Mayor Garcia Leads Delegation to Washington, D.C.
2016-04-20 · By Editor
Mayor Robert Garcia is leading a delegation to Washington, D.C. along with two members of the Federal Legislation Committee, Committee Chair Rex Richardson and Councilmember Stacy Mungo, as well as representatives of Long Beach Transit, the Port of Long Beach, and the Long Beach Water Department. The delegation will meet with Federal officials on subjects important to Long Beach, including transportation funding, economic development, housing, and the Army Corps of Engineers’ East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study, among other issues.
“Meeting face to face with Federal officials is critical to protecting our City’s interests and ensuring adequate funding for important projects,” said Mayor Garcia. “I want to thank the members of the Federal Legislation Committee and our partners from the Port, Water Department, and Transit for their hard work and advocacy on behalf of Long Beach.”
The Mayor, committee members, and City staff will meet with White House officials, several Federal agencies, including the Army Corps, and members of Congress. Funding for transportation infrastructure, transitioning from the loss of C-17 manufacturing, and support for high-risk youth are high on the list of priorities. Also on the agenda are housing and labor force training.
Mayor Garcia returns from Washington DC on Friday.