The new Democrat-majority City Council plans to hold meetings at a different neighborhood in Long Beach each month.
The first of these meetings, called Long Beach Listens, is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the West End Community Center, at 80 Maryland Ave. (next to West School). (Note: This meeting is scheduled for Presidents' Day, which is also the first day of a weeklong winter recess at local schools.)
Long Beach Listens is being touted as part of Council President Fran Adelson’s vow to make city government more open and transparent. As the press release announcing the meetings reads: “... Long Beach Listens will provide residents with an unprecedented opportunity to meet and communicate with City officials like never before.”
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