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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Dr. Suja Lowenthal was elected in 2006 to represent the Second Council District, which includes parts of the Port of Long Beach, Downtown and its waterfront, beautiful namesake beach, many historic residential districts and vibrant small business corridors. 

Originally from Kottayam, India, Dr. Lowenthal's experience in urban planning, water and transportation has led to policies improving parking, beach water quality and quality of life issues. She provided the political will to advance the city's award-winning bicycle and pedestrian-friendly agendas, as well as its environmental policies involving plastic bags, recycling, water conservation and alternative forms of energy.       READ FULL BIO


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Vice Mayor Lowenthal is partnering with Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the City of Long Beach to activate the southeast corner of Pine and Ocean Boulevard. Recently, the DLBA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design, construction and management of a temporary outdoor public space hoping to elicit feedback from interested groups. Learn more
Following a request by Vice Mayor Lowenthal and her Council co-sponsors, the Mayor and City of Long Beach announced the community review process for the Long Beach Minimum Wage & Business Incentives Study, which includes a series of meetings for community input on the Minimum Wage Study. Learn more
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal fulfilled her role as Chair of the Budget Oversight Committee at City Council on September 15, guiding Council through the City's Fiscal Year 2016 budget, which included the Mayor's and City Manager's recommendations related to changes in street sweeping hours, youth career programs, historic Ranchos, marine safety, municipal bands, small business incentives and the arts.  Learn more.
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Request the City Manager to identify the costs of adding public Wi-Fi to Long Beach Fire Stations
Request the City Attorney prepare a resolution in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 115, which affirms our city's profound respect and admiration for the accomplishments of Senator Oropeza a...
Request the allocation of $250,000 for capital improvements to the International City Theater entrance from the Tidelands Operating Fund.
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