Roadmap to the Renaissance: Transformation of North Long Beach


The transformation of North Long Beach is open to any and everyone with ideas.  Whether its submitting an idea for an intercultural mural that unifies community, or addressing the problem of food deserts with community garden designs for open lot spaces - the opportunities end where you stop thinking.

Creative Corridor Challenge Phase II: Via FaceBook

Participatory Budgeting Assembly at Church One - Friday, November 6th, at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Roadmap to the Renaissance:  Community Infrastructure Meeting - Monday, November 9th, at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


North Long Beach has welcomed recent initiatives that aim to empower, beautify, and unite its residents.  9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson kicked off October is Arts Month by launching the Creative Corridor Challenge.  The second cycle of Participatory Budgeting in Long Beach is underway, with our final neighborhood assembly meeting scheduled at Church One.

The Creative Corridor Challenge is a community effort to beautify North Long Beach.  The first phase, which continued through  October 31st, involves identifying areas in need of beautification. This can include vacant lotsparkwaysmediansutility boxes, and blank walls, Duren said. Once the areas in need of beautification are identified, action can be taken. For a utility box, it might mean a mural — that’s where the artists come in. For a median, the solution might be landscaping.

We are happy to report that our office collected over 80 sites for potential improvement!  

Now we are looking forward to Phase II. Phase II will involve developing corridor committees, and further planning project ideas.  If you are interested in being a part of a corridor committee, join us at the team development meeting next Tuesday, November 10th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the District 9 Field Office (6509 Gundry Ave.).  For more information, call our office at (562) 570-6137 or visit the Creative Corridor Challenge page on Facebook.

PB Long Beach is an innovative democratic process that gives local residents the power to decide how to spend city capital funds in their districts. Ideas are brainstormed for community improvement projects, developed into full proposals, and then voted on which projects will be funded and implemented.  This year, residents will decide how to spend $250,000 of discretionary funds.

Upcoming opportunities to contribute are still available, with the dates listed below.  Let your voice be heard and intertwined within the future mold of North Long Beach, as we continue to embark on the Roadmap to Renaissance.

Creative Corridor Challenge submissions deadline:  October 31st, 2015.

Participatory Budgeting Assembly at Church One - Friday, November 6th, at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Roadmap to the Renaissance:  Community Infrastructure Meeting - Monday, November 9th, at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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