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state of the

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C o un c i l wo m a n

STACY MUNGO CITY OF LONG BEACH

WE’RE GUIDING TODAY. TOWARD A BETTER TOMORROW.


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Contents The Past Year One City, Many Communities Awards and Recognition Citywide Accomplishments Guiding The Fifth Facts and Figures Economic Development Public Safety Education Sustainability and Stewardship Volunteer Day Partners and Honorees A Better Tomorrow

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THE PAST YEAR Dear Neighbor, As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded of the Iron Lady’s sense of purpose, determined attitude and strength of character that gives rise to success in the service to others. As neighbors, as a community, and as a city, I am extremely proud of the positive strides being made and of the important work and progress that has been achieved to date. As your Long Beach City Councilwoman, it has been a true honor and my distinct privilege to serve as Chair of the Economic Development and Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Federal Legislation Committee, and a member of the Budget Oversight, the Elections Oversight, and the Public Safety Committees. I remain steadfast in fulfilling our meaningful goals of ensuring a high quality of life in our neighborhoods, improving the way we deliver government services, investing in critical infrastructure, spurring local economic growth, budgeting for the needs of tomorrow, and empowering our next generation of civic leaders. Crime rates have hit the lowest levels in my lifetime, and yet, we are always working to build better rapport and trust in our communities by making sure our law enforcement personnel receive the best training, tools and resources to do their job with professionalism, integrity, and compassion.

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” - Margaret Thatcher

We have seen hundreds of new jobs created from both big and small businesses setting down roots in the Fifth District. For every exciting instance of a Virgin Galactic or a Mercedes-Benz constructing a new facility in the region, there is also the small retailer or mom-and-pop store setting out for the first time. However, it is seeing what we have done together, as a community, that gives me the greatest satisfaction and what makes our city truly unique. Crumbling roads and sidewalks are being prioritized and repaired; neighbors are volunteering to step-in where we lack ample city funding; and residents are providing valuable input on pressing issues requiring innovative solutions. I thank you for your continued engagement and support, and I look forward to what we will be able to do in building Long Beach’s tomorrow. Sincerely, Stacy Rose Mungo Your Long Beach City Councilwoman


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Transportation Planning Award from the American Planning Association, California Chapter for the Mobility Element of the City’s General Plan.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

“Digital Cit y ” in America based on the Digital Cities Sur vey conduc ted by the Center for Digital Government, the research arm of Government Technology, for the four th consecutive year.

ONE OF 12 U.S. CITIES TO PARTICIPATE in the $45 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams program that is themed economic development for the 21st centur y and to receive $3 million over three years to focus on innovative solutions for improving ser vices, civic engagement, and neighborhoods and business distric ts.

LO C AT I O N MANAGER S GUILD O F AMER IC A OU T S TANDING FILM COMMISSI O N 2014 given to the Of f ice of Special Events and Filming for 437 f ilm permits that were issued in FY 2014 for a total of 655 produc tion days.

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) - International Program Accreditation for the Long Beach Police Department Crime Lab.

League of California Cities’ Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation for the new concourse at the Long Beach Airport, and a Top 10 Airport Terminal of 2014 by Fodor’s Travel.

Perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion in municipal law and policy.

GLOBAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER 2014 by the Urban Land Institute for the Governor George Deukmejian Cour thouse for being the f irst public building delivered through an availabilit y payment-based public-private par tnership termed “per formance -based infrastruc ture” in the United States.


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CITYWIDE ACCOMPLISHMENTS From resurfaced roads to park programs, the City of Long Beach remained committed to service delivery at every step along the way in 2014. The quick stats, ranging from sustainability to community development, public safety, infrastructure and efficiency improvements, highlight the great work made possible by our dedicated employees and departmental efforts.

36 lane miles of major and secondary streets resurfaced 22 miles of sidewalk replaced 23,500 trees trimmed 75,500 graffiti sites cleaned 35,000 potholes filled 182,452 tons of trash collected 178,000 calls for service responded to by the Police Department 69,000 calls for service responded to by the Fire Department 123,232 service orders completed by the Gas & Oil Department 9,120 Code Enforcement cases resolved 52,000 customers served at the Development Services Permit Center 36,000 building inspections completed 437 film permits issued, with a total of 655 production days 738,000 youth and teen, and 465,484 senior Parks & Rec participant days 205,853 visits to City swimming pools 1.4 million items checked out from libraries 12.25 million barrels of oil produced in Long Beach

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Photo Credit - Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau


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FACTS & FIGURES Investing in infrastructure and community development is the first step toward a better today, and a more vibrant tomorrow, and significant improvements were recognized across the district through street repairs, tree trimming, signal upgrades and sidewalk enhancements benefitting residents and businesses alike.

