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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comments on documents related to its plan to protect Long Beach from future storms with protective dunes.
The corps announced last week that its $178 million plan would protect Long Beach with nearly 5 million cubic yards of sand and at least 22 new or rehabilitated groins. Work could start as early as this fall, federal officials said...Read more »
Long Beach has purchased a new bandwagon with money donated from actor and city native Billy Crystal.
The bandwagon, a vehicle that can be used for performances during events, will cost $137,176.
The city council Tuesday night unanimously voted to purchase the vehicle from Century Industries of Sellersburg, Ind. The company was the lowest bidder on the project, according to city records.
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Long Beach will vote Tuesday night on plans to hire a Brooklyn firm to remove about 1,000 trees that died after superstorm Sandy.
Many trees on city streets and right of way areas “suffered salt water inundation and are either dying or have died as a result of this exposure and pose potential hazards to their surroundings,” according to a resolution the City Council will review tonight.
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Long Beach has hired a Delaware firm to review the city’s floodplain management system with the goal of lowering flood insurance premiums for residents.
The review is expected to include a scoring evaluation with the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, city officials said.
Communities “that go beyond the minimums required by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program...Read more »
City Council approves new sewer rules
Long Beach will now require residents to inspect and repair their homes’ sewer systems.
The city council approved a new set of private sewer rules on Wednesday in an attempt to prevent wastewater in pipes from leaking into groundwater and waterways.
The new rules require residents to maintain their sewer hookups to ensure there is no leakage,...Read more »
Professional surfer Will Skudin says he never feels more alive than when he’s tempting death, chasing after the biggest waves in the world.
The 28-year-old Long Beach resident is living out a dream he’s had since he was 12 years old, and riding a wave of success that recently earned him the title of “Surfer of the Year” from Eastern Surf Magazine.
Skudin was in Hawaii, where he’s spent...Read more »