Local Residents Express Major Concerns Over Newly Adopted Budget

The  Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the City of Long Beach’s $3 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The new budget includes a notable and controversial increase to the budget of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) to the tune of $250 million, or about 64 percent of the total General Fund adopted within the new City budget.

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LBUSD to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the Delta variant surges throughout the world and local community, the Long Beach Unified School District has announced that they will be requiring proof of vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 tests for all of their employees.

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City Auditor Laura Doud Finds Urban Commons Misrepresents Financial Information of Queen Mary

The Long Beach City Auditor’s Office (Office) in partnership with the forensics accounting firm, Hemming Morse, has performed an analysis of financial transactions and activity between Urban Commons Queensway LLC (Urban Commons), the leaseholder and operator of the Queen Mary, and the City of Long Beach (City). The purpose of the investigation was to verify that the $23 million approved by City Council in 2016 was used as intended to fund 27 critical and urgent repair projects identified in the 2016 Marine Survey.

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Long Beach Providing Migrant Children with Temporary Emergency Shelter

To ensure the safety and well-being of each child, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, has requested assistance from local governments throughout the United States to provide temporary facilities for these children, while the federal government quickly reconnects them with family members or sponsors in the United States. Long Beach specifically has been requested to assist with this humanitarian mission to safely house children who are unattended by their parents.

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Candidates’ latest announcements to run for 1st and 2nd District in Long Beach

Following the past weeks’ state Senate election, candidates running to represent the 1st District made their formal introductions and previewed

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