POTHOLES

TREES

SIDEWALKS

3,414

3,133

1,297

Potholes Repaired

Trees Trimmed

Sidewalks Patched

GRAFITTI

1,209

448 New Jobs

153

Grafitti Sites Abated

STREET SIGNS

TRAFFIC SIGNALS

New Businesses TRAFFIC SIGNS

1,093 Traffic Signals Serviced

CURBS PAINTED

250

146

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Street Signs Replaced

Traffic Signs Installed

Curbs Painted


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Addition of 3,000 jobs in the last three years, including these new major tenants: Virgin Galactic

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT On a citywide basis, we are taking proactive steps to foster a more business-friendly environment oriented toward job growth, local investment and greater development opportunities that help to drive innovation in Long Beach and increase our global competitiveness. As demonstrated by our new incentive programs, business collaborations and initiatives to improve neighborhoods and business corridors, this in turn has helped to drive unemployment to a seven-year low. For instance, the small business program that was recently introduced and which is now in effect, provides incentives to relocate or expand in Long Beach, manufacture locally, hire new employees, and renovate and/ or construct new facilities. In addition, by leveraging information technology and by applying it to the permitting process, we have created a one-stop shop through OpenCounter, a software tool that helps support local business owners.

Metro Ports/Nautilus International Universal Technical Institute Mercedes-Benz USA

ADAPTING TO A NEW MARKETPLACE Long Beach became the first major U.S. city to respond to increased competition in the taxicab industry by eliminating the price floor, thereby allowing for lower rates, increased access to service, and greater customer protections.

SALES TAX REVENUE Long Beach hosted its first annual auto tent sale in the Fifth District, featuring local dealers who came together as partners rather than as competitors for this sale that supported local jobs and which generated important tax dollars for the community.


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PUBLIC SAFETY 41 YEAR LOW In Violent Crimes

The Public Safety Committee and the Budget Oversight Committee partnered together for the Fiscal Year 2015 budget process to approve $2.2 million in discretionary funding to continue the efforts of additional public safety initiatives including truancy intervention, fighting human trafficking and a residential burglary task force to the tune of $300,000. As a City, we invested in the installation of 225 video surveillance cameras across Long Beach, and have tested the use of body-worn cameras on patrol officers as part of a pilot program before a department-wide procurement process is implemented. These tools, expanding our law enforcement reach beyond the black and white squad car, better equip our police to protect those they serve, while allowing neighbors and businesses to play an integral role in driving out crime from our communities and upholding peace and order.

$2.2 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING


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EDUCATION Education is key, and surveys demonstrate time and time again that many of the businesses that locate to Long Beach do so because they are seeking an educated and experienced workforce. Nearly 30% of Long Beach residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and we are continually bolstering that statistic through our local colleges, California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College, and via our award-winning primary and secondary schools. We as a City must always look out for our children who are our future residents, workers and leaders.

The Long Beach Unified School District gave out roughly 6,000 diplomas this year and rankings of America’s best high schools by the U.S. News and World Report, which includes data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and D.C., found six local Long Beach schools to be in the top tier based on performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.


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SUSTAINABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP Livable communities are defined by their great parks, strategic efforts to preserve and improve recreational facilities, green infrastructure and carefully designed public spaces. The Trust for Public Land’s 2015 Park Score ranks Long Beach as the leader in Southern California for park access, size and investment, and total acreage allotted for green space, with an emphasis on walkability given that 80% of Long Beach residents live within a half- mile of a park. More than 80 miles of Long Beach’s streets are marked as bike lanes or bike routes, and an additional 40 miles of class one bike miles exist adjacent to the Los Angeles River, the San Gabriel River and along the Pacific Coast, totaling 120 miles of bike infrastructure.

Green Living Practices From the community garden to farmers markets, sustainability begins with local partners who are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, emphasizing the conservation of natural resources and energy, and supporting a healthy ecosystem that advances Long Beach for all.

Water Conservation Long Beach Fire Department Station No. 19, in the Fifth District, recently unveiled new drought tolerant landscape replacing a previously existing water-intensive lawn, joining over 1,300 homeowners to date who have replaced their lawns through the Water Department’s turf replacement program.

