The City of Long Beach has launched a new web portal, VAXLB, to show its progress in vaccinating the community against COVID-19 and to keep residents informed of their eligibility. Visit the site for general information and to learn when you will be eligible for a vaccine appointment. Please click here for notifications.
On December 8, 2020 at the Long Beach City Council's regularly scheduled meeting, The Chamber advocated on behalf of the business community and demanded more transparency in the data used in the recent health orders. In a letter addressed to the Mayor and City Council, The Chamber stated, "The Chamber and the local business community understand that the COVID-19 pandemic remains unchartered territory. We firmly believe that our leaders must make decisions that are educated by strong evidence with
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Ballot Measure Voter Guide for November 3, 2020 ElectionStatewide Ballot MeasuresProposition 15: Increases Funding Sources for Public Schools, Community Colleges, and Local Government Services by Changing Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Would amend the CA State Constitution to require commercial and industrial properties, except those zoned as commercial agriculture, to be taxed based on their market value. If passed, the measure would be one of
Governor Newsom Signs Statewide COVID-19 Tenant and Landlord Protection LegislationUnder the legislation, no tenant can be evicted before February 1, 2021 as a result of rent owed due to a COVID-19 related hardship accrued between March 4 – August 31, 2020, if the tenant provides a declaration of hardship according to the legislation's timelines.For a COVID-19 related hardship that accrues between September 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021, tenants must also pay at least 25 percent of the rent due to avoid
On Tuesday May 19, 2020 the Long Beach City Council approved the Open Streets initiative which will make it possible to temporarily re-purpose some of our public spaces –think sidewalks, off-street parking and, large parking lots– into safe spaces for physically distanced retail, dining, and potentially even entertainment. The Chamber, along with other businesses and business associations were pleased to support this initiative and were grateful to the Mayor and Councilmembers for bringing it forward for
The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce urged Congress to include additional emergency support in the next coronavirus aid package for 501(c)(6) organizations, such as trade and professional associations. This was request was to mitigate the financial impact of the crisis for all business organizations. The Chamber request $25 billion in aid for these associations that face financial losses from canceled conferences and events; eligibility for associations to access small business interruption loans that