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Three Years In, Mayor Highlights Accomplishments, Challenges Facing Long Beach

Release Date: 2017-07-12

Officially marking his third year in office Saturday, Mayor Robert Garcia took time this morning to meet with members of the media where he highlighted achievements made in the city, focusing on education, civic innovation, economic development and livability.

“I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in the last three years to make Long Beach a leading city for innovation and growth,” Garcia said in a statement. “We will continue to lay the groundwork to build a city with an economy that is resilient and inclusive.”

educationThe mayor said that over the last three years, the city has more than doubled the amount of paid internships offered to students. Through partnerships with the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach, the amount of internships soared from 1,500 to 4,100 internships today.

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