Updates from the City of Long Beach

Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine to host Open House and Job Fair; City of Long Beach announces return to in-person city council meetings, launch of Youth Climate Corps Survey, and Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Host Open House and Job Fair 

The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) will host an Open House and Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center at Houghton Park, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave. The event will include information on current PRM programs and services, a preview of this

year’s summer programming, and a job fair for those seeking summer employment. 

“I encourage Long Beach residents to learn about all the fantastic programs, services and youth summer job opportunities offered by our Parks, Recreation and Marine Department,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “After two years of more limited programs during the pandemic, we’re looking forward to a summer full of activity.” 

The Job Fair is intended to hire candidates interested in summer employment with the Parks Department, with positions open for a variety of recreation programs. Applicants

are encouraged to view information about the positions and complete an application prior to the event on the PRM Job Opportunities webpage

Applications will also be available at the event. Job Fair participants will be taken through preliminary interviews and get the opportunity to meet hiring supervisors and learn what a day in the life of a Long Beach Recreation Leader is like.   

For additional information about the PRM Open House and Job Fair visit LBParks.org,

or call 562-570-3150. 

Long Beach to Resume In-Person City Council Meetings Beginning March 15

The City of Long Beach will resume in-person City Council meetings at the Bob Foster Civic Chambers, located at 411 W. Ocean Blvd., beginning March 15.

Over the next few weeks, the City will gradually transition from the virtual format back to in person. The schedule will be as follows:

  • March 8 meeting will remain virtual.
  • March 15 meeting will be conducted in a hybrid format, allowing Councilmembers and the public to attend either in person or virtually.
  • March 22 meeting, and thereafter, will be held in person only.

Council meetings temporarily transitioned to the virtual format in January due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge. As cases continue to steadily decline, the City is reopening its Civic Chamber doors and looks forward to welcoming the public back in person once again.

City Council meetings will continue to be streamed online on the City’s Granicus page and Long Beach Television’s (LBTV’s) website, cable channels and YouTube Channel. Community members may still attend the March 8 and 15 meetings via Zoom with a link to the meetings to be provided on the posted agenda.

City Launches Youth Climate Corps Survey

The City of Long Beach is seeking public feedback on the development of the Long Beach Youth Climate Corps, a new youth job placement program in climate-related careers. Respondents can provide input on climate-related job placement opportunities and indicate interest in participating in the program.

“The Long Beach Youth Climate Corps supports and engages Long Beach youth in workforce development and instills a focus on climate change and adaption in future jobs,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach is a leader in this critical work to support climate change by training our workforce to help our residents and our environment.”

The Youth Climate Corps survey is available now through March 10, at 11:59 p.m.  at longbeach.gov/climatecorps and is available in English, Khmer, Spanish, and Tagalog. Information gathered from the survey will be used to develop the Youth Climate Corps Program, anticipated to launch summer 2022. Additional information about the Youth Climate Corpse Program is available in a presentation provided to the Long Beach Sustainable City Commission on Feb. 24, 2022.

Public Invited to Participate in City’s 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

The City of Long Beach is inviting members of the public to participate in the development of the City’s updated Hazard Mitigation Plan. Residents are encouraged to share their knowledge of local hazards through a public survey, available online and in-person at all Long Beach Public Library locations, now through March 31.

“Preparing for natural disasters is a critical part of the City’s recovery and long-term planning efforts,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We encourage residents and business owners to complete this survey so we can assess the emergency preparedness needs of our community and best prepare for the future.” 

The survey, available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog, is designed to gauge the level of knowledge community members have about hazards that are most relevant to Long Beach and their preparedness for disasters. Information provided in the surveys will be used by the City’s Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications to support the development of strategies and actions to reduce the risk of death, injuries and property damage resulting from a disaster, which will be outlined in the updated Hazard Mitigation Plan.  

The Hazard Mitigation Plan serves to reduce loss of life and property by mitigating potential risks and minimizing the impact of disasters. The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires the plan to be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs.

Up-to-date information will be posted on the Disaster Preparedness website, Facebook, and Instagram pages at @LBDisasterPrep in the coming weeks.