Last week we took a moment to acknowledge recent events concerning the killing of 3 young men in our community. Again, we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of those affected.
Monday we took steps to address how we as a community can respond. Bringing together all the area stakeholders, including LBPD Commander Robert Luman, the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, Light and Life Cherry campus, the Andy Street Community Association, and the Men Making a Change program and area youth, we met to facilitate a discussion on youth violence and the best public safety response we can make to these incidents. We were glad to have productive discussion on the measures we can all take to foster a safe environment for our families and youth.
This Thursday there is also a special "People's State of the City" address at Church One in North Long Beach. The event starts at 5:30pm and we encourage you to attend if you are available.
Also, after all the rain this weekend, we encourage residents to report related issues like potholes and fallen debris. For Smartphone users, our Go Long Beach app is a fantastic tool to use. For those who do not have a Smartphone, the City has a Go Long Beach page on the City website. And of course, you can call our office with any other questions.
Councilmember Steven Neal