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The Long Beach Sustainable City Commission and the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability are seeking public input on the prioritization of sustainability action items for the coming year (2016-2017). We invite you to engage with us in this ongoing discussion of sustainability priorities for the coming year.

We encourage you to take a look at the action items proposed in the Long Beach Sustainable City Action Plan (SCAP). Adopted by City Council in 2010, the SCAP is intended to guide operational policy and financial decisions to create a more sustainable Long Beach. The SCAP is organized by seven key focus areas with each focus area containing a list of sustainability action items. If there are specific actions you feel should be prioritized for this year, please address them in the Focus Area Topics listed below. We also welcome you to review the action items we prioritized this past year in our 2015-2016 Work Plan

In addition to your online feedback, we encourage you to attend a special public comment component of the Sustainable City Commission meeting on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the City Council Chamber of City Hall at 333 W. Ocean Blvd. Members of the community will be able to address the Sustainable City Commission on the prioritization of sustainability action items. 

For more information about the Sustainable City Commission and the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, please visit: http://www.longbeach.gov/sustainability/

In an urban environment like Long Beach, homes, commercial buildings, streets and sidewalks cover the vast majority of the landscape. Therefore, an essential component of a sustainable city are buildings and neighborhoods that minimize our impact on the environment while creating an active, engaging city where daily needs can be met without the use of a car.

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Steve Updike about 2 years ago

How about making senior LGBT housing for LGBT people and their allies?

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Chanel M, Blogger & Avid Brisk Walker about 2 years ago

I'd like to see more visible walk paths on the west side of long beach. Many residents don't have vehicles & having more visible, friendly walk paths would help encourage residents to walk for their health both physical & mental.

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Caitlin K about 2 years ago

Enhancing the walkability of neighborhoods in Long Beach would help to create a sense of “place”, as well as fostering a greater sense of community, making public space and amenities more accessible, safe, and enjoyable to all residents, and encouraging people to use forms of transportation alternative to cars. Many of the actions listed under this section would contribute to walkability, including: right-of-way enhancements, interim green spaces and greening alleyways, incorporating neighborhood elements (roundabouts, street trees, public plazas, bike/pedestrian improvements, etc.), traffic calming devices, and expanding community-based events and developments (such as encouraging grocery stores in neighborhood centers).

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Laurie Angel, Community Advocate about 2 years ago

This is not New York. Idealistically we would not need a car, but this is not a mobile-friendly environment. Bus routes are lacking. Work and shopping is generally miles away from residents. In a new 'planned community' where we are starting from scratch you may have luck, but trying to change the basic structure and layout of where we are today, in a built out city, is not very workable and places undue stress on existiing environments and neighborhoods.

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marilyn kietzman about 2 years ago

I would ask that the City Honor Public Works "abatement" budget of $4 million general fund to include cleaning the alleys, on street seeping day as they are becoming a Habitat for rats, found one in my back yard ugh, importance of removing Graffiti so that Gangs cannot mark a territory, sends a message "not in this part of the city", have tried several time contacting the City on both issues for three months, no help.

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