City of Long Beach

Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States.
The City of Long Beach was incorporated in 1897.
As of 2010 census, Long Beach had a total population of 462,257.
The city is the 36th largest city in the United States and 7th largest in California. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the Greater Los Angeles Area, after Los Angeles.
The Port of Long Beach is the United States’ second busiest container port and one of the world’s largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a large oil industry with wells located both underground and offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings.
Downtown Long Beach is located approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of Downtown Los Angeles, though the two cities border each other for several miles on Long Beach’s southwestern portion. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.437 square miles (133.2 km2), with 50.293 square miles (130.3 km2) of its area being land and 1.144 square miles (2.96 km2) of it (2.22%) is water.

Meeting with Representatives from  Long Beach: January 8, 2016

The Los Angeles River runs through the western part of Long Beach.