Business Resources

al austin

8th District Councilmember

Al Austin
570-1326 Field Office
570-6685 City Hall

7th District Councilmember

Roberto Uranga
570-7777 City Hall
570-6681 Field Office

Current or Limited Time Help

Kiva Loan Program – Lending Locally


Home to over 450,000 people, the City of Long Beach is undergoing an amazing economic resurgence. Long Beach recognizes that the time is now to ensure that this economic growth is equitable and reaches into every neighborhood in Long Beach. Access to capital for small and diverse businesses is essential for creating local jobs and inclusive development within our communities. Through the Kiva City Long Beach initiative, Long Beach entrepreneurs can now access 0% interest, no-fee loans to sustain or grow their business. These Kiva loans are great for those business owners who may be unable to access traditional commercial loans from a bank due to lack of assets or bad credit.

Through Kiva, the City of Long Beach is advancing our mission to create economic opportunities for all workers, investors, and entrepreneurs. Together we can make Long Beach a more prosperous community. We encourage all to join the Kiva Long Beach network by becoming a borrower, a lender, and/or a Trustee.

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Pacific Gateway


Pacific Gateway is the region’s public workforce agency dedicated to helping youth and adults find quality employment, and assisting businesses connect to a skilled workforce.


Company Overview

Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is a public agency serving Long Beach, Signal Hill, and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. We connect adults, youth, and businesses to opportunities – job seekers to employment, and businesses to skilled workers.




Adult Services:
Pacific Gateway provides services to thousands of adults each year through three career centers. These services are tailored to the individual needs of our customers. The first step in connecting to the best possible job is to meet with a Program Specialist, or utilize the Resource Center at one of Pacific Gateway’s centers.


Job Search Assistance:
Many job seekers have a strong sense of what job they are seeking and have relevant experience in their chosen field of work. For these individuals, we help them find the right job opportunity by providing access to computers and office equipment, tips on effective job searches, help in uploading resumes and responding to job postings, as well as labor market information to help identify what areas of the economy are growing.


Skills Development:
There are a number of skills development workshops offered to help you prepare for your next job. These workshops include resume development, writing and math skills, information about career change, computer skills, and other helpful information. For a calendar of workshops click here.


Pacific Gateway provides access to training in specific areas to help individuals gain the skills they need to secure their next job. While funds are limited, opportunities are still available. To find out more, ask to see a Program Specialist.


Additional Resources:

There are a number of services we either offer ourselves or can direct you to from among our service partners. We can connect you to the resources you need to complete training, make the most of your job search, or address other issues that are preventing your successful re-entry into the workforce.


For more information about our services please call (562) 570-9675 or toll free at 1(800) 292-7200.


Public Transit

Long Beach Transit:
61, 101, 103

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Constructing Fences and Walls


As a homeowner or a business property owner in Long Beach, the decision to install a fence or wall on your property offers many possible benefits including privacy/security, curb appeal, aesthetic value, and convenience. The Long Beach Development Permit Center can provide the necessary guidelines, procedures, and assistance to help you complete your project.


For more information, please visit or contact the Long Beach Development Permit Center at (562) 570-LBDS (-5237), x3.

City of Long Beach Business and Financial Assistance Programs


Sign Guidelines


Opportunity Zone Information


ADA Requirements


Promotional Banner Permit


Fallen trees
To report a fallen tree or limbs, call (562) 570-2770 during business hours, or (562) 435-6711 after-hours or on weekends. For trees or limbs in city parks, call (562) 570-4895 during business hours, or (562) 570-3101 after-hours or on weekends.


City of Long Beach Water Guidelines


City of Long Beach Resident Resources


Environmental Services


GO Long Beach
GO Long Beach is an App that is designed to provide Long Beach, CA residents, businesses, and visitors the opportunity to access City Hall, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere. You will be able to quickly submit service requests for issues such as graffiti, potholes and sign damage.  iPhone users can simply open the App, select an issue, take a picture, and tap submit – the App knows the exact location and sends the issue directly to city staff. You will also be able to track the status of your requests through your iPhone.


Also submit service requests via computer to GO Long Beach


Fire Department
(562) 570-2500


Parkway Tree Trimming/Removal:
(562) 570-2700


Street Potholes:
(562) 570-3259

Graffiti Removal Programs

The City of Long Beach has a well-earned national reputation for its innovative and effective programs for controlling the modern blight of graffiti. These include a Free Paint Program for property owners choosing to remove the graffiti themselves; a Graffiti Removal Program which utilizes a professional Paint Contractor to insure perfect paint match when necessary; the use of misdemeanor offenders performing community service by removing graffiti from major city corridors; a Graffiti Prevention Landscape Program that provides graffiti-deterrent vines and shrubs for walls and fences attractive to graffiti vandals; and a Graffiti Hotline for citizens to report “graffiti sightings” or request free paint


Graffiti Hotline (562) 570-2773 

Leave your name, address, daytime phone number, and the exact location of graffiti on your property. After we have your written consent to remove graffiti from the property, a licensed painting contractor or volunteers will remove the graffiti within about two weeks. Every effort will be made to match colors, but the cleaned, processed, or coated area may not match precisely.


Airport Noise:
(562) 570-2665
(562) 570-2600


Code Enforcement:
(562) 570-CODE


Noise Control:

(562) 570-4126 (press 4)


Neighborhood Preservation:
(562) 570-6194

Shopping Cart Pick-up

(800) 252-4613


Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC Counselors are industry experts that have signed on to apply their expertise in assisting our clients. Counseling is divided into to general areas, core counseling services which are basic to all businesses and specialized counseling for unique business needs.

city departments


David Khorram, Superintendent of Building & Safety



Oscar Orci, Deputy Director






Linda Tatum, AICP, Planning Manager





Contacts for Development Services


Development Services resources 


City Loan Programs


Workforce Development
Gas & Oil Department

(562) 570-2140


Water Department

(562) 570-2390


Environmental Services

(562) 570-2876


Health & Human Services


Animal Care Services

(562) 570-PETS (7387)


Business Licensing 


Police Department

Emergency Dispatch – 911

Non-emergency Dispatch – 562-435-6711

North Division (information only) – 562-570-9800