Friends of Belmont Shore
February 2018 Newsletter

Meeting times have changed:  March 1 meeting time is 6:30 pm
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Dear Neighbors:

Don’t miss our Thursday, March 1 meeting.  For the first half of the meeting, Councilwoman Suzie Price will give her yearly update on what’s been going on and what is on the drawing board for Belmont Shore and Belmont Park.  The second half will be devoted to your questions for the councilwoman.  DON’T FORGET OUR MARCH MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 pm INSTEAD OF 6 pm.  Members asked that we try beginning a half hour later for a couple of months.

Our February 1 meeting was a great success.  Commander Erik Herzog took us through an hour of police calls on a Friday evening, explaining what each call was about, how quickly it was responded to and the final resolution.  It was an “eye opener” for all who attended and we had a packed house.
Following our March meeting with the Councilwoman we have three compelling programs planned:

April 5 – The Pros and Cons of Rent Control
May 3 – City Auditor Laura Doud
June 7 – City Prosecutor Doug Haubert on the new Belmont Shore Prosecutor
If you are not yet a member you can join by going to our website: and click on JOIN.  Dues are $15 per year per person.

We look forward to seeing you at 
6:30 pm, Thursday, March 1, at St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, 510 East Broadway at Granada Avenue.  Bring a friend with you to the meeting.

Dick Gaylord

Friends of Belmont Shore
Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 PM
Please note the new time!!

Councilwoman Suzie Price
  • Yearly update and what is on the drawing board for Belmont Shore and Belmont Park 
  • The second half of the meeting will be a Question & Answer session with the Councilwoman
Friends of Belmont Shore meets on the 
first Thursday of each month at
St. Bartholomew Church Meeting Hall.
Enter at 5100 East Broadway at Granada

Friends of Belmont Shore is a membership organization consisting of  individuals - residents, business owners and property owners - who are dedicated to the Quality of Life in this unique Beachside Community.

President:  Richard (Dick) Gaylord
Vice Presidents:  Kristina Duggan / Kurt Schneiter
Treasurer:  Michael Crosby
Secretary:  Barbara (BJ) Newell

  • Alma (Casey) Allen
  • Bobby Bluehouse
  • Howard Homan
  • William (Bill) Lorbeer
  • David (Coach) Newell
  • Sandy Riddle
  • Elizabeth (Bitta) Sharma
  • David Witzling
Membership Chair:  Maria Molak

Membership is $15 per person per year.  Become a member by sending a check to:

          Friends of Belmont Shore
          P.O. Box 14553,
          Long Beach, CA 90803-4553.
Bring your check or cash to any of our monthly meetings or sign up through our website at  Friends of Belmont Shore.

For more information or to become a member go to Friends of Belmont Shore.



The Police Department, in collaboration the Technology and Innovation Department, has developed a new crime incident mapping application. This new application provides easy-to-use tools to search and query crimes within the city.

City of Long Beach Crime Statistics


SO MOVED: City Council February 13, 2018

By Harry Saltzgaver
Executive Editor

Bicycle thefts and chop shops long have been associated with the homeless population in Long Beach, and in particular with those selling the results to buy drugs.

So Third District City Councilwoman Suzie Price led a charge Tuesday to make it illegal to assemble or take bicycles apart in public. Price, Daryl Supernaw (Fourth), Dee Andrews (Sixth) and Al Austin (Eighth) joined Price in the request to have the city attorney draft an ordinance creating the new law.

Price said the Public Works Department should work with the Police Department to identify "chop shops" where bicycles are taken apart and parts sold. Then, with the new law in hand, police and city employees could remove both bicycles and bicycle parts.

An additional current article regarding Bike Chop Shops can be found in the Press-Telegram.
Members - Remember to pick up your Friends of Belmont Shore membership card

Members enjoy a 10% discount at the following locations:

Tavern on 2
George's Greek Cafe
Baja Fish Tacos

Just present your Friends of Belmont Shore membership card to your server at any of these great 2nd Street restaurants and receive a 10% discount.  Pick up your membership card at the membership desk at any of the monthly meetings.  

If you are a business owner and would like to provide this member benefit at your restaurant or place of business, please contact Kristina Duggan at


This month, we are taking you behind the construction fences at the Leeway Sailing Center to see the progress that has been made on the dock rebuild! The Leeway Sailing Center is another facility that is widely enjoyed by community members and it has been such a treat to see this project move forward. This project is on-track to be completed by May 2018, just in time for the summer season! 

We are putting the finishing touches on a few highly anticipated facilities! The Marine Stadium Judging Stand has been receiving a much-needed rehabilitation and crews are wrapping up with the final items. Just up the street at the Colorado Lagoon, we have completely renovated the restrooms, just another effort
taken to highlight and rehabilitate one of the treasures of our community. The Colorado Lagoon is used all week by people from near and far and we were excited to partner with the Public Works Department to ensure that visitors of the Lagoon have safe and clean facilities to use! And finally, Public Works is putting the finishing touches on the Marina Vista Park restrooms which feature individual restroom stalls for increased safety, baby changing stations, and a fresh new design! The existing restroom facility will soon be demolished and the new facility will be open to everyone who comes to enjoy the park!
Dates & Events to put on your calendar Belmont Shore and Belmont Park


After overwhelming popular demand, Councilwoman Suzie Price will once again host the 4th Annual Long Beach Touch-A-Truck event in partnership with Justin Rudd's Community Action Team on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Granada Avenue (Beach) Parking Lot. The Long Beach Touch-A-Truck is a car show for kids and adults that is free for all. This popular event allows kids to have fun kicking tires, seeing vehicles up close, and even climbing into the driver's seat of their favorite trucks and construction vehicles.  We'll have City vehicles, classic and exotic cars, construction vehicles, emergency vehicles, various services, racing & off-road vehicles, transportation vehicles, and even food and beverages trucks.  The Long Beach Firefighters Association will provide food, too! 

Admission is free for all ages, and a waiver and release must be signed upon arrival. We look forward to having you join us at this fun, family-friendly event.

For information, call (562) 570-6364 or email
To register: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Granada Avenue Parking Lot
(Corner of Granada Ave. & E. Ocean Blvd.)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


March 25 - Spring into Summer 2018


April 10 - Get out to vote


You may Register to Vote or pre-register to vote by completing a voter registration form available in most government offices including city halls, libraries, DMV and post offices. You may also contact the Office of the City Clerk at (562) 570-6101 and request that a voter registration form is mailed to you.

Visit the City of Long Beach Office of the City Clerk for more voter information.
Friends of Belmont Shore
P.O. Box 14553 - Long Beach, CA  90853

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