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Mayor Garcia Announces Beginning of Economic Development Blueprint

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook In response to a request by Mayor Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Economic Development Commission will create an Economic Development Blueprint to support the creation of businesses, well-paying jobs, and increased economic activity.

Centro CHA, Mayor Garcia and Councilperson Gonzalez Host Panel Discussion on Latino Urbanism

latin-urbanism Centro CHA, Mayor Robert Garcia and First District Councilperson Lena Gonzalez are sponsoring an important lecture and panel discussion, Latino Urbanism: Defining a Model for Economic and Cultural Development on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:30-7 PM at the Museum of Latin American Art.

Business Portal Launch and Civic Innovation Summit Highlight Long Beach Innovation Week

innovation-week The City of Long Beach will launch its new online Business Portal, BizPort, on Wednesday, October 5, and will also host a Civic Innovation Summit on Thursday, October 6. Both events highlight Innovation Week, which features a series of public events throughout October highlighting the creativity, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit throughout Long Beach.

Six Months in, The Long Beach Bike Share is Off to a Healthy Start

bike-share The City’s Bike Share program is making Long Beach a lot more livable. “The Long Beach Bike Share program has been great for the health of our city and constituents,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The program offers a fun way to get around the city and cuts down on motor vehicle use, which saves money and helps lower carbon emissions.”

Mayor Calls for Special Council Study Session on Homelessness

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia has called a special study session for the City Council to discuss homelessness in Long Beach for October 4, asking city staff to update the Council on the current state of homelessness in the city, and to provide a review of progress since the adoption of “5 key community strategies” in 2010.

Councilwoman Price, Mayor Garcia and Others to Officially Open Greenbelt Project Southern Portion Saturday

3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price 3rd District Councilwoman Suzie Price Councilwoman Suzie Price is thrilled to join Mayor Garcia and the Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine as well as Public Works and the Greenbelt Heights Neighborhood Association as they officially open the southern portion of the Greenbelt Project on Saturday, September 10th at 4:30 PM.

Mayor Garcia to Host Community Forums on Building Workforce & Affordable Housing

community-meeting Mayor Robert Garcia will host three community forums to discuss building workforce and affordable housing. In his 2015 State of the City address, Mayor Garcia announced that he was forming a Housing Study Group, chaired by former Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, to review policy ideas that would support the building of quality housing for working families, seniors, students, and veterans.

LBTV Wins Award for Engaging Citizens Through Social Media

lbtv-city-seal-600x400 Long Beach TV (LBTV), the City’s award-winning television channel, and the Technology & Innovation Department were recognized in the “Most Innovative Use of Social Media/Citizen Engagement” category of the 2016 Best of California Awards for their video-rich Social Media, by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government.

Mayor Garcia Launches “Mayor’s Book Club”

mayors-book-club Mayor Robert Garcia has launched a “Mayor’s Book Club,” that will feature local writers and an annual conversation and event. His first book selection is “I’m Dyin’ Here: A Life in the Paper,” by longtime Press-Telegram reporter and columnist Tim Grobaty.

Mayor Garcia to Host “Mayor’s Long Beach Business Awards”

Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook Mayor Robert Garcia will host the first ever Mayor’s Long Beach Business Awards today, Friday, August 12, at the offices of Keesal, Young and Logan. 50 business leaders will be recognized for outstanding contributions to Long Beach.

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