MOST RECENT NOTABLE SUCCESSES

RENT CONTROL / TENANT RELOCATION

2018

Murchison Consulting was successful in the defeat of the Rent Control Petition (July 2018) and the repeal of Costa-Hawkins (November 2018).


BEACH OIL MINERALS WINS OIL PERMIT

December 2018

Murchison Consulting was part of one of the biggest wins in California Coastal Commission history. 

On December 13, 2018, after 9 hours of testimony, our client, Beach Oil Minerals was awarded a coastal development permit for new oil production and wetlands restoration in Long Beach. This was one of the longest (almost 5 years) and most contentious wins ever involving private property in Long Beach.  We were proud to be involved from day one, in assisting with entitlements, community outreach and advocacy to the City Council and CA Coastal Commission. 


https://www.presstelegram.com/2018/01/17/long-beach-oks-plan-to-add-up-to-120-new-oil-wells-in-exchange-for-wetlands-restoration/

RIVERWALK DEVELOPMENT

November 2015

Approval for 131 new homes, being built on 11 acres at the former Boy Scouts Property in the 8th District. 

http://www.signaltribunenewspaper.com/?p=29453

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.

THE ABBEY COMPANY

Summer 2018

Awarded additional parking spaces for the proposed Atlantic Parking Plaza development.

http://longbeach.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=5871577&GUID=F7A0A677-2708-4B64-9517-5FDA27F93561

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.

https://www.presstelegram.com/2017/12/07/grand-prix-association-to-run-annual-race-event-through-2023/ 

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

DART CONTAINERS

Polystyrene Ban- 2018

Polystyrene is officially out in Long Beach after the City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will ban styrofoam.  This will prevent Long Beach businesses from being able to use styrofoam to package food or any other products sold throughout the city.  The downside is this ban 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.

RENT CONTROL

July 2018

We were successful at blocking the Rent Control Advocates for collecting the necessary signatures needed to place the Ordinance on the November 2018 ballot. 

ROSS AVIATION LEASE EXTENSION

May 2018

  

Ross Aviation received a unanimous approval from the Long Beach City Council to extend their current aviation lease along with being awarded new airport property at the airport. This project took 9 months to come to fruition, but it allows Ross to further develop its presence at the Long Beach Airport and maintain their aviation presence.

BODY WORN OFFICER CAMERA SOLUTIONS

April 2018

We were successful in getting Axon awarded the Pilot Project for body cameras on Police Officers in Long Beach.  We are continuing to work hard with the City on full implementation in order to keep our Police Officers safe. 

COLONY CAPITAL LEASE EXTENSION

 April 2018

Catalina offices lease extension.