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6th District Councilman Dee Andrews and the Aquarium of the Pacific are pleased to announce a free evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, September 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Councilman Andrews is encouraging the 6th District residents, along with residents citywide, to join him for an evening at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Councilmember Rex Richardson invites the public to the 4th Annual Uptown Latin Jazz and Blues Festival in the 9th District of Long Beach at Houghton Park on Saturday, August 22nd, to enjoy music, food, vendor booths, a Kids Zone, and more.
The Long Beach City Council last night unanimously voted to initiate a study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation that will examine the potential effects of local minimum wage ordinances, and certain incentives for businesses and nonprofits, on Long Beach.
Citing the ongoing national conversation about minimum wage policies, and the recent adoption of a local minimum wage by both the City and County of Los Angeles, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal has authored a proposal, cosponsored by Councilmembers Lena Gonzalez, Dee Andrews, and Rex Richardson, that the Council initiate a study of the potential impact of local wage increases on Long Beach, and how the City might respond, as well possible incentives and or fee reductions to businesses and non-profits.
MacArthur Park is located at 1321 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach. Located in the heart of Cambodia Town, MacArthur Park is one of the many highly utilized parks in the 6th District of Long Beach. The park, which is also home to the Homeland Cultural Center which is a venue for many artistic and cultural programs, is slated for a list of improvements scheduled to begin soon.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell and Councilmember Al Austin II, in partnership with the State Bar of California, will host “Schemes, Scams & Rip-Offs,” a Fraud Prevention Town Hall for Seniors, on Saturday, August 1.
District 5 Councilwoman Stacy Mungo Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo will join other area elected officials in a special race at the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Saturday, July 18, 2015. The race will support Blind Start of America, an award-winning non-profit organization that provides scholarships for blind and visually impaired persons to develop job skills and live independently.
Mayor Robert Garcia remembered first year in office with a slide deck of accomplishments. Dr. Robert Garcia marked his first anniversary as Mayor of Long Beach, one year after taking office on July 15, 2014, with the release of important figures and accompanying graphics (included here as an attachment) demonstrating the success and achievements of the past 12 months.
All twelve “for sale” properties in the Eighth District that were owned by the City’s former Redevelopment Agency have received offers from prospective buyers that will be considered by the Long Beach Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency at its July 21st meeting.
Eric Gray, candidate for Long Beach City Council Following Long Beach City Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal’s announcement that she would not seek re-election for the 2nd District as a write-in candidate next year, Eric Gray, candidate for Long Beach City Council in the 2nd District, made the following statement.