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The following announcement text is provided by the Long Beach City Clerk's office.

City Clerk Calls for Argument Writers for the 2020 City Ballot Measures

On March 3, 2020, the City of Long Beach will hold a Consolidated Municipal Election with the Statewide Direct Primary Election at which voters will consider a ballot measure relating to the Measure A Extension Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax and subject to Council action on November 19, 2019, may consider a ballot measure relating to the City of Long Beach Transient Occupancy (Hotel Bed Tax) Measure.

To make sure there is adequate time for those interested in writing arguments for or against the measure, the Interest Form for Argument Writers is available starting Nov. 15 on the Office of the City Clerk webpage www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk/elections/ballot-measures. All interest forms must be received by the City Clerk at 411 West Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level, Window #12, Long Beach, CA 90802, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. A separate form must be submitted for each ballot measure.

The Mayor will announce his nominees for argument writers at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019. The City Council will vote on those nominations at the City Council meeting on December 3, 2019.

Arguments FOR or AGAINST the ballot measure are due to the City Clerk by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., while rebuttal arguments are due by Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Arguments must not exceed 300 words and rebuttal arguments must not exceed 250 words.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk, at (562) 570-6101.

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Special Report w/ Detailed Coverage: Video / Audio / Perspective: State Senator John Moorlach Says He'd Welcome Long Beach Support For SB 640 That Would Add Language To Current CA Law Allowing Intervention To Help Severely Mentally Hill Homeless Persons Too Ill To Help Themselves
New / Developing: Council/Mayor/City Mgm't Will Discuss -- Outside Of Public View -- Amendment To Lease Terms With Urban Commons (Queen Mary/Adjacent Property Lessee)
New: City Docs Show Proposed Hotel Room Tax Is Gen'l Fund Revenue Measure; Council Will Vote Tuesday On Whether To Approve This Ballot Text Implying Arts/Convention Ctr Support
New: Parks/Rec Staff Asks Parks/Rec Comm'n To Recommend Artificial Turf Field At El Dorado Park West

Image source: City management agendizing memo








LB Has 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th. 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st. 72nd, 73rd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd 83 Shooting Crime Scenes (Fatal + Non-Fatal + No-Person-Hit) Since May 7. Click maps below details on most recent four.
Special Report / In Depth / Amnesia File: Long Beach Had But No Longer Has An LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit. How'd That Happen?




Jan 1, 2018 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial.
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Gunfire Strikes NW NLB (Coolidge Triangle) Residence, Casings Found Nearby
It's fifth incident of reported gunfire within roughly five months in NW NLB neighborhood


Final Vote Tally Shows Councilwoman-Elect Zendejas Received Less Than A Third Of 1st Dist. Votes Cast Among Eight Ballot Candidates; $126,000+ Spent To Elect Her Produced 858 Votes; 1st Dist. Voter Turnout Was 13.42%
Councilmembers Richardson & Pearce Vote To Require So Cal Coastal Areas (Instead of Inland Areas) To Absorb Increased Share Of New Housing, SCAG Vote Calls For Finding/Zoning/Enabling LB Locations For 26,440 New Housing Units b/w 2021-29; New LB LUE Includes "Opportunities" For 28.5k
Seven LB's Councilmembers Just Met For Under Six Minutes As Members Of City Hall's "Housing Authority" And Can Now Collect $50 Each. For Months, Several Have Collected These Sums For Even Shorter Meetings
Thus far in 2019, four Councilmembers have collected or been eligible to collect $500 or more for attending the City Hall body's mainly 3-4 minute long meetings
In Detail: City Mgm't Acknowledges Increasing Or Starting To Pay All City Hall-Chosen Commission Appointees For Attending Their Meetings Could Cost LB Taxpayers These Six Figure Sums; Council Has These Options, Including Saying "No"
Still undecided by Council: Should city mgm't (that answers to Mayor/Council) decide what advisory comm'ns can/can't discuss?
Follow-Up: Council Votes 7-0 -- Without Any 1st Council Dist. Elected Rep -- Denying Appeal And Effectively Rejecting Concerns By North Pine Neighborhood Alliance (Residents Usually Supportive Of High Rise Density) -- To Approve 3rd/Pacific Residential/Comm'l Development (23-Story Tower + 8 Story Adjoining Bldg.)

