Mayor Robert Garcia

333 West Ocean Blvd, 14th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802

(562) 570-6801
Fax: (562) 570-6538

100 Day Speech

Heart of the City - LB College Promise

Council unanimously approves Mayor's 61 commission appointments
I am proud to announce that I have appointed another 48 Long Beach residents to citizen commissions, and they were approved by city council on Tuesday, bringing the total number of commissioners approved by Council to 61.

The appointees represent every area of the city and bring a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds and skillsets, greatly increasing the diversity of the commissions.

Expanding the Long Beach College Promise

Yesterday at Ernest McBride High School, I joined LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser, LBCC President Eloy Oakley, and CSULB President Jane Conoley to announce a sweeping educational initiative. For the first time, the City became a signatory to the Long Beach College Promise, bringing the City into partnership with the three major educational institutions in Long Beach and expanding the mission of the Promise to include the goal of universal pre-school enrollment, doubling the number of internships in the city for Long Beach students, and expanding college scholarships and student support.


13 New Commissioners
Today I announced the appointment of 13 new commissioners to fill the remaining seats on five different commissions. The commissioners represent the diversity of Long Beach and come from all areas of the city.

Council Unanimously Passes Mayor's Budget Recommendations
Last night, the City Council adopted the FY15 budget for Long Beach. The Council adopted a responsible and thoughtful budget, which will put additional funds into our reserves, create a new economic development department, and provide added support to our libraries. It also includes significant support for infrastructure and public safety.

Civic Center Community Review Meetings
The City will host several public meetings for residents to provide input and feedback on the proposed developers for the new Civic Center. The first two scheduled are:

Tuesday, October 14 at 4pm, Long Beach City Hall.
Tuesday November 11 at 4pm, Houghton Park

For more information, call
(562) 570-5027