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STATE OF THE 5TH DISTRICT COUNCILWOMAN STACY MUNGO City of Long Beach SLASH MED

Improving Communities, One Neighborhood at a Time


5th DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOODS ARTCRAFT MANOR CARSON PARK CARSON PARK LB EL DORARDO 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 SQAURE THE LAKES THE PLAZA THE RANCHOS

More than three-quarters of Council District Five residents are home owners and many are part of a long line of family members who have made East Long Beach what it is today - the greatest place to be.


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CONTENT 4

WELCOME

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PUBLIC SAFETY

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CITYWIDE HIGHLIGHTS

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CONSTITUENT SERVICES AT A GLANCE

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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FOSTERING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS


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“IN ORDER TO CARRY A POSITIVE ACTION WE MUST DEVELOP HERE A POSITIVE VISION.” - Dalai Lama


Dear Neighbor, I often get asked, “what is the greatest asset that Long Beach has to offer?”, and my response is “our people”. I truly believe in the strength and vitality of our neighborhoods, the compassion and commitment of our residents to each other, and our diverse and talented community partners. As I near the halfway mark of my term serving as your elected representative, I am encouraged by the great work we are accomplishing and am energized by what I know is possible. As Chair of the Economic Development and Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Budget Oversight and the Federal Legislation Committees, and member of the Elections Oversight Committee, my responsibility lies with neighbors and our collective priorities. The three pillars of economic development, infrastructure and public safety are more

important now than ever, especially as the City has witnessed a return to pre-recession levels for unemployment and business investment. Cultivating an environment conducive to job growth and finding innovative ways to catalyze new workforce and business development opportunities is imperative. This means not only continuing to support our local businesses but also developing the necessary infrastructure to help facilitate and drive their success. Funding critical government services including improvements to streets, sidewalks and parks has been harder to come by given scarce resources; however, we are devising creative models for leveraging our private and nonprofit sectors and advancing new key partnerships. I thank you for your continued support and positive civic engagement, and I look forward to the bright and promising years ahead. Sincerely, Stacy Rose Mungo Your Long Beach City Councilwoman


CITYWIDE HIGHLIGHTS UNEMPLOYMENT AT A NEW LOW

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S BEST FOR PARKS

Rate declined to 5.5%, adding 21,600 new jobs since July 2010.

Highest ParkScore 2015 ranking by The Trust for Public Land.

TOP DIGITAL CITY

MOST WALKABLE CITY

Launched the OpenLB portal as part of a new and improved website.

Ranked in the top ten of America’s most walkable cities by Walk Score.

THE NEW LONG BEACH CIVIC CENTER PROJECT

APPROVED AN INNOVATIVE AND FORWARD THINKING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODEL BUILT AROUND CITIZEN INPUT FOR A REDEVELOPED DOWNTOWN CORE AND CIVIC CENTER.


CITYWIDE FACTS & FIGURES Total water use in Long Beach in 2015 was 22% less than the historic ten-year average. Launched a $6.1 million citywide LED Streetlight Retrofit Program. Implemented a Long Beach Gas & Oil “Advanced Metering Infrastructure Initiative� that will result in the installation of new smart gas meters for all 150,000 customers. Record year achieved by Animal Care Services with best numbers ever for saving animals.

Police Department Fire Department Development Services Parks and Recreation

195,000 Calls for Service 70,000 Calls for Service 56,000 Customers Served at the Permit Center 849,000 Youth/Teen and 483,000 Senior Participant Days

Library System

1.3 Million Items Checked Out from the Public Library

Special Events

442 Film Permits Issued for a Total of 631 Production Days

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT At the intersection of people, communities, businesses and government is the need for infrastructure to keep pace with growing populations and which positions our City to compete in getting the best jobs through comprehensive economic development strategies.

SMALL BUSINESS LICENSE INCENTIVE PROGRAM 9.7% increase from 2014 in the total number of businesses registered with the City. 34 businesses approved for the incentive program creating 90 new jobs.

What gets measured gets done, which is why a focus on economic indicators and a business friendly environment throughout the City has led to a total of 2,657 new business licenses, and a total of 5,292 new building permits, being granted in the prior fiscal year.

29 start-up business grants issued totaling $58,000. 5 business assistance loans issued totaling $350,000.


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BUSINESS GROWTH IN THE FIFTH We have made great strides in advancing the growth of new and existing businesses in the Fifth District that help to strengthen our local community through the services, resources and jobs they provide. The Shop Spring Street event was a testament to our thriving business corridor and to the expanding Spring Street Business Association that continue to add value to our local shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.

NEW BUSINESSES: 240

SHOP SPRING STREET FAIR

NEW EMPLOYEES: 805

A nearly 57% year-over-year growth rate of businesses setting up shop.

Thousands of neighbors joined together to shop and dine locally.

A roughly 80% increase in new jobs added over the prior year.


A FLOURISHING DOUGLAS PARK As the last Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane left Long Beach at the end of 2015, ending an era of aircraft manufacturing, the City was awarded a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive transition plan for the plant and surrounding site, its workforce, and businesses in the region’s manufacturing cluster.

RECENT ADDITIONS: * METRO PORTS/NAUTILUS INTERNATIONAL * MERCEDES-BENZ USA * SHIMADZU CORPORATION * UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE * VIRGIN GALACTIC

FUTURE PLANS: * UNITED PACIFIC * THE TERMINAL AT DOUGLAS PARK * PACIFIC POINTE EAST * HOMEWOOD SUITES * HAMPTON INN


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PUBLIC SAFETY NEW LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT EAST DIVISION STATION Located at the site of the former Army-owned property known as Schroeder Hall, this new central location will allow our officers to better respond to the approximately 170,000 residents served in the East Division and to more efficiently deploy critical public safety resources across roughly twenty-four square miles.


COMMUNITY RESOURCE FORUMS In order to better understand concerns facing our local residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups and other community partners, we have held several productive and enriching public feedback sessions.

COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING Neighbors spending time with neighbors and getting to know one another helps to create a friendly and safer community, and on a block-by-block basis residents are getting more involved in local issues that matter to their neighborhood.

COMMUNITY WATCH MEETINGS Public safety takes a sustained and broad-based community effort built around an organized group of neighbors in coordination with our local law enforcement, and in the past year we have hosted many such meetings.


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CONSTITUENT SERVICES AT A GLANCE Building a vibrant and prosperous Long Beach takes a collective effort and with the help of neighbors we have been able to make tremendous progress in identifying particular needs in the district. Ensuring a high quality of life in our community is paramount and is driven by neighbors working together around a shared purpose.

1,603 Total Field Cases Handled

674 GO Long Beach App Requests Fulfilled

SERVICE REQUEST TYPE SINCE JULY 1, 2015

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STREET AND ALLEY POTHOLES REPAIRED

2,625

SIDEWALKS PATCHED AND REPAIRED

1,304

GRAFFITI SITES ABATED

509

TRAFFIC SIGNALS SERVICED

367

TRAFFIC AND STREET SIGNS REPLACED

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FOSTERING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

PREFERENTIAL PARKING DISTRICT AD

HEARTWELL PARK VISIONING PLAN

The City Council unanimously approved

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Heartwell Park Irrigation and Efficiency

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in finding common sense resolutions

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COUNCILWOMAN

STACY MUNGO CITY OF LONG BEACH

City Hall Office 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 14th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802 District Office Wardlow Park 3457 Stanbridge Ave. Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone: (562) 570-5555 Email: district5@longbeach.gov

Councilwoman Stacy Mungo State of the Fifth 2016  
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