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Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez was elected with overwhelming support in June of 2014 to represent the First Council District in the City of Long Beach. Growing up in a working class family where her father was a truck driver and her mother worked in aerospace, Lena was taught from a young age the value of hard work and dedication.

Lena is one of the most active members of the City Council where she chairs the Harbor and Tidelands Committee which oversees the over $100 million Tidelands Fund, the Long Beach Unified Joint Use Committee and the I-710 Project Committee...READ MORE HERE.

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There will be service projects throughout Long Beach allowing residents to join the celebration and volunteer in honor of the MLK, Jr. holiday and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This past Tuesday at Council, my colleagues and I approved arecommendation to authorize City Manager to execute a Public Walkways Occupancy Permit with sidewalk extension parklet for sidewalk dining for a Pine Avenue Parklet. 
Please join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Mayor Robert Garcia, the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine and Public Works for the Grand Opening of the Drake - Chavez Greenbelt and Artificial Turf Sports Field on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 11am. 
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