City Manager’s Newsletter – February 2018
As we enter the second month of year, the momentum is building for another promising year for our City. We will continue infrastructure upgrades and maintenance throughout the City, identify areas for improvements, and keep the City safe for residents and visitors.
As with other cities facing challenges of aging infrastructure, we are continuing to identify areas within the City that need repairs, repaving and restructuring. The Long Beach Boulevard Project Phase I and II is a work in progress and is expected to be completed by March of this year. The rehabilitation of streets, sewers, damaged curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, sidewalks, wheelchair ramps and signage is under assessment and review for allocation of funds. Our Public Works department has completed the first installation of the underpass lighting and refurbishing the lamp posts around City Hall.
The safety of our city continues to be a priority. The Century Sheriff Station and the City are working hard to keep our City safe and clear of crime. The City Council is requiring deputies to conduct sweeps along main streets, parks and vacant lots throughout the City. Sheriffs are also conducting patrol checks in key locations around the City. If you have an issue or notice something unsettling, please call the Century Sheriff station at (323) 568-4800. If you have a service request please call (310) 603-0220, ext. 207. We are doing our best to insure that our community is safe for our residents and visitors.
We also want to update our community on few events happening in the City. Of course this is the month of love, so to kick it off, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. We also have Senator Ricardo Lara’s annual Gospel Brunch entitled “Africans Americans in Times of War,” Senator Lara’s 7th Annual Gospel Brunch is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Bateman Hall, 11331 Ernestine Ave. in Lynwood, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is expecting dignitaries, community leaders, activists, and residents from throughout the 33rd Senate District. Every year, Senator Lara looks forward to celebrating the rich spiritual, cultural and ethnic traditions that are an integral part of the daily lives of each of the communities that he represents. Held during Black History Month, this event, Senator Lara said, “commemorates the extensive contributions African Americans have made to the state of California and to the United States of America”. Attendees of this highly-praised annual event will be treated to musical group performances, praise dancers, guest speakers and an impressive luncheon. Also on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at Bateman Hall located in the Lynwood is celebrating persons with special needs at the Civic Center at 11330 Bullis Road with food, entertainment, give-aways, music, and fun! This event is free and space is limited, so only one care-giver is allowed to accompany the special needs guest. RSVP your attendance by February 21, 2018 to (310) 603-0220, ext. 319.
We will continue to strive to improve the quality of life for our residents, continue to move forward with improvements that add value and service, and increase community involvement to keep our City safe.