City of Long Beach Open Streets Initiative
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 action.
"Open Streets will be a significant step forward in planning for how to keep Long Beach’s incredibly unique economy competitive during this health crisis. But make no mistake, we will only move forward when it is safe to do so" said Mayor Garcia.
To read more about the Open Streets Initiative you can see the presentation from the May 19th City Council meeting here.