C O U N C I LW O M A N S TA C Y M U N G O STATE OF THE FIFTH DISTRICT CITY OF LONG BEACH
Looking Ahead to a Bright Future for Our Neighbors
Dear Neighbor, This is my third edition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;State of the Fifthâ&#x20AC;? and while we have come a long way since my first year in office and have made great progress, our job is far from over. Together, we must continue to build upon public safety, enhance our infrastructure and grow jobs and our local economy. Repairing our streets and improving our parks was a big focus during this past year, and we still have a long way to go to bring us to an optimal level. Now is the time to learn from the past to protect our future and the quality of life so many of our neighbors and families rely upon. I thank you for being part of this conversation, for your valuable contributions and for giving back to our cherished Long Beach community. Sincerely, Councilwoman Stacy Mungo
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CITYWIDE STATISTICS, INITIATIVES & INVESTMENTS DISTRICT FIVE SUCCESSES & KEY HIGHLIGHTS
NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE FIFTH DISTRICT Artcraft Manor Carson Park Carson Park LB El Dorado Park Estates El Dorado Park South El Dorado West Emerson Imperial Estates Lakewood Village Los Altos East Los Coyotes Oakbrook Old Lakewood City South of Conant Stratford Square The Lakes The Plaza The Plaza-Emerson The Ranchos
SERVING THE 90808 & 90815
EAST LONG BEACH
PA R T N E R S H I P S T O E N H A N C E PA R K S , PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Our City serves the community with recreation programs and services offered at 162 parks with 26 community centers, two historic sties, two major tennis centers, one of the busiest local golf systems in the country with five courses, the largest municipally operated marina system in the nation and six miles of beaches. Animal Care Services delivers innovative care to our four-legged friends, and we were able to enjoy a six-week Long Beach Municipal Band concert season due to the new streamlined procecss for sponsorships and community partnerships.
ARISING OUT OF A CO U N C I L R E Q U E S T E D A N A LY S I S O F PA R K S , FA C I L I T I E S , S E R V I C E S A N D R E C R E AT I O N P R O G R A M S TO I N F O R M N E W CO M M U N I T Y ENGAGEMENT OPTIONS
Long Beach is home to more than seventy distinct and diverse neighborhoods that comprise the heart and soul of the City. Our vision continues this tradition by supporting residents and businesses who invest in our local community, help to preserve our public spaces and grow our economy and infrastructure.
Pictured: “Before and After” of a home in Old Lakewood City where work was done to remove the tree and replace the uprooted, damaged and uneven sidewalk.
“We just want to express our gratitude for all the help you provided us in the replacement of our sidewalk. It has been quite an undertaking, but with your assistance we’ve accomplished our goal of replacing the sidewalk, and at last, for the first time in 35 years, we have an even, flat sidewalk and walkway that can be enjoyed.” - Lynda & Randy
L B S TAT S AT A GLANCE
* 57.5 lane miles of streets rehabilitated * 14.2 miles of sidewalk replaced * 20,529 trees trimmed
* 209,000 calls for service responded to by the Police Department * 71,000 calls for service responded to by the Fire Department
* 32,369 potholes filled * 1,220,000 sq. ft. of graffiti abated * 60,000 building inspections completed
* 574,000 customer contacts received by the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s utilities call center
* 1.2 million items checked out from the library system
* 59,400 customers served at the Development Services Permit Center
* 856,000 youth and teen and 510,000 senior program participants
CIT Y WIDE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Unemployment at an All-Time Low of 4.4%
Open Data Hub & GeoSpatial Portal
10-Year Economic Development Blueprint
LED Streetlight Retrofit Project
Online Business Portal & BizMap
Record High Tourism at $460 Million Impact
PUBLIC SAFETY Implemented the Homelessness Education and Response Team (HEART) pilot program, a unit comprised of two Firefighter/ Paramedics, who work closely with the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Continuum of Care partners to assist people experiencing homelessness. Also funded and launched the Neighborhood Safe Streets Initiative, which uses community policing strategies to impact violent and property crime trends in the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corridors and across all neighborhoods.
TRAFFIC SIGNALS SERVICED
STREET SIGNS REPLACED
DISTRICT FIVE SERVICE REQUESTS
We, as a City, remain focused on advancing â&#x20AC;&#x153;smart initiativesâ&#x20AC;? with an aim to leverage technology as an economic driver to enahnce opportunities for businesses to open, grow and flourish.
New Businesses New Jobs
COMMUNIT Y SPOTLIGHT Through a myriad of events from Capitol on the Corner, Pastors and Realtor Forums, Development Services 101 Community Workshop, Summer Concerts, and Movies in the Park to Beach Streets, residents are collectively working together to achieve progress toward a vision of stronger neighborhoods and an improved quality of life within our East Long Beach and District Five community.
F E S T I VA L O F F L I G H T Featured the Orbis DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital built at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach and an aircraft serving as the example of the marriage between medicine and aviation since 1982. Included partner organizations Rock for Vets and Honoring Our Fallen in tribute to our local veterans.
COUNCILWOMAN STACY MUNGO Fifth District
City of Long Beach CITY HALL OFFICE 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 14th Fl. Long Beach, CA 90802
DISTRICT OFFICE Wardlow Park 3457 Stanbridge Ave. Long Beach, CA 90808
Phone: 562-570-5555 Email: email@example.com