Doud releases first Work Plan to show intended audits

Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud this week released the City Auditor’s Office 2015 Annual Work Plan, the first plan of its kind for the Office, to show the specific audits planned in 2015. The focus of the plan, released March 4, is to foster a cooperative and collaborative working relationship between the city auditor’s…

Atlantic Avenue project complete

The City of Long Beach has completed a major street improvement project on Atlantic Avenue between 52nd Street and the city’s northern border, according to city officials. The rehabilitation included constructing cement concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks; replacing and overlaying asphalt concrete pavement; and furnishing and installing pavement markers, markings, and traffic striping. Existing medians…

O’Donnell introduces ‘green port’ legislation

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-70th District) introduced legislation last week to help make California ports greener and more energy-efficient. Assembly Bill 678 would create the Energy Efficient Ports Program, which would assist in funding energy-efficiency upgrades and investments at California’s public ports, according to O’Donnell’s office. “We currently provide financial assistance to other public entities to…

Letter: Sign out

Thank you for your “Thoughts from the Publisher” in the Feb. 20 issue regarding the upcoming election. I was beginning to wonder if it had actually been cancelled! I am baffled by this agreement not to use campaign signage. Personally, I would view the agreement more as an effort to continue the “status quo” rather…

Developer agrees to acquire property and build new affordable-housing community in Signal Hill

Sean Belk Staff Writer Los Angeles-based nonprofit developer Meta Housing Corporation officially entered into an agreement this week with the Signal Hill Housing Authority to acquire a 1.6-acre property and develop the site into a new affordable-housing complex being designed by Long Beach-based architecture firm Studio One Eleven. The project, however, is contingent on the…