Morning Coffee - A Caffeinated News Update

March 12, 2012

March 12 (Today) Harbor Commission Meeting
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners meets at 1 p.m. at the port administration building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to discuss: the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project; the Track Realignment at Ocean Boulevard/Pier F Support Yard Project; a cost-sharing agreement between the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for the cost of hosting the port-owned drayage truck registry system; on-call construction management services for various port projects; and more. For more information, visit http://www.polb.com.

March 13 Environmental Committee Meeting
The Long Beach City Council Environmental Committee meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: an update on the implementation of the city’s plastic bag ban; operations of the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility; urban agriculture; air quality impacts of airplanes, including general aviation; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.

March 13 City Council Meeting
The Long Beach City Council meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: executing necessary documents between the city and Navy Yacht Club – Long Beach for the continued use of city-owned land and improvements at 223 Marina Dr.; the revised 1996 citywide policy on sponsorships for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine; an amendment to the contract between the city and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov/council.

March 14 LBUSD Joint Use Committee Meeting
The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Joint Use Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall to discuss: electing a vice chair; exploring different ways the Long Beach Police Department can work with LBUSD to improve after-hours security at the city’s schools; an update on the district’s efforts on combating bullying; and more. For more information, visit http://www.longbeach.gov.

March 15 Water Commission Meeting
The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. at its administration building, 1800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: executing various agreements for the furnishing of miscellaneous water works materials and bronze products; attending the Aquarium of the Pacific Conservation Awards Reception; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbwater.org.

March 15 Airport Advisory Commission Meeting
The Long Beach Airport Advisory Commission meets at 4 p.m. at Skylinks Municipal Golf Course, 4800 E. Wardlow Rd., to discuss: nominating a chair and vice chair for the committee; a presentation on the airport concession agreements; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lgb.org/about/advisory_commission.asp.

March 15 Planning Commission Meeting
The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss: a tentative tract map for the subdivision of one existing lot located at 1309 E. 3rd St. into four new lots; the Long Beach Police Department Tunnel Project; approving a conditional use permit for a recycling facility for construction and demolition materials located at 5626 Cherry Ave.; and more. For more information, visit http://www.lbds.info/planning.



Campaign 2012 Events:

March 15: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a fundraiser for 4th District council candidate John Watkins, 5:30-7 p.m., Hotel Maya. RSVP at 562/432-7830 or by e-mailing scardenas@lbchamber.com.

March 21: The Arts Council for Long Beach hosts a free candidate forum for the Long Beach Unified School District Board and the Long Beach City Council, 6-8:30 p.m., Museum of Latin American Art. Visit http://www.artslb.org.



Business Meetings And Other Events:

March 12: Councilmember Gerrie Schipske hosts “Open Up Long Beach” for the public to learn how to track the activities of the city council, 6:30-8:30 p.m., El Dorado Community Center. Visit http://www.longbeach.gov/district5.

March 13: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free Federal Technology Center seminar regarding general services administration schedules, 9 a.m. to noon, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce conference room. Register by visiting http://www.lbchamber.com/events.

March 13: The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts “Good Afternoon Long Beach Business Networking Lunch” with speaker Amy Bodek, Long Beach Development Services director, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forbidden City Restaurant. Register at http://www.lbchamber.com/events or by e-mailing kdesimas@lbchamber.com.

March 15: The Women’s Business Council hosts its “Power Networking” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bliss 525. Call 562/432-8128.

March 15: Councilmember Gary DeLong hosts the 3rd District Neighborhood Association meeting with guest speaker Mayor Bob Foster, noon, Long Beach Yacht Club. RSVP at 562/570-8756 or by e-mailing julie.maleki@longbeach.gov.

March 15: The California Foreclosure Institute hosts a free workshop for beginner investors and realtors on how to find and buy foreclosure properties, 6-8 p.m., Long Beach Petroleum Club. Register at 888/285-0101 or by visiting http://www.foreclosureworkshop.net.

March 20: The International Business Association hosts a “Long Beach Airport Update” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Westin Long Beach. Call 562/432-8128.

March 28: The Center for International Trade and Transportation and METRANS host the free 2012 Point/Counterpoint forum, “The Future of Southern California Goods Movement: Will We Survive or Thrive in 2025,” 6-9 p.m., Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Visit http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/citt.



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