Housing, Could Require Some Cities To Produce Double Low/Very Low Income Units), And City Staff Takes Positions Pro/Con On These Other Upcoming Housing Bills
    Sat Night: Two Armed Robberies To Businesses Within Less Than Two Hours: 400 block Atlantic & 3600 block Cherry
    CDC Says Don't Eat Any Romaine Lettuce From Yuma, AZ Growing Area
    Two Repubs (Gaines/Morrell) Joined Two SF/Berkeley Dems (Wiener/Skinner) As Sole Committee "Yes" Votes For SB 827 (Failed Passage: Developer Density Bonus Overriding Local Zoning, Incentivize Housing Density Near Transit)
    SB 827 (Developer Density Bonus Overriding Local Zoning, Incentivize Housing Density Near Transit) Stalls In Sac'to Committee, Likely Dead (With Caveats) This Year BUT SB 828 -- Carrying Long-Term Local/Regional Impacts, Could Double Required Number Of Low/Very Low Income Housing Units For Some Cities -- Headed For Committee Hearing April 24
    6th dist. Council Office Chief of Staff John Edmond, 11 Yr LB City Hall Veteran, Exits For Private Sector
    Two years from now, incumbent Councilman Andrews will likely be exiting
    Councilmember Mungo Abruptly Pulls Her Item OFF April 17 Council Agenda That Sought A Council Majority To Support Ballot Measure That Would Revise Portions Of AB 109 And Props 47 & 57
    Opponents gloat, celebrate victory showing "elected officials that the Long Beach community stands for smart justice and second chances."
    4 a.m. Bar Closing Bill Moved To State Senate Appropriations Committee "Suspense" File, Further Committee Vote Needed To Advance To Senate Floor
    Subsequent developments above:
    Councilmembers Mungo & Price Schedule April 17 Council Vote To Put City On Record Supporting Ballot Measure That Would Revise Portions Of AB 109 And Props 47 & 57
    AND
    Push-Back From Councilwoman Pearce And Allied Policy Groups Against Councilmembers Mungo/Price April 17 Council Agendized Proposal To Support Ballot Measure To Revise Portions Of AB 109 And Props 47 & 57
    Subsequent development above
    Land Use Impacting SB 827 (Offers Developers Density Bonuses Overriding Local Zoning For Multi-Story Housing Near Transit) Will Get First Committee Hearing April 17, 3:30 p.m.
    Woman Found Fatally Stabbed, 1400 block Walnut Ave.
    5800 block Cherry Ave: Family Owned Business (9th dist.) And Its Workers Robbed In Terrifying Armed Robbery, Five Ski-Mask Wearing Suspects Allegedly Hold Guns To Heads Of Some Employees
    Perspective: Mayor Garcia Wants Sac'to To Shift $1.5 Billion State Taxpayer Surplus To City Halls As Blank-Check Block-Grants For City Hall-Devised Homeless Plans, Has Kept LB Neighborhood-Impacting Details Quiet Until After Most LB Incumbents Safely Re-Elected
    Long Beach 2018 Election Cycle: Incumbents Remain In All Citywide Offices And Nearly All Council Districts; Council Incumbents In Districts 5 & 7 Face June Runoffs
    Senator Wiener Tweaks Housing "Transit Density Bonus" SB 827 Ahead Of First Committee Hearing (9 Dems, 4 Repubs)
    Aiming To Stop Sac'to Bills That Usurp Local Control, Beverly Hills Vice-Mayor And Redondo Beach Mayor Are Drafting CA Constitutional Amendment To "Protect Communities And Local Rights"
    /font>CA State Senator Proposes Legislation To Require "Social Media" [broadly defined] Websites To Develop "Strategic Plan" To "Verify News Stories" To "Mitigate Spread of False Information" Using "Fact Checkers" And Place "Warnings" On News Stories "Containing False Information" Sat Night Gunfire: 2600 block E. Anaheim St. @ Molino Ave.
    Details/Perspective: Applying Old School Journalism Basics Sheds Light On Contrasting LB Election Recommendations Of Non-Partisan "No Kill Long Beach" Animal Advocates vs. Party Partisan Managed PAC
    Details/Perspective: Crime, Crime Stats And Police Staffing For LB Taxpayers Surface In Heated ELB 5th District Council Race
    In Depth / Includes On-Demand Audio Podcast: LB-Area State Senator Ricardo Lara Co-Authors Bill That Would Prevent Judges From Finding Some 14-15 Yr Olds Deserve Adult Court Trials/Punishments For CA's Most Serious Violent Crimes (Incl. Homicides); Bill Clears State Senate's Public Safety Committee
    Extended On-Demand VIDEO / Photo Gallery: Several Thousand Students & Adults Attend "March For Our Lives Long Beach," Student Speakers and Local Pols Seek Action, Vow Votes, To Advance Gun Control





