Business Resources

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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

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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

https://www.pacific-gateway.org/business

About

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.

 

Products

 

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.

 

Training:
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 http://www.lbds.info/building/wall_fence/default.asp 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

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

David Khorram, Superintendent of Building & Safety

562-570-7713

David.Khorram@longbeach.gov

 

Oscar Orci, Deputy Director

562-570-6369

Oscar.Orci@longbeach.gov

 

PLANNING DEPARTMENT:

 

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Linda Tatum, AICP, Planning Manager

562-570-6261

Linda.Tatum@longbeach.gov

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

562-570-2500

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