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Mayor Robert Garcia
333 West Ocean Blvd, 14th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Tel: (562) 570-6801
Fax: (562) 570-6538
2015 State of the City
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100 Day Speech
Heart of the City - LB College Promise
|Mayor Garcia is in Washington, D.C. this week to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, meet with White House staff, members of Congress, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff.|
He is advocating for additional support for our ports, infrastructure, our educational institutions, and for support to move forward on the breakwater / ecosystem restoration study.
A couple of months ago, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited 90 Mayors from across the country to compete for a prestigious Bloomberg Innovation Grant. Selected cities receive millions of dollars to support innovation teams, who will work with the city to develop creative solutions to the challenges they face.
I am proud to announce that Long Beach was among the 14 cities selected.
Last week, Long Beach went big and approved a project team to build a new downtown Civic Center. After many months of public meetings, careful study, and healthy debate, Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners was unanimously selected by the City Council. This is great news for our city: We are going to get a new Civic Center and revitalize our Downtown.
The project includes a new Main Library, Lincoln Park, City Hall, Port Headquarters, and new housing, retail and a hotel.
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