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File #: 20-0462    Version: 1 Name: Mayor - Street Sweeping
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Recommendation to request City Manager to report on street sweeping outreach program to impacted neighborhoods and impacts on first day of enforcement efforts; and direct City Manager on additional potential programs to waive, dismiss, or lower street sweeping citations during COVID-19 emergency as needed.
Sponsors: MAYOR ROBERT GARCIA, COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, VICE MAYOR DEE ANDREWS, SIXTH DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA, SEVENTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 051920-NB-25sr&att.pdf
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Recommendation to request City Manager to report on street sweeping outreach program to impacted neighborhoods and impacts on first day of enforcement efforts; and direct City Manager on additional potential programs to waive, dismiss, or lower street sweeping citations during COVID-19 emergency as needed.

DISCUSSION
In an effort to provide relief to individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis, the city suspended street sweeping parking citations beginning Tuesday, March 17 through May 18, 2020. Street sweeping is a critical health service, collecting thousands of tons of debris each year and keeping our oceans and waterways clean. It is not the intent of the city to cause additional financial harm to individuals and families already suffering from the current health crisis.

We recognize in many neighborhoods, the lack of street sweeping access has led to an accumulation of sediment and debris that has also adversely impacted quality of life. And after nine weeks of amnesty for street sweeping citations, the City Council has approved plans to resume street sweeping parking enforcement.

As part of continuing efforts to address parking impacts caused by COVID-19, over 4,000 free parking spaces have been made available to the community. These spaces are located citywide, at beach lots, at least seven parking structures, six libraries and three schools. In preparation for the beginning of street sweeping enforcement, since May 4, the city has placed reminders in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog on vehicles that have not been moved during street sweeping hours. Additionally, the City has utilized the Alert Long Beach System to call all listed numbers, send texts to those registered, and utilized social media to alert the community regarding street sweeping. The reminders advised residents about available parking resources across the City and let people know that enforcement would resume on May 18.

Due to the significant financial and economic ...

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