City of Long Beach using farmers market to inform community about southeast area plan

The community is invited to help the City of Long Beach prepare a new plan for a 1,500-acre area of southeast Long Beach known as the Southeast Area Specific Plan at pop-up tents at Southeast Farmers Market, Alamitos Bay Marina, on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 9am to 11am.
“This three-year process will combine innovative and traditional methods for the public to provide input on the new plan,” said Mayor Bob Foster. “The effort includes a Community Advisory Committee, outreach events, community meetings and other online community engagement opportunities.”
The project website seadip_update will serve as the primary source for the latest news regarding the plan. The site also includes an application for residents interested in serving on the Community Advisory Committee. The applications are due by Friday, Feb. 14. Additionally, the public is invited to register for the Long Beach Town Hall, an online forum that provides input and feedback to the project team throughout the planning process. The website will provide information about community meetings when they are scheduled.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to update the plan for the southeast area of Long Beach,” said 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong. “The City will continue to work diligently to ensure collaboration with all community stakeholders.”
The first phase of the outreach effort will include booths with pop-up tents to reach the community of the southeast area. The pop-up booths will provide project information, solicit input and help residents sign up to the online forum.
The goal of the Southeast Area Specific Plan is to balance responsible growth with resource preservation, and it will replace the Southeast Area Development and Improvement Plan (SEADIP), according to the City of Long Beach.

Source: City of LB

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