Furloughs in Long Beach City Hall begin Friday, Oct. 2.
The furloughs, which were negotiated with employee groups because of a decline in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, will impact some city services every other Friday through September 2021.
Services and offices that will be closed every other Friday are:
All libraries, including pickup services and library offices;
Health Department offices;
Energy Resources offices;
Water Department offices;
Park administration offices;
Park offices and community park facilities (voting centers will be open Oct. 30);
Long Beach Airport administrative offices;
Fire Department administrative office and fire prevention operations;
Marine Safety offices;
Building and Safety Services, including inspections and permits;
Citizen Police Complaint Commission;
Special Events and Filming;
Neighborhood Resource Center;
COVID-19 Joint Information Center;
Gas, Water and Refuse Call Centers;
COVID-19 Business Hotline;
Towing and Lien Sales (Vehicles and property are available for release outside of normal hours listed above for an additional fee.)
Other city services, including public safety, parking enforcement and street sweeping, will not be impacted by the furloughs.
The furloughs will save the city $11 million over the next year.
“We understand that this will have a direct effect on our opening hours and service to the community, but furloughs are a necessary step to address the Ccity’s financial situation and impacts of the pandemic,” City Manager Tom Modica said in a statement. “We are asking for our community’s patience and understanding as we implement the furloughs.”