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    Mayor Rex Richardson announced that applications to serve on the City’s new Police Oversight Commission are now open. The Commission is a critical new mechanism for accountability in our city, and Mayor Richardson is calling on all interested members of the community to apply. “Serving on the Police Oversight Commission is a unique opportunity to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Instead of being funneled through the police, a new pilot program is set to deescalate mental health crisis in West Long Beach with calls for nonviolent help being handled by trained nonsworn mental health professionals. As part of the City’s Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative, the program focuses on connecting the community ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Those that have it to give will dig deep in their closets and pantries this weekend in support of the city’s fifth big donation drive-through to help the homeless, and the nonprofits who serve them. On Saturday, July 29, the drive-through runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Main Facilities ...
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     100 Youth Gathered To Share Voices and Ideas During a Youth Town Hall and Policy Hackathon Mayor Rex Richardson convened the first Youth Advocacy Day on Saturday, June 24, with more than 100 Long Beach youth ages 13-26. Youth came together to share their perspectives and solutions for issues affecting their communities. Saturday’s event was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Homelessness is up 4.6% from last year in Long Beach, at 3,447 last count, but the good news is that it represents the smallest increase since 2019. Mayor Rex Richardson drilled down the 2023 Homeless Point in Time Count results at the last city update, showing homelessness increased by 7% from 2019 ...