From the agenda material – item #33: “This project will eliminate one northbound lane on Bellflower Boulevard between Atherton and Pacific Coast Highway for construction of a Class IV bikeway on Bellflower Boulevard, creating a bikeway separated from vehicular traffic.”
I don’t drive that stretch of Bellflower Blvd. often so I’m not too familiar with traffic patterns. It seems as if it would get pretty congested from CSULB at certain times. Also, they plan on adding a lot more housing units along Bellflower Blvd. in the future so that will also add to congestion. Bellflower Blvd. has been designated by SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) as a future “High Quality Transit Area.” SCAG is an un-elected government bureaucracy which dictates future development.
Please attend the City Council meeting this Tuesday which starts at 5:00 in City Hall, 333 West Ocean Blvd. in the council chambers. The meeting will start with the Pledge of Allegiance, a presentation, two public meetings, the first ten public comments, and then the agenda items.
The first ten public comments on non-agenda items are toward the beginning of the meeting on a first come, first served basis. Those who want to be one of those ten people line up before the meeting on the steps on the left aisle to fill out a speaker card. In Long Beach, that’s the only time a speaker card needs to be filled out. Comments can be made about each agenda item when it is considered. The rest of the non-agenda public comments can be made at the end of the meeting. Each comment cannot be longer than three minutes.
Most of these meetings are fairly long to incredibly long and I bring a book to read in case I get too bored.
There is free parking in the parking structure for city council meetings. The parking structure is on Broadway just past the police station and Chestnut Ave. The entrance is on the east side of the parking structure. The exit is out of the side onto Chestnut Ave. The police will be at the entrance to city hall and will wand you with a metal detector and look through your bag.
I will be there on Tuesday.