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Eleven local community organizations submitted a letter to the City of Long Beach Planning Commission and City Council calling for the passage of the Land Use and Urban Design Element with stronger language regarding equitable density, affordable housing, renter protections, and targeted economic development. The letter details why every Long Beach resident should have the opportunity to live and work in a healthy, thriving, and forward-looking city, and how developing a shared vision of the city’s future is the first … read more
Originally published on The California Endowment’s Blog: In its commitment to protect immigrants, who are integral to its economy and culture, California has just passed SB54. The “Sanctuary State Bill” would limit how local and state law enforcement can interact with federal immigration enforcement by protecting records and personal information of undocumented immigrants present here. The passage of this bill has once again positioned California at the forefront of progress on immigrant rights protections. Still, due to the current political … read more
There’s no shortage of creative solutions to improving health in Long Beach based off the 28 project proposals we received for the 2017 cycle of the BHCLB mini-grants. This summer, the BHCLB steering committee awarded $9,994 to 8 collaborative projects that align with our Community Action Plan (CAP). The selected projects range in target areas from food access to justice reform, economic inclusion to parent and student engagement, and more. Incarcerated Now Reintegrated (INR) by Project ALOFA CAP Target Change(s): … read more