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Long Beach council to consider app to help fight homelessness

Trying to keep up with your city government? Hoodline’s here to help with this preview of the Aug. 20 Long Beach City Council meeting, featuring the issues that are up for discussion and voting. What’s more, we’ll review the council's past meeting to remind you of its recent actions.

Topping the agenda is an item that would call for a 60-day feasibility study to develop web and mobile bed-finder applications for city staff and residents who work with those experiencing homelessness or mental health problems.

According to the agenda, members will also consider a contract with AECOM Technical Services Inc., AndersonPenna Partners Inc., BKF Engineers, GHD Inc., Onward Engineering, Rick Engineering Co. and Stantec Consulting Services Inc. for on-call consulting services for street design projects, for three years at an aggregate cost not-to-exceed $10 million.

Other agenda items include:

    • Studying the economic impact of automation at the Port of Long Beach.
    • Contracting with Forensic Nurse Specialists Inc. for Sexual Assault Response Team services for two years with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods, at $120,000 annually.

    Want to attend and make your voice heard? The meeting will take place at the 411 W. Ocean Boulevard, Civic Chambers and begins at 5 p.m.

    Aug. 13 meeting in review

    In its last session, the City Council weighed a contract to extend existing Refuse Transportation Agreements with private haulers currently operating in compliance with their Refuse Transportation Permit, for three years with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods.

    The council also considered a contract with Elastec for an E28 Fast Response Landing Craft boat at $191,156, offset by a transfer from the Tidelands Operating Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department.


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