Park Amenities Through the investment of one-time, discretionary infrastructure funds, the City was able to open a maintenance expansion area at the El Dorado Dog Park, extending its life and usability year-round, given it is a place where neighbors can gather to enjoy time together and with their four-legged friends.


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VOLUNTEER DAY 1 DAY 500+ PEOPLE 2000+ HOURS COMBINED SERVICE

4.25.15

The first annual Long Beach

joined together to contribute

Volunteer Day was a call to

over 2,000 hours of community

action for residents, community

service, as this extraordinary day

members and local businesses

of volunteerism exemplified the

to partner together on cleanup,

power of collective action around

painting, tree planting and

giving back and showcased how

lawn-to-garden conversion efforts

we can each make a positive

across the Fifth District. More

impact in our neighborhoods.

than five hundred volunteers

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Volunteer Day Partner Organizations SCAN Health Plan The Boeing Company 76 Gas Station Ladies of Athena Long Beach Junior Chamber Action Sports Kids Foundation Soka Gakkai International Greater Long Beach Church of Christ Solid Landings Behavioral Health Questing Heirs Genealogical Society, Inc. Latter Day Saints Long Beach California Stake Boy Scouts of America Long Beach Area Council Long Beach Community Garden Association, Inc. Long Beach Firefighters IAFF Local 372 Long Beach Police Officers Association Long Beach Republican Women Federated

Thank You!


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PARTNERS AND HONOREES Alyson Barragan Maria Cochran Donald Cochran Lian Cheun Arnel Calvario Anitra Dempsey Robert Ellis Clark Evan Moore Reva Alban Sy Alban Patrick MacDonald Sandy MacDonald Liz Breslauer Jim Breslauer Judith Lentzner Gordon Lentzner Clive Graham Zander Sandoval Jake Fox Ethan Navas Dylan Baker Cooper Odom Cody Hutton Carlos Nuno Denise Likar Cindy Goodfellow Sarah Nicole Lichlyter Mitch Ponce Lucy Johnson Samir Strickland Nathan Goldstein Monica Gonzalez Maria Stewart Kristianah Villegas Kobi Cannata

Awardees listed according to date of certificate issuance.

Certificate of Recognition Recipients Keone Mahuka John Bartlebaugh Enrique Gutierrez Edwin RoQue Dylan Poz Borunny Saim Barbara Wendel

Naomi Rainey-Pierson Margie Newell Frank Newell Faustino Bernadett Martha Bernadett Braden Phillips Mary Zendejas

Louise Allen Gino Elliot Efrain Montemayor Charles Whitehead Kathy Jarvis Alan Coles Carol Meyer

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“We have been building the Long Beach of tomorrow at every step along the way, but our work is far from done. We are and continue to be one of the greatest communities around because we are “One Great City” made up of several unique communities. Your partnership and support in this collective mission is paramount to making Long Beach the best it can be.” Councilwoman Stacy Mungo


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A BRIGHT TOMORROW The Port of Long Beach is spending $4.5 billion on capital improvements over the next decade, ensuring that we maintain our competitive advantage and increasing our ability to receive the most efficient and sustainable ships. This also includes planning activities for the port’s “Energy Island” concept, major terminal redevelopment and bridge replacement projects.

The New Long Beach Civic Center project emphasizes civic engagement based on community input, specifically designed to revitalize the downtown core through a new City Hall, a new downtown headquarters building for the Port of Long Beach, re-activated regional art pieces, a re-imagined library, and new commercial development aimed at bringing 1,000 new residents and 3,700 new high-quality jobs to downtown.

The Police Department East Division has a new place to call home, as after eight years in the making the City has formally acquired the once Army-owned property known as Schroeder Hall. The new eastside police station will include office space, renovated locker areas, gym facilities, ADA accessibility, public waiting and reception areas, and a multi-purpose community room.


C ounc ilwoman

STACY MUNGO

CITY OF LONG BEACH

CIT Y HALL OFFICE 333 WEST OCEAN BLVD, 14TH FLOOR LONG BEACH, CA 90802 DISTRICT OFFICE WARDLOW PARK 3457 STANBRIDGE AVE LONG BEACH, CA 90808 562.570.5555 DISTRICT5@LONGBEACH.GOV

Councilwoman Stacy Mungo State of the Fifth 2015  
Councilwoman Stacy Mungo State of the Fifth 2015  
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