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January 3, 2020

Our new city council member will hear increasingly about the parking issues because the city has been doing things that will continue to make it much worse.  In addition to the ongoing parking issues, large numbers of new complaints come to us every time a new building goes up or road changes are made because they see how parking is being removed and population is added without adequate parking.

City Council candidates will have multiple complex issues to deal with.  When it comes to the parking issue, you don't need to start from square one.   We have spent a lot of time learning about innovative parking programs in operation today.  We did not just complain - we gathered professional opinions and off...

December 1, 2018

2020 Voters and City Council candidates:

You can see a summary of the solutions proposed by parking planners and the city's refusal to act if you go here  http://www.lbparking.com/single-post/2020/01/03/Parking-solution-summary-for-Voters-and-2020-City-Council-candidates .

The following was posted when the City ended the parking study.

The City Council vote on this parking study was December 11th, 2018.  Our council members Jeannine Pearce and Lena Gonzolez voted to approve ending the study despite being informed that the city had refused to include a review of the downtown parking requirements and other essential information and solutions, some of which could pay for themselves.

The City had sign...

October 16, 2018

KOA's parking study of Downtown and Alamitos Beach has been finalized and will be given to the City Council at their meeting on October 23 at 5:00 pm unless we are able to postpone it.   We were expecting to have more advanced notice than a mere seven days until the meeting, but here we are.

We need as many people as possible to come out to the City Council meeting and speak about the parking problems in our neighborhood.  We are busy reviewing the final draft.  We will give you the summary and our concerns in an update soon. 

If you want more than our summary, the final draft of the parking study can be found here.   We removed hundreds of pages of data, maps, and the parking survey from t...

September 22, 2018

Background:    After a few years of trying to get the City of Long Beach to look at solutions to our parking issues, our lawsuits resulted in the City hiring KOA to do a solution-oriented parking study of Downtown and Alamitos Beach.  We have been working together to see if we can reduce the parking problem.


The Parking Study's Draft 2 is out. 

KOA and the City's team did a good job collecting the data and info for the most part.  We saw some good things – yet we believe more can be done to create a successful parking program.   We saw some things missing that we feel are key to the success of any parking improvements.  You can see part of our summary below.  Keep in mind that we also...

July 14, 2018

The Parking Study firm KOA has been busy turning all that data that they've collected into recommendations for solutions to our parking woes.  While this parking study only covers Alamitos Beach and Downtown, we hope this opens the door to a change in city policies elsewhere in Long Beach.

Here is a partial list of the types of data and info that KOA has collected and analyzed:

  • They have physically counted all on-street and off-street parking spaces

  • They have collected info about the parking restrictions.  They counted and measured the restricted areas.

  • They took parking occupancy counts at different times in the day.  (What percentage of parking spaces are being used?)

  • They showed...

June 11, 2018

UPDATE 6/15 - The speakers have changed.  

Above is the most recent notice from the Downtown Residential Council (DRC) about their Transportation and Parking Forum next Monday. If you are one of the people who have asked when the next public meeting with our parking consultant Mike Kodama will happen, here is one.  The DRC is the collection of downtown's residential associations. The purpose of this DRC forum is for the speakers to "provide us with updates on what they are doing and what they are planning".

Previously, the agenda included Adam Carillo (DLBA) and Tony Cruz (cycling ambassador).  Michelle Mowrey will now present bike share information.  Eric Widstrand (Traffic Manager) was ad...

March 7, 2018

NOW!  This is an opportunity to easily be a big help but time is short.

The survey will only be up until 5 pm April 13th.

Online survey link.

The survey is for any resident, vistior, employee, business owner, or "other" (eg property owner) in downtown Long Beach or Alamitos Beach, CA.

Pass it around ASAP. 

Without your effort, it's entirely possible that the report to City Council could say that only few residents responded. 

With your help, a large public response would show our city leaders that people are watching and waiting for results. 

Why would survey response be low?   The survey notices will only go to the neighborhood associations, social media, and DLBA.  They are depending on people to...

February 10, 2018

Thank you to ABNA for hosting the meeting on February 8th and giving the community a chance to meet with KOA (the parking planners that are doing the parking study), TAPS, and Mike Kodama!

There was an impressive amount of knowledge among the audiences at these neighborhood association meetings.  This participation will help get the best outcome for the solution-oriented parking study if our City staff and leaders are willing to listen!

Anthony Formoso, a representative from our City Council District 2 office, gave an update about the District in general.   When people asked him questions about the Broadway corridor project, he appeared to be new to the subject and didn't know more than what was on his wr...

February 1, 2018

IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!

There is one more chance on February 8th for you to speak directly to KOA, the firm doing the parking study.  

The City of Long Beach hired parking planners KOA, per our lawsuit agreement, to evaluate the parking needs / issues within both Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach.  This will be a solution-oriented parking study.  We are asking the general public and neighborhood associations to help by filling out a brief survey.  This is to give KOA (and us) a better understanding of, and data-supported look at, the parking situation within the study areas.

Please show up and bring a friend.  This may be your only chance to express your parking questio...

January 11, 2018

IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!

There are two very important meetings coming up and the parking study needs your support.  One on January 22nd, and the other on Feb 8th.  

The City of Long Beach hired parking planners KOA, per our lawsuit agreement, to evaluate the parking needs / issues within both Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach.  As part of our study, we are asking the general public and neighborhood associations to help by filling out a brief survey.  This is to give KOA (and us) a better understanding of, and data-supported look at, the parking situation within the study areas.

Please show up and bring a friend to fill out this survey.  This may be your on...

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