The Beach Oil Mineral Partners (BOMP) Project, Los Cerritos Wetlands Oil Consolidation and Restoration Project, was heard at the  City Council Hearing at Long Beach City Hall on Tuesday, January 16th at 5 PM.

Dignitaries from the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians – Kizh Nation spoke on behalf of the Native Americans with ancestral ties to these wetlands in SUPPORT of the Project.  Healing these lands and returning them to their historic state is something that the Gabrieleno’s are excited about.  Many members of the Kizh Nation spoke and we thank them for their time and efforts!

Many members of the public spoke during the public comment period and recognized that the restoration effort is a great aspect to the project.  Overall the vast majority of the public commentators were in support of the Project and understand the win-win for the public and BOMP.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust, El Dorado Audubon,  Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, Aquatic Capital of America, Island Village Homeowners Association, Belmont Shore Business Association, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Los Cerritos Rancho Foundation, Banning Ranch Conservancy and over 350 individuals all support the Project along with the City Council!

Thank you to everyone who has helped contribute to the restoration plan and supporting the approval of this Project!