Image source: Ensemble website
D.A. Charges Los Cerritos Triple-Fatality Driver With Three Counts of Murder And Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
Responding To Council Request, City Staff Prepares To Implement "Homeless Employment Pilot Program" That Will Recruit/Hire/Pay 15 Homeless Persons To Perform Short Term Tasks on City/Public Property And Train About 15 Others To Adapt Their Current Skills To New Jobs
Costs not clear in city management memo but will tap Sac'to distributed CA taxpayer funds
Two Central LB Shootings w/in 24 Hrs: Anaheim/MLK and Orange/16th (6th dist./Vice Mayor Andrews)


Subsequent development above:
Some Downtown LB Residents (Accustomed To/Usually Supportive Of High Rise Density) Say Proposed 3rd/Pacific 23-Story Tower Is Too Tall, Impacts Go Beyond "Downtown Plan" Pgm EIR; City Council Will Decide Appeal Nov. 12
Attic Fire In El Dorado Park Estates Home Briefly Escalates To Second Alarm, Knocked Down With No Persons Injured
Planning Comm'n Approves Proposed Studebaker/Loynes Business Park; Grassroots CARP/Eastside Voice/Sierra Club Wetlands Task Force + Some Nearby Neighbors May Appeal To City Council And/Or Coastal Comm'n

Source: Architect rendering attached to city agendized hearing materials
Public Pushback on 4th St. Parking Meters Prompts City Staff Delay/Possible Tweaks But These Council Votes -- Twice At Same Meeting -- Approved Them; Hear AUDIO
2nd dist. election fallout: Fox blasts meters; Allen contributed to several Council incumbents who later voted for meters; Lara is endorsed by Pearce who made motion to approve them; and Barrera's FB page mum on meters
LBPD Seeks Your Help In ID'ing/Locating These "Persons Of Interest" In Connection With Multiple Alleged Peeking-While-Loitering Incidents In (Mainly) ELB Neighborhoods

Updated 1st District Vote Tally Shows Roughly 13%+ Voter Turnout But Little Overall Change: Mary Zendejas Is Elected To LB City Council With Less Than A Third of Ballots Cast
Newly Restored Fire Engine 17 (Argonne Ave.) Swiftly Knocks Down 11 p.m.-hour Kitchen (Grease) Fire At ELB Hof's Hut (Bellflower/Stearns)
Perspective / Viewpoints

Editorial: Sorry, But Councilman Supernaw's Community Hospital Deal Will Eat Millions That Won't Be Available To Continue Providing Fire Engine 17 Beyond Sept. 2021 AND Could Still Leave LB Without Continuing Eastside Acute Care Hospital AND Could Cause City To Lose Its Community Hospital Property Entirely


Follow-up: Gov. VETOES this bill, see subsequent coverage here. Here's How To Tell Gov. Newsom To Veto Election-Tilting Anti-Taxpayer Anti-Transparency SB 268
Editorial: It's Not Streamlining. It Doesn't Promote Public Participation. It Will Affect Your Ability To Speak And Be Heard When City Council Actions Affect Your Neighborhood And Our City. Here's How To Stop It And Send A Message That The Public's Voices Matter


Perspective: By The Numbers: Here Are LB Taxpayer/Neighborhood-Impacting Public Safety Facts That LB's Mayor/Council Haven't Told You