    PD Says Motive Unknown In Orange/53rd Triple Shooting (Double-Homicide)
    Man TWO Men Stabbed, Easter Sunday, Wardlow Park, Steps From Councilwoman Mungo's Field Office; LBPD Acknowledges It's Possibly Gang-Related
    Councilwoman Mungo Told Lakewood Village Neighborhood Ass'n Boardmember She Hopes Group Will Remove President From Its Board; Email Flew Days After He Publicly Removed His Name From Her Re-Election Campaign Mailer
    The Rest of the Story: Mayoral Candidate James "Henk" Conn Discloses Who Met With Him Prior To Paperwork Filing Deadline, Offering To Arrange Meeting With Mayor Garcia; It Was...
    Recent Words By Mayor Garcia May Signal He Doesn't Plan To Serve Next Four Years If Re-Elected
    Mayor Garcia Quietly Renames Measure A (Blank Check) Sales Tax Hike Committee To (Blank Check) "Utility Transfer Committee," Collects $50k From Firefighters Union PAC + $50k From Police Officers Union PAC
    Immediate Past 5th Dist. Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Endorses Challenger Corliss Lee In 5th District Council Race
    Mayor Garcia Sent Councilmember(s) This Text Message After Meeting On Candidate-Filing-Deadline Day With CONO's Fox That Resulted In Fox Not Entering Mayor's Race
    Follow the Money: Election Mailer From Indie "LB Neighborhoods PAC" (Touting Council Incumbent Mungo & Mayor Garcia For "Working Together To Restore Coastal Wetlands") Is From PAC That Recently Changed Its Name From "Good Gov't" PAC And In 2016 Backed Turnbow in 8th, Garnica In 2nd (Against Gray in April 2016); See From Where Its Money Came
    Union PACs With No Visible Connection To "Public Safety" Are Source Of Indie-Committee Mailers Coming From Entity Calling Itself "Public Safety To Support Dines"; Mailers Will Support Dines And Oppose Incumbent Mungo
    5th dist. Candidate Kerfluffle Over Mungo Mailer: (1) Lakewood Village Neighborhood Ass'n President Withdraws His Name, Issues This Statement; (2) Robert Fox (2nd dist. Resident) Denies Endorsing Mungo, Says He Complimented Her For Her LUE Vote And Commended Her For Expressing Her District's Will, Acknowledges Candidate Corliss Lee Brought LUE To His Attention Which Led To Protest/Public Awareness Campaign; Candidate Lee Offers Plainly Worded Response
    Sac'to Senator Wiener Amps Up SB 828, Could Require LB To Accommodate 200% Of SCAG-Decided "Affordable" (Under Market/Subsidized) Housing, Prohibit Lower Allocation Based On Previous Underproduction And Require Sac'to Agency To Address Housing "Underproduction" In "Coastal And Metropolitan" Communities
    Sac'to Bill Letting Bars Serve Alcohol Till 4 a.m. (If OK'd By City Councils In LB, LA, SF, Oakland, Sac'to, WeHo) Advances Supported By LB Chamber, Downtown LB Alliance And Mayor Garcia
    Crime Stat Disconnect: City Officials Claim "Crime Is Down" While Residents Describe Increased Neighborhood Impacting Crimes: Fifth District Fact-Check
    Perspective / Amnesia File: Central LB/Wrigley Had Three More "Possibly Gang Related" Shooting (6 Shootings, Incl. Homicide, In Four Days); Mayor/Council Failure To Provide Funding To Restore LBPD's Former Field Anti-Gang Unit, Part Of Nearly 200 Budget-Erased Officers Not Restored Despite Measure A Tax Increase, Might Have Something To Do With This
    Extended On-Demand Audio / Perspective: Peculiar 5th District Candidate Forum: No Audience Questions Allowed; LVNA Pres. Opens By Praising Incumbent For LUE Outcome; Group's Leaders' Questions Produce Uneventful Q & A; Repub Candidate Uses His Closing Statement To Drop Out Of Race And Endorse Repub Incumbent

    LVNA forum, Bancroft Middle School, 6:35 p.m.
    In Depth Coverage: City-Hired Engineer's Monthly Queen Mary Inspection Reports Tell City Staff/City Auditor About These Maintenance Issues At Historic Ship; Lessee Urban Commons Says It's Working With City, Making Necessary Repairs As Quickly As Possible And Has Made Progress Despite Challenges; Ship's Grassroots Supporters Display Photos/Video Of What They Recently Saw
    One Day After Three Shootings (Incl. A Homicide) Near Central LB's PCH Corridor, LBPD Deploys Add'l Officers, Stops Vehicle; Suspect Allegedly Points Gun At Officer And Police Shoot/Wound Him
    Suspect is found to allegedly have a no-bail felony arrest warrant for allegedly violating terms "Post Release Community Supervision" (now handled by County under Sac'to's 2011 AB 109 state prison "realignment")

