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Which City Laws Are Most Ignored?

Long Beach has an array of ordinances. Which ones are violated most? Are there some you think should be stricken from the books?


The City of Long Beach has ordinances governing everything from garbage pickup to noise to riding bicycles to illegal apartments, to name a few.

Garbage receptacles must be kept in certain locations, leaf blowers can't be powered up until after 8 a.m. on weekdays, bicyclists over a certain age are prohibited from sidewalks, parks and other city-owned areas, and dogs are banned from the beach.

Residents complain of illegal garages-turned-apartments in a certain part of town. Have you ever complained? Maybe your beef is with people who violate codes for buildings, fire or air pollution.

Which city-ordinance violations anger you most? Or maybe what gets your ire up is the existience of certain codes. Are there any you think should be stricken from the books?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

I.D. August 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I agree, the parking is horrible on my block, and I live in 'the good part of town', not anymore. gangs of young people trooping down my block, call the police, and their response is, we got this. they have nothing
Lucky13 August 14, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Read the law above. Either take the law off the books or enforce it. I have been awakened numerous times by these collectors going through my private property to pick out cans. Not to mention that they make LB look like a third world country with their shopping carts with 18 bags hanging off the side. Its time that we think of what we look like to visitors and do everything we can to improve our image.
Just a Resident August 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Frankly, when I weigh the value of someone having a few dollars to make ends meet vs. how we look to visitors, the resident poor person wins every time. I hope your own personal "luck" continues Lucky13. Just remember, "There but for the grace of God go I."
Lucky13 August 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM
These people are not resident poor people. One lady drives a car in and I have seen others ride their bikes and get dropped off. Why cant they do this in their town or their own neighborhood ? Because they don't have their houses/apts right next to each other so they come to the West End AND because the police allow it to happen. If my neighbor down the block was having a tough time and needed to collect cans to make things meet, I would be fine with letting him/her take my cans because I know they would be respectful, not make noise AND they are from the neighborhood. The people that collect do not live in my neighborhood, they come from elsewhere for easy work (less walking) and I believe look for anything else they can find on the way. It's similar to the people that drive their cars to the West End for Halloween, they can get much more candy than they would in their own neighborhoods. I say take care of your own neighbors. Just A Resident, would you like it if panhandlers start walking our streets as well ? Because that's next...
Longbeacher August 14, 2012 at 04:28 PM
the no dog on the beach has nothing to do with poop ,its a insurance thing an our city has bigger pockets when it come to dog bites and law suits

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