Breakfast with Long Beach elected officials
Beautification as well as residential and commercial development were the hot topics during Long Beach’s Breakfast with Elected Officials.
Every alderman in Long Beach agreed the city needs to clean up empty lots and dress up the intersection of Jeff Davis and Highway 90.
Mayor George Bass also stressed bringing more residential and commercial businesses. He believes growing the economy in return can improve the Long Beach school system. “That’s a great tool to put in our tool box when we’re out selling ourselves, to have both of those here, then when you bring beautification in, you show the views of it in picture and video, it just enhances what we’re able to do, entice more people to come in, and maybe invest in our community and help develop it.”
The City of Long Beach currently have tax abatement for commercial properties, but it expires in January. Officials are looking to continue to offer it in hopes to bring even more businesses to Long Beach.