Councilmember Garcia to Host Second Annual State of the First District and “Go Long Beach Awards” Tuesday

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Councilmember Dr. Robert Garcia

First District City Councilmember Dr. Robert Garcia presents the Second Annual State of the First District and “Go Long Beach Awards” this Tuesday, October 25, at 6pm at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center, 401 Golden Avenue.

The State of the First District is a presentation by Garcia about projects and progress from the past year and upcoming in the First District, including updates on recent community accomplishments, and discussion about new developments, parks, and infrastructure projects.

In addition, local community leaders and organizations will be honored with the “Go Long Beach Awards.” These awards are being given out to individuals who have made an impact for the First District and our City, including neighborhood volunteers, private and public sector leaders, businesspeople, and City employees.

Some of the honorees include Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club, the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary’s Hospital, and local community leaders like Former Councilman Mike Donelon and long-time Downtown leader Don Darnauer.

“This is a terrific chance to meet your neighbors and learn what is happening in your community” said Garcia in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and getting to know more residents.”

After the presentation, there will be time to mingle and meet with neighbors, awardees, and the Councilmember and his staff. Complimentary refreshments will be available from select First District businesses including La Traviata, Kress Market, 757 Pine Bakery, Titi’s Ice Cream, and the new Shortin Bakery.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by today, October 21 at 4pm to (562) 570 6919 or

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