Editorial: This Happened When A Mentally Ill Vagrant Said He Wanted To Kill A Belmont Shore Business' Manager.
Opinion: LB Dem Partisans Try To Link 1st Dist Council Candidate Morquecho To Trump, While He And Multiple Dems Fail To Link Mayor-Backed Zendejas To Multiple Unpopular Council Actions
Editorial: Our Hearts Are With Candlelight Vigils, But LBREPORT.com Is Done Covering Them. We Urge Action
Editorial: Civics Refresher, Rights And Remedies When LB Council Incumbents Try To Reduce (Not Restore) Your Right To Speak And Be Heard At Council Meetings
Their New City Hall
Editorial: ĦQue barbaridad!
UPDATE: Council votes without dissent to approve Opinion: Your Councilmember Will Vote On Whether To Tilt/Rig The Outcome Of March 2020 Election On City Hall-Sought Permanent "Blank Check" Sales Tax
UPDATE: Council votes without dissent to approve consent calendar without discussion. No member(s) of the public or organizations speak to the Mayor's Honolulu travel.
Editorial: Mayor Seeks "Consent Calendar" -- No Council Discussion -- Of Taxpayer Costs For His Honolulu Junket...That He Could Pay For Using His Contributor-Funded Officeholder Account Instead
Editorial: Jan. 2019: Mayor Garcia Tells "State of the City" LB Has "Fiscally Responsible Gov't"; July 2019: Mayor Seeks Council-Declared "Fiscal Emergency," Returns From Honolulu Junket, Agendizes "Consent Calendar" (No Discussion Sought) Council Item Claiming No Fiscal Impact From Trips He Could Pay For -- But Doesn't -- Using His Now Contributor-Funded Officeholder Account
Perspecive: He's Paid $100k+ Salary By Union Whose PAC Gave These Contribs to Mayor/Several Council Incumbents; He Moved Into LB In 2017 And Within Weeks Mayor/Council Put Him On Planning Comm'n; Now They Just Reapponted Him For Four More Yrs
Perspective/Opinion: Priorities: Neither Long Beach Mayor Garcia Nor Any LB Councilmember(s) Agendize 21 Shooting Crime Scenes (Fatal + Wounding + No Persons Hit) Since May 5 For June 11 or (Thus Far) June 18 Council Discussion/Action; Mayor Adds Agendized Farewell Ceremony for Councilwoman now state-Senator-Elect Gonzalez
Perspective / Opinion / AUDIO: On April 30, Long Beach City Council's Public Safety Committee Met; Price and Austin Mum Re Restoring LBPD Field Anti-Gang Unit And Supernaw Offered This Reasoning To Rationalize NOT Restoring It; Since Then, LB Has Had 21 Shooting Crime Scenes (None In His District)
Opinion: Listen, Speak, Communicate Openly To Protect Students Facing Rising Tide Of Violence Around Some LB Schools
by Tonia Reyes Uranga
Ms. Reyes Uranga was the 7th dist. Councilwoman 2002-2010. She is the spouse of current 7th dist. Councilman Roberto Uranga
Editorial: Tuesday May 14 Will Show If Your Councilmember Will Defend, Preserve And Protect Your Rights To Speak/Be Heard At Council Meetings...Or Move To Reduce/Erase Them












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    (1) LBPD Has Presented Its Evidence/Materials To D.A. For Criminal Case-Filing Consideration In Los Cerritos (Awaida Family) Triple-Fatality; (2) At Court Hearing In Comm'l Burg Case, Court Maintains Its Approval For LB City Prosecutor Haubert-Sought $500k Bail, Schedules Next Hearing Dec. 4
    Subsequent coverage above:
    For Years, Studebaker/Loynes Industrial Property Has Stood Quiet/Undeveloped But That May Now Change. Property Owner Proposes "Studebaker Rd. Business Park"; Planning Comm'n Will Hold Hearing/Vote Subject To Possible Appeal(s)
    Follow the Money: On Day Before & On Election Day, These Sources Gave These Sums To Elect Zendejas To LB's City Council
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    Continuing Coverage: Re Los Cerritos Triple-Fatality (Awaida Family) Suspected DUI: LBPD Accident Investigator Continue Preparing Information/Materials For Presentation To District Attorney For Possible Filing Consideration; DA's Decision Will Likely Involve Consideation Of Both Factual And Legal Matters
    Continuing Coverage: LBPD Arrested Los Cerritos DUI Suspect Navarro On NON-DUI Charges A Little Over Four Months Ago; Here's What Happened Then And Is Happening Now; He's Back In Jail. On City Prosecutor Motion In Comm'l Burglary Case Court Increased His Bail to $500k
    City's Queen Mary Lessee (Ship Operator/Adjacent Land Developer) Urban Commons Provides City Mgm't This Plan For Ship Repairs; Read Details In Attachments And City Mgm't's Upbeat Response
    Politics For Grownups / Perspective: Mary Zendejas Is Elected To LB City Council; How She Won And The Others Lost
    Weeks Ago, L.A. County Election Bureaucrats Quietly Decided To Change A 1st Council Dist. Polling Place Location But Didn't Tell LB's City Clerk Or LB Voters Until A Few Days Before Election; Yes, LB's City Council CAN Choose To Have LB's City Clerk Run LB's Elections Again, But...

