Long Beach officials want to talk about noise with residents, and for a change it isn’t about the airport.
Work has begun to update the Noise Element of the city’s General Plan — a document governing development and other activities in the city. This discussion will use technology, with residents urged to use a computer mapping tool to register their comments.
Called a map tool, the program allows people to post location-based photos and leave comments about them. To access the tool, go to www.lbds.info/noise_element_update. Comments also can be left on Facebook and Twitter using #ListenUpLB.
The Noise Element was last updated in 1975. It takes into account all forms of noise sources, from construction to traffic.
Next Thursday, April 20, the Planning Commission will conduct a study session to kick off the year-long update process. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. It is open to the public.