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Bubble - Local-ActionLOTS OF IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT! I hope you've had a chance to visit the new and improved Bixby Park bluff.  What had been a dangerous slope that families took to using in order to reach the beach, is now a smooth path. What had been a slope with weeds and erosion is now a bluff with drought tolerant native plants. The project also includes historic information boards to bring the story of two recently uncovered historic gun pads and their role during WWII to life.


The lighted staircases and path will enable residents to easily and safely access overnight parking at the Beach Parking Lot through the Community Parking Program, which District 2 established in beach and other public lots for parking impacted neighborhoods. For more information on parking, call the Marine Bureau office at  (562) 570-3215.


In addition, a new stand alone bathroom facility at Bixby Park will be complete by October.  Storm drain improvements are being completed along Third Street at Cerritos, Orange, Hermosa and Cherry avenues, ending years of street flooding and inconvenience for residents. The beach pedestrian path spanning 3.1 miles of our namesake beach will be finished by May.


Those are just some of the many improvements taking place this year. To view the complete list of accomplishments and goals for 2015, please click here




Make it a point to shop local! Supporting our local businesses not only makes good business sense but helps our city. For every dollar spent in Long Beach, we're supporting public safety, libraries, parks, infrastructure improvements and helping to create more local jobs.



Bubble - My StoryI was born in Madras, India and came to the United States with my parents in 1977, at the age of seven. My favorite childhood memory is riding with my father on his bike as he drove me to school. All these years later, biking is still my preferred mode of transportation.


With a Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development from USC, I've been able to work on my other passions - water management, urban planning and creating sustainable communities.


Having over 15 years of experience in the water industry, I've served in policy roles at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, West Basin Municipal Water District and Water Replenishment District of Southern California. Some of the work I'm most proud of has come as a result of my being in public office and helping our city become a leader in green technologies.


I was honored to present a Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk focused on my urban planning work globally to shape cities for the future as well as my work here in Long Beach. At TEDx Pacific Garbage Patch, I discussed the growing economic costs of collection and disposal of plastic for municipal governments. At the United Nations and World Bank, I spoke on best practices of local governments to implement litter management strategies and associated costs of water pollution.








Bubble - Community MattersOne of the things I love most about Long Beach is the sense of community. As Vice Mayor, I see it firsthand every day. Over the past decade, we have worked together as neighbors to create a community where we can live, work, shop and even do touristy things without having to get in the car or leave our city. We've made our neighborhoods safer, our schools stronger and our air cleaner while supporting our local, small businesses and advocating for smart, sustainable growth. It's why I'm raising my son in this beautiful city we proudly call home!






lb-logoThe GO Long Beach app is designed to provide Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors access to City Hall, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere. You can use the app to submit service requests for issues like graffiti, potholes and sign damage. If you're using an iPhone or Android, you'll be able to simply open the App, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit - the App knows the exact location and sends the issue directly to city staff. There's also GO Long Beach apps that connect you with the Police Department, the library system, animal care services, the airport, and the City Clerk (for voting questions).  Check them out by clicking here.



CITY COMMISSION OPENINGS! City Commissions, boards and task forces play an important role in improving the quality of life and community for residents, businesses and visitors in Long Beach. District 2 residents have an opportunity to contribute to the city we love by volunteering to be on one of these bodies.  Currently, there are openings on the following commissions:

Board of Health and Human Services - Must be a doctor - 1 seat
Commission on Youth and Children - Must be under 19 years old - 1 seat
Senior Citizen Advisory Commission - Must be over 50 - 2 seats
Technology and Innovation Commission - 7 seats
Economic Development  Commission - 11 seats

Click here to learn more and fill out an online application





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Vice Mayor Suja LowenthalTuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 5:44pm
Join Long Beach Search & Rescue and Start Your Future Today; Orientation Mtg 10/6, 7pm

The Long Beach Search & Rescue Unit has been in existence since 1962 and provides young adults with an opportunity to serve the public during emergency situations. Applications will be accepted at the annual orientation meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 7:00 pm., at 2247 Argonne Avenue, Long Beach, 90815. This orientation meeting is only held once a year.

Motivated young adults, who are interested in public safety careers, and their parents are encouraged to attend this one-hour meeting.
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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal updated her cover photo.Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 4:46pm
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Vice Mayor Suja LowenthalTuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 4:43pm
A jam packed agenda awaits City Council tonight as they consider the following: Long Beach Tourism Business Improvement Area assessment renewal; an Entertainment Permit for the Mineshaft (Friday & Saturday 9pm - 1am, Sunday 3pm - 7pm); whether to update the Strategic Plan for Older Adults and create an action plan & Office on Aging; an update on LBFD's termination of the Rapid Medic Deployment Program; execution of Mills Act historic property contracts for Espey/Lochridge House, Insurance Exchange Building and Ocean Center Building among others; update on the Language Access Policy; and installation of additional angled parking on north and south side of Shoreline Drive in Downtown. To view these items and any of the other 38 items before Council, go to the City Clerk's page at
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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal with Steve Be Cotte and 6 othersMonday, October 5th, 2015 at 11:07pm
Long Beach is looking for volunteers to join our Senior Police Partner Program - check out the link below for details.

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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal shared her event.Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 8:32pm
Won't you join us for a good drinks, food and a cause?
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Join cd2 @ Padre 525 E. Broadway on 10/8 @ 5:30 PM. 20% of your bill 2b donated to St. Mary's CARE program.

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