    They're All Gone: Mother Dies, Joining Toddler Son And Her Husband, Killed While Walking In Los Cerritos Neighborhood, Struck By Suspected/Arrested DUI Driver; Funerals For Father And Son Scheduled Monday 1 p.m.@ Garden Grove Islamic Center
    GoFundMe Page Has Raised $179,000+
    Eduardo Lara, A Contributor To Electing Jeannine Pearce To LB's City Council In 2016, Enters 2nd Dist. Race To Replace Her...And She Swiftly Endorses Him; CSULB Prof Is Also A Boardmember Of LGBTQ Center
    Man Stabbed In Vons (Traffic Circle Area) Parking Lot At Midafternoon Sunday
    Man Is Shot At Midafternoon Sunday, Area Hill St./Pasadena Ave. (6th Dist.)
    In Depth Coverage / Perspective: New Shoemaker Bridge -- Proposed As Iconic New Entrance To Downtown LB -- Might End Up Considerably Less; City Council (Including Its "I-710 Oversight Committee") Hasn't Paid Attention And Some LB Media Outlets Haven't Told You These Details


    Outpouring Of Grief And Prayers, GoFundMe Page Raises $134,000+ After Father And (Update) His Infant Son Perish, Mother In Critical Condition, After Vehicle Strikes Them While Walking On Halloween Night In Los Cerritos Neighborhood; LBPD Arrests Driver On Suspicion Of DUI
    More ELB Gunfire: Man Is Shot/Wounded 2400 block Granada (4th Dist Near 5th Dist. Border); It's THIRD Shooting Crime Scene Within A Week "East of Redondo" In Councilman Supernaw's District
  • Signal Hill PD investigating reported Hilltop Park gunfire about a half hour later (no victims or casings found)

    Jan 1, 2018 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial.
    Councilmembers Richardson/Pearce/Uranga Echo October L.A. Council Action, Agendize Nov. 5 Item To Ban Landlords From Issuing "No Fault" Notices And Pursuing "No Fault" Evictions Prior to Jan. 1 Effective Date Of AB 1482 (Sac'to Law Requiring Just Cause For Evictions/Imposing Statewide Rent Cap)
  • Detailed Coverage / Politics For Grownups: After Raising $40,000 (Mainly In June 2019) To Seek Re-Election In May 2020, 2nd Dist. Councilwoman Pearce Now Says She Won't...So Who Gets The Money And Whom Will Her Supporters Support? Choices Now Shaping Up: Reform-Ticket Robert Fox vs. Newcomer Jeanette Barrera vs. Mayor/Council Contributor Cindy Allen
    On-Demand VIDEO of News Briefing: 12 Shot/3 Perish At Party At Residence On 7th St. @ Temple
  • VIDEO: LBPD Chief Luna (in prelim info w/ multiple caveats) says it doesn't appear random, appears to be targeted attack but no indication of gang involvement
  • Shooter dressed to conceal his face allegedly walked up from alley behind residence, opened fire, fled in a vehicle
    On-Demand AUDIO: Cindy Allen's 2nd Council Dist. Campaign Kick-Off Draws Multiple Current And Former LB Officials; Ms. Allen Delivers These Remarks (Quick-Launch On-Demand Audio)


    1st Dist. Council Candidates Elliot Gonzales, Joe Ganem and Shelbyrae Black Join In Signing "Reform Pledge"
    Follow the Money Coverage: LB Firefighters Union PAC Just Spent Another Nearly $12k (Cumulated Total Now $17k) In Its "Independent Expenditure Campaign" To Elect Zendejas In 1st Dist. Election
    It's Tapping Recent $10k Contribs ($30k Total) Received From Mayor Garcia's "2026 Lt. Gov. Committee" + State Senator Gonzalez's 2019 Election Committee + LB Police Officers PAC
    ELB Gunfire, Vehicle Struck/No Persons Hit, Anaheim/Bennett (Just West of Ximeno, 4th Dist.)

