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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. 

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Topic: Urban Nature

In an urban environment like Long Beach, where the most of the city is covered with buildings, streets and sidewalks, it is easy to overlook the natural environment around us and that the fact that it plays an important role in how the city looks and functions and is even a part of our City’s name. Urban nature is a part of our city from trees and parks to wetlands and beaches. Recognizing this and promoting environmental stewardship is fundamental to a sustainable city.

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Helen Cox over 1 year ago
  1. I was disheartened to see that Stacy Mungo cancelled the Hearwell Park low water gardens, according to the Beachcomber, simply because a few people are afraid of change and want the entire park to remain grass and trees. The plan I saw did not eliminate large areas of grass; it looked like it added gardens along roadways and in corners where people do not walk, play, or congregate. If anything, I thought the plan made it a potentially more beautiful and interesting place to be. Please realize there are many people in the city who enjoy these gardens. It is unrealistic to suppose we can continue to do business as usual with such severe water shortages. I hope you revisit the Heartwell Park plan and get feedback from a larger number of people.
  2. I was looking for a green-cycle plan in the mix. Either I missed it or it was unfortunately not included. More than 90% of what I put into the trash can after recycling and composting is green waste. Any plans for that? Thanks for all your efforts to green up Long Beach!
Caitlin K over 1 year ago

Creating greater connectivity between parks and transit (and creating a diversity of recreational space in general) would make it easier for many residents to access parks. Incorporating community participation with regards to planning parks and other green projects and offering/promoting educational opportunities would additionally encourage community investment in green spaces.

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