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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Says Farewell

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal This week wraps up my 10 years as your 2nd District Councilmember and I could not be more proud of the state of this district.

City Council Says Good-bye to Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal at Tonight’s Meeting

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal After 10 years of service on the Long Beach City Council, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal will step down tonight, July 12, during a farewell ceremony at her last City Council meeting, which starts at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers.

Public Invited to Vice Mayor Lowenthal’s FINAL State of the Second District

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Please join Vice Mayor Lowenthal for her final State of the Second District before she terms out of office after 10 years of council service. This event, including parking, is free to the public and includes a reception with light snacks, a food truck, entertainment by a local favorite band, Hedgehog Swing, and a report from the vice mayor on the state of the district.

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Endorses Jeannine Pearce for 2nd District Council Seat

jeannine-pearce-suja-lowent I’ve been honored to serve the 2nd District these past 10 years. Some of my proudest moments have been working along side all stakeholders to deliver a better quality of life to residents throughout the district.  

Urban Commons, LLC Becomes New Master Lessee of Queen Mary

queen-mary This week, the Long Beach City Council approved an Amended and Restated Queen Mary Master Lease and subsequent assignment to a new Master Lessee, Urban Commons, LLC, for the City-owned Queen Mary and adjacent shore side property.

City to Study Feasibility of Opening an Office on Aging

city-of-long-beach Councilman Dee Andrews brought forth an agenda item at the Tuesday, October 6th, City Council meeting, requesting the Long Beach City Council to consider opening an Office on Aging and City Council voted unanimously in favor of the item.

Maritime Administrator Jaenichen and Vice Mayor Lowenthal Hosted Town Hall on Beyond Traffic Framework

beyond-traffic U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen and Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal hosted the third of 11 nationwide regional forums on the Beyond Traffic draft framework at Long Beach Convention Center. The Beyond Traffic report examines the trends and choices facing America’s transportation infrastructure over the next three decades, including a rapidly growing population, increasing freight volume, demographic shifts in rural and urban areas, and a transportation system facing more frequent extreme weather events.

Mayor Appoints 12 to Queen Mary Land Development Task Force

queen-mary Mayor Robert Garcia has announced his 12 appointments to the Queen Mary Land Development Task Force, which was proposed by him and Vice Mayor Lowenthal and approved by the City Council in June. The 12-member body will make recommendations for the development of the 43.8 acres of property around the historic ship, which includes Queen Mary Events Park, Sea Walk Village, several parking lots, and vacant land.

City Implements Three Week Pet Licensing Amnesty Program

dog-pet In an effort to encourage residents to ensure their pet’s license is current, the Long Beach City Council on September 8 voted to implement a one-time amnesty program to waive all late fee penalties and encourage voluntary compliance with the City’s pet licensing program.

Councilmembers to Propose Study on Minimum Wage & Business Incentives

us-dollars 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.

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