UPDATE from Livable California On Nine Bad Housing Bills
Two bad bills -- AB 1279 (opposed by City of LB) and AB 3107 -- are now dead (a victory, pulled by their author.)
On Aug. 6 three bad bills will be heard in the State Senate Housing Committee: AB 725, AB 2345 (lets developers override city standards on height, open space, parking, setbacks, side yards and other careful planning) and AB 3040 (lets cities "upzone" single-family areas to fourplexes)
On Aug. 11, SB 1120 (co-authored by state Senator Lena Gonzalez, crushes single-family zoning, allows 4 market-rate homes where a one home now stands) will be heard in Ass'y Local Gov't Committee.
SB 902, SB 1085, SB 995 remain problematic.
Visit https://www.livablecalifornia.org for details and updated information.
LB School Bd To Receive Update On "Opening Of School" (Online Till At Least Oct. 5); Teachers Union And Mgm't Currently Negotiating Terms
Mgm't also proposes to (a) convene "School Naming Advisory Committee" to consider some new school names and (b) receive board input on pursuing "equity" policies
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|City Clerk Calls for Argument Writers for the 2020 City Ballot Measure
On November 3, 2020, the City of Long Beach will hold a Consolidated Municipal Election with the Los Angeles General Municipal Election at which voters will consider a ballot measure relating to the Long Beach Community Services General Purpose Oil Production Tax Increase 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 today 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 Thursday, August 6, 2020.
The Mayor will announce his nominees for argument writers at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020. The City Council will vote on those nominations at the City Council meeting on August 11, 2020. Arguments FOR or AGAINST the ballot measure are due to the City Clerk by Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., while rebuttal arguments are due by Monday, August 24, 2020 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.
Above text provided by City Clerk's office
|*Aug. 5, 2020) -- The LB School Board is scheduled to hear a report from LBUSD management at its Aug. 5, 5 p.m. meeting on "Opening of School Update."
LBUSD has indicated school will begin online only on Sept. 1 and will continue online only until at least Oct. 5.
The publicly stated position of the Teachers Ass'nf Long Beach (TALB) is:
[TALB website Aug. 5] "There are NO agreements with Executive Staff on any aspect of returning to work on August 31st. There is NO agreement that ALL teachers should return to their empty classrooms to teach online learning. There are NO agreements to Executive Staff’s proposals for online learning. Put simply, THERE ARE NO AGREEMENTS! Our next Bargaining Session is August 7th. The TALB Bargaining Team NEEDS your support. Please email Board of Education members and copy (cc) Executive Staff. BARGAIN A FAIR AND EQUITABLE SETTLEMENT! [end TALB text
In other words: LBUSD management and TALB are negotiating the terms of an MOU on how to proceed in resuming classes. We have no ddetails yet.
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