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City officials announced last week that unemployment has dropped to a nine-year low of 5.5% signaling complete recovery from the Great Recession.

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City Auditor Laura Doud released a report Tuesday detailing the impact her office has made over the last five years, saying that the city has made changes resulting in “$80 million of city revenue being more secure” due to her office’s recommendations.

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A $100,000 study to find ways to ease parking issues in Belmont Shore is underway, and consultants will talk about the process with residents at a meeting tonight, Thursday.

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After some extra due diligence regarding a subcontractor providing synthetic turf for a soccer field, city staff recommended and City Council approved Tuesday a $2,865,083 contract for development of the Drake/Chavez soccer fields and greenbelt.

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Army Corps of Engineers experts came to town last week to formally start the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and heard Long Beach residents say they wanted everything from sinking the breakwater 30 feet below the ocean surface to enhancing the habitat already exist…

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Representatives for three City Council districts might be decided next Tuesday night — two seats on both the Long Beach Unified School District board and the Long Beach City College board of trustees definitely will be done that same night.

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After one more addition to further strengthen a citizen oversight committee and make sure revenue is spent as the council is promising, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a 1¢ sales tax ballot initiative on June 7.

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With one tweak — a citizen oversight committee — Long Beach’s City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by Mayor Robert Garcia, with support from former mayors Bob Foster and Beverly O’Neill, proposing a 1¢ sales tax increase be put on the June ballot.