Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0511    Version: 1 Name: CD9 - LB Blvd Corridor - Based Neighborhood Safety Initiative
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/10/2022
Title: Recommendation to direct City Manager to work with City Attorney and Development Services Department to provide an update to City Council on the City’s Nuisance Motel Regulation and Alcohol Nuisance Abatement ordinances, including options to strengthen the ordinances, within 90 days; Direct City Manager to work with Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) to identify resources to support efforts to address the issue of human trafficking along the Long Beach Boulevard Corridor in coordination with the City of Compton; and Direct City Manager and Health Department to coordinate outreach and education pipelines through the Long Beach “My Sister’s Keeper Initiative” for individuals impacted by human trafficking along the Long Beach Boulevard Corridor.
Sponsors: VICE MAYOR REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN CINDY ALLEN, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN SUELY SARO, SIXTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 051022-R-19sr&att, 2. 051022-R-19PowerPoint, 3. 051022-R-19 Corresp. Haddad, 4. 051022-R-19 Corresp. Assemblymember Gipson, 5. 051022-R-19 Corresp. North LB Leaders
TITLE
Recommendation to direct City Manager to work with City Attorney and Development Services Department to provide an update to City Council on the City’s Nuisance Motel Regulation and Alcohol Nuisance Abatement ordinances, including options to strengthen the ordinances, within 90 days;

Direct City Manager to work with Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) to identify resources to support efforts to address the issue of human trafficking along the Long Beach Boulevard Corridor in coordination with the City of Compton; and

Direct City Manager and Health Department to coordinate outreach and education pipelines through the Long Beach “My Sister’s Keeper Initiative” for individuals impacted by human trafficking along the Long Beach Boulevard Corridor.

DISCUSSION
Background
Issues associated with human trafficking on the Long Beach Boulevard Corridor go back generations, driven by outdated land uses and nonconforming motels and liquor stores.

Nuisance Liquor Stores
On July 24, 2012, City Council passed a directive authored by then-District 9 Councilmember Steve Neal, which directed the Planning Commission to consider changes to the City’s zoning regulations as related to Type 21 liquor store licenses to implement performance standards or a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requirement for stores that were established before the current regime of required CUPs for new Type 21 stores. According to the directive:

“A Conditional Use Permit or the imposition of meaningful development or performance standards may be helpful in eliminating or reducing the negative operating characteristics of certain Type 21 liquor outlets and will serve to ensure public safety and compatibility with the community. The Planning Commission is in the best position to provide a suitable recommendation to the Council as to an appropriate regulatory framework for these existing legal non-conforming uses.1”

On May 16th, 2013, the resulting pilot ordinance, effective on all stores north of Del ...

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