June 8, 2016
The meeting was called to order by Maureen Neeley, President, at 7:10 p.m.
Maureen introduced the board members who were present and special guests including: Fern Nueno, LB City Planner, Bill Thomas on behalf of the Municipal Band, and Jack Cunningham, 3rd District Field Office.
Maureen introduced Mark Vidor, a local dentist, his wife Helen, and his office staff. Dr. Vidor has a general and cosmetic dental practice at 5580 East 2nd St in Naples. Maureen thanked Dr. Vidor and his staff for sponsoring our meeting.
Bill Thomas – Friends of the Long Beach Municipal Band
Bill provided an overview of the band’s season including the fact that this year they will hold 6 concerts. The Friends raised $30,000 which was matched by the City in order to add the 6th concert (the cost for one performance is $60,000 for the 40 piece band).
Donations continue to come in but Bill encouraged everyone to support the band. Donations can be made by check or on-line by credit card. Contact the Foundation at 562-435-9033 for details or go on-line at www.longbeachcf.org – choose the “donate” button, select Friends of the Long Beach Municipal Band icon and donate. Donations are tax-deductible! Ten local restaurants are participating in a picnic box program. Email [email protected] for details.
Maureen introduced Fern Nueno, Planner, and thanked her for coming and providing an overview of the LB2035 Plan.
The goals of the plan are the following:
Fern provided an overview including the following:
The following illustration and map outline the various Place Types included in the plan:
Fern outlined the next steps:
The draft environmental impact report is being completed and should be available in July; hearing dates have not yet been set
Comments and Questions from the Audience:
Does the plan include parking ratios?
Plan is not specific in this regard; zoning codes will address parking; parking depends on land use; City’s approach to parking standards is based on engineering and other standards
Does the plan include a mobility element?
That element was developed in 2013
What is happening along 4th St?
Height changes to 3 stories from Redondo to Park (area in BH) but use will not change
When will public hearings be held? When is the DEIR scheduled for release?
Answer: DEIR should be released by end of June/early July and will allow for a 45 day public comment period. Comments can be sent to [email protected]
The entire 2035 Plan can be viewed at the following website:
Jack Cunningham, 3rd District Council Office, reviewed the following:
Questions to Jack:
Bill Marshall – Team Leader Parking
Bill provided a report on the parking committee:
Ardis Laine – Team Leader Noise
Ardis reported that the team is focusing on how to support change to the helicopter noise issue. A “call for help” will be published in the next newsletter
Sydney Simon – Treasurer
Linda Pemberton – Membership
Linda reported that we have 178 members – the most ever! Thanks to all!
Dianne Sundstrom – Logo
Dianne thanked Doug Walker to his work in designing our new logo:
She also acknowledged Doug’s continuing work on our signal boxes as well as all the artists who submitted ideas for the logo.
Maureen reviewed the following BHCA Monthly meetings:
July 13th SEASP
August No meeting – Summer Vacation
Sept 14th Bungalow Kev
Oct 12th Meet the Candidates
Nov 9th LB Geological Past
December No meeting – Holiday Party
The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.Respectfully submitted,Dianne Sundstrom, SecretaryJuly 1, 2016