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Color Block Walk | Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM

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Since February, we have been actively discussing with the community how to best re-envision the Veterans Day Parade and Festival.  

Over the course of the #LBHonorsVets process, we have engaged in 5 focus groups with over 20 veteran services organization representatives, 22 neighborhood leaders, the entire Veterans Affairs Commission, and an online campaign that engaged hundreds and generated over 3 dozen ideas.
 
Special thanks to City Fabrick for leading a smart, open, and engaging process.  We are proud to share the findings of this report with you today. 

To view the full #LBHonorsVets report, click here.


Vice Mayor Rex Richardson's Weekly Letter

Dear Friends, 

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I'm excited to share with you our final event of the North Town Open Space Master Plan!

Since last spring, we have been working with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine and the local nonprofit urban design studio, City Fabrick, to develop a plan for North Long Beach that identifies opportunities for new public open spaces and the connections between them.  The North Town Open Space Master Plan will guide us in what kind of amenities and parks should be built in the future and where to locate them.  

To help create the plan, the project team developed a robust outreach strategy to tap the expert knowledge of community members to locate what underutilized land used could be transformed or shared to allow for new types of open spaces. Last year, thousands of residents and stakeholders participated in this planning process, and identified over 140 ideas! After some prioritization based on community input, feasibility, and equity, several priority projects have finally been identified.  And now it's time to celebrate the completion of the process and unveil the plan!

Please join us on Saturday, May 6th, at 10:00 AM at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and 67th Street to celebrate all the hard work that our community has done. The open space idea that garnered the greatest amount of community support, a walking/jogging loop around the 91 Freeway, is going to be prototyped for a day in the form of a color walk at the Color Block Walk!

What is a color walk you ask?  It's an event where people walk together and get covered in non-toxic and washable color powder.  It's going to be a blast!

Invite family and friends out to learn more about some of the new open space ideas as well as the journey it took to get there. There will be a live DJ, light refreshments, and prizes throughout the morning! And remember to wear appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting some color on.

Click here to RSVP and stay up-to-date on the event.  If you have any questions, please contact Christian Cambridge at (562) 570-6137 or christian.cambridge@longbeach.gov.  We hope to see you there!

Go Uptown!

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Vice Mayor Rex Richardson