LONG BEACH - Long Beach will announce its No. 1 story of 2012 on its Facebook page at 11 a.m. today.
City officials have been counting down its top 10 stories of the year since Dec. 22.
"Many great projects, programs and events occur in Long Beach daily," Mayor Bob Foster said in a press release. "Through community partnerships and our many followers on Facebook and Twitter, the City has been able to share these Long Beach stories and keep residents informed about our wonderful city."
The previously announced top stories (from No. 10 to No. 2) have been:
Moving "Levitated Mass," a 340-ton, 21 1/2-foot-tall rock through the city. The art piece was transported from Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art;
Long Beach winning two, separate national bicycling awards from the League of American Bicyclists and Bicycling Magazine;
A study by Cal State Long Beach finding that the Long Beach Airport generates $11 billion in regional economic impact;
The receipt by the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, the region's workforce development agency, of a $2.8 million grant awarded by the federal government to create 363 new jobs at area hospitals;
Completing revitalization work on the Promenade in downtown Long Beach;
Long Beach being recognized as a Top 10 Digital City and Top 10 Social Media City;
Heal the Bay-graded city beaches "improved dramatically" in its annual Beach Report Card, with the most significant changes coming at Colorado Lagoon, which reopened after an $8.
The city's implementation of the Long Beach Common Operating Picture, or LBCOP. The system uses real-time camera feeds around the city to give more emergency information to public safety officials;
Expanded business activity in the city, in part attributed to the consolidation of business checks and inspection services that led to reduced permit fees and increases in customer service ratings.
Long Beach's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CityofLongBeachCA, has more than 11,400 fans.
The city uses the page to post city news, issue traffic and public safety alerts, and post photos and videos.
Community member interaction has increased 200 percent in the past year, according to officials.