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Municipal Elections in Long Beach

April 10, 2018

35,182 people voted, out of 261,577 registered voters.  We can do better than this!

Long Beach Grand Prix

April 13-15, 2018

Congratulations to the Grand Prix for another successful & exciting event!

Grand Prix Educational Series

April 2018

We visited 8 schools over two days, with over 4,200 students engaged in our conversation about the Long Beach Grand Prix, driving safety, continued education and pursuing your dreams! Thank you to our two professional drivers, Christina Nielsen and Harry Gottsacker.

Mayor Robert Garcia -Fundraiser March 29, 2018

An excellent event with 50+ people in attendance to support the Mayor for his re-election.  Hot Topic of the evening was Rent Control.  


Remarks made by Mayor Garcia 

  

· Long Beach has 400-500 units for low income seniors, currently being built.

· We currently have 6,500 rent stabilized units in Long Beach

“Blanket Rent Control does not work. I came to this conclusion from my background and education. The data and science is 100% clear that it just does not work.”

DEFEAT RENT CONTROL

We need to raise money to manage this campaign to defeat rent control.  Please do what you can to support the efforts by donating.

Click here to donate to Defeat Rent Control  https://www.lbfairhousing.com  DONATE NOW


Ban on Polystyrene

April 17, 2018 

City Council confirmed the need for additional data presentation prior to rolling out the bans in small businesses and for any additional items.  The next review will be in August 2019.

Recent Successes

ATLANTIC PLAZA PARKING

Summer 2018
Awarded additional parking spaces
for proposed development.  

SYNERGY BEACH OIL MINERAL RIGHTS

January 2018

City Entitlement approved January 17, 2018  

LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

December 2017  

The City awarded the IndyCar Series race, which is held on a street circuit in Long Beach, an additional five year contract to keep the race in Long Beach.

RIVERWALK DEVELOPMENT

November 2015

131 new homes being built on 11 acres, increasing property values of that neighborhood.  

RENT CONTROL PETITION QUESTIONS

April 17, 2018

Council to answer the questions! Don't miss it!

March 20, 2018 -Murchison Consulting was successful in obtaining an 8-0 vote by the Council directing the City Attorney to answer questions, posed by the rental property owners, by April 17th. This was a big initial win for rental property owners as it showed the council we are very serious about defeating rent control. 


COLONY CAPITAL/CATALINA OFFICE BUILDINGS

April 17, 2018

City Council approved a 16 year lease extension for Catalina Landing.  Catalina Landing is located at 310-340 Golden Shore Avenue in Downtown Long Beach. The property includes four office buildings, a parking structure, and an enclosed boat basin and landing facility adjacent to the office buildings.

Newest Clients

SMALL PROPERTY OWNER'S ALLIANCE

Working to defeat the Rent Control Petition

VERIZON

Representing Verizon in an effort to gain approval of new cell towers

SHORELINE VILLAGE

Supporting the efforts to extend their lease with the City in an effort to continue to improve and satisfy our tourist attraction

ROSS AVIATION

Working with the City and Airport to redevelop the west-side airport property and extend the lease

LONG BEACH AIRPORT HANGAR OWNER, LLC (Macquarie)

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to move into hangar space

Current Projects

DART CONTAINERS 2018

Polystyrene is officially out in Long Beach after the city council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will ban styrofoam from being used to package food or in a number of other products sold throughout the city.  However, this could be costly to our small businesses, even putting them out of business.  We are working with the City to ensure the data is being reviewed prior to finalizing any additional bans in August 2019.


BODY WORN OFFICER CAMERA SOLUTIONS - April 2018

We are working to keep our Police Officers safe by advocating to the City to award Axon Enterprise, Inc. a pilot program whereby Axon will provided the city's police officers free body cameras and digital evidence management systems for a six month trial period. 


COLONY CAPITAL  - April 2018

Catalina offices lease extension


ROSS AVIATION - May 2018

Lease extension for west-side airport property


RENT CONTROL  - July 2018

This has become a political issue statewide.  Rent Control advocates are  looking to collect 27,000 registered voter signatures on or before July 30, 2018.     Rental property owners, investors and brokers around the city are joining efforts to fight the proposed ordinance.  The language of the ordinance can be found at www.longbeach.gov under the City Clerk Icon.   Educate yourself and consider getting involved to defeat this measure. 

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INTEGRAL COMMUNITIES 2018

Integral is in the due diligence period in escrow to acquire the oil operators property in the 7th Council District.


INTEGRAL COMMUNITIES - December 2018

176 unit Condo project located east Victoria Avenue and South Central Avenue. 


PARKING ASSISTANCE COMING TO LONG BEACH 

The City of Long Beach has been engaged with Pied Parker, Inc., a Palo Alto, CA based company looking to use a mobile app to relieve the congestion of parking around the most popular Long Beach areas.


SHORELINE VILLAGE - Late 2018

Supporting the growth and redevelopment of Long Beach's legendary Shoreline Village by working towards a lease extension with the City.


WHITE BUFFALO HOLDINGS, LLC - Late 2018

Obtaining a lease extension for 2801 Spring St. Long Beach, CA 


VERIZON - Late 2018

Support better cell phone service, by allowing new cell towers.


MACQUARIE - March 2018

450 Aviation students (Pilots and Mechanics) will call this their new home to take classes focused on  aviation electronics and aircraft maintenance.