    LBPD photo
    Photo Gallery: Teachable Moments: LBUSD Students Hold Peaceful On-Campus Demonstrations One Month After Florida School Mass Shooting

    LB Poly High. LBUSD photo
    All Four 5th Dist. City Council Candidates -- Incumbent Stacy Mungo + Challengers Corliss Lee, Rich Dines and John Osborn -- Will Appear At Candidate Forum Tonight (March 15) at Bancroft Middle School. 6:30 p.m.
    Long Beach Council Approves (6-2) "Long Beach Values Act" Expanding "Sanctuary State" SB 54 Policies (Deplored By President Trump & Facing U.S. DOJ Suit) To All LB City Government Depts; Council Votes (5-3) To Seek Further Info To Develop $250,000 Legal Defense Fund To Aid Impacted LB Residents
    Three Central LB Shootings In Broad Daylight, One Victim Dies
    Subsequent development above
    LB Council To Consider Implementing These "Sanctuary City" Type Policies, May Also Approve $100k To Help Create Deportation Legal Defense Fund
    Subsequent development: Council votes 7-0 to approve in midnight hour, no discussion.
    Council Will Vote On $1.7+ Mil For "Demand Needs Assessment" Of IT Items For New Civic Center Plus $350k To Assess Need To Build LBPD HQ Parking Garage
    In Depth / Extended Audio Coverage: 5th District Council Candidates Corliss Lee and Rich Dines Field Residents' Questions, Display Some Differences With Each Other And With Non-Attending Incumbent Stacy Mungo; All Four Ballot Candidates Slated To Appear At March 15 LVNA Forum


    Here's List Of District-by-District Council-Voted Approved Amendments To Land Use Element Maps
    LBPD Says This Is What Happened Re Allegedly Armed Man, Threat To Blow Up LB Fed'l Building And Resulting Fatal Officer Involved Shooting

    LBPD released image
    Follow the Money: Council Re-Election Shoo-In Vice Mayor Rex Richardson Makes $10,000 "In Kind" Campaign Contribution (Staff/Walkers) -- Possibly Largest Single Campaign Contrib In History Of LBCC Races -- To Support L.A. County Dem Party Activist Uduak Ntuk Against LBCC Trustee Jeff Kellogg; Richardson Also Gives Sums To Support Re-Election Of LB City Council Incumbents Suzie Price & Roberto Uranga
    Subsequent development above
    LBPD Told Allegedly Armed Man Headed To Blow Up LB Fed'l Building; Police Spot And Surround Him On Ocean Blvd. Near Chestnut; He's Allegedly Non-Compliant And After Two Hours Of Negotiations, He's Fatally Shot
    Subsequent development above
    Two 5th District Council Candidates (Corliss Lee + Rich Dines) Will Attend Candidate Forum Tonight; All Four (Mungo + Lee + Dines + Osborn) Confirm For March 15 Forum
    Council Votes To Advance Density Increase Maps BUT Further Pares Down Density Increases Sought By Staff, Adds Periodic Reviews On Equity/Affordable Housing Plus Five Year Update
    As seen LIVE: March 6, 2018: After approving Council-district amendments to LUE maps, Council votes without dissent to oppose SB 827 (Sac'to dictated transit-vicinity housing bldg heights) citing loss of local control.
    Grassroots Council of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO) Issues This Statement In Advance of Council LUE Vote
    Detail-Savvy Long Beach Resident Kerrie Aley Sends Mayor/Council This Email Citing Gov't Figures, Says Numbers Show City Staff's LUE Overstates Housing Need, Flawed In Demanding Increased Density; She Offers These Solutions
    City Staff Agendizes This Memo Urging Council On March 6 To Advance -- With Or Without Tweaks -- Land Use Element Density Increase Maps
    Senator Wiener's Words & Pix Show What His SB 827 Would Do Re Sac'to Dictated Developer-Desired Transit Vicinity Housing Heights
    On Feb. 13, LB Council Declined To Oppose SB 827 Pending Amendments; On Mar 6, Council Committee (Austin, Mungo, Gonzalez) May Recommend Council Take Some Position
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com / Includes Perspective / Opinion: LUE Game Changer: There Is No Legal Requirement To Adopt A LB Land Use Element (LUE) Stretching To 2040; A Shorter, More Prudent Time Period Allowing Greater Caution Would Suffice
    As heard LIVE: Metro Board Approves I-710 Alternative 5C As "Locally Preferred Alternative" With Solis-Garcia Motion That Starts Spending Money For "Early Action Items" Immediately But Leaves Ultimate Outcome Uncertain
    First (Again) on LBREPORT.com: SB 827 Author Amendments Would Retain Local Zoning Override / Sac'to Dictated Multi-Story Housing Heights Near Transit
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