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File #: 22-1003    Version: Name: DS - Tanaka Park Zoning Dedication D7
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/5/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending and restating Table 35-2 in Chapter 21.35 regarding park dedications/designations, read and adopted as read. (District 7)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 082322-H-16sr&att.pdf, 2. 082322-H-16.PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 090622-ORD-21att, 4. ORD-22-0023.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/6/20222 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/23/20221 City Council declare ordinance read the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
TITLE
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending and restating Table 35-2 in Chapter 21.35 regarding park dedications/designations, read and adopted as read. (District 7)

DISCUSSION
The Development Services and Parks, Recreation and Marine Departments have been working collaboratively for more than five years to assure land records, Zoning, dedications, and General Plan references of the parks within the City of Long Beach (City) are all accurate and up-to-date across multiple regulatory instruments and documents. This is an important effort toward updating and modernizing appropriate protections for all of the City’s parks.

Dedication is the process that applies to City-owned parkland, to protect it in perpetuity for public open space use. The City Charter states that the Parks and Recreation Commission (Commission) shall have exclusive authority over all leisure activities in public parks and recreational facilities, controlled or operated by the City; and shall recommend to the City Manager and the City Council the dedication of public land for public parks. On November 18, 2021, the Commission recommended the dedication or designation of Tanaka Park, including any other land use actions needed, such as General Plan Amendments, Zoning Code
Amendments, and Zone Changes (Attachment A).

The actions before the City Council for Tanaka Park are related to a broader effort which began more than five years ago to dedicate and ensure the appropriate Land Use and Zoning designations for parks throughout Long Beach. In June 2019, several months before Tanaka Park was acquired by the City, the Commission recommended the dedication/designation of 28 City-owned parks. Several parks recommended as part of the original 28 are still being analyzed due to more complex property boundary or land survey requirements that must be addressed before they can be dedicated or designated; however, 11 of the 28 parks were approved for dedi...

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