This week, we announced the biggest changes to parking in Long Beach in more than 30 years.
Starting Monday, March 21, we will begin changing street sweeping times and signs throughout our most parking impacted neighborhoods. We are eliminating all 4 am street sweeping, and reducing no parking hours from four hours to two in parking impacted neighborhoods.
The shortage of parking in neighborhoods like Alamitos Beach, Willmore, Rose Park, Downtown, and many others is a real quality of life issue for our residents. That’s why I promised during my campaign for Mayor that I would address this issue. Sweeping streets later in the day, and doing it faster, is going to help ease parking and improve quality of life.
Phase one, starting next week, is focused on Alamitos Beach, Rose Park, Bluff Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. Phase two will expand to Downtown. Over the coming months, the changes will cover the entire city.
You can see maps and get more information here.
I want to thank Vice Mayor Lowenthal for her many years of advocacy on this issue. This project could not have happened without her leadership. I also want to thank our city staff, especially our Public Works Department, for their hard work in managing this very complex transition.