    Jan 1, 2018 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial.
    Mayor Garcia Cancels Long Beach "Meet the Mayor" Event To Campaign In Iowa For Dem Pres Candidate Kamala Harris
    LB's City Auditor Says Queen Mary Repair/Maintenance Issues Not Her Job
    Follow the Money Coverage: LBREPORT.com Shows Updated 1st Council District Campaign Contribs And Their Sources
  • Zendejas receives $30k in less than 30 days, total nearly $100k to date
  • Morquecho receives just under $10k, total $35k to date
  • Salgado receives nearly $5k
  • Tagaloa makes an add'l $10k contrib to his campaign
    In Depth Coverage: Mayor Garcia Schedules "Officeholder Account" Contribution Event For Himself Hosted By 2nd/PCH Developer...While Its Developer Pursues Council Appeal To Install Four Large Electronic Message Signs (After Planning Comm'n Allowed Only Two Facing Inward)
    Multiple Updates: Savvy Citizens Flag Down Alert LBPD Patrol Officer And Their Swift Response Likely Prevented Add'l Casualties In Chaotic NLB Bar Shooting: One Man Is Dead, One Man Is Wounded, Shooter Is Killed, Four Persons Hide In Bathroom Until Rescued By PD/SWAT
    Detailed Coverage / Politics For Grownups: Follow the Money In 1st Dist. City Council Election:
  • Bypassing LB's Campaign Reform Act Contribution Limits, Mayor Garcia's "2026 Lt. Gov. Committee," State Senator Gonzalez's 2019 Election Committee And LB Police Officers PAC Give $10,000 Each -- $30,000 Combined -- To LB Firefighters Ass'n PAC Which Swiftly Spent Over $5,700 (Thus Far) On "Independent Campaign" To Elect Candidate Zendejas
  • Councilman Rex Richardson Used His Contributor-Funded "Officeholder Account" To Give $1,000 To Zendejas Campaign And Two Add'l Organized Labor Entities Give $4,000 To Zendejas Campaign
  • LB Area Chamber of Commerce Gives $1,000 To Morquecho Campaign
    VIDEO: Reform Ticket City Council Candidates Robert Fox (2nd Dist.) And Juan Ovalle (8th Dist.) Sign This "Reform Pledge," Vow That If Elected, They'll Seek Changes In How LB City Hall Currently Operates And Treats The Public
    Earthquake: Fri. Oct 18: 12:20 a.m. Initial magnitude, 3.7, initial epicener WSW of Compton, depth about 24 km, sharp jolt felt all the way into ELB (Bellflower/Wardlow area)

    USGS shake/contour map
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    Governor VETOES SB 268 Citing Lack Of Transparency, Would Have Let Cities Avoid 75 Word Ballot Summary, Instead Tell Voters To "See Voter Guide" For Taxpayer-Impacting Details Of Ballot Measures Seeking Multi-Level Taxes Or Property-Tax Raising Debt-Bonds
    Some LBREPORT.com readers responded to our editorial and emailed Governor urging veto after LB Council quietly let Mayor Garcia support the bill; all of LB's Sac'to lawmakers voted for it
    Cindy Allen, Contributor To Mayor Garcia/Multiple Council Incumbents And Previous LBPost Publisher/Owner, Enters 2nd Dist. Council Race
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  • To Ray Morquecho: Two Apt. Ass'n Advocacy Groups
  • To Misi Tagaloa: Oakwood Academy
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    Sat Nite: Man Is Shot/Wounded 2900 block E. Artesia
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    In Depth Coverage: Gov Newsom Signs Multiple Sac'to Bills Enabling Greater Housing Density, Reducing Local Control; LB's Mayor/Council Remained Mum As Measures Advanced Despite Council Recited Policy To Oppose Bills Reducing Local Control
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