Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Presents the State of the Second District 2011

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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at Bixby Park, Vice Mayor and Second District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal will deliver the State of the Second District 2011 and share achievements, challenges and goals for the future with residents and business owners. Her remarks will be followed by presentations from community groups, including Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association (ABNA), Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association (BHNA), On Broadway, Craftsman Village Historic District, Downtown Long Beach Association (DBLA), East Village Association (EVA), Fourth Street Business Association, North Alamitos Beach Association (NABA), Ocean Residents Community Association (ORCA), Promenade Area Residents Association (PARA) and Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA).

Since her first year in office in 2006, Lowenthal has added a unique twist to the standard model of “State” addresses by inviting residential and business associations to give presentations about their own challenges, successes and goals. This kind of dialogue has inspired an exchange of information between community groups about their projects, initiatives and methods for stakeholders to improve their neighborhood.

This year’s State of the Second District will be held at the Bixby Park Band Shell, which is a break from past events held indoors. Lowenthal hopes to bring attention to improvements made to the park with the help of Friends of Bixby Park and the need for ongoing community use of the historic band shell.

The State of the Second District 2011 event is Tuesday, September 27, 2011, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Bixby Park Band Shell, Bixby Park 2001 E. 1st Street (between Cherry & Junipero).

This event is free and open to the public. Second District residents, businesses and community groups are invited to attend. Neighborhood and business associations will host tables with information and sell their wares. Light refreshments will also be served. To RSVP or for information, please contact Vice Mayor Lowenthal’s office at (562) 570-6684.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bicycle or take the bus. However, limited parking is available in reserved spaces on Second Street (adjacent to the park) and in the Junipero Beach Lot.

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